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Elmer H Wittman

M, b. August 15, 1918, d. April 21, 1970

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  • Birth: Elmer H Wittman was born on August 15, 1918.
  • Marriage: He and Mildred Lynch were married on October 9, 1941 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elmer H Wittman died on April 21, 1970, at age 51.

Joan M Kalz

F, b. June 27, 1940, d. May 27, 1993

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Biography

  • Birth: Joan M Kalz was born on June 27, 1940.
  • Marriage: She was married on August 13, 1960 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 27, 1993, at age 52.

Henry Kalz

M, b. April 25, 1919, d. February 11, 2013

Family: Jeanette Kielbasa (b. June 8, 1926, d. October 12, 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Kalz was born on April 25, 1919 in Langlade County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Jeanette Kielbasa were married in 1945.
  • Death: Henry Kalz died on February 11, 2013, at age 93.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Henry "Hank" Kalz

    Hank "The Polka King" Kalz, Henry "Hank" Kalz, age 93, passed away at a local nursing center on Monday morning, February 11, 2013. Hank was born in Langlade County, Wisconsin, on April 25, 1919. He was the son of the late Josef and Katherine Schaefer. In 1945, he married the former Jeanette Kielbasa in Appleton; she preceded him in death in 1976. For over forty years, Hank worked at Riverside Paper in Appleton where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. His great love, as everyone knows, was playing the accordion. He got his first instrument at the age of twelve and had played ever since. He and his sons, Dennis and James, formed a group known as the Three K's, and enjoyed playing at dances and other events in the area. Many times, Hank would even bring his accordion out to the driveway, and treat his friends and neighbors to some lively music. Later in life, he enjoyed the companionship of his friend Lucy, as they sang, danced, and followed the travels of his favorite polka bands.

    Hank is survived by four sons: David Kalz of Appleton; Ken Kalz (Heidi Otteson - O'Brien) of Port Clinton, Ohio; Dennis (Yvonne) Kalz of Danville, Virginia; and James Kalz of Weyauwega; there are eight grandchildren: Brian, Robert, Jeffrey, Christopher, Madison, Cathy, John, and Peter; and seven great-grandchildren. Henry is also survived by his former son-in-law: Dennis Daniels of Waupaca, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean, a daughter Joan, and by his many brothers and sisters.

    The funeral liturgy for Hank will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Morrison Street at Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton, with Fr. William Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home on Friday evening from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again at the church on Saturday afternoon from 1:30 PM until the hour of the services.

    Online condolences may be offered at www. wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions to Hank's memorial fund.

Cornelius VanBeers

M, b. circa 1730

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  • Birth: Cornelius VanBeers was born circa 1730.

Anna Maria Dietzler

F, b. March 25, 1839, d. May 18, 1915

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  • Birth: Anna Maria Dietzler was born on March 25, 1839 in Brenk, Kreis Ahrweiler, Regierungs-Bezirk Koblenz, Rheinland Pfalz.
  • Death: She died on May 18, 1915, at age 76, in Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon.

Anna Maria Anschau

F, b. September 8, 1805, d. May 11, 1834

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Family: John Joseph Dietzler (b. February 16, 1805, d. November 17, 1878)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Anschau was born on September 8, 1805 in Brenk, Kreis Ahrweiler, Regierungs-Bezirk Koblenz, Rheinland Pfalz.
  • Marriage: She and John Joseph Dietzler were married on June 18, 1833 in Wehr, Kreis Ahrweiler, Regierungs-Bezirk Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz.
  • Death: Anna Maria Anschau died on May 11, 1834, at age 28, in Brenk, Kreis Ahrweiler, Regierungs-Bezirk Koblenz, Rheinland Pfalz.

Servatius Dietzler

M, b. January 23, 1842, d. February 2, 1843

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Biography

  • Birth: Servatius Dietzler was born on January 23, 1842 in Brenk, Kreis Ahrweiler, Regierungs-Bezirk Koblenz, Rheinland Pfalz.
  • Death: He died on February 2, 1843, at age 1, in Brenk, Kreis Ahrweiler, Regierungs-Bezirk Koblenz, Rheinland Pfalz.

