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James A Kleinhans

M, b. December 7, 1926, d. August 2, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: James A Kleinhans was born on December 7, 1926 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on October 6, 1949 in Johnsburg, Fon du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 2, 2013, at age 86, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James A. Kleinhans, age 86, of Chilton, ended his earthly journey on Friday August 2, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family, following a short illness. He was born on December 7, 1926 in Milwaukee, son of the late Clarence & Anna (Seichter) Kleinhans. Jim was a graduate of Chilton High School, and played trombone in the band. On October 6, 1949 he married Dolores V. Loehr at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg. Jim served his country during WWII as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Following his marriage he worked for the Chilton Aluminum Plant, and Lake to Lake Dairy in Kiel. Jim worked 15 years for Badger Breeders (Midwest Breeders) in Sheboygan County. He and Dolores farmed in the Jericho area for 15 years, and then Jim resumed his job with Midwest Breeders as the Calumet County coordinator. He delivered school children to and from school in the Chilton School District for 20 years. During that time, he also worked at Heritage Orchard and the Chilton Co-op where he also served on the Board of Directors as Secretary. Jim also served his community as a board member for the Chilton School District. He enjoyed helping others, and was an active volunteer for the Salvatorian Center in New Holstein, the Meals on Wheels Program in Chilton, and the St. Vincent De Paul Society. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, and a former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Jim was a member of the Farm Bureau, American Legion Post #125 of Chilton, and an active member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight in both Plymouth and Chilton. Survivors include his wife Dolores; 7 children, Robert (Kathy) Kleinhans of New Holstein, Charles (Susan) Kleinhans of Chilton, Janet (Patrick) Bailey of Reno, NV, Mary (Joe) Kiefer of Green Bay, Joe (Ann) Kleinhans of McFarland, Jim (Mary) Kleinhans of Columbus, John (Wendy) Kleinhans of Chilton; 24 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, with 2 great grandchildren expected soon; a sister, Pearl Meyer of Kaukauna; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Loehr of New Orleans. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas Kleinhans. Funeral services will be at 3 PM on Tuesday August 6, 2013 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton, with the Rev. Larry Abler officiating. Military Honors will follow. Friends may call at the church from 1 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the name of James A. Kleinhans.Online Condolences: wietingfuneralhome.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postcrescent/obituary-browse.aspx?recentdate=0&type=1#sthash.E8uTBcOm.dpuf.

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Patricia C McGinnis

F, b. October 22, 1936, d. June 26, 2013

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Family: Douglas E Maloney (b. March 6, 1926, d. August 28, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Patricia C McGinnis was born on October 22, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 26, 2013, at age 76, in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Patricia C. (McGinnis) Maloney, age 76, formerly of Neenah, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Madison. She was born October 22, 1936 to the late Frances and Lida (Smits) McGinnis in Appleton. She attended St. Mary's grade school and was a graduate of Appleton High School. She worked for many years at the Outagamie Bank in Appleton.

    Pat LOVED the Green Bay Packers, playing cards and board games, and attending fellowship with her very special friends from the bank. Her grandchildren were the light in her eye and she cherished every moment spent with them, along with her very special great niece!

    Pat is survived by her sons: Bill, Appleton; Dan (Amy), Madison; and Joseph (Christine), Pagosa Springs, CO; a step-daughter, Christine (Jerome) Knaus, Oak Creek, WI; grandchildren: Kelsey; Jack; Charlie; Henry; and Mac; nephews and niece: John (Hong) Thurk and their son, Tianchi, Madison; Michael (Meredith) Thurk, Beloit; Mary Frances (special friend Brian Heintz) and her daughter Isabella Thurk, Little Chute; as well as her special companion, Murphy; and many close cousins, friends, and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Maloney; step-son, Kelly Maloney; and her sister and best friend, Kay Thurk.

    A visitation for Pat will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Menasha's Westgor Funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday, July 1, 2013 at St. Mary Church, 312 S. State St., Appleton, from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M., Fr. Jim Leary OFM CAP officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton.

    The family would like to extend a thank you to St. Paul Hospice; care giver, Amy Peskie; Agrace Hospice in Madison and caregivers Sherry and Karen.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    1140 Appleton Rd.

    Menasha 720-0314

    Online Condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com.

Kay F McGinnis

F, b. August 21, 1941, d. February 8, 2013

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  • Birth: Kay F McGinnis was born on August 21, 1941.
  • Death: She died on February 8, 2013, at age 71.
  • Note: Ay F. Thurk, age 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Appleton on Friday, February 8, 2013. Kay was born on August 21, 1941, daughter of the late Francis "Mac" and Lida (Smits) McGinnes. She graduated from Appleton High School. Kay then continued her education as an X-ray technician and worked at St Elizabeth Hospital.

