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Campbell, Robert  
Campbell, Robert Robert Irving (Bob) Campbell, age 90, passed away at home in De Pere early Wednesday morning, May 20, 2015. Bob was born on September 10, 1924 in Waukesha, WI, the son of Elsie Jean (MacNamara) and Irving Earl Campbell. At the age of eight, the family moved to Sheboygan where Bob attended school, graduating from Sheboygan Central High School. Following high school, Bob briefly attended Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) before enlisting in the Naval Air Corp in 1943. He served his country in WWII as a flying boat pilot and afterwards in the Naval Reserves, until his honorable discharge at the rank of Lieutenant (J.G.). Bob attended the University of Minnesota between 1946 and 1948, graduating June, 1948 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He made longstanding friendships as a lifelong member of Beta Theta Pi, initiated as a Beta member on January 17, 1946. Bob married Virginia Lou (Ginny) Pickhardt on June 30, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN and they had five children. Ginny passed away in De Pere on November 6, 1997. Bob was blessed to find a second love and married Dee Carroll on December 26, 2003, with whom he shared his love of travel among other things. Bob spent much of his working life in furniture sales. His work required frequent moves, beginning his career with Simmons Co. in Detroit, MI, with subsequent moves to Bowling Green, OH; Flint, MI; North Little Rock, AR; Sheboygan, WI (American Chair Co.); Fair Haven, NJ (Thonet Co.); Lake Zurich, IL; and eventually to De Pere, WI in 1973 to join Prange's Business Interiors. In 1984, Bob founded his own business, Campbell's Contract Ltd., retiring in 2011. Bob was proud of his family and his Scottish heritage, visiting Scotland twice. He had a great zest for life and a life-long affinity for water sports - from diving team in high school to sailing, fishing, etc. Other sport interests included golf, downhill skiing, biking and racquetball. He was a member for 40-plus years of the Green Bay YMCA with a 3-times-a-week commitment as an avid racquetball player. He also enjoyed his volunteer work at St. Johns Shelter in Green Bay. Bob is survived by his wife, Dee Carroll; his children: Donna Jean (Thomas) Phelps, Scott E. Campbell, Michael I. (Laura) Campbell, Robert M. (Denise) Campbell; his grandchildren: Justin R. (Kristin) McCabe, Andrea L. (Dan) Egbert, Rosemary A. (Daniel) O'Connell; and his great grandchildren: Calan McCabe and Nora McCabe. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia; a daughter, Marianne (David Smith) Campbell; his siblings, Jean (William) Gunther and Betty Ann (Gordon) Osborn; and his beloved dogs. Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, 1307 Lourdes Avenue, De Pere, WI, on Saturday, May 30th from 9 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM, celebrated by Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem. Interment will be at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan, WI. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Bob's name.
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 21 to May 28, 2015
Connolly, Cynthia  
Connolly, Cynthia J. Like a ship that's left its mooring And sails bravely out to sea, Someone Dear has sailed away In calm serenity. Cynthia J. Connolly, age 58, of Manitowoc, WI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, WI following a courageous battle with colorectal cancer. Cindy was born on November 14, 1956 in Concord, MA to Rita R. (Anelons) Connolly and the late Norman N. Connolly. She grew up in Lexington, MA and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1975. Cindy then obtained her Bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 1991 and completed her education by receiving her Masters degree in Social Work from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. As a child, Cindy spent her summers with her family on Cape Cod, MA. As a Girl Scout, she learned how to sail at sailing camp on Martha's Vineyard. Cindy loved the water and truly believed a bad day on the water was better than a good day at work. When she wasn't on the water, she worked as a clinical social worker counseling children. Cindy worked at Innovative Counseling, Inc. in Green Bay, WI for 14 years. Prior to that, she also worked New Wellness Associates and Employee Wellness Associates, both in Green Bay, WI. Cindy was a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1990 and the Autism Society of America. She enjoyed the outdoors and sailing, camping, hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing. Cindy was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc, WI. Survivors include Cindy's life partner: Kim Kaufmann, and beloved collie Marley, of Manitowoc, WI; mother: Rita Connolly, Lexington, MA; two brothers: N. Neil (Maureen) Connolly, Medfield, MA; and Jeff Connolly, Shirley, MA. She is also survived by Mary Kaufmann and Bill Walker, Two Rivers, WI and William Gutowski, Medfield, MA. Cindy was a beloved aunt to Timothy Carrigan, Bridget Carrigan and Patrick Connolly, all of Medfield, MA; Eric Nelson, Madison, WI and Laura (Michel) Llorens of Paris, France. Cindy was a beloved great aunt to Adele Nelson Dahl of Madison, WI and Charlie Llorens of Paris, France and looking forward to the birth of Sammy Llorens. She was preceded in death by her father: Norman N. Connolly; maternal grandparents: George and Eva Anelons; and paternal grandparents: Michael and Anna Connolly. A memorial service will be held at noon on Monday, May 25, 2015 at St. James Episcopal Church, 434 North 8th Street, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at noon. Cremation has taken place at the Harrigan Parkside Crematory and Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to be made in Cindy's name to St. James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc. The family would like to thank Pastor Diane Murray, the congregation at St. James Episcopal Church, the doctors, nurses and staff at Aurora Medical Center and The Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic for all their loving support.