Alvin John Maertz

M, b. June 24, 1900, d. April 18, 1960

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Family: Beatrice C Rettler (b. October 30, 1914, d. January 3, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Alvin John Maertz was born on June 24, 1900 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 18, 1960, at age 59.

Henry Andrew Boes

M, b. May 17, 1892, d. January 19, 1962

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Family: Elise M Clark (b. March 24, 1886, d. September 9, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Andrew Boes was born on May 17, 1892.
  • Death: He died on January 19, 1962, at age 69, in Oconto, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.

Francis D Sommers

M, b. January 25, 1923, d. July 11, 2012

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Family: Mary Ann Unknown

Biography

  • Birth: Francis D Sommers was born on January 25, 1923 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married in October 1948.
  • Death: He died on July 11, 2012, at age 89.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Hortonville, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Francis D. Sommers, age 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 following a brief illness. He will be missed as a beloved brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, neighbor and respected member of his Neenah community.

    Born January 1923 in Hortonville to Alvina (Gitter) and Simon Sommers, he was the third of six siblings; Bernice "Toots", Lyle "Boy", Mary Ann "Petty", Robert "Sonny" and Verona Mae.

    His family moved to Appleton and Fran attended Appleton schools and enrolled in the Appleton Vocational School Machine Workshop program in 1941. His apprenticeship was interrupted in 1943 to serve as an Army Rifleman during WWII. He was wounded in action on the beach of Normandy, France in 1944. He completed his tour of duty and was awarded the Purple Heart.

    Upon return to civilian life in 1946, he was able to complete the 4 year apprentice program at Appleton Pattern Works and was issued a diploma as a wood Pattern Maker in 1947.

    Fran's early relationship with a childhood friend and neighbor, Mary Ann "Nan", was reestablished, evolved into becoming sweethearts, and blossomed into marriage in October 1948.

    Their first born son, Patrick, in 1950 was followed by daughter, Lynn, in 1953.

    In 1954 Fran accepted a position at Line Material Company in South Milwaukee, Wisc. The family moved to a modest ranch house a few blocks away from a child's paradise, Grant Park on Lake Michigan. Their second son, Timothy, was born in 1957, completing their family.

    Fran had a full time job, a house to renovate, and a young brood to raise. Much to do but he always kept his family the priority. From building a soap box derby car, teaching everyone to ice skate, constructing a rabbit hutch and play house, pointing out constellations, catching fireflies, digging for night-crawlers or mending a bird's broken wing, Fran combined his talents, passions and love to help teach his children honesty, confidence and compassion.

    A change of employment to United Pattern Works in 1965 brought the family back to the Fox River Valley. Ready to meet another housing challenge, Fran and Nan bought a century old house in Neenah Township. A project not for the faint of heart, their efforts were recognized when the home was accepted to the National Register of Historic Places.

    Fran built a large workshop and was never in need of a project. Be it taking on a private commission, fixing a friend's broken chair, or crafting a gift, he took pride in his work and loved creating something from wood. His joy for wood working ran parallel to his love of the trees. The property was rich with mature trees but Fran tried to safeguard every sapling (much to Nan's challenge as she had to hand mow around them). Fran wanted trees for their majestic beauty, shelter for the birds, and wood for future generations. He loved all trees but loved the mighty Oaks above all.

    One last change of employment and then Fran retired from Richmark Pattern in 1988. With a slower pace and time to enjoy the beauty of home, observing wild life, and visits with his grown family Fran enjoyed his days and happily reminisced as he spent much time being outdoors.

    As happens in old age, some days began to become a little foggy. Fran didn't seem to mind as he followed the rhythm of routine life and he shared days with the 'apple of his eye'. A little dog named Lulu. Fran could never have too difficult a day while Lulu entertained with her antics or sat peacefully in his lap.

