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Peter VandenAkker

M, b. circa 1790, d. May 4, 1853

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  • Birth: Peter VandenAkker was born circa 1790.
  • Death: He died on May 4, 1853 in Nistelrode, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Lee Kempen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Cathy Hurst

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Family 2: Glen Hennes

Theresa Kilgas

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Tammi Landreman

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Laurie Landreman

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Carolyn Lee Scholl

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Lisa Thiel

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Maria Johanna Reijnen

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Family: Henricus John (Harry) Timmers (b. February 23, 1921, d. November 14, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Johanna Reijnen was born on March 15, 1923 in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Henricus John (Harry) Timmers were married on May 4, 1954 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Maria Johanna Reijnen died on March 7, 2011, at age 87.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Maria Johanna Timmers, 87, of Midland, MI., and formerly of Appleton, WI., died, Monday evening, March 7, 2011, at Brittany Manor Nursing Home. She was born on March 15, 1923, in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands, daughter of the late Herman J. and Elizabeth (Geurts) Reijnen. Maria immigrated to the United States in 1954 and on May 4, 1954, was united in marriage to Harry J. Timmers in Combined Locks, Wisconsin. She made Habits for the Norbertine Fathers and was employed with W.A. Close where she became the head seamstress, retiring in 1984 after 17 years of service. Along with her husband she moved to Midland in 1990 to be closer to her family and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

    Surviving in addition to her husband Harry of 54 years are her two sons, Francis J. and Debra Timmers of Midland, Fr. Jozef P. Timmers OFM Cap. of Tocumen, Panama; grandchildren, Margaret M. and Nicolas Butko of La Jolla, California, Henry R. Timmers of Tucson, Arizona; brothers, Francis Reijnen of Canada, Koenraad (Gerda) Reijnen of the Netherlands, Herman (Johanna) Reijnen of Canada; sisters, Johanna (John) Vanden Akker of the Netherlands, Petronella Vile of Canada, Henrica "Riki" Reijnen of the Netherlands; sister-in-law, Maria Reijnen of Canada and many nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her parents, one brother, Harry Reijnen, sister-in-law, Petra Reijnen and a brother-in-law, William Vile all predeceased Maria.

    The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2011, from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Maria's son, Fr. Jozef Timmers, OFM. Cap. and Fr. Pete Gaspeny will concelebrate. Entombment will take place next week in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Appleton, Wisconsin. Maria's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street, Midland, MI 48640 on Friday, from 2-4 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the liturgy. A Vigil for the deceased will take place at 4 p.m., Friday afternoon at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

    www.waresmithwoolever.com.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1954.

John Urban

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Vaughn VanAsten

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Marie Gresh

F, b. August 6, 1915, d. February 12, 2000

Family: Donald Wenzel (b. May 27, 1916, d. April 21, 1989)

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  • Birth: Marie Gresh was born on August 6, 1915 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 12, 2000, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Gary J Wierschke

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Family: Melanie Maye Rose (b. January 20, 1949, d. November 25, 2016)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Melanie Maye Rose

F, b. January 20, 1949, d. November 25, 2016

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  • Birth: Melanie Maye Rose was born on January 20, 1949.
  • Death: She died on November 25, 2016, at age 67, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Melanie Maye Wierschke, age 67, entered in to eternal life on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center of Appleton surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 20, 1949. She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1967 followed by attending college at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She married Gary Wierschke on August 28,1971.

    Melanie was blessed with a beautiful voice that she used to sing at weddings, funerals, and anytime in between. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, and spending time at the cottage. Melanie was a very good cook and always provided her family with a home cooked meal at the drop of a hat. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and grandkids whom she loved dearly.

    Melanie is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gary; her children: Treena (Mike) Seidl and Kevin Wierschke; grandchildren: Morgan, Avrey, and Dierks Seidl; two brothers: Perry (Carol) Rose and Jesse (Lori) Rose; and two sisters; sister-in-law: Mary Gale (John) Kuhn; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her dad Richard Rose; and parents-in-law: Gordon and Ruth Wierschke.

    A funeral service for Melanie will be held at 12:00 NOON on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established. Boettcher Family Funeral Home of Kaukauna is assisting the family. 920-766-2099. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com.

