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Elwyn G. Schommer

April 18, 1925 - January 28, 2013

Elwyn G. Schommer, age 87, of Malone, died on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Friendship Manor in Shakopee, MN. He was born April 18, 1925 in the Town of Stockbridge, son of the late John & Ruth (Strebe) Schommer. Elwyn married Janet E. Gunderson on December 26, 1952 in Manitowoc. As a young man, Elwyn began working for his father's livestock trucking operation and he continued to operate that...
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Elnora M. Propson

August 22, 1919 - January 28, 2013

Elnora M. Propson, age 93, of Chilton, died on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born August 22, 1919 in Hilbert, daughter of the late Matthew & Anna (Portman) Schumacher. She married Erwin M. Propson on July 12, 1938 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. Following her marriage, she and Erwin farmed together in the Town of Stockbridge until she retired...
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Denis D. Hostettler

July 12, 1948 - January 23, 2013

Denis D. Hostettler, age 64, of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born July 12, 1948 in Green Bay, son of Lois Hostettler. He had graduated from Stockbridge High School and UW Oshkosh with a Biology Degree. Denis married Theresa Mueller on July 14, 1973 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He had worked for Fromageries Bel and...
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Lloyd C. Koehler

April 8, 1949 - January 21, 2013

Lloyd C. Koehler, age 63, of Chilton, died unexpectedly on Monday January 21, 2013 at his home in the town of Charlestown. He was born on April 8, 1949 in Fond du Lac, to Robert & Darlene (Schmidt) Koehler. On April 19, 1969 he married Susan Bittner at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He farmed in the Town of Charlestown, and was a mechanic for Veolia Co. in Chilton. Lloyd enjoyed fishing...
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Chad Everett Davis

April 28, 1970 - January 19, 2013

Chad Everett Davis, 42, of Sherwood, WI died in a drowning accident on January 19, 2013. Chad was born on April 28, 1970 in Appleton, WI to George "Woody" & Marsha (Berton) Davis. Chad attended Appleton East High School, where he excelled in wrestling for four years, and graduated in 1988. Chad attended UW Fox Valley and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1993 with a degree...
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Donald W. Lemke

August 21, 1934 - January 18, 2013

Donald W. Lemke, age 78, of Hilbert, died on Friday January 18, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born on August 21, 1934 in the Town of Charlestown, son of the late Walter and Viola (Krueger) Lemke. He married Geraldine Riemer on Nov. 8, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Rantoul. Don Served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 in Germany. Following the service to...
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Ronald Redig

December 10, 1937 - January 18, 2013

Ronald E. Redig, age 75, of Chilton, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the Chilton Care Center. He was born in Fond du Lac on December 10, 1937 son of the late George and Leona (Koch) Redig. He attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Chilton High School. Upon graduation Ronald also heard the call of his country and served in the United States Army...
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Richard F. "Dick" Volp

July 4, 1916 - January 15, 2013

Richard F. "Dick" Volp, age 96, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday January 15, 2013. Dick was born on July 4, 1916 in Eureka, WI, son of Richard and Anna (Nordhaus) Volp, and his step-mom Louise (Franzen) Volp. He attended schools in the Winneconne area. Dick served in the U. S. Army during WWII, from 1942 to 1946, and following his honorable discharge from the service he completed a short...
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Gladys Ann Marie Goeldi

June 13, 1916 - January 6, 2013

Gladys Ann Marie Goeldi, age 96 of New Holstein, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2013 at the Homestead Care Center, where she had been a resident for the past 7 months. Gladys was born on June 13, 1916 in the town of Stockbridge to Oscar and Anna (Siegwarth) Mayer. Gladys attended grade school in Stockbridge. At the age of 14, she boarded in Chilton and cleaned houses while attending...
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Wallace "Wally" Fhlug

September 24, 1965 - January 4, 2013

Wallace "Wally" Fhlug, age 47, passed away on January 4, 2013, doing what he loved; working on the farm. He was born September 24, 1965 to Betty Ann (Stelzer) Fhlug and the late Arno Fhlug. Wally had a very unique personality and will be remembered for his love of polka music. For these traits, Wally will never be forgotten by his family and friends. Survivors include his mother: Betty of...
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Robert E. Wittmann

September 10, 1926 - January 4, 2013

Robert Edward Wittmann, age 86, of Chilton, died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born September 10, 1926 in Appleton, son of the late Edward & Agnes (Wolf) Wittmann. Bob was a proud graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1944. Hefarmed most of his life in the Town of Rantoul and also served as the Town Assessor for many years. Bob had additionally...
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Anna Rae Vanden Boom

November 1, 1922 - January 4, 2013

Anna Rae Vanden Boom, age 90, of Stockbridge, died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Good Shepherd Nursing Facility in Seymour. She was born November 1, 1922 in Alabama, daughter of the late James N. & Norma A. (Lorenz) Turner. She married Charles E. Vanden Boom on July 20, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. Following her graduation from Chilton High School and shortly after being...
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Sylvester H. "Wimp" Zahringer

