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Andrew Bentley

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Dustin Bentley

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Emily Bentley

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Victoria Bentley

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Crystal Bentley

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Elizabeth (Sister Bilhildis) Speel

F, b. September 30, 1881, d. May 25, 1982

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Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth (Sister Bilhildis) Speel was born on September 30, 1881 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 25, 1982, at age 100, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
  • Occupation: She was a Manitowoc Franciscan Sister.
  • Note: Sister Bilhildis Speel, 100, of Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, died Tuesday
    May 25, at Holy Family Convent.
    Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Convent Chapel,
    Manitowoc. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Gerald
    Walker O.F.M. Cap. and burial wiil be in the convent cemetery.
    Sister Speel, nee Elizabeth B. Speel, was born Sept. 30, 1881, at Arboy, Wis.,
    daughter of the late Frederick and Jacobina Toonen Speel. She entered the
    convent in 1900 and professed her vows in 1904. She served as a homemaker at
    St. Wendel for a short time and worked at the Good Smaritan Medical Center,
    Zanesville, Ohio, as Sacristan and laundry manager for 63 years. Sister Speel
    retired to Holy Family Convent in 1967. She celebrated her 75th anniversary of
    her religious profession in 1979 and her 100th birthday in 1981 with her
    community and nieces.
    Survivors include Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, and two nieces, Mrs.
    Frank Manderfield and Mrs. Steven Gehrmann of Appleton.
    Friends may call at Holy Family Convent Chapel from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
    Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of arrangements.
    Herald Times Reporter,May 25, 1982 P. 3.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Maria Speel

F, b. 1837, d. 1913

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Family: Antonius Henricus VanStratum (b. April 4, 1831, d. September 20, 1890)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Speel was born in 1837 in 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Antonius Henricus VanStratum were married on April 8, 1858 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Maria Speel died in 1913, at age ~76.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to Maria Magdalena in 1848 Line 19.

Antonius Henricus VanStratum

M, b. April 4, 1831, d. September 20, 1890

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Family: Maria Speel (b. 1837, d. 1913)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonius Henricus VanStratum was born on April 4, 1831 in Geldrop, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Speel were married on April 8, 1858 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Antonius Henricus VanStratum died on September 20, 1890, at age 59, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Clara Anderson

F, b. April 5, 1885, d. 1958

Family: Gustav Meitzen (b. March 5, 1877, d. March 31, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Clara Anderson was born on April 5, 1885 in Black Earth, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gustav Meitzen were married on December 25, 1904.
  • Death: Clara Anderson died in 1958, at age ~73, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph John Sturn

M, b. January 2, 1885

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Biography

  • Birth: Joseph John Sturn was born on January 2, 1885.

Barbara V Rausch

F, b. January 28, 1907, d. November 21, 2000

Family 1: Frank Sturn (b. 1903, d. 1934)

Family 2: George W Terrien (b. June 10, 1894, d. April 15, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara V Rausch was born on January 28, 1907 in Arkansas.
  • Marriage: She and George W Terrien were married in 1938.
  • Death: Barbara V Rausch died on November 21, 2000, at age 93, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Catherine Rippl

F, b. June 27, 1863, d. 1946

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Family: John S Sturn (b. November 13, 1849, d. September 11, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Rippl was born on June 27, 1863.
  • Marriage: She and John S Sturn were married on November 25, 1890 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Catherine Rippl died in 1946, at age ~83.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.

John Rippl

M, b. circa 1835

Family: Catherine Denk (b. circa 1835)

Biography

  • Birth: John Rippl was born circa 1835.

Catherine Denk

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Family: John Rippl (b. circa 1835)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Denk was born circa 1835.

Renee Hickey

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Family: Robert Jordan (d. yes)

Robert Jordan

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Family: Renee Hickey

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  • Death: Robert Jordan died yes.