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 22 to May 24, 2015
Cygan, Marguerite "Mugsie" (Zeise)  
Cygan, Marguerite "Mugsie" (Zeise) Marguerite "Mugsie" (Zeise) Cygan, 96, passed away May 23, 2015 at the Jack and Ingrid Meng Residence of Unity Hospice. She was born in Green Bay on July 25, 1918, daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Murphy) Zeise. She graduated from East High School with honors with the class of '37. Mugsie married Harry Cygan on September 4, 1937 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She so loved children that she and Harry took in foster children from Catholic Charities. They also took in Cuban refugees. In the early 1960's, Mugsie and Harry were named Foster Parents of the year and had their picture taken with then Governor Reynolds. Foreign exchange students were also welcomed in the Cygan home. These students still visit and communicate with her. Mugsie and Harry baby sat for several Packer players children and they still call her Grandma Mugsie. Mugsie was such a Packer fan that she met and became a friend of Packer President Mark Murphy and his wife Laurie. A couple of years ago, Mugsie made the top ten for Packer fan of the year. She worked at Hansen Dairy for a short time. With her love of children, she worked as school secretary at Oak Grove, Roosevelt, Washington Junior High School and Tank school before retiring in 1984. She then participated in the ESL program at St. Norbert College. She was such a kind, gentle and loving person and will be sadly missed by family and all the people whose lives she has touched. She is also a proud cancer survivor. She is survived by her three children, James (Mitzi) Cygan, Dianne (Ed) Tarrence, and Michael (Nancy) Cygan all of Green Bay and special daughter, Ruth Marie Mettner; five grandchildren, James (Lori) Cygan Jr., Kathleen Roix, Kenneth Roix and fiancée Tina Vanden Avond, Michael (Amanda) Cygan, and Patrick Cygan; two step grandchildren, Chris Halbrook, Kara Halbrook and fiancée Donald Lira; nine great grandchildren, Ethan Farley, Carter Smith, Payton Smith, Jacob Cygan, Joseph Cygan, Logan Cygan, Zoey Cygan, Chloe Cygan, Harrison Trost, Four step great grandchildren, Tyler Ertel, Leroy Bomski , Dylan and Lucy Lira; plus 5 Tarrence step grand children and their spouses and their ten children (her step great grandchildren) and many nieces and nephews. Mugsie was preceded in death by her husband, Harry on November 13, 1995; son-in-law Robert Roix; one brother, Joseph Zeise and one sister Marcella Van Beek. Visitation at Resurrection Catholic Church 333 Hilltop Dr. Allouez, Thursday, June 4th from 4PM until the time of the wake service at 7PM. Visitation will continue at the church Friday, June 5th, from 9:30 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 AM with Bishop Morneau officiating and Father Dean Dombroski, concelebrant. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Heezen , the staff and volunteers of Unity Hospice and the Jack and Ingrid Meng Residence and the Packer family for their kindness they showed to our mother.
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 25 to June 3, 2015
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