February 7, 1924 - January 3, 2013

Sylvester H. "Wimp" Zahringer, age 88, of Stockbridge, died on Thursday, January 03, 2013, at his home in the Town of Stockbridge. He was born February 7, 1924 in the Town of Stockbridge, son of the late William & Clara (Daniels) Zahringer. Sylvester honorably served his country at the end of WWII in the United States Army. Following his discharge, he returned to the Stockbridge area where he...
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Gregory C. Schweitzer

July 26, 1952 - December 30, 2012

My beloved Gregory C. Schweitzer, age 60, passed away on December 30, 2012. He was born in Milwaukee on July 26, 1952, son of Howard J. and Delores (Sherry) Schweitzer. Greg graduated from UW Stevens Point with a BS in Science and later earned his Masters Degree in Counseling from UW Oshkosh. He married Mary Mikolic on June 19, 1976 in Sheboygan. Greg was incredibly intelligent and devoted...
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Delores Kathryn Hephner

January 10, 1930 - December 24, 2012

Delores Kathryn Hephner, age 82, passed into the waiting arms of the Lord on December 24, 2012. Delores was born January 10, 1930 to Nicholas & Elizabeth (Heneberry) Gruenke. She attended St. Peter Claver and Sheboygan High School. Delores married Wesley Grube, Sr. on February 12, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 13, 1962. Delores married Harvey Hephner, Sr. on January 23, 1965 in...
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Ronald E. Swetlik

May 30, 1942 - December 23, 2012

Ronald E. Swetlik, age 70, of Chilton, died peacefully on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at his home. He was born May 30, 1942 in Manitowoc, son of Mildred (Paul) Swetlik and the late Emil Swetlik. Most recently, Ron had been driving school bus for Daun Bus Services and enjoyed every moment with the children who brightened his day. He also truly enjoyed hunting and taking fishing trips to Canada. ...
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Thomas Edward Buechel

December 14, 2012

Thomas Edward Buechel, age 80, of Chilton, died on December 14, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born January 4, 1932 in Jericho, son of the late Clem & Margaret (Heimermann) Buechel. He married Eileen Broeckel on October 8, 1958 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Charlesburg; she preceded him in death on January 27, 1986. Tom proudly served his country in the United States...
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Robert J. "Bob" Graney

October 4, 1926 - December 13, 2012

Robert J. "Bob" Graney, age 86, of Chilton, died on December 13, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born October 4, 1926 in the Town of Rantoul, son of the late William & Lena (Bodart) Graney. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII; during his overseas service, he had served on Okinawa. He married Marian Neuber on May 20, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic...
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John G. Freidel

June 29, 1928 - December 10, 2012

John G. Freidel, age 84 years, 5 months and 10 days of Chilton Wis., died on December 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm. He was born on June 29, 1928 in Watertown Wisconsin, the son of Edward and May (Porter) Freidel. He grew up in Waterloo Wis., attending St. Joseph Catholic grade school graduating from Waterloo High School in 1946. In 1948, John enrolled at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) where he...
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Eugene W. "Gene" Telschow

August 25, 1934 - December 9, 2012

Eugene W. "Gene" Telschow, age 78, of St. Cloud, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Gene was born on August 25th, 1934 in Fenmore Wisconsin and married his high school sweetheart Sharon Clifton on December 12, 1953. He loved his wife dearly, and shared a very blessed life together. He was a member of First United Lutheran Church in Sheboygan before moving...
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Henrietta A. Knepfel

July 31, 1912 - December 8, 2012

Henrietta A. Knepfel, age 100, formerly of Chilton, died on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Michalene's Assisted Living in Ripon. She was born July 31, 1912 in Rural Hilbert, daughter of the late Joseph & Mary (Lauer) Heimerl. Henrietta married William A. Knepfel on October 3, 1933 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly the St....
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William Theodore Goeser

November 27, 1922 - December 7, 2012

William Theodore Goeser, age 90, of Stockbridge, walked gently to the open arms of God on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein. He was born November 27, 1922 in Stockbridge, son of the late Steven & Amelia (Hanke) Goeser. Having fought in the Philippines and New Guinea, Bill faithfully and valiantly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. ...
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Kenneth B. Fisch

December 1, 1935 - December 6, 2012

Kenneth B. Fisch, age 77, of Hilbert, died on Thursday, December 06, 2012 at Oakridge Gardens in Menasha. He was born December 1, 1935 in the Town of Woodville, son of the late Herbert & Gertrude (Cook) Fisch. He married Ellenora Benthien on June 18, 1957 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in St. John. Ken devoted his life to the farm he ran in Woodville until his retirement in 1998. ...
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Clarence M. Thiel

December 6, 1922 - December 5, 2012

Clarence M. Thiel, age 89 of Stockbridge, died on Wed. December 5, 2012, on the eve of his 90th birthday, at his home in the Town of Stockbridge. He was born on December 6, 1922 in St. John, son of the late Michael & Elizabeth (Bauer) Thiel. He married Clara F. Groeschel on Sept. 14, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. She preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2003. Clarence...
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Kathryn A. "Kathy" Spykerman

