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Lula Nieft

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Walter Racicot

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Family: Lula Nieft

Hilda Nieft

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Walter Hatfield

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Family: Hilda Nieft

Esther Nieft

F, b. March 31, 1907, d. December 10, 1991

Parents

Family: Lyle J Baurain (b. April 4, 1906, d. September 14, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Esther Nieft was born on March 31, 1907.
  • Death: She died on December 10, 1991, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Lyle J Baurain

M, b. April 4, 1906, d. September 14, 1974

Family: Esther Nieft (b. March 31, 1907, d. December 10, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Lyle J Baurain was born on April 4, 1906.
  • Death: He died on September 14, 1974, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Emil Nieft

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Nicholas Edward Lummerding

M, b. December 3, 1883, d. March 3, 1979

Parents

Family: Wilamina Mary Fischer (b. September 11, 1888, d. November 27, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Nicholas Edward Lummerding was born on December 3, 1883 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Wilamina Mary Fischer were married on June 18, 1922 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Nicholas Edward Lummerding died on March 3, 1979, at age 95.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent
    Nicholas E. Lummerding
    (Nick)
    509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna
    March 3, 1979

    Age 95, died Saturday morning after a brief illness. He was born December 3, 1883 in Kaukauna and lived there all of his life. He was an owner of Lummerding Coal, Wood and Fuel Oil Business for over 40 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Eugene (Peggy) Winn and Mrs. James (Carol) Ashauer, both of Kaukauna; Mrs. Martin (Mary) Downs Appleton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie, in 1973. The complete funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Charles Fredericks officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the Fargo Funeral Home until the time of the service. A memorial for the St. Paul Home has been established.

Wilamina Mary Fischer

F, b. September 11, 1888, d. November 27, 1973

Parents

Family: Nicholas Edward Lummerding (b. December 3, 1883, d. March 3, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilamina Mary Fischer was born on September 11, 1888.
  • Marriage: She and Nicholas Edward Lummerding were married on June 18, 1922 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilamina Mary Fischer died on November 27, 1973, at age 85.
  • Note: Mrs. Nic (Minnie) Lummerding
    109 W. Fifth St.. Kaukauna
    Age 85. passed away this morning at Kaukauna Community Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Appleton on September 11, 1888 and had lived in the Kaukauna area most of her life. She was a Red Cross Nurse during World War I. She married Nicholas Lummerding on June 18, 1922 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna. Mr. and Mrs. Lummerding celebrated their Golden Anniversary on June 28, 1972. She was a member of St. Mary Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas; three daughters, Mrs. Martin (Mary) Downs, Appleton, Mrs. James (Carol) Ashauer, Mrs. Eugene (Peggy) Winn, both of Kaukauna; three brothers, Otto Fischer, Appleton. William Fischer, Wisconsin Rapids, Joseph Fischer, Dallas. Tex.; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning from St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Frederick officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. A Prayer Service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial fund has been established for St. Mary Catholic Church.

Michael J Ashauer

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Patricia Charlene Anderson

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Stephen Ashauer

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Mary Catherine Lummerding

F, b. June 5, 1923, d. December 8, 2016

Parents

Family: Martin Luther Downs (b. March 12, 1910, d. March 30, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Catherine Lummerding was born on June 5, 1923.
  • Marriage: She and Martin Luther Downs were married in 1969.
  • Death: Mary Catherine Lummerding died on December 8, 2016, at age 93, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Downs, copper-headed, Fox Valley poet, died at home on December 8, 2016, grateful for her full and happy life. Mary, who lived at the Heritage in Appleton, Wisconsin for over 25 years, celebrated her 93rd birthday on June 5, 2016. Born Mary Catherine Lummerding to Nicholas Edward Lummerding and Wilamina Mary Fischer Lummerding, the oldest of three vivacious girls - Mary, Peg and Carol -- she was raised in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, took commercial courses at Kaukauna High School, and graduated in 1941.

    Soon after, she entered employment with Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company and worked in accounting and administration there until 1969. She attended St. Norbert's College, studying English while working fulltime. She loved to read, listen to NPR, and travel.

