Roy J Griesbach
M, b. September 8, 1917, d. May 11, 2013
- Birth: Roy J Griesbach was born on September 8, 1917 in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Dorothy Mae Zink were married in 1944.
- Death: Roy J Griesbach died on May 11, 2013, at age 95.
- Note: Roy Griesbach, age 95, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2013. Roy was born in the town of Center on September 8, 1917, son of the late Nicholas and Bertha (Hein) Griesbach. He attended Appleton High School, and graduated from Lawrence University in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In 1944, he married the former Dorothy Zink; she preceded him in death in 1982.
Roy served his country during World War II in the US Army-Air Corps. He was a B-17 bomber pilot who successfully flew 34 missions in the European Theater, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as numerous other commendations before returning home. He finished his military service as a stateside flight instructor. Following his honorary discharge, Roy worked for GMAC in Milwaukee. Upon returning to Appleton, he made his career as a custom home builder and real estate developer. Together with his brothers, they were responsible for the development of Gillett Highlands, Colony Oaks, and Cardinal Downs subdivisions. Roy was an avid big-game hunter in North America, and was especially successful on his African safari. He also shared his enthusiasm for fishing with his children and grandchildren.
Roy is survived by his four children: Constance Paskell of York, Pennsylvania; Douglas (Marie) Griesbach of Westfield; Karen (Steve) O'Brien of Appleton; and Mary Griesbach of Grantsburg; seven grandchildren: Anne-Marie (Gerard) Gagnon, Courtney (Paul) Stoner, Mark (Cindy) Griesbach, Karen (Andy) Follis , Amy (Nelson) Corazzari, Melanie (John) Peterson, and Megan O'Brien; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law: Jane Griesbach of Appleton. Roy was preceded in death by his siblings: Esther Griesbach, Dorothy (Leonard) Utschig, Gladys (Sylvester) Heimann, Leo Griesbach, Cy (Lavonne) Griesbach, Maury (Jane) Griesbach, Romy (Gloria) Griesbach, and Nicholas "Binx" Griesbach, Jr.
The funeral liturgy for Roy will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 17, 2013 at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 500 W. Marquette Street in Appleton, with Fr. James Walling officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Full military honors will follow the mass. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com
Roy's family wishes to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional and compassionate care shown to their Dad by Dr. Jonathan Hagen and his nurse Marilyn, Heartland Home Health, BrightStar Services, and the staff of Manor Neighborhood, Heritage I at Brewster Village. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Roy's name to the Military Veterans Museum and Educational Center (http://www.mvmwisconsin.com), the Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz.org), or to the charity of your choice .
Cyril A Griesbach
M, b. April 26, 1921, d. February 8, 2003
- Birth: Cyril A Griesbach was born on April 26, 1921 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on February 8, 2003, at age 81.
Roman W Griesbach
M, b. April 1, 1925, d. September 21, 1999
- Birth: Roman W Griesbach was born on April 1, 1925 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Gloria Mae Derga were married on November 27, 1962 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Roman W Griesbach died on September 21, 1999, at age 74.
- Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
Gladys B Griesbach
F, b. December 20, 1915, d. February 12, 2012
- Birth: Gladys B Griesbach was born on December 20, 1915 in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Sylvester R Heimann were married on August 9, 1947.
- Death: Gladys B Griesbach died on February 12, 2012, at age 96.
- Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Gladys Heimann, age 96, of Appleton, died peacefully at "The Renaissance" on Sunday, February 12, 2012. She was born on December 20, 1915, in the Town of Center, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Bertha (Hein) Griesbach. Gladys was a resident of Appleton all her life. On August 9, 1947, she married Sylvester Heimann and they shared 38 years together. Gladys was a charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She was employed at Zwicker Knitting Mill prior to her marriage. In her younger years, Gladys enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening, upholstery, and most of all, taking care of her family.
Gladys is survived by her three daughters: Kathy Heimann of Madison; Mary (Bruce) Phillips of El Cajon, California and Ann (Bob) Gedemer of Hortonville; a son: Mike (Laura) Heimann of Grand Chute; brother: Roy Griesbach of Appleton; two sisters-in-law: Jane Griesbach and Gloria Griesbach, both of Appleton; special niece and godchild: Pat (Bob) McCoy of New London. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Heimann in 1986; sisters: Esther Griesbach and Dorothy (Leonard) Utschig; five brothers: Nicholas "Binx" Griesbach, Roman Griesbach, Cy (Lavonne) Griesbach, Maury (Jane) Griesbach and Leo Griesbach; sisters-in-law: Dorothy "Dot" Griesbach, Delores Heimann and Marie (Peter) Hooyman; brothers-in-law: Andrew Heimann, Edward (Lilas) Heimann and Frank (Margaret) Heimann.