January 22, 1955 - December 2, 2012

Kathryn A. Spykerman, age 57, of Kaukauna, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at her home in Kaukauna. She was born January 22, 1955 in Fond du Lac, daughter of the late Andrew & Alice (Schmidt) Kolbe. She married Geary Spykerman on May 22, 1976 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in St. John. Kathy worked for numerous places through her life including Dr. Wagners in...
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Loraine Rose VanHoorn

January 27, 1923 - December 2, 2012

Loraine Rose (Cordy) VanHoorn, 89, was born into eternal life on December 2, 2012. On January 27, 1923 Frank and Catherine (Kiefer) Cordy welcomed Loraine and her twin sister Lorena into their family. Loraine grew up on the family farm with her 9 brothers and sisters. The Cordy family was close knit, loving and hardworking. Many stories were shared about working together in the beet fields,...
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Bryon D. Kees

May 20, 1959 - November 24, 2012

Bryon D. Kees, age 53, of Chilton, died on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in the Town of Stockbridge. He was born May 20, 1959 in Chilton, son of Carol (Zastrow) Kees and the late Cletus Kees. Bryon married Catherine J. Stilp on April 29, 1990 in Stockbridge. For over 25 years, Bryon worked at Stockbridge Engineering where he diligently worked hard and accomplished any task he was asked to do. ...
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Herman A. Lisowe

May 28, 1928 - November 20, 2012

Herman A. Lisowe, age 84, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born May 28, 1928 in Wisconsin, son of the late Arthur & Regina (Broeckel) Lisowe. Herman dedicated his entire life to farming in the Brothertown area and also had a milk route. Survivors include his sister: Ginny Korb of Brothertown; a brother: Melvin "Putz" Lisowe and his...
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John Haberstroh

October 29, 1923 - November 17, 2012

John Haberstroh, age 89, of Chilton, died on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born October 29, 1923 in Kiskeresztur, Hungary, son of the late Andrew & Katherine (Guth) Haberstroh. He was raised on his parents' farm and at the age of 19 began serving in the German Military. He was taken prisoner in Austria by the English and was put into a prison camp in...
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Alayna Elizabeth Bangart

November 13, 2012

Alayna Elizabeth Bangart, infant daughter of Aaron & Sara (Breit) Bangart, was delivered into the arms of God on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. During her time here, Alayna was held close by the love her parents carried for her and she knew the unending love that a parent has for their child. Alayna's life was but a fleeting moment on Earth, but she will live...
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Mary Lou Brown

February 3, 1929 - November 11, 2012

Mary Lou Brown, age 83, of New Holstein, died on Sunday, November 11, 2012. She was born February 3, 1929 in Apple River, IL, daughter of the late Walter & Lucille (Russell) Groom. She married Albert L. Brown on December 23, 1951 in Warren, IL. Survivors include her husband: Al of New Holstein; 3 children: Al W. (Gail) Brown, Chip (Jody) Brown, Mike (Barb) Brown; grandchildren: Matt, Chris,...
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Clarence John "Bike" Hemauer

August 27, 1926 - November 10, 2012

Clarence John "Bike" Hemauer, age 86, of Hilbert, passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on November 10, 2012. He was born August 27, 1926 to John & Rose (Nadler) Hemauer. He graduated from Stockbridge High School and served as a paratrooper in Japan for the United States Army during WWII. He married Barbara "Bette" Schabach on August 23, 1950; the couple was blessed...
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Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Hoyer

September 2, 1955 - November 7, 2012

Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Hoyer, age 57, of Kiel, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Willowdale in New Holstein. She was born September 2, 1955 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late William & Lorraine (Meissner) Herickson. Survivors include her fiance, Gary Rader of Kiel; a sister: Susan Wilcox; and a brother: Will Herickson. Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at...
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Ruby F. Aebischer

October 14, 1923 - October 31, 2012

Ruby F. Aebischer, age 89, of Chilton died on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born October 14, 1923 in Chilton, daughter of the late Clay & Dola (Lorenz) Koehler. She married Denton Aebischer on November 26, 1942 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ. Early in her life, Ruby worked for a year at Prange for 35 cents an hour while she attended business school. She...
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Glen Myron Jandrey

May 9, 1948 - October 28, 2012

Glen Myron Jandrey, age 64, of Chilton, died on Sunday October 28, 2012 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born May 9, 1948 in Fond du Lac, son of the late Myron &Vera (Lautenschlaeger) Jandrey. He married Rita Woelfel on May 9, 1970 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. He farmed his entire life in the Town of Charlestown and appreciated God's gift of his fruitful land. He...
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Audrey Zolamae Nerby

September 20, 1928 - October 26, 2012

Audrey Zolamae Nerby, age 84, of New Holstein, died on Friday October 26, 2012 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. She was born September 20, 1928 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Frank & Charlotte (Diedrich) Overson. Audrey married Myron Nerby in Holmen, WI in 1951. She dedicated her life to the education and betterment of children. She taught for over 40 years between the Mindoro,...
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Roma Leona Ludwig

January 4, 1934 - October 24, 2012

Roma Leona Ludwig, age 78, of North Hollywood, CA, died at her home in North Hollywood. She was born January 4, 1934 in Chilton, daughter of the late Henry & Helen (Franzen) Ludwig. Roma was raised on her family's farm and throughout her life loved animals and lovingly cared for numerous cats. Most recently, she cared for her two beloved cats, Licorice & Melody. She had worked a short time at...
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Edward N. Mirsberger

