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Irene Skiba

Nov 25, 1933 - Nov 26, 2023

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Appleton, WI

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Irene Josephine Skiba nee Wisinski who was brought into her earthly life on November 25,1933 and called home to eternal rest on November 26, 2023, at the age of 90. Irene was born in Stockton, WI to the late Alois and Margaret Wisinski (Wojtalewicz). Irene married Reynold Skiba on September 10, 1951, in Stevens Point. They were blessed with 8 children. Irene loved spending time with her great grandkids and other special kids who visited and b...Read More

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Duane Ronald Foth

Jun 30, 1938 - Feb 28, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Duane Ronald Foth, 85, passed away peacefully at his home on February 28, 2024. Duane was born on June 30, 1938 to Alfred and Laura (Malueg) Foth in Sheboygan, WI. The family moved to Appleton, and Duane graduated from Appleton High in 1957. After graduation, "Duke" joined the Marines and upon returning home, he met the love of his life Janice Havel. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on February 23, 2024. "Dewey" was in route sales for many, many years and retired from the Teamsters. If you were involved in the grocery industry, we are sure you crossed paths with our father! ‘BIG GUY’ was a huge sportsman and loved fishing, hunting and spending time with family. Whether it was a trip to the casino or a road trip, he loved to share a good story. He loved his fur pets, Bubba and Bella!Duane is survived by his loving wife, Janice, his children; Wendy (Gary) Santkuyl, Scott Foth, Sharry Foth, Kerry Foth and Kelly (Michael) Hackbarth. They were blessed with 13 grandchildren/step grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, each one who knew his harsh raspy voice too well. He is survived by his sister Marlene Pagel, sisters-in-law Margaret Foth and Shalby Foth and Janice’s family, the Havel’s.Duane is preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Tony Diem, brothers Daemon, Darrel and David Foth, sisters Karen Selig and Bonita Katers. As well as brothers-in-law that were like brothers to him; Eugene Selig, Richard Pagel and Richard Katers, nephews Bruce Selig, David Pagel, Kurt and Dennis Foth.Per his request, a Celebration of Life will take place on June 30, 2024 which would have been Duane’s 86th birthday. The family will post further details closer to the date. A military burial will take place at Central Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, N2665 County Rd QQ, King, WI 54946, on March 22, 2024 at 2:00 pm.

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Leonard Vergil Lee

Feb 25, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Leonard Vergil Lee, of Appleton, WI and formerly of Oshkosh, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2024. He was born on February 25, 1939, to the late Leonard and Anna (Mika) Lee. He went to St. John Grade School, Menasha, and attended Novitiate at the Franciscan Order of Friars, Pulaski, WI. Leonard served as a Brother of the Franciscan Order traveling to the Republic of the Philippines where he worked as a Catholic Missionary and visiting faculty at Christ the King College in Calbayog City, Samar. It is there where he met his partner in life Minadora "Dorie" Lee. They were married on December 22, 1971, at St. James Church in Santa Margarita. In 1976 they returned to the United States with sons, David and Raymond and began a new life together in Oshkosh, WI. Leonard worked for over 20 years for the Winnebago County Maintenance Department, retiring in 2004. Leonard loved fishing and the outdoors, playing organized softball in the Oshkosh Senior League and, most of all, spending time with his family.Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Dorie, his parents, brothers Don Lee, David Lee, and Lyle Lee and sister-in-law Judith Lee. He is survived by his sister Sister Leann (Diane) Lee, sisters-in-law Karen Lee and Joyce Lee, sons David (Hetal) Lee, Glendale Heights, IL; Raymond (Marina) Lee, Neenah; nephews Daniel (Mary) Lee, Sherwood; Shannon (Carie) Lee of Neenah; Jason (Annie) Lee, Neenah; Christopher (Carey) Lee, Madison; nieces Michelle (Adam) Knapp, Menasha, and Jennifer Lee, Menasha, and special friend Audrey Murphy. Leonard was our rock and our example. Friend to many, he will be remembered for his gentle nature, devotion of purpose, and easy smile. You are loved by so many. Watch over us. The family would also like to acknowledge the compassion and care shown by Valley VNA, Neenah and The Heritage, Appleton for Leonard in the final season of his life. A visitation for Leonard will take place on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 1:00 pm until time of service at 3:00 pm at Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida St., Menasha 54952.In lieu of flowers, per families wishes please have a tree planted or donate to an organization of your choice in memory of Leonard.

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Marlene Gensler

Sep 08, 1935 - Feb 28, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Marlene Gensler passed away on February 28, 2024. She was born on September 8, 1935, daughter of the late Edward and Beatrice (Trettin) Sasnowski. Marlene married Raymond Gensler on August 30, 1952. She was licensed as a real estate broker and was very active in the VFW Auxiliary at the Arthur Gensler VFW #664 in Clintonville. Marlene and Raymond enjoyed traveling together to his USS Ommaney Bay reunions and going up north to Three Lakes.Marlene is survived by many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; special friends; and caregivers.She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Gensler; brother, Edward (Judith) Sasnowski; sister, Dolores (George) Stoop; brother-in-law, Harold Gensler; and sister-in-law, Shirley Gensler.Funeral services for Marlene will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, March 7, at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St, Appleton. Friends may call from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. The burial will be held the same day at 1:30 PM at Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville.The family would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers that helped take care of Marlene over the years.

