Melvin "Mel" Erdmann
Melvin "Mel" Erdmann, 82, De Pere. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1700 Lost Dauphin Road, De Pere. American Legion service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Prayer service 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Connie (Nick) Van Gheem, town of Lawrence, Judy (Patrick) Wall, Green Bay, Carol (Mike) Pamperin, Howard, Patti (Pete) Francken, Allouez; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Howard, Kimberly, Mildred Schmidt, Wrightstown, Marie Erdmann, Lawrence; three brothers, Clarance and Robert, both of Lawrence, Emmet (Jean), Appleton.
Grace M. Hockers
Grace M. Hockers, 80, De Pere. Visitation after 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,1307 Lourdes Ave., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include her husband, Don; one daughter, Linda (Steve) Vande Hei, De Pere; three sons, Leland (Cynthia) Hockers, Oconto, Tim (Barb) Hockers, De Pere, David (Jane) Hockers, Brillion; nine grandchildren. Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, is assisting the family.
Mrs. Elmer (Rita) Kerkhoff
Mrs. Elmer (Rita) Kerkhoff, 76, of the town of Rockland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday morning, May 18, 2004, following a long illness. The daughter of the late Patrick and Ella (Sullivan) McCabe was born August 19, 1927, in the town of Lawrence. On May 23, 1946, she married Elmer Kerkhoff at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Wrightstown. She was a volunteer and Past President of De Pere Christian Outreach and was a member of the St. Francis Altar Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening and loved flowers.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Lynn Kerkhoff, Appleton, one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Jonet, Lakewood, three grandchildren, Jennifer Roenfranz, David Kerkhoff, Katie Jackson, two great-grandchildren, Lily Kerkhoff and Anders Jackson, one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Delores McCabe, De Pere, four sisters, Doreen Sendzik, Dorothy VanDerLoop. Betty (Clarence) Van De Hei, Elaine Van Domelen. Preceded in death by two brothers, Jack McCabe and Jim McCabe.
Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004. Parish prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church, De Pere until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. V. Anthony Dolski officiating. Entombment will be held at Allouez Mausoleum. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be expressed to the Kerkhoff family at www.ryanfh.com The Kerkhoff family extends a special thank you to Fr. Tony Dolski, the VNA Hospice, especially Chaplain Mike Murphy, Ileana, Misty, Michelle, Daisy, Linda and Tammy. Also a sincere thank you to the volunteer Angels, DonnaLee, Barbara, Blanche, Peggy, Pat and Evie for all of your care and support.
Richard A. Kroening
Richard A. Kroening, 57, Green Bay. Visitation after 10 a.m. today at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; one daughter, Andrea (Jim) Solper, Green Bay; one son, Ryan, at home; his mother, Marion Kroening, Green Bay; two sisters, Sharon (Stephen) Hartwell, Sandra Gerbers, all of Green Bay.
Austin Kroll "A.K.", 82, Bellevue. Visitation 3-6:30 p.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Pine Grove, 4767 Stagecoach Road, Pine Grove. Mass of Christian Burial 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; four daughters, Susan Yuenger, Gail (Bob) Heil, Donna (Mark) Ebeling, Mary (Dave) Kropp, all of Green Bay; five sons, Austin (Nancy) Kroll, Jr., Green Bay, Gerald (Grace) Kroll, Forestville, James (Debbie) Kroll, Green Bay, Robert (Nancy) Kroll, Denmark, Michael (Michele) Kroll, Green Bay; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther (Jerry) Sobiek, Phelps, Isabel (Richard) Schauer, Green Bay. Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., is assisting the family.
Richard 'Rick' Ludwig
Richard "Rick" Ludwig, 44, Abrams, died unexpectedly Monday, May 17, 2004. He was born on June 24, 1959, in Freedom to Ronald and Marilyn (Anschutz) Ludwig. Rick worked at Steigler Electric. He enjoyed camping, traveling, bowling, working on his Mustang and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly; two children, Samantha and Cody, Oconto; one step-daughter, Rickaela "Ricki," Abrams; three brothers, Greg (Brenda) Ludwig, De Pere, Tim (Lois) Ludwig, De Pere, Ron Ludwig; two sisters, Rhonda Jones and special friend Doug Arnold, Green Bay, Penny (Dean) Thielbar, Denmark; six nephews and three nieces; his mother Marilyn Ludwig and special friend Fred Domke, Crivitz.
He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Ludwig; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Mae Ludwig and maternal grandparents Gladys and Henry Anschutz.
Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the funeral home with Deacon Walt Kaszynski officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna.
Jaroldeen Ruby Martin
Jaroldeen Ruby Martin, 60 Green Bay. Visitation 10-11 a.m. today at Malcore Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird St. Funeral 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. James (Donna) Pamperin
Mrs. James (Donna) Pamperin, 68, village of Howard, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004. She was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Green Bay to Clara and Henry Johnson. Donna graduated from Anston Grade School and later from Pulaski High School. On April 24, 1954, she married James Pamperin at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mr. and Mrs. Pamperin farmed in the Howard area for many years. She had also been employed at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Pamperin was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Parish. Donna designed the St. John the Baptist centennial logo. Mr. and Mrs. Pamperin enjoyed traveling and spending time with their friends. They also enjoyed camping and going to the casinos.
Survivors include her husband, James; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Carol Pamperin, Gary and Sue Pamperin, all of Howard; Russell and Donna Pamperin, Pittsfield; her grandchildren, Laura Pamperin and her special friend, Dave Johnson, Landon Pamperin, Amy, Katie and Andy Pamperin, Guy Feaker, Deanna Feaker and her special friend, Jake Rybicki; a great-grandson, Dylan Feaker; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth and Don Pamperin, Florence Vannes, all of Green Bay; and a brother-in-law, Don Conant, Marinette.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria Johnson and Arlene Conant; and one brother-in-law, Ralph Vannes. Family will receive friends at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., village of Howard, from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. William Swichtenberg officiating. Burial will be in Saints Edward and Isidore Catholic Cemetery, Flintville.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name.
The Pamperin family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of ManorCare-West for their care of Donna during her illness. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Emily Schwamp, 85, of Oneida, formerly of Milwaukee, died Monday evening, May 17, 2004, at a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Thaddeus and Lilly (Cornelius) Christjohn was born July 14, 1919, in Oneida. On Sept. 17, 1945, she married Coleman Schwamp in Oneida. The couple lived most of their lives in Milwaukee. Coleman preceded her in death on May 28, 1977. Emily was certified to teach the Oneida Language.
Mrs. Schwamp taught the Oneida Language at the Indian Community School in Milwaukee, was involved in Indian Elderly Services and served on the Indian Community School Board. She also taught at UWM, the Milwaukee School System under W.E. Indians, and taught the Oneida Language at SEOTS office in Milwaukee. In her early years, she and Coleman ran a tavern in Milwaukee.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Fred Johnson, South Branch, one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Judi Christjohn, Appleton, grandchildren, David Skenandore and fiance, Rae Schrep, Green Bay, Laura (Mark) Link, Oak Creek, Chris Skenandore, Milwaukee, John Fink, New York, Denise Johnson, Oneida, Deborah Johnson, Oneida, 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, one sister, Maria Hinton, Oneida. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Lois Jean, one brother, Amos Christjohn, one sister, Anna John, and two half-brothers Leonard Bear and James Cooper.
Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME , 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere ,(920) 336-3171, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004. Oneida Indian Singing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Parish prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. Dewey Silas and Deacon Edmund Powless officiating. Funeral services will be held Friday morning in Milwaukee with the time and location to be announced. Burial in Good Hope Cemetery, Milwaukee. Complete details to be published in tomorrow's edition. To extend condolences to the Schwamp family, visit www.ryanfh.com
Robert "Bob" Bisceglia, 51, Green Bay. Visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m.today at St. Agnes Church, 1484 Ninth St. Funeral 10:30 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; their children, Gina, Matt and Jennifer and a brother, Bill (Vicki) Bisceglia, Glenmore. West Mason Malcore Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mrs. Richard (Gladys) Foley
Mrs. Richard (Gladys) Foley, 88, Green Bay. Private funeral. Survivors include her husband, Richard; and two children, Jayne, Green Bay and Catherine (Rolf) Kappeli, Aspen, Colo. Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home assisted the family.
Grace M. Hockers
Grace M. Hockers, De Pere, passed away Sunday morning May 16, 2004, at a local hospital. The RYAN FUNERAL HOME De Pere, will announce funeral arrangements in Tuesday's edition.
Rudolph 'Rudy' Cegelski
Rudolph "Rudy" Cegelski, 74, Green Bay resident, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at his home with his family at his side. He was born June 4, 1929, in Green Bay to the late Andrew and Antoinette (Hyska) Cegelski Jr. Rudy was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1947. He was employed at Pioneer Distributing for 40 years, retiring in 1995. Rudy was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #617 and a lifetime member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish. Rudy was an avid Packer fan and also enjoyed baseball and bowling. He loved to play cards and enjoyed his trips to the Casino.