    In 1969 she married widower Martin L. Downs, a Thilmany executive, moved to Greengrove Road along the Fox River, and acquired two adult daughters, Kathleen Krahn Downs and Stephanie Downs Hughes (husband Duncan). She joined Martin to become an enthusiastic member of the Brownouts, a couples social group formed during WWII. At Greengrove she expanded her interests in playing piano and harpsichord, sewing and gardening - making the riverfront bloom. From birth a member of St. Mary Catholic parish in Kaukauna, after moving to Appleton she began her enduring connection to St Thomas Moore Catholic Church. She also relished participation in Kings' Daughters Infant Welfare Circle and Over the Tea Cups. She was a dedicated volunteer with the helping organization Leaven for twenty years.

    Mary and Martin greatly enjoyed the children in the Greengrove neighborhood, long walks and bike rides, word games, reading the paper and discussing the news, and travelling together. They had many adventures across North America - including to family in Boston, Pittsburgh, and British Columbia - throughout Europe and beyond.

    The Downses moved to The Heritage in 1991. Mary immediately became active in the life of the community there and remained so over decades. She served creatively on the Welcoming Committee, helped run the library, served on the governance council, and obligingly read at poetry slams. She relished involvement with a poetry round robin. Her poems have been published in numerous Wisconsin poetry collections. Her own best-known compendium is entitled A Hundred Miles to Go.

    Mary was preceded in death by husband Martin in 2008, sister Peg (Gene) Winn in 2003, and sister Carol (Jim) Ashauer in 2010. Mary has loved keeping connected to her family and many friends - who will keep her alive in their thoughts. She has relished frequent visits from daughters Kathleen of Ladysmith BC; Stephanie and husband Duncan of Naperville IL; grandsons Nathan Downs Hughes, wife Jennifer Joy (Sigman), and grandchildren Aiden Martin (8) and Emily Joy (4) of Pittsburgh PA; and Ryan Downs Hughes of Portland, OR. Mary has shared Packer Backer fanaticism with her Ashauer nephews who now live in California: Stephen in Aliso Viejo and Michael (Patty) in Napa. She is also survived by her niece Barb Bobber (Cliff) of Kimberly and numerous grand- and great-grand- nephews and nieces, including Mark Bobber (Kristi) of Oak Creek WI, David Bobber (Stacy) of Waukesha WI, and Sheri Kennedy (Scott) of Prairie Du Chien WI.

    A memorial mass for Mary will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:00 am at St Thomas Moore at 1810 North McDonald Street, Appleton 54911 (739-7758), with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. Visitation for Mary will be on Tuesday at the church from 9:30am to 11:00am. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Memorials in Mary's honor may be directed to the Martin L. and Mary L. Downs Fund at the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, 4455 West Lawrence Street, Appleton WI 54914, tel: 920-830-1290, cffox.valley.org, or Leaven (Fox Cities), 1475 Opportunity Way Menasha, WI 54952.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1941.

Martin Luther Downs

M, b. March 12, 1910, d. March 30, 2008

Family 1: Anita Krahn (b. March 10, 1915, d. February 10, 1968)

Family 2: Mary Catherine Lummerding (b. June 5, 1923, d. December 8, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Martin Luther Downs was born on March 12, 1910 in Reading, Berks Co, Pennsylvania.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Catherine Lummerding were married in 1969.
  • Death: Martin Luther Downs died on March 30, 2008, at age 98.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Anita Krahn

F, b. March 10, 1915, d. February 10, 1968

Family: Martin Luther Downs (b. March 12, 1910, d. March 30, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Anita Krahn was born on March 10, 1915 in Oconto Falls, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 10, 1968, at age 52.

Joseph Baston

M, b. circa 1835

Family: Elisabeth Bins (b. circa 1835)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Baston was born circa 1835.

Elisabeth Bins

F, b. circa 1835

Family: Joseph Baston (b. circa 1835)

Biography

  • Birth: Elisabeth Bins was born circa 1835.