    Kay was an avid Chicago Bears fan and loved playing bingo. She also enjoyed working as a crossing guard and taking care of her dog, Murphy. Above all, she cherished the time spent with her children and family.

    Kay is survived by three children: John (Hong) Thurk, Michael (Meridith) Thurk, Mary Frances (special friend, Brian Heintz), grandchildren, Isabella and Tianchi, who were the light of her life; and one sister, Patricia Maloney. She is further survived by her nephews Bill Maloney and his daughter Kelsey, Dan (Amy) Maloney and their children Jack, Charlie and Henry, and Joe (Christine) Maloney and their son Mac; special friends: Sharon (Joe) Rupiper, Elaine (Paul) Hemauer, Jane (Fritz) Jilek, Nicki (Bob) Mech, Joan Blatz and all of her co-workers at St. Elizabeth Hospital; grand dogs: Buddy, Taeger and Chester; and grand cats: Louise and Oliver; as well as other relatives and friends.

    The funeral liturgy for Kay will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2012, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH (312 S. State Street) with Father Jim Leary, O.M.F. Cap. officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN (537 N. Superior St.) and again on Tuesday at the CHURCH from 10:00 until the time of mass. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    Kay's family would like to thank St. Pauls Hospice for all of their care and support.

Vickie Lynn Springer

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Baptist Stevens

M, b. September 17, 1844

Family: Elizabeth Cornelius (b. 1842)

Biography

  • Birth: Baptist Stevens was born on September 17, 1844.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Cornelius were married on October 5, 1862 in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Cathy Lynn Seidl

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Kareta B Hahnemann

F, b. November 9, 1915, d. October 23, 2011

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Family: Mark W Kilgas (b. July 26, 1913, d. July 13, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Kareta B Hahnemann was born on November 9, 1915 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 23, 2011, at age 95, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kareta B. Kilgas (nee Hahnemann) "Mrs. K" and "Grandma K," age 95, passed away at Appleton Health Care Centeron Sunday, October 23, 2011. She was born in Kaukauna on November 9, 1915, the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Terry) Hahnemann. She is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She played drums in the band and graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1933 and then went on to Outagamie Teachers College in Kaukauna. Because of her love for music, when Kareta was a teenager, she sang and played instruments with her sisters, Artis and Bina in a trio. They sang on the radio and at various functions locally.

    Kareta will be remembered for her love of children and helping them to learn. She became a teacher of Special Education Students in her home. Then she continued working with the children and provided their transportation to Plamann Center. Along with her love of the Lord and teaching children, she also taught Sunday school classes at the New Hope Assembly of God (formerly the Kaukauna Assembly of God) for twenty-five years. Kareta was a very caring Nursing Assistant at Appleton Medical Center (formerly Appleton Memorial Hospital) for 25 years until her retirement. Many people who were her patients in the hospital told of her care that they enjoyed. She was a woman of great faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ and she had a ministry of handing out tracts to help others to know that same Jesus. Wherever she went in her everyday life - whether shopping, out to eat, or in the hospital or nursing home, she was true to her "calling" and made sure she had enough tracts to share with others.

    Kareta is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter, DeeAnna Baer, Kaukauna, and her son, Ronald (Sherrill) Kilgas, Appleton. She is also survived by her sister, Bina Wallace, Menasha; six grandchildren: Karl (Tammy) Baer, Dairyland, WI; Kathy (Don) Foster, Spooner, WI; Wendy (Paul) Weber, Stratford, WI; Max II (Isabelle), Germany; Todd Kilgas, Appleton; and Lisa (Michael) Ware Appleton; Fifteen great-grandchildren: Cassandra, Joshua, Elizabeth, Christy, Andy, Nathan, Jesika, Allyssa, Rebeka, Tralese, Sauvell, Melissa, Phillip, Curtis, Sylvia; and one great-great grandson, Maveric.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mark; sisters: Artis and Dorothy; brothers: Donald, Everett, and Kenneth.

    Funeral Services for Kareta will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011 at NEW HOPE ASSEMBLY of GOD, 1100 Hyland Ave., Kaukauna with Rev. Matthew Gilkerson officiating. Friends will be received on Thursday at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. and again on Friday directly at church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in her name.


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from October 24 to October 25, 2011.

