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Harriett M Denissen

F, b. April 16, 1892, d. December 31, 1972

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Biography

  • Birth: Harriett M Denissen was born on April 16, 1892.
  • Death: She died on December 31, 1972, at age 80.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Theodore Mathias Denissen

M, b. March 10, 1894, d. October 2, 1975

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Family: Antoinette Parins (b. May 15, 1897, d. August 4, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Mathias Denissen was born on March 10, 1894.
  • Death: He died on October 2, 1975, at age 81.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Gertrude Maria Denissen

F, b. February 5, 1906, d. June 23, 2000

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Family: Frank Joseph Parins (b. January 18, 1899, d. September 26, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Maria Denissen was born on February 5, 1906.
  • Death: She died on June 23, 2000, at age 94, in Coleman, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Cornelius Denissen

M, b. circa 1869

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Biography

  • Birth: Cornelius Denissen was born circa 1869.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

John William Denissen

M, b. June 19, 1871, d. August 21, 1961

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Family: Rose Ortlieb (b. June 1879, d. September 30, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: John William Denissen was born on June 19, 1871.
  • Death: He died on August 21, 1961, at age 90, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Antoinette Denissen

F, b. circa 1875

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Biography

  • Birth: Antoinette Denissen was born circa 1875.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Henrietta Denissen

F, b. March 1880

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Biography

  • Birth: Henrietta Denissen was born in March 1880.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Joyce Ann Liebergen

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

Theresa VanBoxtel

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Family 1: Joseph Francis Ambrosius (b. December 2, 1952, d. December 1, 2014)

Family 2: Michael Havlik

John Hart

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William King

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Leopolda Ezeta

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Marvin L Sell

M, b. May 24, 1924, d. May 6, 2010

Family: Marian Guth (b. February 9, 1927, d. February 21, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Marvin L Sell was born on May 24, 1924.
  • Marriage: He and Marian Guth were married on June 10, 1950.
  • Death: Marvin L Sell died on May 6, 2010, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marvin L. Sell, 85, Ashwaubenon, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010. He was born May 24, 1924, to the late Henry and Anna Sell. Marvin fought with the U.S. Army in World War II, where he earned a purple heart. On June 10, 1950, he married Marion Guth at St. John Lutheran Church in Enterprise, Wis. Marvin was an avid sports fan and a great high school athlete, taking second place in state wrestling, and played baseball well into his 60's. He retired after a longtime career as service manager with International Harvester.

    Marvin was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marion; four children and their spouses, Glenn and Jan Sell, Appleton; Thomas and Darlene Sell, Townsend; Teresa and Bill Wetzel, James Sell, all of Green Bay; six grandchildren, Allison Sell and her fiance, Brian, Joseph Sell and his fiancee, Heidi; Amy Heroux and her husband, Bob, Amber Sell, Patrick Wetzel and his fiancee, Libby; Brett Wetzel; a great-grandson, Carter Heroux; a sister, JoAnn Painter, Redmond, Ore.; a brother, William Sell, Green Bay; a brother-in-law, Leo Ries, Lomira; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and sisters, Elmer "Babe", Lester, Elmyra, Edward, Norma, Myrtle and Roy.

    Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2066 Lawrence Dr., De Pere, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Eric Hansen officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

    Marvin's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Grancare Nursing Center for their extraordinary care of Marvin and his family.

Marian Guth

F, b. February 9, 1927, d. February 21, 2011

Family: Marvin L Sell (b. May 24, 1924, d. May 6, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Marian Guth was born on February 9, 1927.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin L Sell were married on June 10, 1950.
  • Death: Marian Guth died on February 21, 2011, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marion J. (Guth) Sell, 84, Ashwaubenon, was called by her Lord on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Enterprise, Wis., to Ervin and Ella Guth. On June 10, 1950, she married Marvin Sell at St. John Lutheran Church in Enterprise, Wis. Marion worked at the Elcho School District, Gustafson Oil, and Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay. Marion and Marvin moved to Green Bay. Upon retirement, she spent many hours volunteering for a number of organizations. She particularly enjoyed her work for March of Dimes and was named Volunteer of the Year. Marion also enjoyed her work with the Pregnancy Council and Heritage Hill.

    Mother enjoyed teaching Sunday School throughout her life. Mother had so much pride in her family and truly enjoyed any time her family was together. We will all miss her phenomenal baking.

    Marion was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by four children and their spouses: Glenn and Jan Sell, Appleton; Thomas and Darlene Sell, Townsend; Teresa and Bill Wetzel, James Sell, all of Green Bay; six grandchildren and their spouses: Allison and Brian Buchanan, Shorewood, Joe and Heidi Sell, Greenville; Amy and Bob Heroux, Abrams; Amber Sell, Allouez; Patrick and Libby Wetzel, Brett Wetzel, all of Green Bay; a great-grandson, Carter Heroux; a brother-in-law, Leo Ries, Lomira; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents; her stepmother, Olive Guth; and a sister, Eileen Ries.

    Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2066 Lawrence Dr., De Pere, from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Eric Hansen officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneral Home.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.

    Marion's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Grancare Nursing Center for their extraordinary care of Marion and her family.

