Ruth R. Erbeck
Ruth R. Erbeck died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at the age of 88. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at the First United Presbyterian Church of De Pere, 605 N. Webster Ave. The funeral service is at 7 p.m. at the church immediately following visitation. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. A full obituary will run in Tuesday's edition.
Randall "Randy" Monigal
Randall "Randy" Monigal, 41, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. and 9:30 -11 a.m. Wednesday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. Parish Wake Service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Survivors include his parents William and Gloria Monigal; one brother, Scott; and seven sisters, Sue, Sandy, Gail, Sharon, Barb, Wendy and Mary.
Mrs. Norman (Martha) Vandenhouten
Mrs. Norman (Martha) Vandenhouten, 83, Dyckesville. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg. Visitation continues after 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Survivors include her husband Norman; five children, Karen (Bob) Smith, Casco, Neil (Dawn) Vandenhouten, Milwaukee, Alan (Nancy) Vandenhouten, New Franken, Tom Vandenhouten, Dyckesville, Chris (Tom) Zellner, Luxemburg; and 13 grandchildren.
Bernard J. "Bud" Blodgett
Bernard J. "Bud" Blodgett, 74, Allouez, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at St. Vincent Hospital with his family by his side. Bud was born on Aug. 17, 1928 in Green Bay the son of the late Lawrence and Geraldine (Huguet) Blodgett. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Bud served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
On Nov. 24, 1955, he married the former Bernadette Vandenhoven and the couple would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary next month. Bud was also employed at Milprint Inc. for over 37 years until his retirement in 1990. He also worked for the Village of Allouez in the Park and Recreation Department.
Bud liked to go fishing, especially for perch, and enjoyed working in his yard and tending to his garden. He loved his family very much and cherished the moments spent with Bunny, his children and grandchildren.
Bud is survived by his loving wide Bernadette "Bunny," Allouez; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Rick Knaus, Green Bay and Sue and Jim Corpus, Green Bay; one son, Mike Blodgett and his fiance Nikki Weber, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Amanda and Molly Blodgett, Christina Kurowski and her fiance Adam Charniak, Michael Jr. and Katie Kurowski, Valorie and Jenny Knaus, Ashli, Chelsi and Casey Weber; one great-grandson Zach Charniak; one brother, Herbert Blodgett; six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Ginny Kocken, Doris Bergsbaken, Joan and Bob Lange, Judy Girard, Pat and Dick Dickenshied, Bonnie and Bruce Ziegelbauer; two sisters-in-law and Rita Huven, Ilene and Leo Charlier, one brother-in-law, Milton and Evie Vandenhoven; and is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister-in-law Jackie Blodgett; three brothers-in-law Chris kocken, Bill Bergsbaken and Cy Huven. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday Oct. 14, 2002 at Schauer and Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave. Parish Wake Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 15, 2002 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2575 S. Webster Ave. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Larry Seidl officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the nursing staff at St. Vincent's 9th floor for all of their wonderful care and attention to Bud.
Schauer and Schumacher Funeral Home and Cremation service is assisting the family.
Mrs. Kenneth (Arleen L.) Cormier
Mrs. Kenneth (Arleen L.) Cormier, 82, Ashwaubenon, died Friday evening, Oct. 11, 2002 at a local nursing home. She was born on Oct. 12, 1919 in De Pere to the late Peter and Martha (Fuller) Heuvelmans.
