Lorraine Van Egeren
Lorraine Van Egeren, age 91, died May 12, 2000, at a Green Bay nursing home after a long and happy life. She was born on Oct. 8, 1908, in New Franken to Joe and Nettie Basten. Lorraine married Almond (Mux) Van Egeren on April 28, 1931, in New Franken. She worked at Willaert’s Bakery, Fisher Brothers Fishery and Larson Canning Company. She and her husband were long-time members of St. Joseph’s Parish in Green Bay. Lorraine loved to travel and over the years she traveled with her son in his motorhome to almost every state in the union, to Canada and Mexico. In her most recent years, bingo had become her passion. She thoroughly enjoyed her stay at Parkview Manor Nursing Home and thought the world of the staff who were so good to her. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Harold (Van) and Marsha Van Egeren, Suamico; one granddaughter, Brenda Margo and her husband, Ron, of Stoughton, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Sinkula and Jered Sinkula, both of Stoughton, Mass.; one very special niece, Loretta O’Boyle of Milwaukee, who was raised and loved by Lorraine as a daughter; and many exceptionally loving and considerate great-nieces and great-nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Almond (Mux) Van Egeren; her brothers, Bill, Fred, Jim and George; and sisters, Eva and Myrtle. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday (today) at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue at Ridge Road, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Entombment will be in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
Melvin 'Mel' Eastman Tozier
Melvin (Mel) Eastman Tozier died Friday, May 12, 2000, at a local hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1915, in Ostrander, Wash., to the late Bert and Nella (Betsworth) Tozier. On Nov. 20, 1938, he married Mildred Heinz in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1996. Melvin worked as a Store Manager for Red Owl for 24 years and then as Store Manager for Westphal’s for 11 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Serra Club, Holy Name Society (President), Cub Scouts as a Scout Master, and an avid member of several dart ball leagues, and an avid golfer at Woodside Country Club. Melvin is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bud and Mary Tozier, and Kenneth Tozier, both of Green Bay; two sisters, Leona Barnhart, Oregon, and Elainne Servine, Nebraska; one grandson, Michael Tozier and his wife, Roxanne; and two great-grandchildren, Erik and Elizabeth Tozier; and cousins, nephews and nieces. Friends may call Wednesday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Willebrord Catholic Church where visitation will take place until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Harvey Toonen officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Lyndahl Funeral Home is assisting the family.
The Family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Mary’s Intensive Care Unit who cared for him during his illness.
Keith R. Sizer
Keith R. Sizer, 45, Green Bay, died unexpectedly at home Thursday, May 18, 2000. Born in Green Bay on August 9, 1954 he is the son of Mildred (Babler) and the late Richard Sizer. Keith attended Southwest High School and he graduated from a high school in Colorado. He married the former Bonnie Dombrowski in 1979. Keith was employed at Hartwig Trucking transporting mail for the U.S. Post Office. He enjoyed Nascar racing, working on his car, Seymour races, and especially times spent with his son and grandson. Survived by one son, Gregory Sizer, Green Bay; one grandson, Jordan Leigh Keppers , Green Bay; mother and stepfather, Mildred and Robert Schmitz, Green Bay; maternal grandmother, Edith Babler, Green Bay; two sisters, Sharon (Steve) Miller, Highridge, Missouri; Dawn (Aaron) Kotlarz, Green Bay; nieces, nephews; Shannon Lee Van Sell, Terra Haute, Indiana; Nathan Lee Van Sell, Indianapolis, Indiana; Kyle Kotlarz, Allouez; Former spouse and good friend, Bonnie Sizer, New Franken; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Sizer; Paternal grandparents, Kate and Bill Sizer; Maternal grandfather, Clem Babler. Friends may call at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Monday visitation will continue at the funeral home until the time of the funeral. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish with Rev. Mike Ingold officiating.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in his memory.
Wray W. McKinley
Wray W. McKinley, 87, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at a local nursing home. Wray was born January 13, 1913 in Hurontown, Mich. to the late Gordon and Martha (Moerhke) McKinley. He married the former Helen M. Hauber on July 2, 1938 in Kenosha, Wis. He worked for 20 years at National Tea Store beginning in Kenosha and concluded the last six years in Shawano as district manager to the State of Wisconsin. For many years, he owned and operated Russ and Wray’s Grocery Store. Wray had also worked for seven years at Paper Converting. Wray enjoyed the time he spent woodworking and fishing with his brother, Bob. Wray’s family will dearly miss him. His sense of humor will be long remembered. Wray was a kind, generous, loving husband, father and grandfather. Though all his pain and suffering he never complained. He fought a tough battle with courage and determination. Wray is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen; two daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy McKinley-Ehlinger, Milwaukee, Jane and Mike DeMuth of Green Bay; five grandchildren and spouses, Jeff and Lisa De Muth of Janesville, Michelle and Pat VanLieshout of Green Bay, Melissa DeMuth of Green Bay, Nick and Lisa Ehlinger of Spring Green, Martha and Gary Milanowski of Eagle River; four great-grandchildren, Madeline, Ellie, Tessa, and Sophie; special niece and spouse, Denise and Ed Nelson of Kenosha. Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bob and Edwin and one sister, Helen. Friends may call at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of memorial service. Memorial Service Saturday 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steve Fewell, chaplain for Unity Hospice, officiating.
