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Van Oudenhoven, Milo  
Milo Joseph Van Oudenhoven Milo Joseph Van Oudenhoven, age 78, also known as "Milo the Worker," passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Theda Clark Medical Center, with his family at his side. Milo Joseph was born on August 23, 1936, in Appleton to the late Peter and Margaret Van Oudenhoven. Milo graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic Grade School and Appleton High School. After high school, Milo enlisted in the Army National Guard. On July 17, 1965, he was united in marriage to Joyce Newberg in Appleton; she preceded him in death on October 5, 2000. Milo developed a passion for auto racing through his family. He raced in the late 50's and 60's, with his father, in the USAC (United States Auto Club) circuit and later became an official for the Fox River Racing Club and WIR in Kaukauna and continued to support his son Jeff's racing to the fullest. When Milo was younger, he had worked for Lindy's Ambulance Service, owned two service stations on the South Side of Appleton and later retired from Zaug's Vending Company. He enjoyed seeing his friends at the morning "coffee clutch" at Angels Restaurant in Appleton before making his daily "rounds". Most of all he loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed by his loving children: Kay (Mark) Ashauer and their children: Miranda and Maxwell; and Jeffrey Van Oudenhoven and his daughters: Mayson and Ashlynn and their mother Dawn Van Oudenhoven; a sister, Beverly (Ron) Van Acker; sisters-in-law: Janice Newberg and Betty Bessette. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his stepmother Genevieve Bessette Van Oudenhoven; an infant sister, Marilyn; half-brother, Wallace (Loretta) Hersant; a step-brother, Robert Bessette; brothers-in-law: Wade Leuthold, Marvin Newberg, and Delbert Newberg; a special nephew, David Talarczyk and two nieces. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 10, from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will again be on Thursday morning from 9:00 am until the hour of the service at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. Online condolences may be given at www.wichmannfargo.com The family would like to say special thanks to the staff of Theda Clark - Second Floor for taking such wonderful care of our dad. Many friendships were established during this time.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2014
Vande Wettering, Donald  
Vande Wettering, Donald Donald J. Vande Wettering, "Blackie", Darboy, age 80, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home. He was born August 19, 1934 in Appleton, WI, son of the late John and Marie (Vanden Van) Vande Wettering. Blackie was a Korean War Veteran, honored with the Purple Heart. After serving in the navy, he returned home and worked at Kimberly Clark. He later was self-employed as a trucker. Blackie was an avid horseman and enjoyed trail riding with friends. He was also a sports fanatic, enjoyed cribbage and spending time with his horse Chance and his mule, Annabelle. He is survived by his children: Cheryl Buelow (special friend Mike Lamers), Kim (Brian) Romenesko, Jay (Laurie) Vande Wettering, and Linda (Jim) Theobald; 12 grandchildren: Tara (Ryan) Young, Troy (Trisha) Buelow, Billie (Nate) Bougie, Erika Carrizales, Tyler Sitar, Tanner Sitar, Rachael Sitar (fiancé Eric Willis), Reilly Traynor, Angie (Ryan) Polenz, Kyle Vande Wettering, Eric (Kimberly) Bombinski, and Mackenzie Theobald; 11 great-grandchildren: Leigha, Larissa, Monica and Marah Young, Alivia and Isla Buelow, Will Bougie, Jacobi Willis, Aidan, Declan and Charlotte Polenz; his siblings and in-laws: Jim Vande Wettering, Gary "Butch" (Patty) Vande Wettering, Dick (Donna) Vande Wettering, Sue Lowney, Dan (Jayne) Vande Wettering and Vernon Romenesko; special friends: Judy, Jessie and Julie; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Cleo Romenesko and a brother-in-law, Mike Lowney. A Memorial Service for Blackie will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until the time of service. Full Military Rites will take place at the funeral home following the service. Burial will take place in King, WI. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com 766-2099
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Dec. 12, 2014
Verkins, Earl H.  
Earl H. Verkins Earl Verkins, age 88, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was born on April 28, 1926, in Manitowoc, to the late Sylvester and Gertrude (Fratzke) Verkins. Earl served in the U.S. Army during WWII. On September 3, 1949, Earl married Joan Strathearn in Manitowoc; she preceded him in death on August 31, 2011. Earl graduated from UW - Madison in 1950 with a degree in Business Administration. During his freshmen year in college, he received a varsity letter in Men's Tennis. His professional career began in public accounting at Arthur Anderson in Chicago for five years, then in manufacturing accounting at Marathon Corp. in Neenah for eleven years, and retired in 1988 after 22 years as controller of Lawrence University. Earl also taught accounting courses at Lawrence University and Silver Lake College. He was a long time and faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton. Earl held offices as president, vice-president, and treasurer at Zion Lutheran Church. He held the position of treasurer for 30 years. Earl and Joan were the managers at Zion Mutual Homes for 20 years. He served on many committees and projects, along with teaching various Bible studies at Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include his son, Robert Verkins of Appleton; daughter, Cathy (Richard) Wittchow of Onalaska; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Matthew) Amelon, Mark Wittchow, and Emily Wittchow; and great granddaughter, Ella Joan Amelon. The memorial service for Earl will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 19, 2014 at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 912 N. Oneida Street in Appleton with Rev. Lloyd Luedeman officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc. Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church or The Salvation Army are appreciated. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com .