September 19, 1921 - October 18, 2012

Edward Nicholas Mirsberger passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012. He was born on September 19, 1921 in St. John, town of Woodville, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kees) Mirsberger. He graduated from St. John the Baptist Catholic School. In 1946, he married Marion Giesen at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. Ed and Marion celebrated 63 years of marriage before Marion preceded Ed in...
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Emma Heimerl

February 12, 1917 - October 14, 2012

Emma Heimerl, age 95, of Hilbert, died on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Westhaven Assisted Living in Brillion. She was born on Feb. 12, 1917 in Rural Hilbert, daughter of the late John & Elizabeth (Herman) Diener. She married Francis M. Heimerl on Nov. 9, 1943 at St. Mary Rectory in Hilbert; he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1978. Emma worked for the Hernke Cheese House in Hilbert prior to...
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Jerome H. Daun

August 29, 1926 - October 3, 2012

Jerome H. Daun, age 86, of Chilton, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at his home in Chilton. He was born August 29, 1926 in Jericho, son of the late Henry & Anna (Karls) Daun. Jerry served his country in the United States Navy and following his discharge he married Eunice Boll on November 23, 1950 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Charlestown. Jerry worked a time for Happy Bass and later...
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Jerome A. Meyer

September 29, 2012

Jerome (Jerry) Aloysius Meyer, age 79, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Saturday, September 29, 2012. He was born on March 13, 1933 in Cato, WI, the son of the late George and Anna (Muehlbauer) Meyer. Jerry was a 1951 graduate of Reedsville High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Electra from 1951 to 1955. On November 24, 1955 he married the...
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Michael A. Sevela

October 14, 1953 - September 21, 2012

Michael A. Sevela, age 58, of Edgewater, FL and Sherwood, died following complications from heart surgery. In 2003, he fought a battle with stage 4 esophageal cancer and through the Grace of God was given 9 extra years of life. Mike thoroughly enjoyed his last few years and his family is thankful for the extra time he was given to be with them on this Earth. He was born October 14, 1953 in...
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Richard M. "Dick" Giere

April 15, 1946 - September 18, 2012

Richard M. "Dick" Giere, age 66, of Hilbert, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at his home in Hilbert. He was born April 15, 1946 in Germantown, son of the late Vernon & Lorraine (Hendricks) Giere. Dick married Marilyn (Head) Bauer on November 7, 1981. He drove truck for numerous companies in the area and worked as a car salesman. Dick had been a member of AA since 1981, enjoyed watching...
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Roy Allen Bancroft

June 14, 1924 - September 17, 2012

Roy Allen Bancroft passed away peacefully on September 17, 2012 at the age of 88. He was born on June 14, 1924 near Chilton to the late Trubert and Ethel Towne Bancroft. Roy served his country in the Army Air Corps and later graduated from MSOE with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for many years at Hevi Duty Electric Company and completed his career at Sorgel Electric, later a...
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George L. Ecker

June 21, 1932 - August 28, 2012

George L Ecker, age 80, of Stockbridge, died on August 28, 2012, with his family by his side. He was born on June 21, 1932 in Stockbridge, Wis., son of the late George & Veronica (Wieseckel) Ecker. He married Diane Popp on June 7, 1958 at the Holy Trinity Church at Jericho. George completed courses at UW Green Bay, Marian College, Marquette University, and studied music at St. Norbert College....
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Wesley Warden Loose

June 7, 1940 - August 28, 2012

Wesley Warden Loose, age 72, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at his home in Chilton. He was born June 7, 1940 in the Town of Rockland, son of the late Elmer & Gertrude (Lau) Loose. He attended Trinity Lutheran School in Rantoul and after reading all of the books in the library during his high school career, he attended Fox Valley Technical College where he earned his Millwright...
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Eugene R. "Gene" Broehm

August 26, 1925 - August 24, 2012

Eugene Roland "Gene" Broehm, age 86, of Chilton, formerly of Hilbert, died on Friday August 24, 2012, at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein. He was born on August 26, 1925 in Hilbert, son of the late Arvin & Lydia (Fredrich) Broehm. He married Ruth Irene Wolf on September 17, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. Gene was a partner with Armin Hernke in the Cold Spring Cheese...
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Harlan R. Behnke

June 6, 1951 - August 17, 2012

Harlan R. Behnke, age 61, of Hilbert, died on Friday, August 17, 2012 at his home. He was born June 6, 1951 in Chilton, son of the late Richard "Buddy" & Ida (Custer) Behnke. Harlan married Louise Koll on November 16, 1974 in Appleton. For 21 years, Harlan worked for LBJ Distribution from Little Chute; later in his life he also worked for Walgreens Homecare for 3 years, drove part time for...
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Erwin J. Krebsbach

November 24, 1920 - August 2, 2012

Erwin J. Krebsbach, age 91, passed away Thursday evening, August 2, 2012 with his loving family at his side at Chilton Care Center, where he was a resident the past three weeks. He was born November 24 1920, eldest son of William and Martha (Buechel) Krebsbach. He married Lucina Turba on October 28, 1948 in St. Anna. The couple farmed and raised their family on the Krebsbach homestead in...
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Arline E. Daun

