EASON, Benita, 78, Green Bay. Arrangements are pending. West Mason Malcore Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St., is assisting the family.
HYDE, James L. "Jim" Sr., 66. His goal in this life was to lift up the name of the Lord, and no matter who it was, Jim would do what he could to lift their spirits. James L. "Jim" Hyde Sr., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Hiles, Wis., the son of the late Cyrus and Linda Hyde. Jim married Genevieve (Gen) Leisner of Beaver, Wis., on June 27, 1955.
They were married 47 years and had six sons and three daughters, James Jr. (Buddy), Sheridon, Ore.; Matthew, Big Bear, Calif.; Mitchell, Green Bay; Timothy and friend Michelle, Green Bay; Christopher (Buster) and friend JeriAnn, De Pere; Dixie and John Konshak, Green Bay; Jamie Duda and friend Dan, Green Bay; Christine "Susie" Monosso, Kingsford, Mich. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Stanley; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his son, Dale, in 1965 at 8 years of age and by one brother, Robert, and two sisters, Betty Rozek and Donna Pauls.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Larry Roffers officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Linda, Laurie, Barb and June, the staff at Blaney Funeral Home for their kindness, consideration and hospitality.
KNOWLES, Nellie (Mrs. Roy), 90, Green Bay. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Survivors include two sisters, Agnes (Bernard) Van Enkevort, De Pere, Joanne (William) Anderson, Green Bay. Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., is assisting the family.
LARSON, Bonnie-Jean Orpha, 64, Green Bay. Services are pending. Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., is assisting the family.
MOREAU, Patrick R., 65, town of Scott. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, Bay Settlement. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
MURRAY, William F., known to many in the Green Bay area by his column, "The Ambler," published in the Brown County Chronicle, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Sister Bay.
Bill's column was filled with reminiscences and personal observations of the local scene and its people. Accompanied by a picture of Bill wearing a safari jacket and an impish grin, a cigar dangling from his mouth, Bill's column captured much of his spirit as raconteur and bon vivant. Always there was a glint in his eye as he offered a story, a limerick, a ditty, a song.
In the later part of his life Bill switched from man-about-town to care-giver, as he attended with great gentleness, patience and love to two wives who needed him and whom he survived.
Bill was born in 1913 in Green Bay to Michael and Teresa Murray, whose family included seven children. He attended Green Bay schools and was a competitive swimmer on the Columbus Club swim team in Green Bay. He remained a swimmer and was an active presence at the Green Bay YMCA almost all his life.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he participated heartily in fraternity life. (He never forgot the songs and scatological limericks.) Later in his life he was a barbershop singer.
During World War II he was employed at Leathem Smith shipyards in Sturgeon Bay. Later he was employed as a regional sales manager for Stokley Van Camp, moving to Tampa, Florida, and several other cities. After he returned to Green Bay, he became sales manager of the Brown County Chronicle.
In 1964 Bill married Helen Cambern Irmiger. They lived in Sturgeon Bay, where Bill served as president of the Glidden Drive Association. His devotion and constancy gave Helen a warm and full life during the last 10 years when she was incapacitated. Helen Murray died in 1989. In 1994 he married Louise Torinus. Again his loving attentions were called upon as Louise suffered several illnesses. Louise Torinus Murray died in 2000.
Bill is survived by a sister, Margaret (Robert) Flatley of Green Bay. Bill survived his first wife, Rachel, and is survived by a son, William Francis Murray Jr. of Columbus, Wis., and a daughter, Rachel Nina O'Kelley, Denver, Col.
He also is survived by three stepchildren from his second marriage, Gretchen I. Morrison, Wellesley, Mass., Millicent (Penny) Mitchell, Needham, Mass., and Edward Chadwick Irmiger, Milwaukee; and 12 grandchildren from their marriages.
From his third marriage, Bill is survived by six stepchildren, John B. Torinus Jr., West Bend, Tom Torinus, Baileys Harbor; Chuck Torinus, Aspen, Col., Laurel Culp, Sister Bay; Nancy Neuman, Waupaca, Mark Torinus, Delafield; and 14 grandchildren from their marriages. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, in Allouez, until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at the church at 4:30 p.m. with Father Paul DeMuth officiating.
Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere, is in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established for Hearthside Cordial Care, where Bill spent the last two years of his life receiving the same loving care and attention which he gave to others. Even in these late years Bill's repartee was quick and fun and he quipped with one of his caregivers about "taking their show on the road."
NELSON, Marie, 100, Green Bay. Arrangements are pending. Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave., is assisting the family.
RUDLOFF, Richard 56. A private service was held at Malcore Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird St. Survivors include his wife, Ann; four children, Michele Rudloff, Doniele Rudloff (special friend, Cory Geiger), Anthony Rudloff, all of Green Bay, Richard Allen (Jennifer) Rudloff, Minnesota; one granddaughter; his father, Harold Rudloff, Appleton; one brother, Paul Rudloff, Illinois; one sister, Pamela Nault, Appleton.
BOS, Roger J., 56, De Pere. Private family services were held. Survivors include his brothers, Gerry (Sandy) Bos and Dick Bos, both of De Pere.
KISTLER, Ruth E. Kistler, Bellevue, Wash., formerly of De Pere. Survivors include her husband, Kent; six children; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. No services will be held in the area.
SCHINDLER, Paula Germaine 82, the daughter of the late Leopold and Germain (LePriol) Delanois, was born in La Bouverie, Belgium, on March 14, 1920. She met her husband, Harold, in Germany at the close of World War II. They were married during a full military wedding in Frankfort on April 6, 1946. Paula and Harold enjoyed a memorable honeymoon on the French Riviera before making the trip to Harold's hometown in Alpha, Mich. Several years later they moved and made their home in Green Bay, and Paula became a very enthusastic and faithful Packer fan, attending almost all home games. She was a beloved school crossing guard for the city of Green Bay for 14 years and a devoted member of the Bayside Christian Fellowship Church for the past two years. Paula enjoyed spending time with her many friends and family and was well known for her loving and giving nature. She volunteered her time to the Telephone Pioneers, helping at nursing homes and the Salvation Army. She was a Red Cross blood donation volunteer and a member of the Women of the Moose (Green Bay Moose Lodge) since 1988. Paula also enjoyed gardening (both flowers and vegetables), reading and in earlier years hunted and fished by her husband's side, as well as dancing many evening nights out together.
Paula is survived by her four daughters, Sherry (David) Raduenz, Green Bay, Sharon (Bob) Heinritz, Sturgeon Bay, Diane (Gary) Anderson, Newburg, Ore., Michele (Denney) Kelley, Gresham, Ore.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 41 years, Harold, and son, Daniel Paul, at age 4.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.
The Schindler family would like to extend a special word of thanks to the nurses and staff at Unity Hospice for all of their care and concern.
THORPE, John E., 86, Allouez. Visitation from 12:30-1:30 p.m. today at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St. Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. today at the church. Survivors include his wife, Lois "Peggy" Thorpe; two sons, Tom (Jill) Thorpe, Bob (Chris) Thorpe; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.