Bernice Collins McCorkell
Bernice Collins McCorkell On Feb. 26, 2002, Bernice Collins McCorkell went to her eternal reward after a long life of dedication and accomplishment. Friends and family may call on Friday, March 1, 2002, from 5 p.m. at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. Fifth Street, Superior, where the Rosary will be recited by the Catholic Daughter’s at 5:30 p.m., and there will be a Scripture service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, with her son, Fr. Patrick McCorkell S.J., officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Mary’s Catholic Community, De Pere, or St. Isaac Jogues Church, P.O. Box 1304, Rapid City, SD 57709. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date in De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is handling local arrangements. The family thanks the staff and residents of Care for All Ages and Rennes Healthcare Center in De Pere for the professional and gentle care they gave Bernice.
James 'Jimbo' Matzke
James 'Jimbo' Matzke, 76, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2002. He was born Jan. 29, 1926, to the late Edward and Louise Binon Matzke. On July 28, 1951, he married the former Joan M. Gruselle at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Green Bay. Jimbo worked for the City of Green Bay Fire Department for 35 years and retired a District Commander. He was also a mason contractor for 56 years. He enjoyed bricklaying, cribbage, antique cars, hunting, his Door County cottage, traveling and getting together with his friends and family. He was an avid old car collector, a member of the Nifty Fifties Car Club & Nickel A Region Model A Club and a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Joan; seven children, Denis Anita Matzke, Sturgeon Bay, Douglas Patricia Matzke, Plano, Texas, David Linda Matzke, Green Bay, Donald Kim Matzke, Green Bay, Derrick Matzke, Shawano, James Matzke, Denver, Colo., and Joy Matzke, Erie, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Road. Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Ingold officiating.
Mrs. Tom Gail Maes
Mrs. Tom Gail Maes, 51, Green Bay, died unexpectedly March 8, 2002, at a local hospital after a short illness. Born in Cudahy April 26, 1950, she is the daughter, of the late Roman and Mary 'Maggie' Glaser Conard. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Green Bay. She married Tom Maes Aug. 5, 1967, at Saints Peter and Paul Church. Gail worked for Brown County Human Services for the past 26 years. She enjoyed and loved her grandchildren, crafts, Packer games and tailgating, vacationing, home decorating, and sunning by her pool. Gail’s life was devoted to her family and many friends and was loved by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her husband, Tom, of Green Bay; three children and spouses, Melissa Maes, Troy and Stacy Maes, Jason Maes and fiancée Vicki Heesaker, all of Green Bay; five grandchildren, Morgan, Ian, Jarod, Nick, and Noah; one brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Jane Conard of Green Bay; one sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Tom Kofler of Plainfield; many Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Sunday TODAY from 4 to 9 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Monday. Parish wake service Sunday 8 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 12 Noon at Saint Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria St., with the Rev. Larry Canavera officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Sue and Tony Le Comte, Ron and Lynn Kudick, Jim and Carol Johnson, Barb and Mike Kramer, Kathy and Fred Gerondale, and Bernice and Dave Campshure.
Mr. Elmer Loehlein, 93, Green Bay resident, died peacefully with his family at his side March 22, 2002, at Parkview Manor. The son of the late Joseph and Anna Meeuwsen Loehlein was born June 16, 1908, in De Pere and lived in the De Pere/Green Bay area all of his life. Mr. Loehlein and the former Lillian Vanden Houten were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in De Pere May 1, 1935. She preceded him in death on April 8, 1992. Mr. Loehlein was employed at Kraft Cheese for 25 years. He was a member of St. Bernard’s Parish and following his retirement from Kraft, was janitor at St. Bernard’s Parish. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Darleen and Lyle Wilquet, Green Bay, and Rosemary and Todd Darrow, Minocqua; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Dave Swette, Wendy and Jim Zill, Tom and Lori Wilquet, Paul and Mary Wilquet, Tammy and Steve Skogg, Mike and Brenda Darrow, Scott and Linda Darrow, Sue and Tim Gore, David Darrow and friend Kathy Filipiak; 12 great-grandchildren, Amber and Jacob Swette, Joshua and Benjamin Zill, Carrie Skogg, Justin and Trevor Darrow, Matthew, Megan and Mark Darrow, Wesley and Cassie Carter; one great-great-grandchild, Deion Skogg. Elmer is also survived by one sister, Eleanor Jacobs, De Pere; two sisters-in-law, Bridget and Tillie Loehlein, Green Bay; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, Arthur and Al; two sisters, Margaret and Rita. Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, after 9:30 a.m. Monday until time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Jerry Pastors officiating. Burial in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family, 468-4111. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in Elmer’s name for the Social Concerns Committee at St. Bernard’s Parish. Elmer’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Parkview Manor for all of their loving care this past year. A special thank you to the staff and all his dear friends at the McCormick Home for all the love and care given to him for eight years, to Fr. Jerry Pastors and Unity Hospice.
