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Stephanie Gayle VanHeuklon

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Parents

Robert Joseph Pomerenka

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Cleo Edna Kitzman

F, b. circa 1927, d. March 26, 2012

Biography

  • Birth: Cleo Edna Kitzman was born circa 1927.
  • Marriage: She was married on October 25, 1947.
  • Death: She died on March 26, 2012.
  • Note: Cleona E. Pomerenka, age 85, Menasha, died Monday March 26, 2012 at Vallhaven Care Center.

    She was born to Gottlieb and Hannah (Putzig) Kitzman in Symco, Waupaca Co, WI. She was a graduate of Oshkosh High School. She worked at Kimberly Clark, Neenah before marrying the love of her life, Robert J. Pomerenka on October 25, 1947. Cleona was a full time wife and mother. As her children grew up, mom enjoyed volunteering for sports organizations and fund raisers. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Ev. Luth. Church, Neenah.

    She is survived by her husband Robert Pomerenka, Sr., children: Rhonda (Timothy) Peterson, Vero Beach, FL; Renae (Robert) Van Heuklon, Appleton, Robert Pomerenka, Menasha; Richard (Pam) Pomerenka, Greenville; two grandchildren Nikole (Ali) Davis, New York, NY and Seth Van Heuklon, Appleton. She is also survived by her brother Dr. Eric W. Kitzman, Oshkosh and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.

    The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Staff at Vallhaven Care Center for all the care and support they gave Mom and her family.

    It was mom's wishes to not have visitation or a service. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.

    Heart of the Valley Crematory, 101 N. Elm St. Kimberly (800) 622-6208.


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from March 28 to March 30, 2012.

John J Kromenaker

M, b. August 30, 1902, d. October 19, 1967

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John J Kromenaker was born on August 30, 1902 in Portage County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Theresa Margaret Niemczyk were married on November 15, 1927 in Stevens Point, Portage Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John J Kromenaker died on October 19, 1967, at age 65, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.

Debra Kay Zuhse

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Family 1: Peter Green

Family 2: Randy Paul VanHeuklon

William Carlton Torbeck

M, b. April 29, 1923, d. May 30, 2003

Family: Dorothy Maire Rothe (b. June 24, 1922, d. June 19, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: William Carlton Torbeck was born on April 29, 1923 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 30, 2003, at age 80, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Dorothy Maire Rothe

F, b. June 24, 1922, d. June 19, 2006

Parents

Family: William Carlton Torbeck (b. April 29, 1923, d. May 30, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Maire Rothe was born on June 24, 1922 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 19, 2006, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Brandon Robert Torbeck

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Parents

Andrew John Mueller

M, b. February 2, 1900, d. September 7, 1984

Family: Coletta Catherine Woelfel (b. August 19, 1904, d. October 14, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Andrew John Mueller was born on February 2, 1900 in Germantown, Washington Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 7, 1984, at age 84.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Coletta Catherine Woelfel

F, b. August 19, 1904, d. October 14, 1986

Family: Andrew John Mueller (b. February 2, 1900, d. September 7, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Coletta Catherine Woelfel was born on August 19, 1904.
  • Death: She died on October 14, 1986, at age 82.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Roger Ott

M, b. July 5, 1918, d. March 22, 2006

Parents

Family: Amanda Krueger (b. February 25, 1921, d. September 10, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Roger Ott was born on July 5, 1918 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 22, 2006, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Amanda Krueger

F, b. February 25, 1921, d. September 10, 2002

Parents

Family: Roger Ott (b. July 5, 1918, d. March 22, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Amanda Krueger was born on February 25, 1921 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 10, 2002, at age 81.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Clyde W Kiser

M, b. May 22, 1916, d. November 18, 2011

Family: Betty Lou Tauzin (b. January 11, 1925, d. January 1, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Clyde W Kiser was born on May 22, 1916 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Betty Lou Tauzin were married on November 1, 1947.
  • Death: Clyde W Kiser died on November 18, 2011, at age 95.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Clyde W. Kiser "Klid", 95, Appleton, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Friday, November 18, 2011. He was born in Oshkosh on May 22, 1916, the son of the late Clyde Edward and Martha (Pethke) Kiser. At the age of 17, Clyde joined the Civil Conservation Corp as a Towerman. Clyde then enlisted and was proud to serve his country in the United States Army during WWII, including the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, as well as Germany, Czechoslovakia and England. Upon returning home he worked at Appleton Atlas Mill, where he met the love of his life, Betty Lou Tauzin. They wed on November 1, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church. After working at various construction companies, Clyde finished out his working years at Allis-Chalmers, formerly Valley Iron Works, retiring in 1979. He was a self taught person and very intelligent, loving to read and recite poetry, and study history. Clyde was an avid trout fisherman, and hunter, spending many years at his cottage in Dunbar, WI. He will be remembered for his pranks, quick wit, and sense of humor.

