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Baby Gustman

U, b. 1897, d. 1897

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Biography

  • Birth: Baby Gustman was born in 1897.
  • Death: He/she died in 1897, at age ~0.
  • Burial: He/she was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Arlene J Hardtke

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Family: Ray R Hardtke (b. October 13, 1947, d. January 23, 2001)

Richard Hein

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William J Hildebrandt

M, b. November 25, 1852, d. March 24, 1932

Family: Katherine Schneider (b. April 15, 1856, d. January 3, 1939)

Biography

  • Birth: William J Hildebrandt was born on November 25, 1852 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 24, 1932, at age 79, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Katherine Schneider

F, b. April 15, 1856, d. January 3, 1939

Family: William J Hildebrandt (b. November 25, 1852, d. March 24, 1932)

Biography

  • Birth: Katherine Schneider was born on April 15, 1856 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 3, 1939, at age 82, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Lorraine Hulda Lau

F, b. October 1919, d. October 7, 1926

Parents

  • Father: George B Lau (b. August 13, 1889, d. October 29, 1938)
  • Mother: Helen A Kloehn (b. December 7, 1892, d. November 30, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Lorraine Hulda Lau was born in October 1919 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 7, 1926, at age ~7, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Leroy J Lenhart

M, b. 1924, d. 2000

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Family: Irene Cornelius (b. April 14, 1933, d. September 10, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Leroy J Lenhart was born in 1924.
  • Death: He died in 2000, at age ~76.
  • Burial: He was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Irene Cornelius

F, b. April 14, 1933, d. September 10, 1994

Family: Leroy J Lenhart (b. 1924, d. 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Irene Cornelius was born on April 14, 1933 in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 10, 1994, at age 61.
  • Burial: She was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Richard M Lenhart

M, b. February 2, 1957, d. March 27, 1974

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Biography

  • Birth: Richard M Lenhart was born on February 2, 1957 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 27, 1974, at age 17.
  • Burial: He was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Friends Remember
    Victims recalled as being warm, carefree
    BY BERNIE PETERSON
    KAUKAUNA - The people came in small groups, pulling their cars alongside the shoulder of State 55 and walking over to the west side of the road.
    They looked around at the scattered pieces of wreckage, saying
    little or nothing. Most of them didn't stay long because it was cold and drizzly, just like the night before.
    There really wasn't much to look at because the two battered cars had been towed away and locked up at the county garage, where no one could get in to look at them.
    But still the people came to look, because for many it was their
    friends and relatives who died here Friday night. Five died. One more was critically injured.
    Authorities were calling it one of the worst traffic accidents in Outagamie County history.
    There were the two cars. As best as police could figure out, one was traveling south on 55, probably at a high rate of speed. The other
    was moving east on Lau Road. Maybe it had just pulled out from
    the stop sign. Nobody really knows for sure.
    But there was such a terrible impact that the two cars continued
    south from the point of the crash some 200 feet through a ditch and
    into a farm field.
    Five of the six were thrown clear. The other was trapped in his
    car. He was Bill Van Eperen, 21.
    Bill had bought that 1974 Pontiac new just three months before. He had left his route 2, Kaukauna home about 8 p.m. Friday to do
    some socializing.
    Two and one-half hours later he lay dead, pinned in the wreckage of his new car.
    "Bill always had a smile on his face," recalled a buddy, Mike
    Romenesko, as he surveyed the crash scene. "He was the type of
    guy who would go out of his way to say 'hi' to you."
    A classmate from Freedom High School would say later how she remembered the time when Bill accidentally shoved his elbow through a glass door at the school after being chased by another student.
    Not that Bill was a troublemaker, said Linda Vanden Berg. He was just carefree.
    Norman Green looked at the muddy farm field and wreckage remnants. His cousin Dennis and another friend Donald Braun were in the car with Bill.
    "They were all good buddies," he said. Don, 18, managed to survive the crash. Dennis, 19, didn't. He was dead on arrival at a hospital at 11 :24 p.m.
    "They were all real easygoing," commented another friend of the
    three, Bob Fox. "They tried to be friends with everybody."
    All had graduated from Freedom High School, Bill in 1970, the
    others last May. Nobody seems quite sure where the three were between the time Bill left home and the time the two cars collided at 10:35 p.m.
    Police belIeve Bill was driving south on 55 just prior to the crash. Quite possibly he was heading for the Starlite Bar, a little more than a mile down the road. There was a dance being put on there by the Freedom Mets baseball team.
    Most of their friends would be there. "You would expect these
    three to be there," said their former high school principal, John
    Schwaller.
    About quarter to seven, Richard Lenhart's parents dropped him off at the home of Scott and Wayne Ellis in Kaukauna. Richard and
    Wayne were juniors together at Kaukauna High School. Scott had
    dropped out of Wrightstown High the year before to take a job as a
    truck driver.
    Together the three went downtown to the VFW Hall in a 1964
    Chevrolet Scott had just bought the day before. They were going to the regular Friday night high school dance at the hall.
    They were still there a few minlues before 10:30. Scott and
    Wayne's sister Kim saw them there at that time.
    Soon afterward, Scott, Wayne and Richard got into the Chev with another friend, who lived on Lau Road north of the city, and who
    needed a ride home. As of today, authorities were still attempting to
    learn the identity of this person.
    Wherever the cars were heading, they collided at 55 and Lau Road. The wreckage was not a pretty sight.
    By 6 a.m. Coroner Bernard Kemps had completed most of his
    preliminary work. He had been one of several persons who worked
    until dawn collecting information.
    His investigation showed that Van Eperen died from massive
    internal chest injuries; Green from a fractured neck; Lenhart from a skull fracture and brain injuries, and the Ellis brothers from fractured
    necks.
    Braun underwent surgery Saturday morning for head injuries and
    hospital officials said later that his condition improved from critical to
    serious.
    "We worked under very adverse conditions. It was drizzly and
    muddy," said Kemps of the initial investigation.
    He said the pavement at the intersection was wet, but it was clear
    of ice. The preliminary investigation did not turn up skidmarks,
    which is somewhat unusual, since the intersection shows excellent
    visibility in all four directions. It would seem that one of the drivers
    should have seen the second car approaching.
    The investigative work continues. Kemps has not ruled out calling an inquest.
    Going through his records, Kemps said it was the worst crash
    in the county since four people died in a two-car collision on U.S.
    45, just northwest of Greenville in 1954. In 1950. seven teenage youths died in a Single-car crash in Appleton.