May 22, 1915 - July 28, 2012

Arline E. Daun ~Arline's life journey ended on July 28, 2012 at her home at the age of 97 on the shore of Lake Winnebago near Stockbridge, Wisconsin. Her journey began with her birth to George & Marlea Schoen on May 22, 1915 on a dairy farm, also on the shore of Lake Winnebago, adjacent to the Stockbridge harbor and the Stockbridge Harbor Bar and dance hall at the time. The very dancehall where...
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Phyllis C. Diedrich

October 4, 1915 - July 25, 2012

Phyllis C. Diedrich, age 96, of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born October 4, 1915 in the Town of Harrison, daughter of the late Fred & Emma (Stroschein) Dorn. Phyllis married Edward Diedrich on January 9, 1934 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in...
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Donald Raymond Weninger

February 21, 1929 - July 17, 2012

Donald Raymond Weninger, age 83, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born on February 21, 1929 in Chilton, only child of the late Aegidius and Marie (Turba) Weninger. He married the love of his life, Leona Nickel on August 13, 1953 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho, WI. Don spent his working career first as a butcher and later at...
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Ralph J. "Jay" Spreeman

April 29, 1940 - July 13, 2012

Ralph J. "Jay" Spreeman, age 72, died on Friday, July 13, 2012 at his home in Stockbridge, after suffering a long battle with Emphysema & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was born April 29, 1940 in Gaylord, MI to Alfred & Wanda (Bettis) Spreeman. Jay grew up in Vanderbilt, MI, where he had 3 children: Monique, Janet, & Jeffery. In 1975, he moved to Kaukauna, where he met...
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Joan R. Petznick

December 14, 1940 - July 7, 2012

Joan R. Petznick, age 71, of the Chilton Care Center died on Saturday, July 7, 2012. She was born December 14, 1940 in Menasha, daughter of the late Marjorie & George Verbruggen. Married Duaine Petznick Dec. 4, 1958 in Stillwater, MN. Joan worked at Marcals, Service Master, & babysat for many children. Survivors include her daugher: Laura (Dave) Stevens, son: Vincent, grandson: Jeremie ...
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Norbert J. Euclide

March 31, 1925 - July 6, 2012

Norbert J. Euclide, age 87, of Chilton, died on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born March 31, 1925 in Brussels, WI, son of the late Joseph & Lena (Mathy) Euclide. He graduated from Casco High School in 1942 and valiantly served in the United States Army during WWII with the 83rd Division, 327 Infantry. He began serving in Europe immediately after the Battle...
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Martha A. Ecker

April 16, 1921 - July 5, 2012

Martha A. Ecker, age 91, of Stockbridge, died on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein. She was born April 16, 1921 in Charlesburg, daughter of the late George & Margaret (Daun) Pethan. She married Marvin Ecker on April 8, 1942 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. Martha loved the time on their farm and the cows, especially her pet Guernsey, Daisy. In addition...
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Richard E. Frank

August 13, 1936 - June 28, 2012

Richard E. "Touhy" Frank, age 75, of Hilbert, formerly of Menasha & Mountain, died on Thursday June 28, 2012 at his home in Hilbert. He was born on August 13, 1936 in Kimberly, son of the late Irvin & Esther (Rosenthal) Frank. He married Audrey Jurek on August 11, 1956 at St. John Catholic Church in Menasha. He worked for the Neenah Foundry, Allis Chalmers, and was the Union Representative for...
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Claude J. Gebhart

February 4, 1922 - June 19, 2012

Claude J. Gebhart, age 90, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born February 4, 1922 in the Town of Brothertown, son of the late Henry R. & Anna (Walber) Gebhart. Claude proudly served his country during WWII as a Corporal in the United States Army Air Corps with the 319th Fighter Control Squadron Unit. During his three years in service,...
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Jeanette Sperber

November 16, 1926 - June 18, 2012

Jeanette Sperber, age 85, of Valders, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Rennes Health Center in DePere. She was born November 16, 1926 in Kewaunee County, daughter of the late William & Mary (Herison) Theis. She married Eugene Sperber in 1947 in Maplewood and the couple began working side by side from that day forward. She spent many years living in Door County where she raised her...
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Paul A. Curlanis

May 13, 1946 - June 16, 2012

Paul A. Curlanis, age 66, of Chilton, died on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born May 13, 1946 in South Boston, MA, son of the late Albert P. & Sophie (Zdonczyk) Curlanis. He served in the United States Air Force and following his discharge, he married Catherine Viney on August 3, 1968 in Madison. After their marriage, the couple owned and operated the...
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Jeanette Dohr

September 7, 1919 - June 12, 2012

Jeanette B. Dohr, age 92 of Chilton, died on Tuesday June 12, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center. She was born on September 7, 1919 in Chilton, daughter of the late Paul & Louise (Gross) Forstner. She married Alvis "Allie" Dohr on May 18, 1940 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He preceded her in death on February 28, 1971. She was a lifelong member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton....
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Hugo F. Lodes

