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Diane Weber

Aug 21, 1936 - Nov 30, 2023

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Appleton, WI

Diane Selma Weber (Haczynski), age 87 of Appleton, WI passed away on November 30, 2023. She was born to Frank and Josephine (Benedyk) Haczynski on August 21, 1936 in Green Bay, WI. She graduated valedictorian from Brillion High School with the class of ’54 and went on to become a Librarian Aid for the AASD most of her life. She married the love of her life, Russell Weber in October of 1957 and together, they lovingly raised 4 wonderful children. Diane was a strong-willed, independent, and...Read More

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Robert A. Huettl

Jul 03, 1974 - Feb 21, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Robert A. Huettl, 49, passed away unexpectedly on February 21, 2024. Rob was born on July 3, 1974 to David and Patricia (Tautges) Huettl. On December 1, 2001 he was united in marriage to Angelica Voigt. Rob enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons, reading, listening to podcast, and building things. Rob and Angie enjoyed their sampler platter going to the national parks. He fulfilled his greatest traveling wish in November seeing the Grand Canyon. His family was his life and he would always be there when you needed something. Rob is survived by his wife Angie, children; Erik Huettl and Allison (Significant other Brandon) Huettl, father and the mom who raised him David and Susan Huettl, mother-in-law Christine Voigt, brothers; William Tautges and Brian (Erica) Huettl, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Angela Voigt, Robert Voigt, Lori (Wes) Soehrmann and Amanda (significant other Matt) Anderson, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rob was preceded in death by his mom, father-in-law Charlie Voigt and his mother-in-law Kathy Puls. The funeral for Rob will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverview Lutheran Ev. Church, 136 Seymour St., Appleton. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Robs favorite color was blue, in his memory please wear blue. For online condolences please visit www.verkuilenfh.com. To to the family, please

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Kimberly Lynn Jenss

Oct 17, 1981 - Feb 14, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Kimberly Lynn Jenss, age 42, Oshkosh, passed away peacefully on the evening of Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2024, at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton, after a long illness. She was born to parents, A. James and Bonnie (Mowery) Jenss on October 17, 1981, at Theda Clark, Neenah. After graduating from Winneconne High School, Kim went to Madison Area Technical College for graphic arts. She then came back and completed an apprenticeship program with Mary Kohlbeck- owner of A Cut Above Salon, Oshkosh. After Kim received her Cosmetology Degree, she continued to work for Mary at A Cut Above for 18 years, until the salon closed in 2021. Mary, Deb and the entire A Cut Above family were very dear to Kim. Kimberly’s son Malik was born in 2007, and Kim was so proud of him and loved him so much. A little later, Kim met her special friend John Boe and he was her loving life partner for her remaining adult years. When Malik was young, they made memories together by taking long walks, stopping at the Menominee Park Zoo, and fishing on the river with John. Kimberly enjoyed cooking weekly dinners for her family, watching cooking shows, movies, and football games with John. They also enjoyed going to the casino. Kim was very artistic and loved to draw, work with fresh and silk flowers and do crafts. She was also a gifted piano player in her younger years. Kim will be remembered for her beautiful smile and sense of humor. She is survived by her son, Malik Jenss; mother, Bonnie Jenss; sister Kristy (Matt) Krempien; nephew, Collin; niece, Quinn all from Winneconne; significant other, John Boe, Oshkosh; half-brother, Dean Jenss; nephew, Cody Jenss; half-sister, Lori (Kevin) Allcox, Winneconne; special friends, Valerie, Mary and Deb Kohlbeck; and many other friends. Kim is also survived by a special aunt, Vickie Markel; special cousins, Bob (Shanna) Burns, Lexie Larson, Travis Burns, Bryce Burns, Callie (Daniel) Knitt, Evy Burns, Mark Burns and Pyper Burns, Winneconne. Preceding her in death was her father, Alvin “Jimmy” Jenss; infant sister, Kelly Jenss; grandparents, Lil and Al Jenss; Royce and Doris Mowery; and “uncle” Jim Boatright. A Celebration of Life and family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions will go towards her son, Malik’s Edvest College Fund. The family would like to thank the ThedaCare Hospice team (Kathleen, Kelly, and Tonya), and Cherry Meadows (Roberta, Stephanie, Karen, and Brock) for their excellent care and compassion during this difficult time. Bonnie would like to personally thank her dear daughter Kristy, for taking such wonderful care of Kim during these last few months. In addition, Bonnie would like to thank her dear sister Vickie Markel, for all her love and support to the family. Much love and deep gratitude to you both. Though her beautiful smile is gone forever and her hand we cannot touch, still we have so many memories of the one we loved so much. Her memory is our keepsake, with which we will not part; God has her in His keeping and we have her in our hearts. - Author Unknown Fox Cities Funeral and Cremation will be assisting the family. If you wish, online condolences can be left on their website- https://memorials.foxcitiesfuneral.com/kimberly-jenss/5380285/index.php  