Mrs. Harold Irene LeMieux
Mrs. Harold Irene LeMieux, 86, Green Bay, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Lena to the late George and Otillia Kocha Nemetz. On Aug. 30, 1935, she married Harold LeMieux at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1995. In 1956, she and Harold, along with her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Dea, started Green Bay Motorcycle Sales, which carried BSA, BMW, NSU and Honda motorcycles. The business became LeMieux and Son Inc. in 1964 and became a Toyota dealership in 1966. She served as secretary of LeMieux and Son Inc. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Irene was a lifetime member and supporter of St. Joseph Catholic Church and School and the Altar Rosary Society. For many years, she was a beekeeper and had a great love for flowers. Angels were also an important part of Irene's life; she saw the angel in everyone. She was a pioneer in the whole health movement. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Dea LeMieux, Green Bay, and Jules and Judy LeMieux, Bellevue; four daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Ralph Achilles, Englewood, Colo.; Dea and Jerry Farr, Green Bay; Colleen and Wayne Gaertig, Brookside; and Maureen and Randy Younger, Green Bay; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, June Rouse, Green Bay; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, John Baye; one great-grandson, Cody Michael Farr; and one brother, George Nemetz Jr. Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12th Avenue at Ninth Street, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Burial in Mill Center Cemetery. Lyndahl Funeral Home is serving the family. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established for St. Joseph Catholic School. A special thanks is extended to Theresa 'Aunt Trixie' LeMieux for the care and companionship that she has shown.
Mrs. Herbert Mildred LeCoque
Mrs. Herbert Mildred LeCoque, 85, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 24, 2002, at home. Born in Green Bay, March 30, 1916 she is the daughter of the late Truman and Annie Grossen Cuish. She married Herbert LeCoque August 7, 1940, and he preceded her in death August 24, 1994. Milly was a very devoted wife to her husband Herbert. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church. She is survived by two nephews and spouses, Milton and Dorothy Becker of Edgewater, Fla., Richard and Barb Londo and Mrs. Norbert Clara Becker, all of Green Bay; godchildren, Cathy Londo of Green Bay and Blaise Becker of Little Suamico; numerous great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Herbert; nephew Norbert Becker; two sisters, Elizabeth Albert Becker and Josephine Joseph Londo; infant brother, Norman Cuish. Visitation at MALCORE FUNERAL HOME, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the funeral on Thursday. Rosary service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. Earl Schuh officiating. Entombment at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Mrs. Eugene Leona 'Lee' Le Boeuf
Mrs. Eugene Leona 'Lee' Le Boeuf, 76, Green Bay, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at her home. She was an active volunteer in many local services, such as St. Vincent de Paul Store, St. Vincent Hospital, Saints Peter and Paul Home and School Association, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and the Republican Party. She was very active in the Green Bay-De Pere Antiquarians. Mrs. Le Boeuf was instrumental in the creation of Heritage Hill. She donated an Antique Spinning Wheel to Tank Cottage. She was a very vocal Packer Backer. She loved to play Bridge and was active in different craft groups with her friends. Leona, along with her husband and the three older children, lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1957 until 1959. In 1980, she and Eugene and the two youngest children took a trip around the world. She liked to travel but always loved returning home. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Eugene; a son, David and his wife, Mary Ann of Wayland, Mich., a daughter, Julie and her husband, Jeff Sobel of Marion, Ill., a daughter, Carole Le Boeuf of Portland, Ore., a daughter, Amy and her husband, Ron Raboine of Manitowoc, a son, Peter and his wife,Tracy of Luxemburg; her sisters, Marie Mimi Boyden, Carol Keko and Vernon Landwehr; a brother, Mike Perrigoue; a brother-in-law, Tom McCary; five granddaughters, Jessica, Shanti, Tarin, Cassandra and Dymond; eight grandsons, Adam, Andre, Kris, Jason, Ryan, William, Andrew and Erik. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Perrigoue; her mother, Ida Reiter Perrigoue; her sister, Ida Devleeschower Schulke; her brother, Jerry Perrigoue; and her sister, Arvilla McCary. 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. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. The family would like to extend a big thank you to all our helpful friends and the nurses and volunteers of Unity Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Joyce F. VanEss Laurent
Joyce F. VanEss Laurent, 73, Howard, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at a local hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Green Bay to the late Louis and Clara Simonar VanEss. Joyce enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Diane and Dennis Christie, Nancy and Randy Carpiaux, Michael and Lynn Laurent, Julie and Kurt Zasada, and their father, Myron Laurent, all of Howard; 12 grandchildren, Tammy David Fabry, Traci Mark Callesen, Tess Christie, Stephanie, Tim and Brian Carpiaux, Christie Jeremy LaHaye, Mikie and Tommy Laurent, Chad and Brandon VanArk, and Cameron Zasada; three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Allie Fabry and Cooper Callesen; one brother and sister-in-law, Wally and Dolly VanEss, DePere; one sister, Irene Rolf, Green Bay; and friend, Sandy Meyer, Howard. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harry, Clarence, Arthur and Lloyd VanEss; one sister, Gladys Marto; and one son-in-law, Randy Veldhuizen. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue at Ridge Road, where a parish wake service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continues after 10 a.m. Thursday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Loren Nys officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Gama — We will miss you.