Verona Ludille Koehler
F, b. August 5, 1911, d. February 8, 2008
- Birth: Verona Ludille Koehler was born on August 5, 1911 in Bloomfield, Washera Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Robert Leon Wohlt were married on November 9, 1940 in Weyauwega, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Verona Ludille Koehler died on February 8, 2008, at age 96.
- Burial: She was buried in Lakeview Memorial Park, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Robert Leon Wohlt
M, b. January 26, 1920, d. May 30, 1991
- Birth: Robert Leon Wohlt was born on January 26, 1920.
- Marriage: He and Verona Ludille Koehler were married on November 9, 1940 in Weyauwega, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Robert Leon Wohlt died on May 30, 1991, at age 71, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
M, b. October 29, 1926, d. December 24, 1994
- Birth: Leslie Holcombe was born on October 29, 1926 in Weyauwega, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on December 24, 1994, at age 68.
- Burial: He was buried in Weyauwega, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
F, b. January 19, 1928, d. October 30, 2013
- Birth: Margaret Mahn was born on January 19, 1928 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and August M Kneepkens were married on October 30, 1948 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Margaret Mahn died on October 30, 2013, at age 85, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Margaret Kneepkens, 85, of Kaukauna, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at American Grand surrounded by her family in Kaukauna. Margaret was born on January 19, 1928 to Arnold and Mary (Brouwers) Mahn in Kaukauna. On October 30, 1948 she was united in marriage to August Kneepkens in Kimberly. Margaret enjoyed knitting, gardening, reading and sewing. The most important things in her life were her family and spending time with them was her passion. The times they spent together will always be treasured.
Margaret Kneepkens is survived by; three children: Robert (Susan) Kneepkens of Neenah; Karlyn (Kenneth) Saffran of Little Chute; and Susan (Bruce) Kritz of Blythewood, South Carolina; six grandchildren: Karl Saffran, Katie Saffran, Kimberly Kneepkens, Denise (Nick) Lievano, Kevin (Kristine) Schwarzbauer, and Michael (Jessica) Schwarzbauer; one great grand child, Lucas Joseph Lievano; three sisters: Marian (David) Spangenberg, Lynn (David) Williams, and Karen (Paul) Scott, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Augie and two brothers, Gerald and Richard Mahn.
In keeping with Margaret's wishes the family held a private service.
The family would like to thank American Grand, Heartland Hospice, especially Jill and Michael, and Pastor Levi Willms for all the care and concern during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaukauna. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
- Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1946.
Alphonse J Kneepkens
M, b. February 17, 1928, d. April 18, 2015
- Birth: Alphonse J Kneepkens was born on February 17, 1928.
- Death: He died on April 18, 2015, at age 87.
- Note: Alphonse "Al" J. Kneepkens
Alphonse J. Kneepkens, 90, of Kimberly passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Al is survived by his son Mark Kneepkens of Wauwatosa; his daughter Nancy (Mary Ann Chap) Kneepkens of North Carolina; three granddaughters: Katie (Zach) Espinosa, Kristi (Matt) Ansley, and Angie (Matt) Moore; grandson Michael Kneepkens; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers and sisters. Al was preceded in death by his parents Martina and John Kneepkens, four brothers and sisters, daughter-in-law Mary (Schmalz) Kneepkens and his beloved wife of 65 years, Dorothy Mae (Kraemer) Kneepkens.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 E. Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, WI. The visitation and celebration of life will begin at 11:00 a.m
Alphonse J. Kneepkens, 90, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Appleton Medical Center with family at his side. Al was born on Feb. 17, 1925, to Martina and John Kneepkens. He was a lifelong resident of Kimberly, Wisconsin. Al graduated from Kimberly High School in 1942. On June 18, 1947, Al married the love of his life, Dorothy Mae (Kramer) Kneepkens at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. They were married for 65 years until her passing.
When Al was a young man, he had many summer jobs: He drove a truck for the Village of Kimberly, served as a clerk at Verhagen Hardware Store, picked cherries in Door County and worked for a barnstorming company. Al enlisted in the service at age 18 and served in World War II for three years. He was awarded the Purple Heart. For 40 years, he worked at Appleton Coated, retiring in 1987.
Al enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, making homemade candies and confections, and maintaining his immaculate yard full of beautiful flowers. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, a caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a loyal friend and neighbor. Al was gentle and kind, with a wonderful sense of humor. He had a magnetic smile and was a gifted storyteller. He was generous and giving, thoughtful and selfless. Al was an extremely proud World War II Army veteran. In 2011, he traveled to Washington, D.C., with the Old Glory Honor Flight program to visit the memorial built to honor World War II veterans.
Al's pride and joy was his family, and he cherished spending time with each and every family member. He is survived by his son, Mark Kneepkens of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; his daughter, Nancy (Mary Ann Chap) Kneepkens of North Carolina; three granddaughters: Katie (Zach) Espinosa, Kristi (Matt) Ansley and Angie (Matt) Moore; grandson Michael Kneepkens; and four great-grandchildren: Addison, Elliott and Carolyn Ansley, and McCoy Moore. He also is survived by four brothers and sisters (Josephine, John, Don and Birdie). Al was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and sisters (Joane, Marie, Augie and Sonny), daughter-in-law Mary (Schmalz) Kneepkens and his beloved wife, Dorothy Mae.
