M, b. June 13, 1937, d. October 24, 2012
- Birth: John Kiley was born on June 13, 1937 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He was married on June 20, 1987 in Omro, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on October 24, 2012, at age 75.
- Note: John M. Kiley, age 75 , of Omro, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday afternoon, October 24, 2012. He was born June 13, 1937, in Appleton, the son of George and Dorothy (Van Gorp) Kiley. John married Cherie Doro on June 20, 1987, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Omro. John was an insurance agent in the Omro area for many years. He was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed singing, golfing and playing cribbage with family and friends. John will also be remembered by his family and friends for his sense of humor and quiet strength.
John is loved and will be missed by his wife and Love of his life, Cherie; children, Chuck (Cathy) Kiley of Menasha, Kelly (Sid) Klein of Florida, Kathy (Don) Wickersheim of Menasha, Bob (Debra) Kiley of Appleton, Bill (Heidi) Kiley of Omro; James Markert and Jason Markert, both of Alaska; grandchildren, Calvin, Cody, Connor, Rachell, Taylor, Zoie, Will, Stephanie, Alex, Nick, Alyssa, Nathan, Alexandria, Trinity, Ausha, Auralea, Rachel, Valoree; great grandchildren, Aiden, Sky, Jude, Noah, Aubrey, Jamison, Griffin, Alyse, Mitch and Vivian; brothers and sisters, Tom (Jude) Kiley, Ellen (Bill) Lappen, Pat (Mary) Kiley, Mike (Patty) Kiley and Terry (Terri) Kiley. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Kiley and brother in law, Ronald Doro.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 730 Madison Ave., Omro, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. and then again on Monday, October 29, 2012, at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Joseph Mattern and Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. Burial will follow in the North Rushford Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Reiser and Dr. Qureshi for the care given to John.
John always said that when he passes away, to just tell my family and friends "that I love them."
Family: John Kiley (b. June 13, 1937, d. October 24, 2012)
Judith M Thorne
F, b. January 1, 1942, d. June 21, 2016
- Birth: Judith M Thorne was born on January 1, 1942 in Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on June 21, 2016, at age 74.
- Note: Jude Kiley, Appleton, age 74, died with her family at her side on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to complications from vascular dementia. She was born in Shawano on January 1, 1942 to the late Ben and Eva (Peterson) Thorne. Jude married Thomas Kiley on November 17, 1962 in Neenah.
Jude is survived by her husband of 53 years, Thomas; daughters: Kristine (Jeff) Alarie of the Town of Vinland and Kerri (Mark) Koerner of Greenville; grandson, Matthew Koerner; siblings: Joy (Doug) Stern and Dan (Rose) Thorne; and sisters and brothers-in- law: Ellen (Bill) Lappen, Pat (Mary), Mike (Patricia), and Terry (Terri) Kiley.
In addition to her parents, Jude was preceded in death by her son, Tommy; Tom's parents, Bill and Dorothy Kiley; and brother-in- law, John Kiley.
Jude worked for years in the cafeteria at St. Elizabeth hospital. She was the much-loved cashier who knew everybody's name. Jude had a great sense of humor and her deep, genuine laugh was enjoyed by family and friends — especially while sitting around the fire pit with her favorite "craft" beer (Blatz, Red, White and Blue, Lowenbrau…). She laughed hardest and longest at a good joke and a quality fart. Even to the end. Although not a regular attendee of a church, her faith was important to her. She grew up Baptist, professed her faith in Jesus Christ, and always taught us to treat the Bible with the utmost respect.
In celebration of Jude, there will be a remembrance gathering on Sunday, July 31st at 1 pm at Alicia Park in Appleton. Please bring your best memories of Jude and/or a 6-pack of some "quality" crap beer to share. Food will be provided. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.
Special thanks to: Affinity Hospice, the awesome and hardworking staff at The Bridges of Appleton, loving caregivers and companions to Jude; Kerri Koerner and Jackie Warzyn. And then there is her husband Tom. It's hard to imagine a Tom without a Jude. Tom's act of love in the years he sacrificed as her loving and personal caregiver was an example to us all. Thank you dad — Kristine and Kerri.
Roman J VanGorp
M, b. August 29, 1929, d. April 1, 1994
- Birth: Roman J VanGorp was born on August 29, 1929.
- Death: He died on April 1, 1994, at age 64.
- Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
Marguerite J VanGorp
F, b. June 30, 1918, d. October 20, 2014
- Birth: Marguerite J VanGorp was born on June 30, 1918 in Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on October 20, 2014, at age 96, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Marguerite J. Van Gorp, age 96, of Appleton, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in Racine, WI on June 30, 1918, to the late Simon and Clara (Mollen) Van Gorp. Marguerite resided at 1019 S. Mason St., Appleton, for 90 years. After graduating from Appleton High School, she started working at her family bakery business, Van Gorp Bakery. In 1957, Marguerite opened her own business "Marguerite's Shop" a card, gift, and apparel store in Menasha and operated it until her retirement in 1988. She was treasurer for the Menasha Business Persons Association for 10 years, and was also an officer for the Zonta Club for 6 years. Marguerite was a lifelong member at St. Mary Parish in Appleton.
She is survived by three sisters: Marcella "Sally" Pendergast, Appleton, Catherine Meixl, Neenah, and Petronella "Pet" Vanden Heuvel, Appleton; and sister-in-law Jacquelyn Van Gorp, IL. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Simon and Clara (Mollen) Van Gorp, "Little" Catherine Van Gorp (1926), two sisters: Dorothy Kiley and Betty Bradley; two brothers: Gene Van Gorp and Roman Van Gorp; sister-in-law Edna Van Gorp; five brothers-in-law: Bill Kiley, John Bradley, Ben Meixl, John Vanden Heuvel, and Colon Pendergast; and special friend Red Menier.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday, October 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 S. State St., Appleton. Friends may visit directly at the church on Saturday from 9 am until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the compassionate caregivers at Appleton Retirement Community, Kimberly Assisted Living, and Southern Care Hospice that assisted Marguerite throughout the past 5 years.
Marcella L Peotter
F, b. August 6, 1920, d. June 2, 2011
- Birth: Marcella L Peotter was born on August 6, 1920.
- Death: She died on June 2, 2011, at age 90, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
Elizabeth M VanGorp
F, b. January 23, 1924, d. September 12, 2013
- Birth: Elizabeth M VanGorp was born on January 23, 1924 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and John Henry Bradley were married on May 4, 1946 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Elizabeth M VanGorp died on September 12, 2013, at age 89, in New Hampshire.
- Note: Elizabeth M. Bradley, age 89 of Wausau formerly of Antigo died September 12, 2013 in New Hampshire while visiting her friend Bill DeLong. The couple renewed their friendship at their 70th class reunion in 2011 and have enjoyed each others company the past few years.
She was born January 23, 1924 in Appleton the daughter of Simon Peter and Clara Marie (Mollen) Van Gorp.
Raised in Appleton, she was a 1941 graduate of Appleton High School and received a degree in social work from Lawrence University, Appleton in 1945. She was a member of the Lawrence University Band where she played the oboe.
She married John H. Bradley on May 4, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton. He preceded her in death January 11, 1994.
Following her marriage, she moved to Milwaukee and in 1947 moved to Antigo. In 1999 she moved toWausau where she was employed at Bradley Chiropractic from 1999 until 2012.
Mrs. Bradley was Past president of The Woman's Club of Antigo, past chairperson of the Fine Arts Department , Volunteer at Eastview Medical Rehabilitation Center conducting Creative Writing and Poetry Classes, Langlade County Committee on Aging volunteer delivering meals on wheels, and was involved with bridge clubs in Antigo. She was the recipient of the Antigo Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in 1992 for establishing the LeRoyer Hospice Program at Langlade Memorial Hospital. She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, and a member of the Sparks-Doernenburg American Legion Post #3 Auxiliary, the Leland Tollefson Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 2653, and the Langlade County Cabane Locale #1204, La Society de Femme, all of Antigo.
In Wausau she was a member of First Universalist Unitarian Church, she volunteered at the Woodson Art Museum and at the Marathon County Public Library. She was a member of American Association of University Women and the Metro Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Bradley Appleton, Barbara (Allen Limberg) Bradley Wausau; six sons, Stephen (Mary) Bradley Antigo, Mark (Ann) Bradley Wausau, James Bradley Rye, NY, Patrick (Karrye) Bradley Weston, Joseph (Deb) Bradley Harshaw, Thomas (Laurel) Bradley Antigo; 20 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; four sisters, Marquerite Van Gorp Appleton, Marcella "Sally" Pendergast Appleton, Catherine Meixl, Neenah, Petronella Vanden Heuvel Appleton; a sisters-in-law, Jacquelyn Van Gorp LaGrange, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Bradley and parents, two brothers Roman and Eugene Van Gorp and a sister Dorothy Kiley.
Funeral services will be held at First Universalist Unitarian Church, corner of 6th and Grant Steets in Wausau on Tuesday Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Beckel officiating.
Interment will take place in the Queen of Peace Cemetery in Antigo.
