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Marie E Schroeder

F, b. December 31, 1922, d. November 15, 2008

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Biography

  • Birth: Marie E Schroeder was born on December 31, 1922 in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 15, 2008, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: November 18, 2008

    Schroeder-Angell, Marie E.
    Marie E. Schroeder-Angell, 85, Appleton, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008. She was born in the Town of Center in 1922, the second of seven siblings to William C. Schroeder Sr. and Laura Schulze. Marie worked for Kimberly-Clark for over 40 years retiring in 1987. She was a Moose Lodge member and sang with the Sweet Adelines. Marie volunteered at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and was an avid bowler.
    Marie is survived by a brother, Bill Schroeder Jr.; three sisters: Ruth Freiburger, Arline (David) Dabill and Ila Mae (Dean) Hanson. She is further survived by 8 nieces, 7 nephews and many great-nieces and -nephews, friends and family.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bobby Schroeder, sister Muriel Holz and a brother-in-law, John Freiburger.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Appleton with the Rev. Darin Aden officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Ellington. Friends may visit the family Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to Marie Angell, for the care of her great nephew, Adam Holz.
    VALLEY
    FUNERAL HOME
    2211 N. Richmond Street
    Appleton, WI 54911
    920-733-5435
    www.valleyfh.com
    "Serving as would be Served."

William C Schroeder

M, b. April 2, 1926, d. January 17, 2018

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: William C Schroeder was born on April 2, 1926 in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 17, 2018, at age 91, in Florida.
  • Note: William C. Schroeder Jr., 91, of Appleton, WI and Spring Hill, FL, died January 17, 2018 at his home in Spring Hill, FL. Bill was born on April 2, 1926, on the family farm, in the Town of Center to the late William and Laura (Schulze) Schroeder. Bill spent his childhood on his parent’s farm and attended the local one room school house, through eighth grade. Always ambitious, he worked for his father during the day, but had permission to use the tractor at night to earn extra income working for neighbors. Bill was a veteran of the Korean War and while stationed for part of his duty in Alaska, developed an interest in modular housing. After demobilization, his father joined him in Schroeder Enterprises and they constructed homes together. Looking for new opportunities, he ventured into a little company called Valley Packaging which had begun as a “sheltered workshop”. Bill developed Valley Packaging into a highly successful employer through innovation and strong salesmanship, enriching hundreds of lives by providing meaningful employment for both disabled and abled bodied workers.

    In his spare time and after retirement Bill loved to be outdoors, be it fishing, hunting or just watching the wildlife around his homes. His other enjoyments were playing cards and of course his 5 o’clock toddy.

    Bill will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Menji and his children: Sharon, Jacob and Maria; sister Arline (Schroeder) Dabill; Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, cousins and close friends.

    Bill was preceded in death by his parents. sisters: Ruth (John) Freiburger, Muriel (Alvin) Holz, Marie Angell and Ila (Dean) Hanson; a brother Bobby Schroeder; a brother-in-law Dave Dabill and his former wife Denie (Midreain) Schroeder.

    A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at 12 PM (Noon) on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, W6399 County Road O, Town of Ellington, with Rev. Ronald Ash officiating. There will be visitation prior to service directly at church from 9:00am to 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund for Cerebral Palsy, Inc. is being established, in behalf of William C. Schroeder Jr.

Ruth Louise Schroeder

F, b. December 4, 1920, d. August 10, 2010

Parents

Family: John Peter Freiburger (b. March 17, 1916, d. May 2, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Ruth Louise Schroeder was born on December 4, 1920 in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 10, 2010, at age 89, in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ruth Louise Schroeder Freiburger of Appleton, aged eighty-nine, passed away August 10 at Anderson Hospice in Madison after a brief illness. She was born in the Town of Center on December 4, 1920, to William and Laura Schulze Schroeder. She was baptized in a German service, December 26, 1920, at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Emil Redlin. Her sponsors were her Grandpa Charles Schroeder, Grandma Louise Schulze and Aunt Alma Beyer. She and her parents were joined by her sisters Marie Emma, Arline Grace, a brother William C., sisters Muriel Marian and Ila Mae and finally by Robert Elmer. Her parents farmed in the Town of Center until 1947.