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Douglas P. Chartre

Jun 16, 1945 - Feb 11, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Longtime Neenah resident, Douglas P. Chartre, age 78, passed away February 11, 2024, due to complications from a stroke. Doug was born in Menominee, Michigan on June 16, 1945, to the late Patrick and Beaulah (Cappaert) Chartre.After graduating from Menominee High School in 1965, he joined the US Army National Guard and served in the Ready Reserves until 1979. Douglas was employed in the paper mill at Kimberly-Clark for 35 years. After his retirement in 2001, he took a part-time job with US Venture.Doug had many hobbies including working on bicycles, restoring old cars, woodworking, and tinkering in his garage shop. He loved going to car shows and spending time with his Fiero Fanatics Car Club friends.He is survived by his three children: Michelle (Tony) Rowe of San Diego, Jennifer (Tom) Powledge of Los Angeles, Douglas J. (Kathya) Chartre of Chicago; his stepdaughter, Andrea McComas of Appleton; and his sister, Judith (Jon) Pietsch of Denmark, WI. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Chartre.The absolute light of Doug’s life and his pride and joy were his five grandchildren: Kate, Reid, Jack, Cruz and Aidan. A private burial service will be held in Stephenson, Michigan. Doug’s family would like to thank the staff at Rennes Health & Rehab in Appleton for the compassionate care they provided during his long illness.To order a Memorial Tree, click here.

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Deborah Marie Hafner

Mar 27, 1951 - Feb 20, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Deborah Marie “Deb” Hafner, age 72, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in Appleton. Deb was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 27, 1951, daughter of the late Leonard and Cecelia (Felckowski) Zinda. Deb grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Riverside High School. After high school she moved to Shawano. On July 3, 1971, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, James J. Hafner, at St. James Lutheran Church. Deb had a long career as a housekeeper including time at the Shawano Hospital, the Dialysis Center, and multiple nursing homes in the area. Following retirement, Deb truly enjoyed owning and operating the Red River Tavern with her husband James from 2000 to 2005. Deb was a loving and kindhearted woman, and her compassion was known by many. Deb was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. Deb is survived by: her husband of 53 years, James Hafner; her son, Derek (Sheryl) Hafner; four grandchildren, Nathaniel, Kyle, Paige, and Cailen; four great grandchildren, Grace, OakLynn, Jack and Gabriella; and siblings, Carol Jenkins, Charles (Gerta) Zinda, and Steve (Robin) Zinda. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by: her daughter Jessica Hafner; parents Leonard and Cecelia; a sister Denise Zinda; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elaine and Roger Hafner.A memorial service for Deb will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with Dick Menning officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Memorial Donation

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Donna M. Zaruba

May 02, 1930 - Feb 18, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Donna M. Zaruba, 93 of Appleton and formerly of Cornell, WI. passed away Sunday, Feb. 18th, 2024 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Appleton, WI.A Graveside Service will be scheduled at the Cornell Cemetery in the Spring 2024.

