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Wilcox, Robert  
Wilcox, Robert H. Robert Harry Wilcox, "That Old Cowboy", age 85, of Weyauwega, died peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah with his loving son Todd by his side. He was born on May 29, 1929, Township of Royalton, son of the late Harry and Jeanie (Henry) Wilcox. Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He acted as a Chauffeur for U.S. Generals in Washington D. C. He also drove bus for Valley Transit in Appleton for over 20 years. He enjoyed meeting and talking to all the people that rode his bus. He had a great passion for horses and was easily recognized by the cowboy hat that he always wore. Bob was quick witted and loved seeing others smile. When asked what he wanted on his headstone Bob always jokingly said "See I told you I was sick." He is survived by his son: Todd (Melanie) Wilcox, Waupaca; Daughter Skeeter (Mark) Abrahamson, Neenah; Son, Josh (Kelly) Much, Appleton; Granddaughter Taylor Wilcox, Waupaca; Grandson Ben Hayes, Michigan; Grandson Max Hayes, Washington; Special friend Ginny Jensen, Weyauwega. Siblings: Glenn Wilcox, Neenah, Eva Bork, Greenville, Dolly Bork, Neenah, Bette Ferg, Waupaca and Linda (Alton) Ponto, Weyauwega. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 4 brothers, also brothers in-law and sisters in-law. A memorial service for Bob will be held on Saturday May 2, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cline & Hanson Funeral home (209 W. Cook St.) in NEW LONDON with the Rev. Greg Watling officiating. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday directly at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Hobart Cemetery in the Town of Royalton at a later date.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 29, 2015
Williams, Duane Alwin  
Duane Alwin Williams Duane was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin on April 6, 1935 to Alwin and Edith Williams. He died on April 29, 2015 after an extended battle with Parkinson's disease. Duane graduated in 1952 from Marshfield Senior High School. He was awarded a college scholarship from the Steve Miller Foundation of Marshfield and won a state-level Elk's Club contest prize on the U.S. Constitution to help fund his schooling. Duane subsequently earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He married Judith Carol Bean in 1957 while working on his Ph.D. degree. He went on to have a successful career in research and development at Exxon Corporation, Rocket Research Company (Redmond, Washington), and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He received several patents for his innovations. At retirement in 1992, he married Darlene Mary Anderson. Together, they enjoyed skiing, traveling, flower gardening, and spending time with their many grandchildren and friends. Duane was a dedicated member of St. Mary's Catholic Parish. He visited with many home-bound parishioners each week, frequently bringing them Holy Communion. Duane served his Parish and the Lord by being a Lector and Holy Communion Distributor at St. Mary's for nearly 20 years. Duane is survived by his loving wife, Darlene, and his children - son Gary Williams and his wife Stefanie of Town of Clayton, Wisconsin; son Jeffrey Williams of Neenah, Wisconsin; step-son Michael Anderson and his wife Sharon of Menasha, Wisconsin; step-son Mark Anderson and his wife Kristi of Winneconne, Wisconsin. Duane is also survived by grandchildren Jeremy, Evan, Zachary, Alec, Christian, Abbey, Noelle, Nicholas, Keller, Cooper, and Piper. He is also survived by his brothers - Jim Williams of Monona, Wisconsin; John Williams and wife Joan of Marshfield, Wisconsin; Stan Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Bill Williams of Madison, Wisconsin. Duane is also survived by many dear nephews and nieces. Duane was preceded in death by his father Alwin, mother Edith, daughter-in-law Debby, and brother Bob Williams. Visitation will be held from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH (528 Second St., Menasha Wisconsin). At noon, a Memorial Mass will be held for Duane. The service will be officiated by Father Paul Paider. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to the National Parkinson Foundation www.parkinson.org . On-line condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com . Duane greatly appreciated and enjoyed the many visits, cards, letters and phone calls from friends and family, especially this past year. Your love of Duane was evident in your every word to him, spoken and written. Duane's family wishes to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to the many staff members of Brewster Village, Appleton, Wisconsin, for the loving and devoted care they gave Duane while he resided there and the support they extended to his family.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 3, 2015
Wolff, JoAnn  
JoAnn Wolff JoAnn Wolff, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Brewster Village. Joann was born on December 12, 1936 to Wesley and Amanda (Leppla) LaFortune. JoAnn had a very strong faith and that was very important to her. She had a strong love for her children and family and was a fighter for them. She was a wonderful mother and her home was always well kept and she enjoyed canning and doing crafts. JoAnn was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Dale. JoAnn is survived by her four children; Charlene Marti, Wisconsin Rapids, Jolene Anderson, Rincon, Georgia, Shawn (Kimberly) Wolff, Appleton, Kim Wolff, Appleton, grandchildren; Samantha, Andrew, Ashleigh, Matthew, Michael, Rebeccah, Emily, Candice, Melanie, Katherine, and Aaron, great grandchildren; Kaylee, Zaidyn, Ella Reese and Connor, a sister, Jeanne (John) Meyers, a brother Duane (Nancy) LaFortune, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Cheryl and a granddaughter Crystal. The funeral for JoAnn will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, W9815 State Road 96, Dale. A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2:00 until 6:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton and on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at church. Internment will be in the Dale Union Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Brewster Village for all they have done over the last years. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Brewster village. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com .
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 30, 2015
Zeman, Helen  
Helen I. Zeman Helen Zeman, age 95, of Appleton and formerly of Sun City, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was born on December 15, 1919, to the late Bohumil and Anna Vlach. She met the love of her life, Frank Zeman, while ballroom dancing and they were married on February 5, 1944. They spent seventy wonderful years together until Frank's death in August of 2014. Helen's favorite activity was ballroom dancing with her husband and they continued to dance well into their 90's. Helen also enjoyed water aerobics, working in her flower garden, knitting and crocheting, various activities at her retirement community, and spending time with her family. Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: James and Phyllis Zeman; her grandchildren: Melissa (Kevin) Decker, Paul (Annie) Zeman, Elizabeth Zeman, John (Kristy) Easton, and Elsa (Craig) Wright; her great-grandchildren: Dylan Decker, Liam and Ava Easton, Anastasia and Krista Wright, and Baby Boy Zeman who is due to arrive in June; and her brother: Joseph (Carrie) Vlach. In addition to her parents and her husband Frank, Helen was preceded in death by her daughter Carol Easton, sisters Rose (Joe) Kolar and Anna Vlach; and brothers Bohumil (Blanche) Vlach and James Vlach. A memorial service for Helen will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha. Rev. Judy Deckert will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date in Forest Park, Illinois. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon from 4:00 PM until the time of the service. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.wichmannfargo.com . Helen's family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Monarch neighborhood at Touchmark, and to her caregivers from Valley VNA Health Services for the compassionate care they provided to Helen, as well as the kindness and understanding shown to her family during this difficult time.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 29, 2015
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