    Ruth attended Hillsdale School, along with many of her cousins, about a half-mile from home, where she received a grade school education and helped to stoke the wood stove. Her education took only six years as she skipped second grade and passed the high school entry exam while in seventh grade. She graduated from Appleton High School and has attended many recent reunions. Ruth continued her education at Outagamie Rural Normal in Kaukauna for two years to become a licensed teacher, then took her first job at Cicero Graded School where she taught the first four grade levels. At a teachers meeting she met John Peter Freiburger of New London. They had their first date on Sunday, December 7, 1941. Both the Second World War and their relationship started that day, both lasting a long time and turning out well in the end. Ruth and John were married June 30, 1945, and honeymooned on Long Island at the home of John's brother George Freiburger. They returned to Wisconsin to live in Chilton where they spent the next thirty-three years, making hundred of friends. A son Steven was born September 27, 1946, and a daughter, Beth Ellen, June 4, 1950. Ruth edited the Chilton Times Journal, was stringer and photographer for several papers and then began teaching at New Holstein in 1955. She earned a B.A. at UW-Oshkosh and became the federal Title I and Title II grant administrator for the New Holstein School District.

    She was instrumental in raising funds for a hospital for Chilton, ran the hospital gift shop for many years and helped organize the Chilton American Field Service chapter to bring international students to the schools. She organized a women's basketball league, played tennis, bowled and played golf for many decades. She loved to play bridge, a game she played competitively until a few weeks ago. John and Ruth moved to Florida in 1978 when they both retired. She continued her community work as president of LaSertoma, a library organizer and volunteer teacher at St. Anthony's School. Upon John's death, Ruth returned to Appleton where she has resided at the Touchmark retirement community for the last five years.

    Ruth is survived by her children, Steven (Betsy) Freiburger of Fitchburg and Beth Schroeder (Brian Washburn) of Newton, Massachusetts, and granddaughter Therese of Park City, Utah. She is also survived by her sisters Arline Dabill of Neenah and Ila Mae Hanson of Greenville and her brother William Schroeder of Appleton.

    She was preceded in death by her husband John, her parents and a brother Robert and sisters Muriel and Marie.

    Ruth lived her life with a lively intelligence, with grace, hospitality and community service. She was blessed with a large extended family, which came to include cousins, nieces, nephews and their children, many of whom took the time to visit her in her retirement and gladden her days. We will miss her store of memories, card games and brandy old-fashioned sweets, but rejoice that she had so many days with us, if through tears.

    Visitation will be Sunday, August 15 from 2 to 5 at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 North Richmond St., Appleton. Visitation will also be at St Mary's Church, 312 S. State Street, Appleton, from 10 to 11 with a service at 11 on Monday, August 16.

    Memorials will be given to The Hickory Knoll Fund, a 501C3 charitable organization run by her family, to continue her work in education.

    Valley Funeral Home

    2211 N. Richmond St.

    Appleton 920-733-5435

    www.valleyfh.com

    "Serving as would

    be Served."

Arline Schroeder

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Family: David Daniel Dabill (b. October 23, 1927, d. April 2, 2017)

David Daniel Dabill

M, b. October 23, 1927, d. April 2, 2017

Biography

  • Birth: David Daniel Dabill was born on October 23, 1927 in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on July 8, 1950 in Dubuque, Dubuque Co, Iowa.
  • Death: He died on April 2, 2017, at age 89.
  • Note: David Daniel Dabill, 89, Neenah, passed away unexpectedly in the arms of his loving wife and life-long partner, Arline (Schroeder), Sunday, April 2, 2017. He was born on the family farm in the Town of Hutchins, Shawano County, Wisconsin, October 23, 1927, the son of Kenneth and Alice (Stillman) Dabill.