Herman J Woelfel

M, b. March 20, 1920, d. December 8, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: Herman J Woelfel was born on March 20, 1920 in Charlestown, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marcella Schneider were married on April 19, 1944 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Herman J Woelfel died on December 8, 2011, at age 91, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Herman J. Woelfel, age 91, of Chilton, died on December 8, 2011 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born March 20, 1920 in the Town of Charlestown, son of the late Peter C. & Amelia (Bruckner) Woelfel. He married Marcella "Sally" Schneider on April 19, 1944 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. The couple farmed together in the Chilton Township from 1944 until retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert, the Charlestown Branch of the Catholic Knights, the Knights of Columbus and the Eagle's Club in Chilton. Herman was an individual who loved the outdoors; the land he was able to farm, and the water he was able to fish. His passion for fishing was so great, it wasn't uncommon for him to fish Lake Michigan in the morning, and make time to get to Lake Winnebago in the afternoon. He and Sally also took time together to go bowling; this generally left ample time for Herman's children to make fudge or popcorn while they were gone, but he never made it back on time to share in the delicious snacks. Herman loved the gift of his life and was a hard worker who instilled the same ethical work standards and appreciation of daily blessings in his children which carried him through his life. He enjoyed listening to the Lawrence Welk and Ed Sullivan Shows, watching the Cubs or Packers while eating a bowl of popcorn and going for a drive daily in the car he loved. Above all else, he appreciated his family and the time he was able to spend with each and every child, grandchild, and great-grandchild. Herman always said a delicious home cooked meal tasted better when it was with one of his children. Survivors include his children: Linda Frish of Manitowoc, Karen (Dick) Sohrweide of Chilton, Rita (Glen) Jandrey of Chilton, Doris (Mike) Bennin of Chilton, Gladys (John) Michels of Chilton, Eugene (Kim Seefeld) Woelfel of Hilbert, Lois (Don) Schroeder of New Holstein, Sandra (Joe) Schumacher of Hilbert, Donald Woelfel of Stockbridge, Faye (Fritz) Wollershiem of New Holstein, Dale Woelfel of Kimberly, Paul (Wendy) Woelfel of Chilton, John (Heather) Woelfel of Little Chute; 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchild; 4 brothers: Alphonse (Cleta) Woelfel of Chilton, Peter (Patricia) Woelfel of Kiel, Marvin Woelfel of Rosendale, Steven (Judy) Woelfel of Racine; 3 sisters: Mildred "Chibby" (LaVerne) Daun of Chilton, Theresa Meier of Chilton, Lori Boll of Indiana; a brother-in-law: Henry (Odie) Schneider; and a sister-in-law: Eleanor Woelfel. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Herman was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Sally; a daughter: Diane Woelfel; a granddaughter: Shelly Woelfel; a son-in-law: Ronald Frish; brothers and sisters; and other various in-laws. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 12, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church (108 S. 6th St.) in Hilbert with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 11, 2011 and on Monday at the Church from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.

    Online Condolences

    www.wieting

    funeralhome.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on December 10, 2011.

Marcella Schneider

F, b. April 27, 1924, d. January 19, 1986

Biography

  • Birth: Marcella Schneider was born on April 27, 1924 in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Herman J Woelfel were married on April 19, 1944 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marcella Schneider died on January 19, 1986, at age 61, in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.

Theodore Joseph Timmers

M, b. March 21, 1924, d. December 8, 2011

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  • Birth: Theodore Joseph Timmers was born on March 21, 1924 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on December 8, 2011, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Theodore J. "Ted" Timmers, 87, Darboy, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born in Uden, Netherlands, on March 21, 1924, to the late Johannes and Francine (Van Lieshout) Timmers and immigrated to the United States in 1949. Ted married Jacoba "Toos" Willems van Dijk on May 1, 1956, at St. Francis Parish in Askeaton.

    Ted farmed briefly before working at Appleton Coated. He then worked at St. Joseph Parish for 25 years until his retirement in 1989. Ted enjoyed billiards and playing cards. He was a member of the Heart of the Valley Senior Service Club and a former member of the Golden K Club. Ted enjoyed traveling with his wife and kids, especially to visit family members. He was active in volunteer and missionary work. Ted also enjoyed watching the Packers.

    Ted is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jacoba; daughters, Mary Jo (John) Kuzma, Milwaukee; and Christine Timmers, Appleton; siblings, Antonia (Frans) Linders and Antoon Timmers; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilhemina Timmers, Johanna Spanjers, Riet van Dongen, Gerrit, Jo and Wim (Gerda) Willems van Dijk. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by his siblings, Harry (Maria), Wim (Anna), Rev. Albert and Jan Timmers and Nolda (Bert) Bekkers; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Matt Spanjers, Cornelia, Eileen and Albert Willems van Dijk and Willy van Dongen.

    Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH - HOLY ANGELS CHURCH (W5831 County Road KK, Darboy) beginning at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. David Beaudry will officiate. Committal Holy Angels Cemetery. For online condolences please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 788-6237


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from December 9 to December 11, 2011.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1949.

Jacoba Willems VanDijk

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Family: Theodore Joseph Timmers (b. March 21, 1924, d. December 8, 2011)

Johannes Willems Vandijk

M, b. circa 1900

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Family: Maria Anna Gertruida Willems VanDijk (b. May 6, 1897, d. August 24, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Johannes Willems Vandijk was born circa 1900 in Oploo, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Anna Gertruida Willems VanDijk were married on June 8, 1927 in Mill en Sint Hubert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Maria Anna Gertruida Willems VanDijk

F, b. May 6, 1897, d. August 24, 1959

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Family: Johannes Willems Vandijk (b. circa 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Anna Gertruida Willems VanDijk was born on May 6, 1897 in Maashees, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Johannes Willems Vandijk were married on June 8, 1927 in Mill en Sint Hubert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Maria Anna Gertruida Willems VanDijk died on August 24, 1959, at age 62, in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Mary Jo Timmers

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Family: John Kuzma

Christine Timmers

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