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Klinger, Melvin "Mel"  
Melvin "Mel" R. Klinger, of Oshkosh, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at home peacefully with his wife at his side after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Oshkosh on September 30, 1943 the son of Melvin V. and Bernadine Klinger. He married JoAnn Schmidt on October 19, 1963. Mel was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church, the Corvette Club, Knickers and various golf leagues. He worked at Klinger Painting, Inc. in Oshkosh for 50+ years and became the president of the company. He was devoted to the company of which his grandfather had started. Mel lived and breathed golf, accomplishing two holes-in-one and scored record breaking rounds under par. Whenever he wasn't golfing 18 holes, he was found relaxing watching golf or sports. He was a die-hard sports fan, especially his love for the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Mel had a deep appreciation for corvettes and always made sure his corvette was washed and polished - and no fingerprints. Mel wintered in San Tan Valley, AZ and worked one morning a week at the golf course doing various jobs. His mode of transportation to his job was his red golf cart. Mel was a modest man with a big heart. He did not want to be recognized for his many good deeds. Mel is survived by his wife of 51 years, JoAnn Klinger; sons, Jay (Sue Jansen) Klinger, Tim (Jennifer) Klinger; grandchildren, Alexis, Adam, John and Jacob; sister, Joanne Bernadette, of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers-in-law, John (Kathy) Schmidt and Jim (Leslie) Schmidt. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin V. and Bernadine Klinger; baby brother, Melvin V.; in-laws, John and Emily (Jane) Schmidt. A great big thank you to the many friends who came to visit Mel during this difficult time. Mel's family would like to thank the Aurora Bay Care Cancer Center in Green Bay and Dr. Umang Gautum, for their excellent care and compassion. Funeral services for Mel will be Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Westside, 100 Lake Pointe Drive. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and the service to follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Mel's name.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 25 to Aug. 28, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

Kamps, Mary Lou  
Kamps, Mary Lou Mary Lou Kamps, age 86, passed peacefully and joined her husband Jiggs on Tuesday morning, August 25, 2015. Mary was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, on March 6, 1929, daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Koehler) McGoey. James "Jiggs" Kamps became her husband on October 7, 1951, and the couple shared many years of happiness together until his death in 2014. Mary enjoyed the Packers, Bucks, Brewers, NASCAR, playing bingo and the "occasional" trip to the casino. Most of all, she loved being a mom and grandma. Mary is survived by two daughters: Kara (Bernie) Hietpas of Kaukauna and Katie (Travis) Kroner of Combined Locks; seven grandchildren: Chris, Ali, and Ben Hietpas; Audrey Kamps and her fiancé Tony Shannon; Tyler Kamps; and Kip and Kamryn Kroner; two: great-grandchildren: Brayden and Charlotte; a brother: Gary McGoey of Appleton; a sister: Norma McGrath of Marshfield; and a sister-in-law: Mary Femal of Appleton. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jiggs, a son Kevin, and infant daughter Mary and by siblings Beverly (Sonny) Kneepkens, Joan (Tom) Heiss, Jane McGoey, and Michael McGoey. A memorial mass for Mary will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Thursday from 3:00 PM until the time of the service. For more information and to share memories, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com . The family would like to extend their gratitude to the many caregivers who treated Mary so well, especially Dr. Amy Servais and Dr. Alex Tretinyak, as well as her dear friends Jeanette Bishop and Pete Kessler. Mary was also blessed to have some pretty awesome grandkids. They made sure to visit her often and make sure she had everything she needed to be comfortable. Thanks also to them, for loving their grandma so very much.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 26, 2015
Kiser, Geraldine  
Kiser, Geraldine Geraldine "Gerry" (Dunn) Kiser, age 82, was reunited with her husband in Heaven on August 21, 2015. Gerry was born in Cleveland Ohio, on March 1, 1933 to the late Lawrence and Leone (Reidl) Dunn. During her youth, her family moved to Wisconsin. Gerry married her best friend, Kenneth Kiser, on December 29, 1954, in Appleton and they enjoyed 53 years of togetherness before his death in 2006. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Appleton. Gerry was blessed with a loving family. She raised three children in a home that was filled with laughter and joy. You could always find Gerry sitting at the kitchen table overlooking the backyard ready to hand out advice about life's lessons. As the years passed, she continued to hand down that knowledge to her five grandchildren, which she spoiled at every opportunity. She was an avid bird watcher, enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting when she wasn't out working in her flower gardens. There was always a picture puzzle on the side table just waiting for someone to add a piece. She was never without her cat "Boo" at her side. Gerry is survived by her daughter, Karen Labby (Ken and his son Alex), son Robert (Sue) and their sons, Randy and BJ, daughter, Laurie Koestner and her children, Alison, Marty and Evan. She will also be missed by her cousins, Julie (Gary) Allen and David Roepke, dear friends Norma and Ken Sanderfoot and Father Brian, Chris Malott, Pat Langman and many other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Dunn. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:30pm at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St, Appleton.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2015
Kron, Jerome Joseph "Jerry"  
Kron, Jerome Joseph "Jerry" Jerome J. Kron, 84, Appleton, formerly of Neenah, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015. He was born January 26, 1931, in Milwaukee, son of Gustave and Frances Kron. Jerome married Lorretta Schalewski, October 13, 1951, at St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church, Milwaukee, and last fall they celebrated 63 wonderful years of marriage. Their family quickly grew with the addition of eight children. He was employed with Kohl's Food Store for 38 years. In 1976, the family relocated to Neenah to buy the Parkway Motel. Jerry and Loretta owned and operated the motel and Kron's Service Center until they retired in 1994. He enjoyed cooking, playing cards, watching and playing sports, especially the Green Bay Packers. He was a Golden Glove Boxer and enjoyed ping-pong. Jerry and Loretta volunteered at Theda Clark Medical Center for several years together. Jerome was formerly an active member of St. Mary Catholic Parish, Winneconne, and is a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah. Jerome is survived by his children: Anna Rae Sundby, Doris (Mike) Buksyk, Ed (Leigh), Dave (Laura), Jerry, Lori Casperson, Mike (Tammy), and Dede Coopman; grandchildren: Shana (fiancé Aaron), April, Joel (Stephanie), Kathryn, Kenny, Joseph, Jessica, Jake, Randy (Tori), Brandon, Hunter, Heather (Rory), Kayla, and Karly; a great granddaughter, Sophia; and many other relatives and friends. Jerome was preceded in death by his wife; brother: Edward Kron; and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial Street, Neenah, with Fr. Michael Ingold officiating. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Jerry's family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the care and compassion shown to him. They would also like to thank Fr. Norman Krutzik for spending time with Jerry and keeping him company.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 25, 2015
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