May 7, 1922 - June 8, 2012

Hugo F. Lodes, age 90, of Chilton, died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born May 7, 1922 in Charlesburg, son of the late Joseph & Magdelena (Buhl) Lodes. Hugo farmed in the Town of Brothertown his entire life and loved his International Tractors and toys. He always looked forward to playing a game of Sheepshead and religiously followed the seasons of the...
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Dale Breckheimer

June 15, 1938 - June 6, 2012

Dale G. Breckheimer, age 73, of Chilton, died on June 6, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born June 15, 1938 in the Town of Stockbridge, son of the late Leo & Maude (Bowe) Breckheimer. Throughout his life, Dale farmed in the Town of Stockbridge and enjoyed greeting people with his friendly smile and striking up conversation. In his free time, Dale was always happy to sit down...
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Robert L. Reif

May 9, 1931 - June 6, 2012

Robert L. Reif, age 81, of Chilton, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born May 9, 1931, son of the late John & Anna (Schroven) Reif. He married Dorothy Jaeckels on May 11, 1955 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. Robert had faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force for 11 ½ years, and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He...
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Wallace F. Krueger

August 9, 1930 - June 5, 2012

Wallace F. Krueger, age 81, of Potter, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born August 9, 1930 in Rural Hilbert, son of the late Violet (Krueger) Wettstein. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Following his discharge, Wally married Evangeline Loose on January 11, 1951 in Potter. He had also...
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Karen Ludwig

March 27, 1950 - June 2, 2012

Karen A. Ludwig, age 62, of rural Chilton, passed away on Saturday June 2, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 27, 1950 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, daughter of the late Lincoln & Marion (Hanke) Sohn. She married Michael W. Ludwig on July 22, 1967 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. She farmed with her...
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Wilmer Loose

May 1, 1924 - June 2, 2012

Wilmer L. Loose, age 88, of Chilton, died on Sat. June 2, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center. He was born on May 1, 1924 in the Town of Woodville, son of the late Gustave & Emma (Brandes) Loose. He married Lucinda I. Reinke on April 19, 1944 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked on farms in the Calumet County area and later became a licensed...
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Michael S. Laux

October 20, 1955 - May 31, 2012

Michael S. Laux, age 56, of Sherwood, died on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. He was born October 20, 1955 in Appleton, son of Douglas Robert & Betty Jean (Miller) Laux. Michael married Joyce Kuhn on May 28, 1977 in Nashville, TN. He had been a member of the Stockbridge Harbor Fishing Club and was a past member of the Sherwood area Jaycees. Michael was...
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Beulah P. Griem

January 19, 1920 - May 24, 2012

Beulah P. Griem, age 92, of Chilton, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born January 19, 1920 in Chilton, daughter of the late George & Adalia (Horst) Griem. She was a lifelong resident of Chilton who, from 1943 until her retirement in 1979, worked at the State Bank of Chilton. She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ and was a Charter...
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Ellen M. Bartelt

February 8, 1919 - May 18, 2012

Ellen M. Bartelt, age 93, of Hilbert, died on Friday, May 18, 2012 at her home in Hilbert.
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Ruth M. Broeckel

June 13, 1937 - May 17, 2012

Ruth Mildred Broeckel, age 74, of Sheboygan, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at her home in Sheboygan. She was born June 13, 1937 in Brothertown, daughter of the late John & Mildred (Bloedow) Goos. She married the love of her life, Elmer E. Broeckel, on June 6, 1956 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho. The couple farmed together in the Brothertown area and Ruth worked at...
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Norbert G. Ludwig

November 13, 1942 - May 15, 2012

Norbert G. Ludwig, age 69, of New Holstein, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Parkview Manor in Green Bay. He was born November 13, 1942 in Stockbridge, son of Marie (Heimann) Ludwig and the late Arlin Ludwig. He married Rose Pitz on November 16, 1968 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Kiel. Later in life, Norbert married Karen Morrison on December 20, 1990 in Chilton. Norbert served his...
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William Edwin "Bill" Bush, Sr.

January 6, 1934 - May 12, 2012

William E. "Bill" Bush, age 78, of Chilton, died on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. He was born January 6, 1934 in Detroit, MI. Bill faithfully served his country in the United States Army; he had served three years in Korea during the Korean War. He married Katherine E. (Bolz) Diener on September 17, 1983 in Chilton and the couple enjoyed 28 years of marriage...
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Gladys M. Andrews

March 27, 1933 - May 7, 2012

Gladys M. Andrews, age 79, of Chilton, died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Province Terrace in Appleton. She was born March 27, 1933 in Stockbridge, daughter of the late Turber & Mary (Sharp) Andrews. Graveside service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Portland Cemetery near Brant.
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Milan J. Gasch

October 10, 1922 - April 30, 2012

Milan J. Gasch, age 89, of Chilton, died on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born October 10, 1922 in the Town of Brothertown, son of the late Edgar & Vera (Amel) Gasch. On November 4, 1943, he was united in marriage to June Sattler in the Town of Calumet. An Army Veteran of WWII, Milan valiantly served his country in the United States Army on the Philippine...
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Elizabeth Gebhart