Hendrika Janssen

F, b. September 30, 1865, d. May 29, 1907

Family: Theodore Verhasselt (b. December 1, 1852, d. October 5, 1932)

Biography

  • Birth: Hendrika Janssen was born on September 30, 1865 in Heijen, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Theodore Verhasselt were married on May 26, 1885 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Hendrika Janssen died on May 29, 1907, at age 41.

Clara Winter

F, b. January 25, 1904, d. May 19, 1971

Parents

Family 1: Arnold W Kubitz (b. August 3, 1896, d. October 12, 1937)

Family 2: Nicholas H Plier (b. August 7, 1902, d. November 11, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Clara Winter was born on January 25, 1904.
  • Death: She died on May 19, 1971, at age 67, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Arnold W Kubitz

M, b. August 3, 1896, d. October 12, 1937

Family: Clara Winter (b. January 25, 1904, d. May 19, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold W Kubitz was born on August 3, 1896 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 12, 1937, at age 41.

Nicholas H Plier

M, b. August 7, 1902, d. November 11, 1966

Family: Clara Winter (b. January 25, 1904, d. May 19, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Nicholas H Plier was born on August 7, 1902 in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 11, 1966, at age 64.

Lorena Winter

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Family: Donald A Geer (b. August 1, 1916, d. December 28, 2006)

Donald A Geer

M, b. August 1, 1916, d. December 28, 2006

Biography

  • Birth: Donald A Geer was born on August 1, 1916 in Town of Larrabee, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 10, 1941 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 28, 2006, at age 90.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Geer,Donald A.
    Donald A. Geer Appleton, age 90, entered his eternal life on Thursday, December 28, 2006, with his family by his side. He was born August 1, 1916, to the late John and Minnie (Horn) Geer in the Town of
    Larabee, Waupaca County. He was united in marriage to Lorena Winter on May 10, 1941, at Chrustus Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Don served in the U.S. Army during World War Ii and was disharged as a sergeant. He had formerly worked as parts manager for several local Ford dealerships. He also worked for years as parts manager at Bassett Refrigeration and 4X Corp. After his retirement he worked part-time at Gary's Flowerland.
    Don was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Town of Center, serving on church council, counting committee and he was the Church's WELS delegate for
    the synod. He was also a member of the Hortonville American Legion Post #55 and a clerk for Woodlawn School District Board for eight years. Don's favorite activities were hunting, fishing, softball, bowling,
    gardening and making maple syrup at his cabin near Rhinelander.
    Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorena; daughters: Lois (Larry) Mossholder, Pulaski; ┬ĚLynn (Robert) Ziegert, Hortonville and Diane (Larry) Price, Shiocton; six grandchildren: Bonnie MossholderZillmer,
    LiSa Mossholder, Becky (Paul) DeMuth, Scott and Kevin Ziegert and Heather (Jim) Heuer; seven greatgrandchildren: Justin, Cassandra, Brandon, Rebecca, Lucas, Austin and Anthony; two step
    great-grandchildren, Nick and Ty Heuer; sister-in-law, Verona Bellin. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John (Esther) Geer; five sisters: Naomi (Morris) Russell, Nettie (Arthur) Schoenheide, Nora (Martin) Winter, Mildred (George) Schwartz and infant sister, Violet Funeral Services will be held at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church at 11 am. on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, with Pastors Jeffrey Suhr and Micah Martin officiating.
    Military Honors will be performed by the Hortonville American Legion Post #55 following the service'at church. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Visitation willbe Tuesday, from 4 - 7 p.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Martin C Winter

M, b. April 11, 1908, d. November 1973

Parents

Family: Nora M Geer (b. August 7, 1905, d. July 10, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Martin C Winter was born on April 11, 1908.
  • Death: He died in November 1973, at age 65.
  • Burial: He was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville, Wisconsin.

Nora M Geer

F, b. August 7, 1905, d. July 10, 1997

Family: Martin C Winter (b. April 11, 1908, d. November 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Nora M Geer was born on August 7, 1905.
  • Death: She died on July 10, 1997, at age 91, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville, Wisconsin.