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Edith Carol Honnef

Jun 29, 1934 - Feb 18, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Edith Carol Honnef, 89, of Kewaunee, WI, died Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Heartwood Senior Living, Appleton. She was born June 29, 1934 in Algoma, WI to the late Frederick and Adelia (Born) Iwen. She grew up in Kewaunee on her parents farm near the Kewaunee River and worked in Door County restaurants during the summer to earn money for college tuition. She graduated from the University of WI Stout with a degree in Home Economics and education. On August 10, 1957, she married Donald W. Honnef in Kewaunee.Donald and Edith started their lives together in Port Washington, WI and eventually moved to Denmark, WI to raise their family. Together they enjoyed a beautiful hobby farm where they taught hard work, integrity and sustainability to their children. Edith taught home economics at Denmark High School and cherished every moment in the classroom. She was respected by her students while often being called Mom or Grandma as her demeanor was caring, supportive and collaborative. Edith especially enjoyed working alongside her colleagues whom she considered family. She fully embraced the role of being a teacher and taught that education was an investment in yourself. Donald and Edith later relocated to Kewaunee on the family farm where she was raised. There they enjoyed retirement including their 63rd wedding anniversary.Edith was ahead of her time in plant based eating, creative sewing and living naturally. She could hide the worst vegetables in the best cookies ever made, wear gray hair and wrinkles with honor and sew Christmas pajamas for her nine grandchildren that fit each one’s unique personality. Our Mom will be greatly missed. She was the root of the family that guided us all through great celebrations and tough times. She knew exactly when to lend a hand, offer comforting words or simply listen. Her love, devotion and commitment to her family will forever be her legacy.Survivors include children Stephen (Grace) Honnef, Paul (Lori) Honnef, and Carmen (Tim) Honnef Patterson; grandchildren Derek (Kali), Emily (Joey), Amber (Steve), Brandon, Ryan (Haley), Andrew (Elizabeth), Allison (Zachary), Angela, Abigail, Chris (Macey), Nic (Moriah); brother Andrew Iwen and family, sister in law Andrea Iwen and family, brother in law John (JoAnn) Nelson and family, sister in law Linda Nelson and family; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Edith is preceded in death by her husband Donald W. Honnef, brother Dr. William E. Iwen, sister in law Nathalie M. Iwen, brother in law Edwin S. Nelson, and sister in law Dorothy A. Rylander.Friends may call after noon Saturday March 2, 2024 at Cotter Funeral Home, 536 County Road R, Denmark, WI until a sharing of memories at 2:00pm. Burial of the urn will follow in Carlton Volunteer Cemetery.We extend our gratitude to the Heartwood Senior Living staff and ThedaCare for the kindness, comfort and ability to guide us through this journey with a beautiful soul, our Mom.

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Janet E. Van Boxtel

Jun 28, 1939 - Feb 18, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Janet E. (Treichel) Van Boxtel, age 84, passed away peacefully in her home in Appleton, Wisconsin on February 18, 2024. She was surrounded by family and friends during her final days until she ran into the open arms of Jesus. Her 17-month battle with cancer took its toll on her body but she fought hard to try to conquer her sickness. She was an inspiration to all of us in so many ways and she always had to make sure we were ok even though she was the one battling for her life. Janet was born on June 28, 1939 in Kimberly, Wisconsin to Benjamin and Leona Treichel. She attended school in Kimberly and in junior high she met the love of her life, Gerald H. Van Boxtel. She lost her parents at a young age and as soon as she completed high school in 1957 she married Gerald on August 21, 1958. They spent the next 20 years living an Air Force life and mom embraced her role to support her husband. During their 20 years of service, they lived in many places: Maine, New Hampshire, California, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Jersey. After their Air Force retirement, they returned to their home state of Wisconsin. In 1964 they adopted their son Brent and in 1966 they adopted their daughter Danette. In 1968 mom gave birth to their son Clinton but sadly he passed away shortly after his birth. Her family was her whole life and she made many sacrifices to ensure the happiness of her husband and children. Janet had many hobbies and talents that kept her busy and happy. She loved to bo