June 22, 1919 - April 25, 2012

Elizabeth (Peggy) Gebhart died at the Ingleside Nursing Home in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, on April 25, 2012, with her family at her bedside. She was the daughter of August and Magdalena Nisler (Heimann). Elizabeth attended and graduated from New Holstein High School. After raising three children she worked at the Salvatorian Center in New Holstein for 23 years in the Accounting Department. ...
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Raymond P. Mueller

September 1, 1917 - April 16, 2012

Raymond P. "Ray" Mueller, Sr., age 94, of Chilton, died on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born September 1, 1917 in Sherwood, son of the late Peter & Anna (Lettler) Mueller. He was united in marriage to Rita Kees on May 3, 1944 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in St. John. Raymond farmed for 52 years, worked at KayTee, Co-op, Rendering Plant, the...
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Eleanor M. Ludke

July 8, 1928 - April 11, 2012

Eleanor Marian Ludke, age 83, of Chilton, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born July 8, 1928 in Arland, WI, daughter of the late Henry & Alma (Wuorenma) Anderson. She married Richard W. "Dick" Ludke on December 29, 1948 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Almena; he preceded her in death on November 11, 2009. After moving to Chilton, Eleanor worked for the...
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Wim van der Graaf

March 16, 1959 - April 11, 2012

Wim van der Graaf, age 53, of Kiel, died following a year long battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. He was born March 16, 1959 in Cook County, IL, son of Wim van der Graaf, and the late Jane (Yeager) van der Graaf. Before marriage, Wim served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He married Janet Pitz on...
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Harold G. Thiel

December 4, 1926 - April 9, 2012

Harold G. Thiel, age 85, of St. John, died on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. He was born December 4, 1926 in the Town of Woodville, son of the late Mathias & Jeanette (Schmidt) Thiel. He married Dolores M. Scherer on May 17, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood. Harold had farmed his entire life in the Town of Woodville until his retirement in 1990...
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Norbert Gregor Propson

January 27, 1927 - April 1, 2012

Norbert Gregor Propson, age 85, of Chilton passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, after a short illness. He was born in Kloten on January 27, 1927 to Appolonia (Joas) and Joseph R. Propson. He was a 1944 graduate of Chilton High School. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 stationed in Germany. He also served as Register of Deeds for Calumet County for many years. Norb...
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Darlene Rose Steffes

May 2, 1937 - March 26, 2012

Darlene Rose Steffes, age 74, of Chilton, passed away peacefully following a couragious battle with cancer, on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton. She was born May 2, 1937 in Fond du Lac, daughter of the late Valentine & Olive (Steffen) Lefeber. She married Paul W. Steffes on November 16, 1968 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho. Darlene had worked 17 years...
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Norman G. Kiefer

March 20, 1922 - March 20, 2012

Norman G. Kiefer, age 90, of Sherwood, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at his home. He was born March 20, 1922 in the Town of Harrison, son of the late John & Emma (Laus) Kiefer. Norman married Generose Broehm on June 1, 1950 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Stockbridge. He was born and raised on the Kiefer Homestead where he gained tremendous insight in the art of farming. Due to his father...
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Eleanor A. Hollmann

July 14, 1917 - March 19, 2012

Eleanor A. Hollmann, age 94, of Chilton, died on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born July 14, 1917 in New Holstein, daughter of the late Frank & Anna (Rauscher) Seidel. She married Edward V. Hollmann on June 11, 1941 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, WI; he preceded her in death on May 13, 2008. Eleanor was a living testament to motherhood; she...
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Adeline M. Hoerth

January 20, 1918 - March 19, 2012

Adeline M. Hoerth, age 94, of Chilton, died on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born January 20, 1918 in Chilton, daughter of the late Otto & Helen (Schwobe) Veit. Adeline married Frank Hoerth on September 5, 1939 in Chilton; the couple farmed together in the Chilton area until their retirement in 1973. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton...
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Patranella Cathryn Degeneffe

June 17, 1928 - March 11, 2012

Patranella C. Degeneffe, ("Mom"), age 83, passed away peacefully with family members beside her at Century Ridge in Chilton, WI on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Mom was a creative, compassionate, and spiritual woman who endured life's trials and tribulations with dignity and grace. Mom was born on June 17, 1928 to the late Chester and Nellie Leigh and was given the name Patranella Cathryn Leigh. ...
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Gerald G.W. "Jerry" Propson

April 24, 1954 - March 9, 2012

G.W. "Jerry" Propson, age 57, of Chilton, passed away March 9, 2012 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Jerry was born April 24, 1954, son of Theodore and Viola (Goeser) Propson. He was united in marriage to Debra Kobussen on June 22, 1974 and was the proud father of their son, Adam. He graduated from Chilton High School in 1972, the American Institute of Banking 1976, the Midwest...
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Eleanore Zeamer

June 26, 1933 - March 6, 2012

Eleanore Zeamer, age 78, of Hilbert, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at her home in Hilbert. She was born June 26, 1933 in Wood County, daughter of the late George & Elvira (Mahnke) Labs. Eleanore was baptized in Christ August 7, 1933 in the Town of Port Edward in Wood County Wisconsin. Her sponsors were Anna (Ted) Mahnke, Gilbert and Hattie Mahnke. Eleanore was confirmed in faith, June 27,...
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Esther M. Head