Christine Longsine

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Julie Longsine

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Chad Marks

M, b. November 12, 1979, d. November 13, 1979

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Biography

  • Birth: Chad Marks was born on November 12, 1979.
  • Death: He died on November 13, 1979, at age 0.
  • Burial: He was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Ruth Anderson

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Family: Harry J Hove

David Lee Hove

M, b. April 27, 1940, d. January 13, 2009

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Biography

  • Birth: David Lee Hove was born on April 27, 1940 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 13, 2009, at age 68.
  • Note: January 15, 2009

    Hove
    Formerly also known as David Lee Hove, of Appleton, passed away at the Appleton Medical Center on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Hove was born in Appleton on April 27, 1940, son of the late Harry and Ruth (Anderson) Hove, Jr. He was proud to have been a limousine driver for many years, and had personally escorted Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on many occasions. Hove also had a great love of motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons.
    Hove leaves behind his daughter, Stacy (David II) Dake of Appleton; his former wife, Barbara Hove of Appleton; two sisters: Sheryl (Robert) Reynebeau of Appleton; and Susan (Leonard) Martin of Black Creek; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Hove of Appleton.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Hove.
    There will be a reception to honor Hove's life at the Wichmann Funeral Home on Friday, January 16, 2009, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
    Wichmann Funeral Home
    537 N. Superior Street
    Appleton 920-739-1231
    Online condolences
    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Stacy Lynn Hove

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Family 1: David Dake

David Dake

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Barbara A Brusewitz

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Family: David Lee Hove (b. April 27, 1940, d. January 13, 2009)

Susan Hove

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Leonard Martin

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Family: Susan Hove

Donald J Hove

M, b. February 11, 1939, d. July 2, 1983

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Donald J Hove was born on February 11, 1939 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 16, 1961 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 2, 1983, at age 44.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Bruce K Muthig

M, b. May 7, 1953, d. January 11, 2009

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Biography

  • Birth: Bruce K Muthig was born on May 7, 1953 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 11, 2009, at age 55, in Bentonville, Benton Co, Arkansas.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: January 15, 2009

    Muthig, Bruce K.
    Bruce Muthig, age 55, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, January 11, 2009, in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was born on May 7, 1953, in Neenah, to Kenneth and Katherine (Papageorge) Muthig. Bruce was employed at JB Hunt Trucking. He loved hunting and fishing with his boys. Bruce enjoyed volunteering as a Boy Scout leader, delivering meals to shut-ins and teaching Sunday school.
    Bruce is survived by his wife, Leah (Ary) Muthig; his sons: Benjamin and Robin Muthig; mother, Katherine Muthig; father-in-law, George (Cyrena) Ary; mother-in-law, Joyce Ary; brother, Greg (Patty) Muthig; sisters: Debbie (Charlie) Vanden Heuvel, Cindy (Ken) Remus, Norma (Tim) Peerenboom and Karen Phelps.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Muthig; niece, Kailey May Peerenboom and nephew, Jesse Muthig.
    The funeral service for Bruce will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2009, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Dick Schaefer officiating. The burial will take place Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.
    Wichmann Funeral Home
    537 N. Superior Street
    Appleton 920-739-1231
    Online condolences
    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Leah Ary

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Family: Bruce K Muthig (b. May 7, 1953, d. January 11, 2009)

Benjamin Muthig

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Robin Muthig

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Gregory Allen Muthig

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Family 2: Bonnie Jo Tuyls