Deanna Kilgas

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Ronald Kilgas

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Lee Feronna

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Calvin L Kloehn

M, b. February 19, 1929, d. September 24, 1982

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Family: Ruby M Haas (b. April 17, 1932, d. November 17, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Calvin L Kloehn was born on February 19, 1929 in Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ruby M Haas were married on May 15, 1954 in Town of Cicero, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Calvin L Kloehn died on September 24, 1982, at age 53.
  • Burial: He was buried in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Ruby M Haas

F, b. April 17, 1932, d. November 17, 2011

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Family: Calvin L Kloehn (b. February 19, 1929, d. September 24, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Ruby M Haas was born on April 17, 1932 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Calvin L Kloehn were married on May 15, 1954 in Town of Cicero, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ruby M Haas died on November 17, 2011, at age 79.
  • Burial: She was buried in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ruby M. Kloehn, of Neenah, age 79, absent from the body, present with the Lord, she went to her eternal home on Thursday, November 17, 2011 after a brief illness.

    She was born in Kaukauna on April 17, 1932. As a small child, she moved to a farm in Black Creek. Ruby attended a country school and graduated from Seymour High School in 1950. On May 15th, 1954, she married Calvin Kloehn at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in the Town of Cicero. He preceded her in death in 1982.

    Ruby was employed at Kurz & Root Electric before staying home to raise her two daughters.

    She was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Neenah where she was a deaconess. Ruby loved children and was involved for many years in the Awana Club and Children's Church. Outside of church, she was a volunteer for the Share Program in the Community.

    Ruby is survived by her daughters: Tami (Ed) Faulks, Amy (Chuck) Towns, both of Neenah; four grandchildren: Jacob (Carolyn), Grant, Peter, April and her fiancé, Ryan; a great-grandchild, Ethan; three sisters: Ruth (Vern) Brusewitz, Rosemary (Brian) Schroeder, Joyce (Doug) Buttles; a brother, Arthur (Jane) Haas; and a brother-in-law, Tom Landwehr.

    She was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Landwehr and a niece, Marcia Brusewitz.

    A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Calvary Bible Church, 1450 Oakridge Rd., Neenah, with Dr. Harry Shields officiating. The visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Entombment will be in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Calvary Bible's Awana Program and Children's Church.

    Ruby's family can't say enough wonderful things about the caring staff at Island Shores in Neenah. Thank you for treating Ruby like one of your own.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on November 20, 2011.

Sue VandenElsen

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William J Peplinski

M, b. June 4, 1946, d. March 4, 2016

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  • Birth: William J Peplinski was born on June 4, 1946 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 26, 1984 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 4, 2016, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: William "Bill" J. Peplinski, M.D., 69, of Appleton, died Friday, March 4, 2016, surrounded by his family, at his home. He was born in Milwaukee, June 4, 1946, son of the late Julius and Ruth (Rossa) Peplinski. Bill married Suzanne Ebben on May 26, 1984.

    Bill grew up in South Milwaukee. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1964-1968. He lived his life based on the Academy's motto: Duty, Honor, and Country. Upon graduation, he served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Bill earned four Purple Hearts, the Silver Star, and numerous other commendations. Due to injuries he received in Vietnam, Bill was medically discharged from the Army.

    The Veterans Administration played a huge role in Bill's life. After his discharge, the VA treated him. While still recovering from his wounds, the VA put him through medical school in Indianapolis. Bill worked at the VA in Indiana and later transferred to the VA in Milwaukee where he met his future wife, Suzie. When the VA opened its clinic in Appleton, Suzie's hometown, he transferred there in 1994. Throughout his illness, he continued to receive medical support from the VA. Bill's life was one devoted to service. He loved being a physician, and as a disabled veteran, he was uniquely qualified to help other veterans.

    Bill's priorities were God, Country, and Family. He was an active member at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Appleton, a member of the Special Operations Association, a lifelong member of DAV. He was also involved with Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association and the Olympic Development Program. Bill loved musky fishing, but once his children became involved in summer sports, he gave up that activity to coach them all in soccer. As the Girl's Soccer coach at Xavier High School, he helped them become State Champions in 2008.

    Bill is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Suzie; his eight children: Chad (Traci) Peplinski, Lisa (Allan) Jaster, Caitlin (Luke) Fichtner, Bryna, Jenna, Tessa, Fallon, and William II Peplinski; five grandchildren, Zac and Tori Jaster, and Kain, Delaney, and Ethan Fichtner. Bill is further survived by his brother, John (Carol) Peplinski; and sister, Jodie (Kevin) Knehr.

    Visitation for Bill will be held on Tuesday evening March 8, 2016 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning March 9, from 9:00 until 11:00 AM at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 AM with FR. Thomas J Farrell officiating. Full military honors will follow the service at church. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the Disabled American Veterans. Go to DAV.org for more information.

    Bill's family would like to extend a special thank you to Melanie Mailand for her help the past few months.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 6, 2016.

Karen Marie Kennedy

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Family: Kimet James Koehn (b. July 4, 1951, d. June 19, 1983)

Lester Ludvigsen

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Family: Marian Lappen (b. September 18, 1927, d. June 20, 1984)

Richard Ludvigsen

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