    Dave was a quiet man with a jovial heart. He didn't say much, but when he did - it was something to be remembered. He looked at things differently than most, sometimes so simple and yet profound. When asked once why he declined a promotion, he said he'd rather be the guy hiding in the corner than the guy looking for the guy hiding in the corner. He did not like erasers on the ends of pencils because that encouraged making mistakes. He was strict with his children, yet loving and good natured. His large hands thrashed hay and chopped wood, yet could gently rescue a baby bunny or cuddle a newborn grandchild. He recycled and reused before it was 'sustainable'. He puttered at the workbench for hours, fixing anything from carburetors to toasters to tube televisions. Many in the neighborhood just knew him as the bicycle man, as he had an array of tires, pedals and parts. In his younger days, he enjoyed riding his Indian motorcycle, alongside his buddy Dick Kichefski. No two men were more unalike - and yet so trustworthy of the term 'best friends'.

    Dave served with the US Army, 23rd Infantry Regiment, Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Heavy Machine Gunner and Fireman, being Honorably Discharged in 1947. After service and jaunts around the western states, he returned to Wisconsin just long enough to make some money before heading south. He walked into the Marathon Corporation Mill in Menasha and spent the next 40+ years working for the company now known as Georgia Pacific.

    And, then he met Arline (Ark). A redhead 3-years his senior. When he dated her, it meant bringing along her entire floc of sisters. They dedicated songs over the 'automatic hostess' in Downtown Appleton, and danced to the big bands playing the Cinderella Ballroom. They eloped to Dubuque, IA on July 8, 1950, but Arline was so homesick for her family who was vacationing at Pelican Lake, Dave drove non-stop just so she could be with her family on their Honeymoon; with the back of his new Frazer proclaiming 'Hot Springs Tonight'. They built their first home in Appleton, but their growing family led them to Doty Island in Neenah. The two of them could be seen 'sale-ing' for treasures or strolling East Forest Avenue holding hands. They became a fixture of the neighborhood, spending summer days on the front porch swing under the shade of the Dutch Elm tree that Dave saved from the chopping block. The tree still stands today, a testament to stubbornness and ingenuity.

    Dave is survived by his wife, Arline, and children Mary (Dan) Bayer, Menasha; Ronald (Penny Wingin), Neenah; Sandra (Michael Taylor), Menasha; and William, DePere; and son-in-law James Becker, Midway, KY. He is further survived by his sister Lois (Clarence) Schultz, Mattoon; and very special brother-in-law, William (Menji) Schroeder, Jr., Spring Hill, FL; plus seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

    Dave was preceded in death by his 'special' daughter, Diane Becker, Midway, KY. He is further preceded in death by his sisters Mildred (Chuck) Blodgett and Leah (Louis) Rickert, and little brother James Dabill; plus sisters-in-law Ruth (John) Freiburger, Marie Angell, Muriel (Alvin) Holz, Ila Mae (Dean) Hanson, and little Bobby Schroeder.

    Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:30 pm, followed by a celebration of Dave's life beginning at 3:30 pm, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Full Military Honors will follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established in his name.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com.

Ila Mae Schroeder

F, b. July 23, 1929, d. November 12, 2011

Parents

Family: Dean Roger Hanson (b. May 3, 1932, d. January 30, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Ila Mae Schroeder was born on July 23, 1929.
  • Marriage: She and Dean Roger Hanson were married on October 10, 1959 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ila Mae Schroeder died on November 12, 2011, at age 82.
  • Note: Ila Mae (Schroeder) Hanson, 82, Greenville, at home with her family by her side was called to her heavenly home to be with God and her beloved husband on Nov. 12, 2011. She was born on July 23, 1929, the youngest daughter of William and Laura (Schulze) Schroeder. She was baptized Aug. 2, 1929, and confirmed April 8, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in the town of Ellington.