The funeral liturgy for Gladys will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 500 W. Marquette Street, Appleton. Fr. Thomas J. Farrell will be officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. Relatives and friends may call directly at the church from 10:00 am until the time of mass. A memorial fund has been established.
Gladys enjoyed the friendship with many ladies she met while living at the Renaissance. Gladys' children would like to extend their sincerest thank you to the staff of "The Renaissance" Assisted Living, ThedaCare at Home Hospice, and the medical floor of Appleton Medical Center for their compassion and support. Special thanks to her physician, Dr. Melanie Rohloff for her loving care. Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from February 13 to February 14, 2012.
F, b. July 25, 1924, d. February 14, 2009
- Birth: Elaine Rohan was born on July 25, 1924.
- Marriage: She and Robert Carl Volkmann were married on August 1, 1953.
- Death: Elaine Rohan died on February 14, 2009, at age 84.
- Note: February 17, 2009
Volkmann, Elaine (Rohan)
Elaine Margaret Mary Volkmann passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 14, 2009, after losing a brief battle with cancer. She was born on July 25, 1924, and raised on the family farm outside of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, the youngest of 10 children of William and Mary Rohan. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an X-ray Technician. On August 1, 1953, Elaine married Robert Carl Volkmann and they soon settled in Neenah, Wisconsin, where they raised their family of five sons and were active in the local community. She was employed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the Executive Health Center.
Upon retirement, they moved to Penn Valley, California, to be closer to family, and ultimately relocated to Grand Junction, Colorado, where she enjoyed the last ten years of her life.
She was preceded in death by her eight brothers and a sister.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; sons: Tim (Peggy), Santa Cruz, California; Thomas (Susan) and Andrew (Janine) of Grand Junction, Colorado; John (Denise), Austin, Texas; and Eric (Sheila), Madison, Wisconsin; 12 grand-children: Katie, Matthew, Ryan, Tyler, Lauren, Peter, Danielle, Megan, Rachel, Ben, Rohan, and Caitlin.
Funeral services will include a rosary on Thursday, February 19, at 7 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary followed by a mass at 10 a.m. Friday, February 20, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grand Junction. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the LiveStrong Foundation.
Robert Carl Volkmann
M, b. July 17, 1923, d. May 27, 2010
Family: Elaine Rohan (b. July 25, 1924, d. February 14, 2009)
- Birth: Robert Carl Volkmann was born on July 17, 1923 in Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Elaine Rohan were married on August 1, 1953.
- Death: Robert Carl Volkmann died on May 27, 2010, at age 86.
- Note: Robert Carl Volkmann passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2010, after a long and fulfilling life. Bob was born on July 17, 1923, and raised in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, the eldest of three children of Carl and Hilma (Carlson) Volkmann. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. Upon returning from the service, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. On August 1, 1953, he married Elaine Rohan of Kaukauna, Wisconsin and they soon settled in Neenah, Wisconsin where they raised their family of five sons and were active in the local community. He was a co-owner of Elwers' Pharmacy with the late Robert Lord, also of Neenah.
Upon retirement, they moved to Penn Valley, California to be closer to family, and ultimately relocated to Grand Junction, Colorado where he enjoyed the last ten years of his life.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elaine and his sister, Gloria.
Survivors include his sons: Tim (Peggy) of Santa Cruz, California; Thomas (Susan) and Andrew (Janine) of Grand Junction, Colorado; John (Denise) of Austin, Texas; and Eric (Sheila) of Madison, Wisconsin; and twelve grand-children: Katie, Matthew, Ryan, Tyler, Lauren, Peter, Danielle, Megan, Rachel, Ben, Rohan, and Caitlin; and his brother, Col (Ret.) James (Sarah) Volkmann of Hope Mills, North Carolina.
Funeral services will include a memorial service on Wednesday, June 2, at 11:30 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction.
Timothy Robert Volkmann
F, b. June 24, 1921, d. June 19, 2002
- Birth: Rose Unknown was born on June 24, 1921.
- Death: She died on June 19, 2002, at age 80, in Langlade County, Wisconsin.