Visitation will be on Monday from 3:30 - 8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home 1550 Neva Rd. (Hwy 45) Antigo and on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
Contributions may be made to the UW-Marathon County Foundation or to the Universalist Unitarian Church, Wausau.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on September 14, 2013.
John Henry Bradley
M, b. July 10, 1923, d. January 11, 1994
- Birth: John Henry Bradley was born on July 10, 1923 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Elizabeth M VanGorp were married on May 4, 1946 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: John Henry Bradley died on January 11, 1994, at age 70.
- Note: Iwo Jima Flag Raiser. During the Battle for Iwo Jima he was a US Navy Corpsman (Pharmacist's Mate Second Class) assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division, and one of six men who were immortalized in Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's photo of the US Flag raising on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, just after noon on February 23, 1945, for which Rosenthal was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The six men were Corporal Harlon Block, Private Rene Gagnon, Private Ira Hayes, Private Franklin Sousley, Sergeant Mike Strank, and US Navy Corpsman John Bradley. Author James Bradley described his life's story in the bestseller, "Flags of Our Fathers" (2000). The flag in the famous photo is the second US flag raised over Mount Suribachi; the first flag was raised there at 10:20 am by Sergeant Henry Hansen, Platoon Sergeant Eugene Thomas, Corpsman John Bradley, Private Philip Ward, Private James Michels and Corporal Chuck Lindberg, and photographed by Sergeant Lou Lowery. Corpsman John Bradley is the only one in both flag raising photos. Born in Antigo, Wisconsin, the son of James J. and Kathryn Bradley, he moved with his family to Appleton, Wisconsin where he grew up. His father worked as a railroad engineer. In 1942, as World War II raged, 19 year old Jack enlisted into the US Navy, to become a medical technician, happy to have what he thought would be a non-combat job. Following training, he was assigned to the Navy Medical Hospital in San Francisco. In January 1944, he was sent to the Marine Corps Field Medical School to become a corpsman. After completing the school, he was assigned to the 5th Marine Division, then forming up at Camp Pendleton, California, and slated for the upcoming invasion of Iwo Jima. The Invasion of 70,000 marines landed on February 19, 1945, on the south side of the island, with Bradley landing at Green Beach, closest to Mount Suribachi. On the second day of the invasion, Bradley was pinned down with his unit under heavy enemy fire when an unidentified marine was cut down by crisscrossing Japanese machine guns and mortar fire. Braving the intense enemy fire, Bradley ran thirty yards over exposed bare ground to reach the downed marine, inserting plasma to save his life, then covered the wounded marine with his own body to protect him from fire while the plasma dripped into the downed marine. When the plasma bottle finally emptied, Bradley then carried the wounded marine back to safety, an action for which he was later presented the Navy Cross (second highest award for valor). On the fourth day of the invasion, the Marines captured Mount Suribachi and raised the American flag. Following the capture of Mount Suribachi, the 28th Regiment was redeployed to continue the attack along west coast of the island. Bradley was hit by Japanese shell fire on March 12, while aiding other wounded Marines. Ignoring his own wounds, he helped another wounded marine to the aid station, where doctors there noticed his own severely damaged legs. Despite his protests to remain with his unit, Bradley was immediately air evacuated to Guam and then to Hawaii; his war was over. Upon his return to the US at the end of the war, Bradley left the military to return to Antigo, where he married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Van Grop, and became a funeral director. He and Betty would have eight children. He refused to discuss the war, and refused to participate in the fame that would be directed to the Flag Raisers. Whenever told he was a war hero, he would always tell his praisers that the real heroes were the men who didn't come back. His family only learned of his Navy Cross and Purple Heart medals, and the details of his role in the raising of the flag after his death. In one of his very few comments about the flag raising, he stated: "It took everyone on that island and the men on the ships offshore to get the flag up on Suribachi." (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson.)
- Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena
M, b. September 24, 1928, d. August 16, 2003
- Birth: Benedict Meixl was born on September 24, 1928 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on August 16, 2003, at age 74.
- Burial: He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
F, b. July 14, 1893, d. January 9, 1962
- Birth: Wilhelmina Heiling was born on July 14, 1893 in Sister Bay, Door Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on January 9, 1962, at age 68.
- Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
Vicki Ann Dickson
Harold Dean Edelman
M, b. March 23, 1928, d. September 25, 1994
- Birth: Harold Dean Edelman was born on March 23, 1928 in Nebraska.
- Death: He died on September 25, 1994, at age 66, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
Carol M Hearden
F, b. July 17, 1936, d. December 14, 2015
- Birth: Carol M Hearden was born on July 17, 1936.
- Death: She died on December 14, 2015, at age 79.
- Note: Carol M. Edelman, age 79, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015, after suffering a stroke. She was married to Harold D. Edelman, who preceded her in death in 1994.