    She married Dean Roger Hanson on Oct. 10, 1959, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Neenah. Throughout their marriage they raised four children and enjoyed spending time with their eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild and she was looking forward to her second great-grandchild in May. In her younger years, Ila enjoyed participating in many sports including softball, curling, bowling, golfing and tennis. Later she enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren engage in sports and school activities. Ila was also devoted to watching sports on TV, especially her beloved Packers, and playing cards and Rummy Cube with anyone who was willing. Everyone who spent time with Ila knew her loving, caring, compassionate nature and her appreciation of watching all of her backyard animals (Louie the Squirrel and Big Red the Cardinal). As she was a devoted mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her children and grandchildren.

    Ila attended Hillsdale School, along with many of her sisters and brothers and graduated from Appleton Sr. High in 1947. She was employed by the CIA, Home Mutual insurance, Meyers Press, AAL and Valley Packaging. Later, she enjoyed driving bulk milk truck with her husband for 14 years.

    Ila is lovingly survived by her three daughters, Susan (Michael) Bronk, Greenville; Debra Hanson (James Geitner), Greenville; Patti (Tim) Smits, Greenville; one son, Robert Hanson, Appleton; eight grandchildren, Brittany (Derek) Kornfehl, Crystal Reiter, Jenna Bronk, Alyssa Bronk, Justin Bronk, Tommy Kent and Kimberlie Kent (Jan Slater), all of Greenville; and Tyler Smits, Menominee; one great-grandchild, Dayton Kornfehl and a second great-grandchild expected in May. She is survived by her one brother, Bill (Menji) Schroeder, Appleton; one sister, Arline (David) Dabill, Neenah; one sister-in-law, Carol Hanson, Oshkosh; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all thank God for the blessing of the time they had with her here on Earth.

    Ila was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Dean Hanson; her parents, William and Laura Schroeder; three sisters, Ruth Freiburger, Marie Angell and Muriel Holz; one brother, Bobby Schroeder; five brothers-in-law, Alfred Lange, LaVern Hanson, Phillip Hanson, John Freiburger and Alvin Holtz; two sisters-in-law, Eleonora Hanson and Fern Lange; and one niece, Jean Flauger.

    A funeral service for Ila will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, School and Julius Roads, Greenville, with the Rev. David Scharf officiating. Family and friends may visit at Valley Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

    The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Cherry Meadows and Right at Home in home care and assistance. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Patty Firkus for her compassionate care given to our mother and grandmother.

    Valley Funeral Home

    2211 N. Richmond St.

    Appleton

    (920) 733-5435

    www.valleyfh.com

    "Serving as would be Served"


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on November 13, 2011.

Dean Roger Hanson

M, b. May 3, 1932, d. January 30, 2010

Parents

Family: Ila Mae Schroeder (b. July 23, 1929, d. November 12, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Dean Roger Hanson was born on May 3, 1932.
  • Marriage: He and Ila Mae Schroeder were married on October 10, 1959 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dean Roger Hanson died on January 30, 2010, at age 77.
  • Note: February 1, 2010


    Hanson, Dean Roger


    Dean Roger Hanson, 77, with his family by his side, was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. He was born May 3, 1932, the youngest son of Ralph and Winnie (Peterson) Hanson. Dean was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark's in Symco. He was in the 1951 graduating class of Manawa High School and also received his diploma from the Dale Carnegie.

    He married Ila Mae (Schroeder) of Ellington, on Oct. 10, 1959, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Appleton, Wis. Throughout their marriage they raised four children and enjoyed spending time with his seven grandchildren and their many activities and was looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild. Dean had a big heart, a caring spirit, quick wit and an endless sense of humor. He loved feeding his backyard animals (Louie, the squirrel and Big Red, the cardinal), shopping, visiting the "Berg" and caring for others.

    Dean enjoyed driving truck and sharing stories for 60 years while at the NFO, Neenah Foundry, Dairyland, Ruan Transport and the Post Office through Baumgartner Trucking, Inc.