Wray’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Western Village for the special care shown to both Wray, his family and also Unity Hospice, and the nurses of Home Health Care.
Donald James Landry
Donald James Landry, 74, Green Bay, went peacefully into the arms of our Lord on May 17, 2000, after a long and courageous battle with many illnesses. He was born May 23, 1925, in Green Bay to the late Emil and Elizabeth (Hogan) Landry. He graduated from West High School and attended St. Norbert College. During World War II, Don was stationed in Italy, with the U.S. Air Force. His life’s work was with the Brown County Sheriff Traffic Department where in 28 years he rose from Traffic Officer to Deputy Chief of Traffic. He retired from the department in 1981. He married Donna Courchaine (Girard) March 26, 1982. He and Donna spent nearly 15 years enjoying the winter sun of Mesa, Ariz. Don was involved in several organizations: The Sheriff Traffic Benevolent Association, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks B.P.O.E. #259, Loyal Order of Moose #801, American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post #11 and Knights of the Round Table. He was a very kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and a good friend to all. He took great pride in his family. Don had a love of life, being with people, fishing and hunting with life long buddies and playing his weekly card game. Survivors include his loving wife, Donna Mae; a son, Kevin Landry, Santa Clarita, Calif; two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle Freybler, Elk Mound, Wis.; Leigh Ann and Robert Pristash, Duluth, Minn.; two stepchildren, Michael Courchaine (Joni), Chanhassen, Minn.; Dee Dee Courchaine and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Courchaine, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Shannon (Jeff), Derrick, Chris, Erin, Sarah, Jessica, B.J., Nicole, Miranda; three great-grandchildren, Merrick, Madison and Mikaila; a brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Mary Landry, Brookfield; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding him in death were, his dearly loved parents; two brothers, Robert and Thomas; and one sister, Katherine Fuller; his stepson, Guy Courchaine and granddaughter, Hailey were abruptly taken from him in 1997. May they all greet him in heaven with open arms. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m. today. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice for their compassion, kindness and guidance, especially Dar and Gail and also the nurses and staff from St Vincent Hospital 9th Floor, who cared for Don.
Mrs. Evan 'Lois' James
Mrs. Evan (Lois) James, age 83, Green Bay, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at a local hospital. She was born on May 3, 1917, in Larsen to the late Ira and Ada (Babcock) Hough. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Elementary Education. On Sept. 30, 1939, she married Evan James; he preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1997. Lois was an original member of Pilgrim Congregational Church and an active member of the Priscillas. She was a member of P.E.O., Chapter AI, and served in several capacities for the YWCA, Antiquarian Society, Literary Guild and the Green Bay Symphony Guild. She was an avid bridge player and played in several bridge clubs. Survivors include one daughter and two sons-in-law, Nancy and Robert Loew, Germantown, Md., and Ed Kraus, Franklin; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary Lynn James, Allouez; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, Amy, Tara and Erica; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Joseph and Marion Hough, Oshkosh, and Ethel Hough, Walla Walla, Wash. She was further preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ellen Kraus, and one brother, Emerson Hough. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 991 Pilgrim Way, where a Service of Remembrance will take place at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Naevestad officiating. Inurnment will take place at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Lyndahl Funeral Home is serving the family.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established for Lois’ favorite charities, Pilgrim Congregational Church and P.E.O.
Frances E. 'Szalkowski' Hermann
Frances E. (Szalkowski) Hermann, 86, Green Bay, passed on Friday, May 12, 2000, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on May 18, 1913, in Green Bay to Frank and Anastasia (Tryanowski) Szalkowski. On Feb. 12, 1949, Frances married Kenneth Hermann. Before her marriage she worked at Prange’s in their credit department. She was an avid Scrabble player and gardener all of her life. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Joal Thompson of Marathon, Fla.; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Charlie and Kay Noel, Clem and Marge Szalkowski, Joe and Anne Szalkowski, and Ann Szalkowski. One surviving sister, Eleanor Brunette, godchild Barbara Brunette, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Ben, Felix, Wally and Leo, and one sister, Anne Drecki. A Memorial Mass in her name will be held at 7 a.m. on May 18, 2000, at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Meals on Wheels c/o Aging Resource Center of Brown County, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay, WI 54301.
The family wishes to express its appreciation to her Doctor, John Rank, and the staff of St. Mary’s ICU.