On April 27, 1943, she was married to Kenneth Cormier at St.Joseph's Catholic Church by Abbot Bernard Pennings. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church and VFW Auxiliary Post No. 2113. Arleen was the best cook and will be lovingly remembered for her excellent baking. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo at the senior center.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Kenneth; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Karen Czyzewski, Lakewood, Barbara and Scott Davis, Oneida, Gail and Dale Dhuey, Ashwaubenon, and Diane and Ken VanDenPlas, Bonduel; one son, Keith, Ashwaubenon; 10 grandchildren: Jeffrey Czyzewski, Jean Collins, Julia (Steven) Busch, Jody Czyzewski (special friend, Jeffrey Johnson), Matthew Davis (fiancé, Deanne), Rebecca Davis (special friend, Andy), Brandon Dhuey (special friend, Kari), Mandi Dhuey (special friend, Thomas), and Adam and Traci VanDenPlas; five great grandchildren: Cory Czyzewski, Stephanie, Grant and Jacob Busch, and Hailey Davis; one sister: Shirley Geurts, Escanaba, Mich.; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard and Virginia Heuvelmans, De Pere, Roland and Betty Heuvelmans, Green Bay, and Vernon and Alice Heuvelmans, De Pere; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by one son-in-law: Eugene Czyzewski; one sister and two brothers-in-law: Lorraine and Sylvester Doro and Roman Geurts; and a brother-in-law, Harold (Verlyn) Cormier.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd., where a VFW Auxiliary and Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. James Hablewitz officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Robert Mead, Dr. Bruce Neal, Judy, Dennis and June and the entire staff of the east wing of Woodside Lutheran Home for the compassionate care and concern that was given to Arleen and her family.
Jeffrey J. Hooyman
Jeffrey J. Hooyman, 37, De Pere, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002. He was born Aug. 11, 1965, in Green Bay, son of Richard and Barbara (Zirbel) Hooyman. Jeff graduated from De Pere High School and from NWTC in the Machine Tool Program. He married Jeannie Mcleod on May 5, 1990, in De Pere. Jeff worked at Badger Sheet Metal for the past 13 years, where he was team leader for the CNC Operation. Jeff loved to go up north to his parents' cabin to hunt and fish with his son, and he enjoyed riding his dirt bike and snowmobile. He was assistant baseball coach for his son Zach's baseball team, and he loved to ride bike with his daughter, Ashley. He greatly loved his wife, family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jeannie, De Pere; two children, Zachary and Ashley, both at home; parents, Richard and Barbara Hooyman, De Pere; one sister, Kathleen (Ken) Crowder and their children, Kasey and Nicholas, Satellite Beach, Fla.; three brothers, John (Wendy) Hooyman and their children, Cory and Craig, De Pere, Daniel (Emily) Hooyman, and their child, Christopher, De Pere, and Timothy (Carrie) Hooyman, and their children, Andrew and Charles, De Pere; father- and mother-in-law, Michael and Mary Mcleod, De Pere; brother-in-law, Tim Mcleod, Green Bay; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, where there will be a Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. On Monday, there will be no visitation prior to the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere, with the Rev. V. Anthony Dolski officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere.
Gordon L. 'Gordy' Larsen
Gordon L. "Gordy" Larsen, 84, of Green Bay, died peacefully at his home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002. He was born Dec.r 30, 1917, to the late Charles and Anna (Rusch) Larsen in Pittsfield, Wis.. On Oct. 5, 1946, he married Anna Heesaker at St. Boniface Catholic Church in West De Pere. Mr. Larsen served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps as an Aviation Machinist's Mate. During the 1940s he also piloted small aircraft. Gordon owned and operated a garage and service station in the Town of Pittsfield. He later became a machinist and then a television technician. He eventually owned and operated Larsen TV and Appliances and later became a real estate broker. Mr. Larsen also served in two political positions. He served as Justice of the Peace of the Town of Ashwaubenon and as Town Supervisor for the town of Oneida.