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Roman Andrew Fidler

Nov 17, 1955 - Feb 15, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Roman Fidler, age 68, of Appleton, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024, in Appleton Area Health. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at St. John's Catholic Church in Appleton. Fr. Brian Mandel will officiate. Interment will be in Appleton City Cemetery. Roman Andrew Fidler was born November 17, 1955, the son of Roman Andrew Fidler and Irene Beens Fidler, in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan, Minnesota. Roman attended grade school at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School through eighth grade. He then attended Wabasso High School, graduating in 1973. Roman continued his education at Canby Vocational School. Roman moved to Appleton in 1975 and married Janelle Renae Holland in Appleton on June 23, 1979. Together they raised two children: Blake and Brandon. Roman lived and worked in the Appleton area. He worked at Ansel Doll Accounting, Swift County HRA, and as the Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Appleton since 1982. He was a member of the Appleton Fire Department for 36 years, was on the Hospital Foundation Board, was a Church Trustee, and a member of the Pioneerland Library Board. Roman had many interests. He enjoyed collecting, projects, building, being outdoors, walking, farming, and spending time at the lake with family. Roman is survived by his wife Janelle Renae Fidler; children: Blake (Addie) Fidler of Fargo, ND, and Brandon (Sara) Fidler of Monticello, MN; three grandchildren: Kendall and Madelyn Fidler and Steven Fidler; siblings: Diane (Dan) Clarke of Willmar, MN, Judy Zachow of Redwood Falls, MN, and Robert (Gloria) Fidler of Bloomington, MN; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Roman was preceded in death by his parents Roman and Irene Fidler; his parents-in-law, Ervin and Pearl Holland; and his brother Raymond Fidler. Blessed be the memory of Roman Andrew Fidler.

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Goldie Hunt

Oct 05, 1932 - Feb 16, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Goldie Hunt, age 91, of Holloway, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024, in Appleton Area Health-Hospital. A private interment will be held at a later date in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Holloway. Per Goldie's wishes, no formal service will be held.

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Robert C. Kraus, Sr.

Apr 04, 1942 - Feb 25, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Robert C. Kraus, Sr., age 81 of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024. He was born April 4, 1942 to the late Elmer and Elvira (Metz) Kraus in Appleton, and was a 1960 graduate of Menasha High School. On June 27, 1964, he married Barbara Ostrowski. Bob worked for American Can/James River/Graphic Packaging for over 40 years as a millwright and served on many committees in his free time, including as President of Youth Sports, formerly Boys’ Sports, and for Union Local 148. Bob was a very faithful man and was a longtime, active member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Menasha. He served for many years on their church counsel, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School for over 45 years, and enjoyed partaking in Bible study. He was a giving and generous supporter of his church and his community. Bob also loved all things baseball, including the Menasha Twins and the Menasha Macs, as well as the Milwaukee Brewers. His favorite sports to watch, however, were those that his kids and grandkids were participating in. He also loved watching any theatrical production they were in and was an avid sturgeon spearer who looked forward every year to their Canadian fishing trip. Bob will be missed by his children: Jody (Jeff) Mainville; Judy (Keith) Peterson; and Robert (Wendy) Kraus, Jr.; grandsons: Nick (Angie) Mainville; Bryan Mainville; Adam Mainville; Josh (Naomi) Peterson; Brett (Cassie) Peterson; Hayden Kraus; and Jake (Madeline) Kraus; and great-grandchildren: Josh, Jr.; Grace, Hope, Graham, and a baby due in July. Bob is further survived by his brother, Ron (Dottie) Kraus; sisters-in-law: Mary Jane Briggs and Sandy MacDonald; and by many special nieces, nephews, family, and friends, including his longtime friend, LeRoy Ecklund. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Barb; his great-grandson, David Peterson; brother, Dennis (Letha) Kraus; parents-in-law, Stanley and Grace Ostrowski; brothers-in-law, Butch MacDonald and Frank (Arlette) Waksmonski; and his lifelong friend, Russ Wendt. A Memorial Service for Bob will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 473 7th St., Menasha with Rev. David Skarsten officiating. A visitation will be held at church from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be established at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Fox Valley Lutheran Homes, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Bob's name. You’ll forever be in our hearts. Until we meet again, your family.