William Brault

M, b. February 27, 1927, d. January 17, 2012

Family: Carol Corbill (b. August 28, 1927, d. January 17, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: William Brault was born on February 27, 1927 in Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Carol Corbill were married on July 22, 1950 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Brault died on January 17, 2012, at age 84.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: William "Bill" Brault, 84, De Pere resident, entered heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, to be with his beloved wife who passed away exactly six years ago, Jan. 17, 2006. He was a very loving and devoted family man; son, husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was born Feb. 27, 1927 in Two Rivers, Wis., to the late Arthur and Ruby (Collins) Brault. Bill attended St. Luke Grade School in Two Rivers and graduated from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral grade school in Green Bay. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1945. Following high school he began serving in the U.S. Navy starting at Great Lakes Naval Academy. He served in the Naval Air Transport in the South Pacific during World War II. Following his honorable discharge he continued his education at St. Norbert College and the Milwaukee Business College. On July 22, 1950, Bill married the love of his life, Carol Corbeill at St. Willebrords Catholic Church, where they were lifetime members.

    Bill started his professional career working alongside his father at Brault's Cafe, later expanding their business to include the Turquoise Room and Brault's Catering. Bill envisioned the Packers and Green Bay as the tourist attraction it became. An abrupt three minute meeting with Vince Lombardi marked the beginning of Green Bay, as a tourism destination when he asked then General Manager Lombardi for permission to start a Hall of Fame for the Packers in 1966. The meeting ended with Lombardi telling Bill "that's fine with me, but keep your tourists away from my players," then patting him on the back and saying "And I'm holding you responsible, that a way to go, Bill." Bill never forgot the responsibility Lombardi demanded as he grew the Hall of Fame from an idea into an attraction that drew more visitors than the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Temporary displays grew into a permanent building that was dedicated in 1976, with Bill at the side of President Gerald Ford. In 1995, the Hall officially inducted Bill as its founder, recognizing his creative thinking and vision of the future that led to its existence. He continued his support of the Packers until his death.

    Even in the beginning, the tourism industry recognized Bill's progressive thinking and ideas. He received the Governor's award for promotion of Wisconsin in Miami before Super Bowl I in 1968. In 1979, he became the founder of the Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, receiving their lifetime achievement award in 1994, for his creativity, professionalism, promotion, honor and leadership in making Wisconsin the premier tourism destination in the Midwest. His insights into tourism promotion reached to the halls of Madison and Washington DC, as he was appointed to various state and national Tourism Task Forces and Congressional Caucus where he fought for tourism funding. He stood with Governor Thompson when a tourism bill was signed and President Reagan when a national tourism bill was enacted.

    Bill was a visionary whose ideas spawned countless projects that furthered tourism and made Green Bay a top destination. He was the first president of the Green Bay Area Visitor and Convention Bureau in 1969, and held that position for 25 years. In 1983, he established PMI, a promotion company which started Dutchman's Landing riverfront amusement park, managed the stadium concessions and booked shows at the arena. Bill was intricately involved in the development, fundraising and design of Shopko Hall, the Resch Center and the National Railroad Museum.

    Bill was a decade's long member of numerous local, state and national professional organizations related to his career in the tourism industry including the International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the International Association of Auditorium Managers and received numerous service awards for his invaluable contributions to the profession of tourism and building management. He was also a great supporter of Catholic Education, serving in the Parent's Club of St. Norbert College, where he was inducted into the Golden Knights Society. Bill was a proud member of American Legion Post #11.

    Bill is survived by his four children, Kathy Brault, Wrightstown; Pat and Kathy Brault, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mary and Pat Gilson, West De Pere; Sue and Bill Van Oss, Duluth, Minn.; six grandchildren, Andrea Brault, Chicago; Erin Brault, Milwaukee; Emily Brault, Gloucester Point, Va.; Zachary and Rachel Gilson, West De Pere; and Luisa Van Oss, Duluth; Bill's sister, Lois and Ken Wall, Krakow; his brother-in-law, Dick (Sylvia) Corbeill, Green Bay.

    Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Willebrord Catholic Church in the Fr. Ken Center until time of Mass. American Legion Post 11 memorial service 6:45 p.m. Thursday, parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday at church with the Rev. Andrew Cribben, O.Praem officiating. Entombment at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be sent to Bill's family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in Bill's name.

    Bill's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many caregivers in Bill's life. They would also like to say a special thank you to Bill's "brother" Rudy Brault, for his lifelong closeness and camaraderie over the years.


    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from January 18 to January 20, 2012.

Carol Corbill

F, b. August 28, 1927, d. January 17, 2006

Family: William Brault (b. February 27, 1927, d. January 17, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Carol Corbill was born on August 28, 1927.
  • Marriage: She and William Brault were married on July 22, 1950 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Carol Corbill died on January 17, 2006, at age 78.

Rita Stowe

F, b. circa 1908

Family: Joseph T Linskens (b. circa 1908)

Biography

  • Birth: Rita Stowe was born circa 1908.

Kirk James VanDreel

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Belinda Marie VanDreel

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Ramona F Canniff

F, b. January 23, 1938, d. November 18, 2004

Biography

  • Birth: Ramona F Canniff was born on January 23, 1938 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 18, 2004, at age 66.

Timothy J Ambrosius

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Teri J Ambrosius

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Amy Jo Ambrosius

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Robert J Ambrosius

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Kip Robert Ambrosius

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