The family would especially like to acknowledge Al's Kimberly "family," special neighbors and friends Pat and Mike Sexton, Peggy and Elmer Eiting, and Nancy and Larry Gloudeman for all of their care and compassion over the years.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, Wisconsin. The visitation and celebration of Al Kneepkens' life will begin at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Old Glory Honor Flight, P.O. Box 482, Menasha, WI 54952..
Dorothy Mae Kramer
F, b. October 14, 1924, d. June 16, 2012
- Birth: Dorothy Mae Kramer was born on October 14, 1924.
- Death: She died on June 16, 2012, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Dorothy Mae Kramer Kneepkens, 87, of Kimberly, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Appleton Medical Center. Dorothy was born on October 14, 1924 to Joseph and Anna Kramer. She was a graduate of Holy Name of Jesus grade school in 1938 and from Kimberly High School in 1942 as the valedictorian. She attended Lawrence University where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and graduated in 1945. She taught high school in Tigerton, from 1946 until 1947 and Holy Name grade school from 1958 until she retired in 1970. On June 18, 1947 she married the love of her life Al Kneepkens at Holy Name of Jesus. Dorothy was smart, funny, witty, clever, strong, gentle, generous, and had unlimited love for her family. She cared for other people and loved mountains. Dorothy was an avid reader, loved to play bridge, travel (her favorite spot being Ephraim Shores in Door County), counter cross stitch, going out to eat, and spending time with her family.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Al Kneepkens; her son Mark, of Wauwatosa; her daughter Nancy (Mary Ann Chap) Kneepkens; three granddaughters: Katie (Zach) Espinosa, Kristi (Matt) Ansley, Angie (Matt) Moore, one grandson Michael, and two great grand children; Addison and Elliott Ansley. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Kneepkens.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 E. Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, at 11:00 AM with Fr. John Schuh officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Appleton Medical Center, Rennes Health and Rehab Center, and Hospice for their care, comfort and love and Dr Kroner and Dr. Swanson for their care along with the neighbors, Nancy and Larry Gloudemans, and Pat and Mike Sexton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
- Graduation: She graduated from Kimberly High School in 1942.
F, b. March 20, 1935, d. August 8, 2011
- Birth: Jean Parker was born on March 20, 1935 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on August 8, 2011, at age 76, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co, Michigan.
- Note: Jean Parker Kneepkens, age 76, died August 8, 2011 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. Jean was born March 20, 1935 in Neenah, WI the second of four daughters to Gordon and Fleurette Parker. She graduated from Neenah High School in 1953. Jean married the love of her life, Donald Kneepkens, Sr. from Kimberly, WI and they spent 56 years together.
Jean is survived by her husband, Don; six children, Jon (Sandy), Kalamazoo, MI, Michael, Charlotte, NC, Susan (Ernie) Strom, Duluth, MN, James (Mindy), Corona, CA, Donald Jr. (Betsy), Duluth, MN, and Steven (Brenda), Phoenix, AZ.; a sister, Judy (John) Helbach, Neenah, WI.; 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, many nieces and nephews, and a dear friend, Candy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a grandson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Neenah, WI. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on August 10, 2011.
F, b. July 8, 1916, d. May 29, 2000
- Birth: Joann Kneepkens was born on July 8, 1916 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on May 29, 2000, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
M, b. December 6, 1910, d. August 1987
- Birth: Vincent Burgess was born on December 6, 1910.
- Death: He died in August 1987, at age 76.
Mary Ann Groeschel
F, b. July 6, 1949, d. May 16, 2017
- Birth: Mary Ann Groeschel was born on July 6, 1949 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Arthur Albert Olson were married in 1970.
- Death: Mary Ann Groeschel died on May 16, 2017, at age 67.
- Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
- Note: Mary Ann (Groeschel) Olson, age 67, of Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 6, 1949 in Stockbridge, WI, daughter of Herbert and June (Ingalls) Groeschel and had been a resident of Green Bay since 1970.
Mary Ann married Arthur Olson in 1970 and they shared 21 years together before his death in 1991. Mary Ann was a well known CB'er in the 70's and 90's, operating under the handle "Meow." She loved to knit. Mary made friends from far and wide on the Chat Line (special friend, Greg from CA.) Mary Ann was a faithful member of Highland Crest Baptist Church. Despite many hardships, Mary Ann always maintained a positive attitude and greeted everyone with laughter and a big smile.
Mary Ann is survived by her parents, Herbert and June Groeschel, Stockbridge; 5 siblings: Rose Mary Heller, Chilton, Darlene (Harold) Brandt, Sheboygan Falls, Linda (Henry) Lodel, Chilton, Shirley (Timothy) Kopiske, Appleton and James (Kathy) Groeschel, Stockbridge. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; a son, Thomas; many aunts and uncles; a great-niece and several cousins.
Visitation will be held at HIGHLAND CREST BAPTIST CHURCH (1830 S. Military Ave., Green Bay), Monday, May 22, 2017 from 1 to 3 PM. A funeral service will follow at 3 PM with Pastor Jim Downs officiating. Interment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.NewcomerGreenBay.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to the family are appreciated.
Mary's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Aurora BayCare Oncology, especially Dr. Patel, for their superior care and support.
Rose Mary Groeschel