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Josie Rae Coonen

Feb 25, 2024 - Feb 25, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Josie Rae Coonen peacefully passed away during delivery at Alba Birth Center on February 25, 2024. She is survived by her loving parents, Jesse and Michaela Coonen. Josie was a beautiful baby girl, a perfect combination of her parents, with chubby cheeks, curly strawberry-brown hair, and long fingers and toes. She had a love for loud, live music and would show her enthusiasm by kicking extra during the musical portion of church services. She especially loved foods like raspberries and strawberries, was absolutely a cheese fanatic, and convinced mom to eat a lot of tomato slices throughout her pregnancy. Josie had a spirited personality. During prenatal visits, whenever a midwife would check her position, Josie never hesitated to make her presence known by kicking, pushing, and punching! A service to honor Josie's life will be held at Appleton Alliance Church. Visitation will take place from 9:00am to 11:00am, followed by a Memorial Service at 1100am. A burial service will take place at Highland Memorial Park at 12:30pm. When arriving at the church please be sure to park in the west parking lot as that is closest to where the service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to a charity of your choosing in memory of Josie. Rest in peace, dear Josie. Your memory will forever be cherished. If you would like to order flowers or plants to be brought to the service please contact one of the following locations: Memorial Florist: 2320 S Memorial Dr, Appleton, WI 54915 at (920) 731-3136 Seven Thymes: 200 W Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI 54956 at (920) 215-6857 Twigs & Vines: 3100 N Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54911 at (920) 734-2303

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James J. Tews

Jul 27, 1939 - Feb 25, 2024

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Appleton, WI

James J. Tews, born on July 27, 1939, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2024.James is survived by his wife Sandra; three daughters, Barbara, Debora, and Linda (Andy); 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.He is preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda; son-in-law Tim; and his parents.He enjoyed working with his hands, volunteering his time, and was very passionate about his pets.A private service will be held per James wishes.

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JoAnn Lynne Syring

Mar 06, 1947 - Feb 28, 2024

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Appleton, WI

JoAnn Lynne Syring, age 76, entered the gates of Heaven peacefully on February 28, 2024, with her family by her side. JoAnn was the only child of Samuel and Ann Nau, and was born in Appleton, WI. In 1967, JoAnn received a fortuitous birthday card in the mail from a "secret admirer." Thomas Syring’s mom shared the same birthday as JoAnn and when he saw his mom purchasing a card for JoAnn, he decided to send one too. She called him to thank him and the rest is 57 years of history and 56 years of marriage.JoAnn and Tom proceeded to have two children and raised their children in Appleton. From the beginning of their married life Tom and JoAnn were a part of St Joseph Parish in Appleton.She graduated from Appleton West High School and went on to study nursing at UW Madison while she worked as a CNA. She worked many years as a bank teller and moved up the ranks to become a manager; she then spent many years raising her children and being a wonderful partner for Tom.JoAnn loved country music and was the card shark of the family cribbage game after Tom taught her how to play. She loved to bake chocolate chip cookies and passed along her mom’s recipe to her family. The dough seldom made it to baking day! Ever the energetic person, JoAnn loved to do water aerobics, and enjoyed biking and walking. She loved to listen to country music and enjoyed sewing.JoAnn is survived by her loving husband Thomas "Tom"; her children Eric (Amy Lehr) Syring, Tammie Roe; grandchildren: Kyle Syring, Heather Syring, Cayden Syring, Brooklyn Tews, Jordyn Roe, Justin Roe and Jaedyn Roe; as well as 7 great grandchildren.Preceding JoAnn in death are her parents.A funeral liturgy for JoAnn will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday March 7, 2024, at St Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W Lawrence Street, Appleton. Friends and family may gather at the church from 9:00 am until the start of mass. JoAnn will be interred at Highland Memorial Park.

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Betty Turk

Sep 14, 1953 - Feb 28, 2024

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Appleton, WI

The world lost a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother on February 28, 2024. Betty, 70, of Appleton, Wisconsin, battled cancer, but that never stopped her from living her life to its fullest. Betty died surrounded by her husband, Ron and her daughter, Sara. Betty was born in Kaukauna, WI on September 14, 1953. She claimed to have learned everything she knew from her very direct, German, father, Herman; however, she definitely had the beauty of her Hungarian mother, Catherine (Turk). Even though Betty worked in accounts receivable most of her life, her true passion was design. Betty had an artistic eye for everything. She would spend endless hours in her sewing room. She was a master quilter. She cherished every moment she had with all of her quilting and sewing friends. Betty’s second passion in life were her flower gardens. Digging in the dirt all day Saturday and Sunday pruning flowers gave her pure joy. She definitely had a green thumb just like her father. Betty was good at so many things. When it comes to baking, she takes the cake! She learned from her mother. She then shared her baking skills with her grandchildren, Braylea and Jayce (Kolakowski). She also shared all of the wonderful treats she made with her fur babies. Betty was a true dog lover. Betty was always surrounded by true friendships and loving family. She is survived by her husband, Ron, daughter, Sara, her two grandchildren, Braylea and Jayce, her brother Steve (Diane) Turk, and her sister, Patty (Gary) Fuerst. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Herman and Catherine Turk. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life on June 15, 2024. Specifics to come at a later date. Friends wishing to honor Betty are invited to make a donation in her name to Saving Paws Animal Rescue or another no kill animal shelter of your choice.

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