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18, 2014
Vissers, Vincent  
Vincent M. Vissers Vincent M. Vissers, age 87, of Kimberly, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014. He was born on October 9, 1927 in Little Chute to Peter and Gertude (Vosters) Vissers. He was a graduate of St. John's High School in Little Chute where he participated in basketball, baseball and boxing. Vince served his county in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he married Marion Gosz on October 7, 1952; together they raised six daughters. Vince was employed at the Kimberly Clark/Midtec Paper Mill as a blacksmith and pipefitter for 44 years, retiring in 1990. Vince was a very hard worker and held part-time jobs to support his family. He and Marion raised their family on Schaefer Street in Appleton where he sold Christmas trees for many years. He umpired Legion Baseball and men's softball leagues, loved his bowling league and playing sheepshead with his friends. Vince was also a Packer, Brewer and Badger fan, and the epitome of an armchair quarterback. Vince and Marion built a cottage on Wilson Lake in Wild Rose which eventually became their retirement home. He took great pride in the upkeep of his property, especially his large, meticulously kept lawn, where many games of jarts, croquet, and bag toss were played over the years. Vince enjoyed nights around the fire pit and looked forward to the 4th of July fireworks over the lake. Vince is survived by his wife: Marion Vissers; his daughters: Linda (Rory) Coonen, Laura (Michael) Heimann, Mary (Ed) Braaten, and Lisa (Mark) Kotarek, all of Appleton; Sharon (Tim) White of Woodbury, Minnesota, and Debbie (Shane) France of Tucson, Arizona; and by his grandchildren: Brady and Courtney Coonen, Nicole and Sam Braaten, Griffin and Lucas Kotarek, Steve and Kristina White, and Logan and Austin France. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Don, a niece, nephews, and many in-laws. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha on Friday, December 12, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. A private celebration mass will be held during Christmas week at their home parish in Wautoma. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established. The family would like to express a sincere THANK YOU to the staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital Emergency Room and 2 South, and his angel caregivers at Brewster Village during the past month. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com .
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Dec. 11, 2014
Voss, Gilbert  
Voss, Gilbert Gilbert A. Voss of Wautoma WI went to be with his Lord on December 10, 2014, with his children at his bedside. He had recently been residing at Rosemore Village in Wild Rose. Gil was born to Arthur and Ann Voss on August 11, 1929 in West Allis WI. After graduating from high school, he enrolled in the Army and served in the Korean War. When he left the military, he applied for a position as a Conservation Warden for the Wisconsin Conservation Department (known today as the DNR). He was stationed in Ozaukee, Waushara and Green Lake Counties. He married Denise (nee Shew) Voss in 1961. After leaving the DNR for health reasons, he worked briefly for the Green Lake County Zoning Office as the Zoning Administrator until his retirement. Gil's love of wildlife and nature guided his entire life and made a lasting affect on his children and grandchildren. To all his friends and family, he was known as a "true gentleman". Gil is survived by two daughters: Laurie (Janek) Cieszynski, Omro; Vicki (Brad) DePasse, Appleton; a son David Voss, Wautoma; and his precious grandchildren, Clayton and Christopher Cieszynski, Omro; Lindsey DePasse, Appleton; and his former wife, Denise. He is further survived by his relatives in Watertown WI that meant so much to him. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, "White Cat". Preceding him in death were his parents, and a granddaughter, Claudia Cieszynski and his faithful pets throughout his life; Buck, Mac, Dutch, Penny, Ginger and Wobbles. Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 W. Elm St., Wautoma on Saturday, December 13. Visitation at the church will be from 11AM - 12PM. with the service following at 12PM (NOON). A lunch will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wisconsin Purple Martin Association or Trinity Lutheran Church of Wautoma would be appreciated. Gil's family wishes to thank the caregivers at Rosemore Village for their loving care; Pastor Rohde for making Gil's journey to Heaven easy; Agnesian Hospice, and the Wild Rose Hospital.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Dec. 11, 2014
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