He is survived by six sisters, Eleanor Okrey, Bensenville, Ill.L, Delphine Charles, Beatrice Anderson, Phyllis "Daisy" (John) Jacobs, Loretta "Katie" Boschert, Valencia "Val" Cegelski, all of Green Bay; two brothers, Robert (Donna) Cegelski, Florida, James (Bette) Cegelski, California; one sister-in-law, Joyce Cegelski, Green Bay. Rudy was a favorite Uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, infant brother, Rodney, Edwin, Arnie and Cy Cegelski; two sisters, infant sister, Bernice and Rita Toonen.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St. on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Church, corner of Cass and Irwin streets. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Fr. Nathan Jaskulski officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
Rudy's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. James Gapinski, Aurora Medical Hospital, Bornemann Nursing Home and VNA Hospice, especially Judy and Linda. Their care and concern for Rudy and his family were appreciated. A special thank you also to Fr. Nathan for the visits, friendship and prayers.
Lucille Duquaine (Borguignon), 90, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today and prior to the funeral Monday at Malcore Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street. Parish wake service at 7 p.m. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, University Avenue at Baird Street. Survivors include three daughters, Alice (Richard) Van AEgeren, Tucson, Ariz., Lynne (Richard) Gagnon, Bay Settlement and Sally (John) Sisson, Carpentersville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
John J. Massey Jr.
John J. Massey Jr., 78, Green Bay. Visitation 3-6 p.m. today at Malcore Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street. Funeral 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include three children, Gary (Vicki) Massey, Sobieski, DeAnne E. Massey, Madison and Ronald Massey, Green Bay; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one brother, William (Mary) Massey.
Phoebe Louise (DuPuis) Olejniczak
Phoebe Louise (DuPuis) Olejniczak, 87, Green Bay, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2004, at a local hospital. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on March 1, 1917, to the late Arnie Joseph and Mabel Florence (Beaupre) DuPuis. She married Aloysius Chester Olejniczak on April 22, 1937, in Green Bay. Aloysius preceded her in death on June 13, 1993. Phoebe graduated from East High School in Green Bay. She worked at Schreiber Cheese and Wisconsin Dairy Lab and was a full-time homemaker. Phoebe enjoyed sewing and traveling.
Phoebe is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Meg Olejniczak, Green Bay. She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Mrs. Angeline Windy, Green Bay; Myrtle (Raymond) Simons DuPuis, California; Catherine (Albers) DuPuis, De Pere; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Marcia Olejniczak, two brothers, Ray DuPuis and Francis DuPuis; one sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Edward Hallada; brothers-in-law, Max and Konnie Olejniczak, Walter and Agnes Novak, Andrew and Elizabeth Olejniczak, Joseph and Leona Olejniczak, and Ray Windy.
Family and friends may call Monday, after 9 a.m. until time of service, at Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason Street. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Fr. Jim Heinsch, OFM officiating. Interment will be at Shrine of the Good Shepherd, Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Phoebe's name.
The family extends their gratitude to Bishop's Court, Odd Fellow Nursing Home and St. Vincent Hospital for the extensive assistance they provided the family and Phoebe through her final days
Vernon Ruttner, 84, Denmark. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty. R., Denmark, and after 9 a.m. Mondya at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Denmark. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Harriet; three children, Carol (William) Diehlman, Crivitz, Dan (Norma) Ruttner, Beloit and Lynn (Harold) Kapla, Two Rivers.
Rosemary Williams, 77, Green Bay. Private service in August on Washington Island. Survivors include a daughter, Katie West, Bethesda, Md.; a son, Jim WIlliams, Green Bay; and a brother, David (Renee) Evans, Manitowoc. Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.
Joyce R. (Osgood) Wirkus
Joyce R. (Osgood) Wirkus, 71, Green Bay. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Cremaatory, 1630 E. Mason St. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Survivors include her companion, Zeno Micolicheck; children Wayne (Karen) Wirkus and Michael (Lori) Wirkus, West bend; Brian (Julie) Wirkus, Whitefish Bay; Steve (Kris) Wirkus and Scott Wirkus, West Bend; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters Iner (Jan) Osgood Jr., Green Bay, Pat Tallier, Wabeno and Sandy Johann, Green Bay.