    Clyde is survived by his wife of 64 wonderful years, Betty; children, Carol (Tony) Montonati, Linda (Don) Lecker, Steve (Lynn) Kiser, Jeannine (Jim) Krull, and David (Cindy) Kiser; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Audrey (Ron) Thiel; and several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Clyde Kiser; grandchildren: Timothy, Renee and Hope Montonati; sister, Irma Groth; brothers: Fred, Vernon, Russell and Kenny Kiser; and mother-in-law, Esther Tauzin.

    A visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at the Star of Hope Chapel, Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N. Richmond St., Appleton with Rev. Kurt Kovanen officiating. Burial will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park.

    The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Fox River Assisted Living for taking such great care of "Klid." Further, a special thank you to Ruth Wulgaert and staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital for their tender compassion.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Clyde Kiser's name is being established.

    Wichmann Funeral

    Home

    537 N. Superior St.

    Appleton 739-1231

    Online Condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on November 20, 2011.

Betty Lou Tauzin

F, b. January 11, 1925, d. January 1, 2015

Parents

Family: Clyde W Kiser (b. May 22, 1916, d. November 18, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Betty Lou Tauzin was born on January 11, 1925.
  • Marriage: She and Clyde W Kiser were married on November 1, 1947.
  • Death: Betty Lou Tauzin died on January 1, 2015, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Betty Lou Kiser

    Our loss is Heaven's gain. Alzheimer's may have stolen our mom's mind, but it could not steal her soul. Our loving mother is now free from her suffering and is enjoying her eternal reward in heaven.

    Life was given to Elizabeth Louise Tauzin who later changed her name to Betty Lou, on January 11, 1925, and the Lord came to take her home on January 1, 2015. Betty was born at home to the late George and Esther (Sprister) Tauzin in Appleton. She met and married the love of her life, Clyde William Kiser on November 1, 1947, and he lovingly called her "Betty Boo." They celebrated 64 wonderful years of marriage before his passing on November 18, 2011.

    Raising six kids is no easy task, but mom went about it with the utmost love and devotion from making meals to making sure we attended Sunday school and church each week. She dedicated herself to do the very best she could for us. Her motto was, "A place for everything and everything in its place." Our home was always in perfect order. She was truly remarkable. No need to boost of her accomplishments, although there were many. She excelled in what matters the most, which was her faith in Jesus Christ and the endless love she gave so freely and abundantly to others.

    Betty was stunningly beautiful with a beautiful smile and incredible inner strength, but her beauty came from within. To know her was to love her. Our hearts ache with the pain of loss and separation, but we have the blessed assurance that we will be with her again in Heaven.

    Betty is survived by her children, Carol (Tony) Montonati, Linda (Don) Lecker, Steve (Lynn) Kiser, Jeannine (Jim) Krull, and David (Cindy) Kiser; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Clyde Kiser; grandchildren, Timothy, Renee and Hope Montonati; infant brother, James Tauzin; and brother, Robert Tauzin who died in WWII.

    Funeral services for Betty will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK, Star of Hope Chapel, 3131 N. Richmond Street, Appleton, with Chaplin Jordan Kuczwara officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the Star of Hope Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    Betty's family would like to thank Prairie Homes Assisted Living for all of their wonderful care. They were so kind and compassionate. Further thanks go to all of those from hospice, especially Mary for their love and compassion to our mom, right to the very end. We can't say enough how kind you all were.

    The Lord givith and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

    We love you "Betty Boo."

Ralph C Gillespie

M, b. December 27, 1932, d. November 28, 2003

Family 2: Leota Jean Wheeler (b. November 1, 1942, d. June 7, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Ralph C Gillespie was born on December 27, 1932 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 28, 2003, at age 70.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Sandra M Newman

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Family: Ralph C Gillespie (b. December 27, 1932, d. November 28, 2003)

Leota Jean Wheeler

F, b. November 1, 1942, d. June 7, 2003

Family: Ralph C Gillespie (b. December 27, 1932, d. November 28, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Leota Jean Wheeler was born on November 1, 1942 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 7, 2003, at age 60.

Lester Roland Keller

M, b. March 24, 1929, d. July 20, 2017

Parents

Family 1: Mavis E Ott (b. July 5, 1930, d. December 7, 1987)

Family 2: Janet Breitrick (b. October 21, 1930, d. December 14, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Lester Roland Keller was born on March 24, 1929 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mavis E Ott were married on October 18, 1952 in Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Lester Roland Keller and Janet Breitrick were married on August 12, 1988.
  • Death: Lester Roland Keller died on July 20, 2017, at age 88, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Lester Roland Keller, age 88, of Forest Junction, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton, Wisconsin.

