Raymond 'Ray' Geigel
Raymond (Ray) Geigel, 93, former long time resident of Green Bay, and currently was a resident of Milwaukee, died Saturday, May 20, 2000 in Milwaukee. He was born July 26, 1906 in Cato Falls, Wis. to the late Peter and Elizabeth (Eigenberger) Geigel. Ray graduated from Kiel High School and Manitowoc Vocational School. He married the former Marian H. Van Deuren in 1934. She preceded him in death in 1995. He was employed by Wisconsin Public Service Corporation for 18 years before his entry into Real Estate Business in Green Bay in 1945. He was a Real Estate Broker until his retirement in 1972. Ray was an active member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Green Bay, The Green Bay Elks Lodge #259, and holds an honorary life membership in The Knights of Columbus #617. In July 1996 Ray moved to the National Regency (Assisted Living Center) in New Berlin, Wis. and later relocated to Sunrise Care Center in Milwaukee. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and James Byers, Birmingham, Ala.; one son, Peter Geigel, New Berlin, Wis.; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; one brother Albin Geigel, Manitowoc. He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur. Friends may call at St. Mary of the Angels Church, 645 S. Irwin Ave. after 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of mass. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Ray’s nephew Rev. John Van Deuren officiating. Burial in the Allouez Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Marcella M. 'Sally' Gartner
Marcella M. “Sally” Gartner, age 77, Green Bay, died Thursday, May 18, 2000 at her home. She was born on March 16, 1923 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to the late Fred and Minnie (Christensen) Holz. Marcella graduated from West High School, Green Bay. On February 22, 1946, she married Walter Gartner in Staten Island, NY, and they recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Marcella and Walter, both World War II Navy veterans form 1943-1946, were stationed in Pearl Harbor, where they fell in love. Marcella received her basic training at Great Lakes Naval Base and was privileged to have met and conversed with Eleanor Roosevelt at the New York Bronx base. As a Yeoman, she received the American Campaign, Asiatic, Pacific Campaign, World War II Victory Ribbons, and was honored with a letter of commendation from President Harry S. Truman for her service during the war. After her years of service, she and Walter settled in Green Bay and raised six children. Marcella retired from the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, reading, and writing poems. As a loyal Packers fan, she held season tickets for over 50 years. “Sally” was especially fond of spending time with her children and grandchildren and was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include her husband, Walter; one son and daughter-in-law, Fred (Becky) Gartner, Shawano; five daughters and son-in-laws, Ms. Sally (Collins) Laurent of Green Bay and her children, Ryan Collins, Sara Backus, and Luke Laurent, Janet (Pat) Bogart of Green Bay and their child, Stacey Bogart, Candy (Roy) Siebert of Green Bay and their children, Mike and Kyle, Cindy (Barry) Self of Green Bay, and their children, Hayley and Justin, Gail (Chris) Kidd of Green Bay; one sister, Dorothy Loehrer, Madison; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Winchell; one granddaughter, Christi Lee Bogart. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd. where funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the Rev. Sarah Miller officiating. The family would be honored by your presence at the funeral service. Marcella will be resting in the Veteran’s Field of Honor at Fort Howard Memorial Park.
George J. Van Remortel
George J. Van Remortel, 80, Green Bay resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at a local hospital. He was born June 24, 1919 in De Pere to the late Joseph and Maria (Van Dych) Van Remortel. George married the former Fern Johnson on August 2, 1945 in Delaware, Va. while George was in service. She preceded him in death on July 30, 1978. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. His involvement in the armed forces continued after active duty. George was active in many veterans organizations namely the VFW Nobel Straubel Post #2037 where he served as Post Commander and Post Adjutant. He was a member of the Red Arrow Club 32nd DIV where he served as past president on the local and National level. George organized and chaired numerous state and national conventions. He served in the Army National Guard for 27 years retiring with the rank of Major. George was a member of the Veterans Service Commission of Brown County for 12 years. He married the former Frances (Berger) Rauscher on April 11, 1980 at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. George was employed by Northwest Engineering for 35 years retiring in 1980 as the Department Head in the Machine Shop. He was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish and their men’s club. He was an active volunteer at St. Mary’s Roller Rink for many years. Survivors include his wife, Frances; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Robert) Butrymowicz, Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law, Peter (Kassie) Van Remortel, Centerville, Iowa; two grandchildren, Lisa and Paul Van Remortel; two step-children, Patricia (David) Keast, Sacramento, Calif.; John (Marjerie) Rauscher, Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by seven sisters and four brothers. Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Angels Church, 645 S. Irwin Ave until time of mass. VFW memorial service 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with Father Al Lis O.F.M. officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere.
Arthur J. Van De Hei
Arthur J. Van De Hei, 92, De Pere, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at local nursing home. Arthur was born September 13, 1907, in the town of Lawrence to the late George and Anna (Connelisson) Van De Hei. He operated a farm in the Town of Lawrence for the Blecke family for many years. Arthur was a kind and gentle man who loved his dogs, cats and the outdoors. Arthur is survived by his brothers, Omer and Della Vande Hei, Kimberly, Clarence and Betty Vande Hei , De Pere, sister, Leona Carlin, Green Bay, and a sister-in-law, Doreen Senzik, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by parents; four brothers, Henry (Lorraine), Albert, Cornelius, and George; two sisters, Nellie Vande Hei, and Mamie (Felix) Calaway, and one brother-in-law, John Carlin. Friends may call at the Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, on Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. Wake Service 6 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday, at church, with Fr. Conrad Kratz, O.Praem. officiating. Burial in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the Rennes Nursing Home for their loving care.
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.
Kathleen T. 'Kaye' nee Turppa Rickert
Kathleen T. “Kaye” (nee Turppa) Rickert, 63, of Green Bay, died Friday, May 5, 2000 at her home. She was born May 10, 1936 in Niagara, Wis. to the late J. Leonard and Marie (Prudhomme) Turppa. On June 2, 1956 Kaye married Thomas Rickert at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. William Rickert (the groom’s brother) performing the ceremony. Kaye attended the Niagara School system and was a graduate of N.W.T.C. and later worked for 7 years in the St. Vincent Hospital psychiatric department until heart disease forced her to retire in 1981. Kaye acted as an officer of the Freedom VFW Auxiliary Post #7692. She also sang with the Chantelles, the St. Agnes Choir, the St. Agnes Resurrection Choir and the Festival Singers. Beyond her love of family and friends, Kaye enjoyed singing, crocheting, and showing her vast collection of gnomes. She is survived by her husband, Thomas of Green Bay, her sons and daughters-in-law; Rock and LeAnn Rickert and their children Roxanne, Samuel, and Martin, all of Arizona, Rory and Wendy Rickert and their children Alec and Ethan all of Arizona; a daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Amir Arif Zaman and their children Azeem, Saba, and Shahan all of New Glarus, Wis., and their 4th child Remy Rickert who lives in Brookfield; and her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her only brother Ronald and a daughter Rhonda. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. There will be a VFW Auxiliary Service at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel and the Rev. William Rickert officiating. Rt. Rev. E. Thomas De Wane O.Praem will deliver the eulogy. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Norte Dame Academy and to Unity Hospice. Kaye wished to give a big thank you to her hospice team Linda, Lori and Pearl, her volunteers Barb, Ann and Julie, and to her doctors, Dr. F. Lamont and Dr. M. Fuchs. Kaye said that she will remember all the laughter and tears in preparing the liturgy, printing the scrolls and Mass programs.
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.