    Fran is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nan (Neenah), his sons Pat (Neenah) and Tim (Appleton) and daughter Lynn (Appleton). His Grandson Craig (Princeton) and two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. His sister Mary Ann (Appleton) and brother Robert (Appleton). Fran has numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

    He was predeceased by his parents and three siblings and their spouses: Bernice (Jack), Lyle (Margaret) and Verona (Chet). Also his beloved Lulu.

    A memorial mass for Fran will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 27, 2012 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Fr. Richard Allen officiating. Visitation will be at church from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service.

    A private interment will be planned at a later date.

    Combining Fran's love for animals and his joy of planting trees decades ago at the Neenah Animal Shelter, memorial donations for that Shelter are suggested in lieu of flowers.

    Loved beyond words he will be missed beyond measure.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online Condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com

    Our family extends heartfelt gratitude to the Northpoint Rehabilitation Center (Oshkosh) staff for becoming a second family to Fran over the past fifteen months.

Cheryl Mueller

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Justi Anne VanderVelden

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Kelly Kay Glasheen

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Ronald Jens

M, b. September 22, 1934, d. December 7, 1992

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  • Father: Elmer H Jens (b. April 11, 1905, d. October 18, 1986)
  • Mother: Mabel Feistel (b. December 16, 1910, d. April 18, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Ronald Jens was born on September 22, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 7, 1992, at age 58.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Ila Mae Plamann

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Family: Ronald Jens (b. September 22, 1934, d. December 7, 1992)

Vicki Jens

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Family: Tony Page

Tony Page

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Jeffrey L Jens

M, b. June 23, 1958, d. March 30, 2014

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  • Birth: Jeffrey L Jens was born on June 23, 1958 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 30, 2014, at age 55.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Jeffrey "Jeff" L. Jens, 55, De Pere, went to his eternal rest on Sunday, March 30, 2014 while enjoying time with his family and friends. Jeff was born on June 23, 1958 in Appleton, the son of Ron and Ila Mae (Plamann) Jens. Jeff attended Shiocton High School and U.W. Oshkosh. On April 29, 1995 he married the former Carie Guns. Jeff had a heart of gold. His happiest times were watching his kids play sports, spending time with family, hunting with his brothers, getting in a round of golf, cutting his lawn, listening to the Beatles, calling The Fan Sports Radio, watching PGA, NCAA and NFL, being with the Denmark families and checking in on others.

    Jeff is survived by his loving wife Carie, his children Gunner, Brady and McCartney, his mother Ila Mae Jens, his siblings Vicki, Jim (Deb), Steve (Sharla), Jodie (Steve), Robin (Mike), Todd (Stacy), his mother-in-law Arleen Guns, Carie's siblings Margaret (Wayne), Lucy (Pat), Wally (Kitty), (Janet), Bernice (Tom), Shirley (Bob), Chuck (Jean), Bev (Lyle), Bill (Pam), Julie (Mark), Joe (Kathy), Eileen (Al), Tom (Mary), Cliff, Amy (John). He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his father Ron Jens, his father-in-law Ray Guns, in-laws Dave Guns and Debbie Guns.

    The wake will be held from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St. Mary of Glenmore, 5832 Big Apple Road. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will continue after 9:30 A.M. on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the church until the time of service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Burial at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton

    There will be a memorial fund established for his children. Bring your stories of remembrance to be able to share with his children for a memory book, to keep his memory close to their hearts.

Steve Jens

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Jodi Jens

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Robin Jens

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Todd Jens

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Dorothy Beatrice Behm

F, b. August 16, 1916, d. March 13, 1986

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Family: Marvin William Carl Holz (b. February 25, 1912, d. October 21, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Beatrice Behm was born on August 16, 1916 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin William Carl Holz were married on October 28, 1939 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dorothy Beatrice Behm died on March 13, 1986, at age 69, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Gloria Jean Holz

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