    Lester was born on March 24, 1929 in the township of Holland, Brown County, Wisconsin, son of the late John P. and Adalia (Stanelle) Keller. He was a graduate of Brillion High School, and then served our country in the United States Army from February 1953 - February 1955, and also served in the Army Reserves until 1957. On October 18, 1952, he married Mavis E. Ott at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. They raised a family with seven children, sharing many wonderful years with them and traveling together. She preceded him in death on December 7, 1987. On August 12, 1988, he married Janet E. (Breitrick) Schnell. They also shared many wonderful years traveling and gardening together before she preceded him in death on December 14, 2011.

    In January of 1947, Lester and his brothers took over Keller Implement in Forest Junction, the family business. Later in life, Lester was a car salesman for Central Garage in Potter. He also found a calling as the sexton for the Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Junction starting this in 1970. He was a faithful member of Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction, holding various positions over the years. He was also a Gideon member since 1976 and proud to have helped give out thousands of Bibles. Lester was also a prayer warrior. Lester was an avid Packer fan, even attending the infamous Ice Bowl in Green Bay. Lester loved watching the birds, gardening, giving the away the fruits of his labor, and spending time with his family. Many of his friends and family will remember him because of his bountiful harvests of tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini.

    Lester is survived by six children: Dawn (Dave) VanElzen of Menasha, Jill (Rick) Dowland of Forest Junction, Kandy Keller of Appleton, Lisa (Anthony) Mills of New York, Stacy (Mike) Powell of Forest Junction, and Kyle Keller of Forest Junction; four step-children: Connie (Stephen) Westlake of GA, Mark (Linda) Schnell of Brillion, David (Sue) Schnell of Brillion, and Dan (Diane) Schnell of Bonduel; one step-son-in-law: Kurt McCulloch of West Bend; one step-daughter-in-law: Kay Schnell of Shawano; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two on the way; 19 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters: Dorothy Bosserman of Oshkosh and Florence Enneper of Brillion, a brother Walter (Lois) Keller of Forest Junction and one half-brother: Earl (Jean) Keller of CA; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his step mother: Laura (Schmeiser) Keller, a sister Ruth Keller, a daughter and son-in-law: Kay and John MacDonald, step daughter: Wendy McCulloch, step son: Steve Schnell, one brother: Reuben Keller, one half-brother: Howard Keller, three brothers-in-law: Leonard Seybold, Roy Bosserman, and Walter Enneper, two sisters-in-law: Helen Keller and Kay Keller, two granddaughters: Lindsey MacDonald and Kelsey Hanagan, and one grandson: Cody VanElzen.

    Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. The Rev. Rick Andrus and Rev. Sang You will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

    Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion, 215 South Main Street in Brillion on Monday, July 24 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at church from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

    Online condolences may be made.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Lester's name.

    The family would like to thank the Calumet Medical Center staff for making dad comfortable.

Mavis E Ott

F, b. July 5, 1930, d. December 7, 1987

Family: Lester Roland Keller (b. March 24, 1929, d. July 20, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Mavis E Ott was born on July 5, 1930 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lester Roland Keller were married on October 18, 1952 in Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mavis E Ott died on December 7, 1987, at age 57.

Donald Paul Hahnemann

M, b. May 26, 1910, d. March 21, 1997

Parents

Family: Mildred June Baker (b. 1921, d. August 17, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Donald Paul Hahnemann was born on May 26, 1910.
  • Death: He died on March 21, 1997, at age 86.
  • Burial: He was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Mildred June Baker

F, b. 1921, d. August 17, 1981

Parents

Family: Donald Paul Hahnemann (b. May 26, 1910, d. March 21, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Mildred June Baker was born in 1921.
  • Death: She died on August 17, 1981, at age ~60.
  • Burial: She was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Julia Diane Shorey

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Walter G Gunther

M, b. February 4, 1904, d. April 1970

Family: Bertha Wall (b. January 16, 1907, d. July 6, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter G Gunther was born on February 4, 1904.
  • Death: He died in April 1970, at age 66.

Bertha Wall

F, b. January 16, 1907, d. July 6, 1992

Family: Walter G Gunther (b. February 4, 1904, d. April 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Bertha Wall was born on January 16, 1907.
  • Death: She died on July 6, 1992, at age 85.

Louis Patrick Lundergan

M, b. August 29, 1902, d. April 11, 1987

Family: Mary Ann Norris (b. May 21, 1904, d. August 16, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis Patrick Lundergan was born on August 29, 1902 in Indiana.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Ann Norris were married on June 22, 1936 in Indiana.
  • Death: Louis Patrick Lundergan died on April 11, 1987, at age 84, in Indiana.