    A special thank you to her many doctors, nurses, and genuine friends who helped her along her journey. Our special angel will forever be in our hearts. We love you mom, always and always.

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2016.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1967.

Kevin Wierschke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Katie Barta

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Helen Catherine Gilbert

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Russell J DeLaHunt

M, b. January 8, 1927, d. June 6, 2013

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  • Birth: Russell J DeLaHunt was born on January 8, 1927 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on February 6, 1951 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 6, 2013, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Russell J. De La Hunt, Kaukauna, age 86, died Thursday June 6, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Stockbridge on January 8, 1927 to the late John and Vivian (Parsons) De La Hunt. Russell served in the Navy from 1944-1947. He married Marion Reichel on February 6, 1951 at St. Mary's Parish in Kaukauna, where he was a lifetime member. Russell was on the renovation committee for the church and served as an acolyte for funerals. He also served on the St. Mary's Cemetery Committee and was a Parish council member. He worked at Gustman's as a mechanic until he started at Thilmany's Pulp and Paper Mill, working on turbines and retiring as a supervisor in the boiler room after 40 years.

    Russell was a master craftsman who enjoyed remodeling. He lovingly helped his children with their household projects. Many of his other works can be seen at St. Mary's Church or at The Environmental Center. He enjoyed golfing, tending to his flowers and feeding the birds. He was also a John Deere enthusiast and loved old tractors. Russell was a long time member of the Kaukauna Fire and Police Commission and the Outagamie County Housing Authority. Of his 25 years of service on the Outagamie County Board, Russell spent 4 as County Board Chairman. During his tenure he was very active in the Outagamie County Regional Airport and its development. He was instrumental in the acquisition of the land for the current Outagamie County Landfill. Russell was appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve on the 1000 Islands Environmental Center Conservancy Committee. He was an active volunteer at The Center and served as the Chairman for multiple terms.

    Russell is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion; children: Vivian (Michael) Flanagan, Wrightstown; Michael (Judy), Appleton; Sue (Tom) Merckx, Oshkosh; Tom (Todd West), Appleton; Jane (Kurt) Coenen, Appleton; Mary (Joe) Vander Wyst, Kaukauna; David, Kaukauna, and Leah (Joe McEwen) De La Hunt, Kimberly; grandchildren: Eric Roycraft, Alicia (Cory) Kaisler, Garret Flanagan, Alyssa (Trevor) Gutzdorf, Natasha and Kyle De La Hunt, Hanna Merckx, Alex and Emma Coenen, Maxwell and Riley Vander Wyst, Jordan and Molly De La Hunt; great grandchildren: Gavin, Aidan, Madeline, Elliot, Sophia and Evelyn; sister and brother-in-law Sylvia and Matt Moehn; and sisters-in-law: Elaine Juno and Roma Cole. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents and his wife's parents, Russell was preceded in death by his infant daughter Mary; his brother: Duane; sister-in-laws Betty De La Hunt and Ardyth School and brothers-in-law: Louis School and Vic Juno.

    Visitation will be held Wednesday June 12, 2013 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH - ST. MARY CHURCH (119 W. 7th St. Kaukauna) beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Pastors will officiate. Military rites conducted by the William Verhagen American Legion Post 60 will immediately follow. Committal St. Mary's Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

    Russell's family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at St. Elizabeth, 2 South and the staff at St. Paul Home for their excellent care. Also, a special thank you to his caregivers Brenda Leon and Russ Schultz who loved and cared for him as their own.

Marion Reichel

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Abbey Kavanaugh

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Tiffany Luniak

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Norman Meinert

M, b. July 29, 1917, d. February 1, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Norman Meinert was born on July 29, 1917 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Vivian E Kamps were married on October 13, 1941.
  • Death: Norman Meinert died on February 1, 2006, at age 88, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin, in 1936.

Oscar Gerhardt Meinert

M, b. June 18, 1898, d. November 1985

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Family: Elsie Wunrow (b. September 5, 1899, d. December 6, 1987)

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  • Birth: Oscar Gerhardt Meinert was born on June 18, 1898.
  • Death: He died in November 1985, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in Star of Hope Mausoleum, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Ruth Meinert

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Family: Lawrence Faust (b. November 26, 1926, d. March 21, 1968)