After his retirement in 1985, he logged over 1,000 hours as a volunteer at the Senior Volunteer Center. He enjoyed being with his family, reading, bowling and learning about computers.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Marie (Heesaker) Larsen, 2 sons and daughter-in-law, Allen Larsen, Miami, Florida; Charles (Joan) Larsen, Green Bay; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy (Daniel) Wellens, Howard; 7 grandchildren, Corbin (Carrie Dominiczak) Litke, Bruce (Kristi) Litke, Brenda (Scott) Conradt, Naomi (Jason) Pluger, Cora Larsen, Penny Larsen, Sarah Larsen, 2 step-grandchildren, Lisa (Walter) Williams, Michael (Bobbie) Wellens, 11 great granchildren and step great grandchildren, 4 sisters, Evelyn Nelson, Velma Brans, Della Sieler, Sylvia (Wendell) Nelson, all of Green Bay; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine (Bartels) Larsen in 1994 and his son, Thomas Charles Larsen, who died in Vietnam in 1970, a sister, Violet Houle in 1994 and two infant brothers.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4-8:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the church with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.
The Larsen family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Unity Hospice and to Dimitre for the wonderful care they provided during Gordon's illness.
In lieu of flowers a memorial funds has been established in his name.
Lucille 'Dolly' Proski
Lucille "Dolly" Proski, 88, a Green Bay resident, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at St. Vincent Hospital.
Lucille was born July 4, 1914, in Wabeno, daughter of the late Emil and Philamene (Stemper) Voelker. She married John Proski on July 24, 1937, at St. Frances Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. He preceded her in death March 12, 1982.
Lucille was employed at the downtown Woolworth store, then was bookkeeper and managed concessions at Bluejay Ball Park. She then was bookkeeper for Proski Concessions at the new Packer Stadium (later to become Lambeau Field.) After retirement, she volunteered from many years at the Brown County Senior Center in the nutrition office.
Lucille was known as "Grandma Dolly" and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she also enjoyed traveling. Survivors include her children, Joe (Jan) Proski, Glendale, Arizona, Jerry (Liz) Troy, Fresno, California, Janet (Kurt) Detry and Jackson (Melissa) Proski, all of Green Bay; 10 grandchildren, Jill Moroni, Jolene Proski, Daren (Lesley) Detry, John (Janice) Proski, Damon Detry, Joanne (James) Waschbusch, Jori Proski, Jeffrey Proski, Jerry Proski and Jake Proski; three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Meghan Moroni and Jaeden Waschbusch. She is also survived by one sister, Kathy Simons, Green Bay; one brother, Harvey (Dorothy) Voelker, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Lucille Proski, Minnesota; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband, John, and her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Proski; one grand-daughter, Jennifer Proski; one brother, Bud Voelker; and three sisters, Gen Shea, Ethelyn Farrell and Annette Wahl.
Friends may call Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4- 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at St. Frances Xavier Cathedral, 139 S. Madison St. There will be a parish wake service Monday at 7:30 at the funeral home. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the cathedral with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
A memorial in Dolly's name is being established.
Alan Dow 'Don' Wilson
Alan Dow "Don" Wilson, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at home surrounded by his family. Don was born May 7, 1915, and raised on a farm in Mill Center on Old Highway 29. He graduated from West High School, and after attending UW College of Agriculture, he started a career in repair and sales of office machines, beginning with Remington Rand. While repairing typewriters at a Madison bank, he met Fay Gilchrist. They were married March 13, 1943. In the 1960s, he was elected and served six years as an alderman-supervisor on Green Bay's west side. In 1972, he started his own office machine business and retired in 1977. He enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, hunting, fishing, playing cards and volunteering. Don served as a bus driver for the Red Cross and Salvation Army, gave tours at the police station, was a greeter at the courthouse and also served as a medicare helper at St. Mary's Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Fay; one daughter and son-in-law, Ellen (Wilson) and Mel Hintz Jr., Tower, Minn.; one son and daughter-in-law, Arlen and Kathy (DeBouche) Wilson, Liberty, Mo.; three grandchildren, Kristen (Hintz) and Jason Harinen; Aaron Wilson and Quinn Ann Wilson; two great-grandchildren, Karlie and Emma Harinen; and one sister and brother-in-law, Myrna and Tim McCormick. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Ave. and Ridge Rd., where the funeral service will take place at 6 p.m. with the Rev. James Hicks officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs at St. Mary's Hospital and Unity Hospice for the professional care that they provided.