January 6, 1923 - February 25, 2012

Esther M. Head, age 89, of rural Hilbert, died on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born January 6, 1923 in Stockbridge, daughter of the late Douglas & Caroline (Goeser) Stevens. Esther worked as a telephone operator while attending Stockbridge High School; following her graduation in 1942, she began working for a short time at Kimberly Clark. Esther...
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Etta M. Gruber

February 23, 1919 - February 21, 2012

Etta M. Gruber, age 92, of Hilbert, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Rocky Knoll in Plymouth. She was born February 23, 1919 in Charlesburg, WI, daughter of the late George & Margaretha (Daun) Pethan. She married Roland Gruber on November 24, 1942 and the couple farmed together in the Town of New Holstein until 1949. They then moved and worked hand in hand on their farm in the Town of...
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Karen R. Loose

November 5, 1952 - February 19, 2012

Karen R. Loose, age 59, of Chilton, died on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her home. She was born November 5, 1952 in Appleton, daughter of the late Arthur & LaVerna (Hacker) Haltinner. She married Richard Loose on June 28, 1975 at Peace Church in Potter. Karen was a member of Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church in Potter, the Friends of the Library, Calumet County Master Gardeners, Chilton City...
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Ernie Franklin "Charlie" Brown

December 15, 1947 - February 13, 2012

Ernie Franklin "Charlie" Brown, age 64, of Chilton, died on Monday, February 13, 2012 at his home in Chilton. He was born December 15, 1947 in Tyronza, AR, son of the late Nolon & Sibyl (Vaughn) Brown. Charlie married Susan Simon on September 30, 1981 in Waukegan, IL. He proudly served as 1st Class Company Commander in the United States Navy for 20 years. During this time, he served on...
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Lucille M. Woelfel

April 4, 1918 - February 6, 2012

Lucille M. Woelfel, age 93, of Chilton, died on Monday, February 6, 2012 at Woodlands Assisted Living in Fond du Lac. She was born April 4, 1918 in Chilton, daughter of the late Fred & Lucy (Hemauer) Ludwig. Lucille married Mark Woelfel on November 26, 1945 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton; he preceded her in death on May 6, 1951. Lucille was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church,...
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Alvin U. Schmitz

January 12, 1923 - January 31, 2012

Alvin U. Schmitz, age 89, of Johnsburg, died peacefully surrounded by his children, on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Villa Loretto in Mt. Calvary. He was born January 12, 1923 in St. Peter, son of the late Frank & Walburga (Petrie) Schmitz. Alvin married the love of his life, Martina Rose Casper on July 24, 1945 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg and the couple farmed together...
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Anthony M. "Tony" Schneider

September 13, 1965 - January 30, 2012

Anthony M. "Tony" Schneider, age 46, of Chilton, died on Monday, January 30, 2012 at his home in Hayton. He was born September 13, 1965 in Chilton, son of the late Leo & Alice (Stenz) Schneider. Tony enjoyed playing cards, fishing, hunting, and working on cars. Survivors include 2 children: Kayla & Cody Bangart; his Godchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. He...
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Otto A. Maas

August 27, 1933 - January 28, 2012

Otto August Maas, 78, Chilton, was called to eternal life on Saturday, January 28, 2012. He went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, following a period of declining health and strength. He lived a life wrapped in the love of Jesus. He would have us remember one thing: know Jesus, live, trust and rest in Him. His family cherishes the memories of his faithful love for all,...
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Lorraine Alvina Huebner Schaffer

September 30, 1918 - January 25, 2012

Lorraine H. Schaffer, age 93, of Chilton, formerly of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. Daughter of the late Louis & Elsie (Palmbach) Huebner, Lorraine was born in the town of Greenville on September 30, 1918. She became a child of God through her Holy Baptism on October 20, 1918 and Confirmed her Faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville...
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Gretchen Elisabeth Ware

September 29, 1922 - January 9, 2012

Gretchen Elisabeth Ware, age 89, of Chilton, died on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Libby's House in Chilton. She was born September 29, 1922 in Prairie du Chien, daughter of the late Lawrence & Olga (Potratz) Kieser. Following her graduation from High School, Gretchen worked as a guide at the Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien and later moved to Milwaukee. While in Milwaukee, she worked as a...
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Bernice E. Krug

December 6, 1923 - January 9, 2012

Bernice E. Krug, age 88, of Chilton, died on Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born December 6, 1923 in Plymouth, daughter of the late Arno & Lillie (Dennerlein) Hahn. During WWII, Bernice worked in Kohler for the war effort, and later at the Tea House in Greenbush. She married Wallace "Wally" Krug, on November 10, 1945 in Johnsonville. Following their...
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Mary Agnes Brantmeier

August 8, 1916 - January 7, 2012

Mary Agnes Brantmeier, age 95, of Chilton, died on Saturday, January 07, 2012, at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born August 8, 1916 in the Town of Stockbridge, daughter of the late John & Anna (Walsh) Campbell. She attended Stockbridge schools and graduated from Stockbridge High School. She married Jerome Brantmeier on October 11, 1938 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Stockbridge. The...
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