She enjoyed being active in St. Thomas More bingo, helping to set things up. She also helped with the annual parish picnic. Carol loved shopping with her daughter and talking with her favorite retail workers.
Carol is survived by her daughter: Diane Edelman; a step daughter and son-in-law Charlene and Martin Van Groll; three grandchildren: Chad (Alicia) Van Groll, Angie (Rob) Heibler, and Jeremy (Katie) Van Groll; eight great grandchildren: Brandon and Jacob Van Groll, Adelyn and Delaney Heibler, Everett and Allen Van Groll, and Trevor and Brianna Hanson. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Edelman; her parents Harold and Ada Hearden and a brother: James Hearden.
The Funeral Liturgy for Carol will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N McDonald St. Appleton, with Father Gerald Falk officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com
A big note of thanks to the ICU unit and all the special nurses at Theda Clark Medical Center for the care of Carol and the care and sensitivity with her special needs daughter.
Dennis H Edelman
M, b. February 25, 1959, d. April 25, 2009
- Birth: Dennis H Edelman was born on February 25, 1959 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on April 25, 2009, at age 50, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: April 27, 2009
Edelman, Dennis H.
Dennis H. Edelman, 50, Appleton, passed away at home in Appleton on Saturday, April 25, 2009. He was born in Appleton, on Feb. 25, 1959, the son of Harold and Carol (Hearden) Edelman. Dennis had worked for Valley Packaging for 30 years. He was active at St. Thomas More Catholic Church and helped set up for bingo. He had many interests which included participating in the Special Olympics, reading books, collecting baseball cards, watching the Packers and his Elvis memorabilia. Dennis liked people and loved to speak with everyone.
Dennis is survived by his mother, Carol Edelman, Appleton; sisters, Diane Edelman, Appleton; and Charlene (Martin) Van Groll, Freedom; nephews, Chad (fiancee, Alicia) Van Groll, and his children, Brandon and Jacob Van Groll; and Jeremy (Katie) Van Groll; niece, Angie (Rob) Heibler, and their daughter, Adelyn; and special friends, Jake and Joyce Paltzer.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Edelman; grandparents, Harold and Ada Hearden; and uncle, James Hearden.
The funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton, with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park.
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Gweneth M Halink
F, b. February 5, 1932, d. December 14, 2015
- Birth: Gweneth M Halink was born on February 5, 1932.
- Death: She died on December 14, 2015, at age 83.
- Note: Gweneth M. "Gwen" Kuse, 83, Appleton, passed away on December 14, 2015. Gwen was born on February 5, 1932 in Boaz Wisconsin to the late Louis Halink and Beatrice (Kanable) Halink. After Louis passed away, Gwen's mother married Bill Hankins who became her Dad. She was a graduate of Viola High School in Viola Wisconsin. After graduation, she served her country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War. On October 7, 1950 she married Ervin Kuse Jr., and he preceded her in death in 2006. Gwen's main job was raising her family but she also worked in the lab at Appleton Medical Center. More than anything, she loved time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved cooking and baking. She loved making candy, cookies, homemade donuts and other sweets. She also enjoyed reading and watching old movies. In her younger days she enjoyed working with her family to build a retirement home near Montello.
She is survived by her children: Sheela Van Stippen of Appleton; Belinda (Ronald) Hogan of Shawano; David (Terry) Kuse of Appleton, daughter-in-law Debbie Kuse; close family friend and "adopted" daughter Shirley Murphy; grandchildren: Tammy Kuse; Jason (Rachel) Kuse; Gweneth (Kyle) Moran; Chad Hogan; November (Doug) Seefeldt; Tiffeny Hogan; CodiLou (Jason) Harrison, Brad (Mandy) Kuse; Kristin (Tim) Robertson; Andy (Ashley) Kuse; Shirley's children: Tim, Jeff and Steve; 5 step-grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Louis Halink and Bill and Beatrice Hankins, Auntie Gweneth, who was like a mother to Gwen and helped raise her, son: Danny Kuse, sister: Camilla (Alan) Russell, brothers: Jay Halink and Laddie (Jeanine) Halink
Memorial Service for Gwen will be at Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri-County Location in Menasha on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 4:00pm. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and CNA's at The Bridges of Appleton, Unit 3. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Gwen's name.
Eldine Marcella Lineinger
F, b. January 9, 1928, d. June 25, 1978
- Birth: Eldine Marcella Lineinger was born on January 9, 1928 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Earl John Gregorius were married on January 25, 1947.
- Death: Eldine Marcella Lineinger died on June 25, 1978, at age 50.
- Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.