    Dean is lovingly survived by his wife of 50 years, Ila Mae; three daughters, Susan (Michael) Bronk, Greenville; Debra Hanson (James Geitner), Greenville; Patti (Tim) Smits, Greenville; one son, Robert Hanson, Appleton; seven grandchildren, Brittany (Derek) Kornfehl, Fond du Lac; Crystal Reiter, Jenna Bronk, Alyssa Bronk, Justin Bronk, Tommy Kent and Kimberlie Kent, all of Greenville; a great-grandchild expected in April; one sister-in-law, Carol Hanson, Oshkosh. He is further survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Minji) Schroeder, Appleton; Ruth Freiburger, Appleton; Arline and Dave Dabill, Neenah; also, numerous nieces and nephews; who all thank God for the blessing of the time we had with him here on Earth.

    Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Winnie Hanson; two brothers, LaVern Hanson and Philip Hanson; one sister, Fern Lange; three sisters-in-law, Eleonora (Philip) Hanson, Marie Angell, Muriel Holz; four brothers-in-law, Alfred Lange, John Freiburger, Alvin Holz, Bobby Schroeder; and a niece, Jean Flauger.

    The funeral service for Dean will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Greenville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

    The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staffs at Cherry Meadows, ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Martha Siekman Cancer Center, Oncology nurses and doctors, for all of their compassion, support and great care given to Dean during his brave battle with cancer.

    VALLEY FUNERAL

    HOME

    2211 N. Richmond Street

    Appleton, WI 54911

    920-733-5435

    www.valleyfh.com

    "Serving as would be

    Served."

John Peter Freiburger

M, b. March 17, 1916, d. May 2, 2004

Family: Ruth Louise Schroeder (b. December 4, 1920, d. August 10, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: John Peter Freiburger was born on March 17, 1916 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 2, 2004, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Maynard Lyle Stanelle

M, b. August 27, 1934, d. November 15, 2008

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Biography

  • Birth: Maynard Lyle Stanelle was born on August 27, 1934 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 15, 2008, at age 74, in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: November 18, 2008

    Stanelle, Maynard L.
    Maynard L. Stanelle of Brillion passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Saturday, November 15, 2008. Maynard was born August 27, 1934, to Dewey and Esther (Zuelke) Stanelle. He was an honorary member of the Forest Junction Fire Dept., having served for 37 years. He also served on the Calumet County Zoning board of Adjustments and was on several boards at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.
    He is survived by his wife Lois, four children, Kerri (Patrick) Marks, Mark (Susan) Stanelle, Kay (James) Schumacher, and Karla (Paul) Brehmer, 13 grandchildren, Corey (Kelly) Marks, Kyle (Melissa) Marks, Chase (Amanda) Marks, Michelle (Brett) Krause, Paige (special friend Mike Castillo) Haley, Marshall Stanelle, Jason (Tammie) Schumacher, Kelly Schumacher (fiance Todd Dakins), Eric (Nickole) Schumacher, Heidi (special friend Adam Lawrenz) Hannah and Holly Brehmer, three great-granddaughters, Jenna & Allysa Schumacher, and Macy Marks, a sister Delores (Eli) Wagner, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Elaine, and a grandson Chad Michael Marks.
    Funeral service will be held on Wed. Nov. 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 E. National Ave. Brillion. The Rev. Ross Henzi will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wed. from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the Stanelle family with arrangements.

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Family: Maynard Lyle Stanelle (b. August 27, 1934, d. November 15, 2008)

Kerri Stanelle

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Family: Patrick Marks

Patrick Marks

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Mark Lee Stanelle

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Susan Lynn Krepline

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Kay Stanelle

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Karla Stanelle

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Family: Paul Brehmer

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Corey A Marks

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Kelly Jean Hill

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Chase S Marks

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Albertus Francis VanderWijst

M, b. circa 1787, d. March 14, 1862

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Family: Wilhelmina Peter Ketelaars (b. November 6, 1790, d. July 15, 1855)

Biography

  • Birth: Albertus Francis VanderWijst was born circa 1787 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Wilhelmina Peter Ketelaars were married on June 17, 1810 in Erp, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Albertus Francis VanderWijst died on March 14, 1862 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Jason Schumacher

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Kelly Schumacher

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