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June Endres

May 07, 1925 - Dec 07, 2023

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Appleton, WI

June M. Endres, 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, December 7, 2023. She was born on May 7, 1925, in Clintonville, the daughter of the late Jay and Sara (Schulz) Weatherwax. June graduated from Clintonville High School, attended Fox Valley Technical College, and Trust Banking School at Northwestern University. She moved to Appleton, in 1950 and on September 22, 1979 married George C. Endres. She worked at Marine Bank, Neenah, the Manufacturers Bank, Neenah, Appleton State Bank,...Read More

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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, please consider a donation in Bob’s name to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Fox Valley Lutheran Homes, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. You’ll forever be in our hearts. Until we meet again, your family.

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Marcia Korducki

May 25, 1953 - Feb 09, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Marcia Korducki, aged 70, died unexpectedly on February 9th 2024 at her home in Appleton.She was born to the late Edward and Rita Korducki on May 25th 1953. Marcia grew up in Milwaukee and persued a bachelor’s degree at UW Milwaukee in nuclear medicine technology. Afterwards, she went on to get her JD at De Paul University. She worked at multiple law firms in the Chicago area and later went on to have a successful career with Frontier Airlines until retirement. Marcia kept busy after retirement and enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and quilting.Marcia is survived by her son, Michael Long, daughter-in-law Emily Long and grandchild Cooper Long. She is also survived by 9 siblings, Tom (Nephtali), Dave (Jenny), Barb (Bob), Steve (Joyce), Bill (Kristie), Ed (Helen), Bob (Deb), Laura Jackson (Matt) and Janet Scragg (Ernie). Further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other extended family, and friends.Per Marcia’s wishes, no formal services will be held. A celebration of life is planned for June 9th 2024 at Grant Park in Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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Jane C. Barnetzke

Oct 02, 1948 - Feb 20, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Jane C. Barnetzke, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, after a brief illness. Jane attended UW-Eau Claire where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and developed a passion for patient-centered care that benefitted countless patients over more than four decades. Being a dialysis nurse, she saw firsthand the dire need for transplanted organs, particularly kidneys, and became an enthusiastic advocate for organ donation.To her patients, armed with her dogged determination and her razor-sharp wit, she was a fierce advocate. More recently, her life experiences also influenced her to become an outspoken supporter for mental health awareness. In retirement, Jane’s selfless nature found other outlets as a volunteer at Habitat Restore and at Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly.She was an incredibly talented and crafty lady, making her own custom hot pads for cooking, counted cross-stitch wall décor, and quilts – many of which she donated – along with a significant amount of time, care, and consideration for those around her.She is survived by her cousins: James (Carol) Grassl, Gary (Lisa) Grassl, David Grassl, and Thomas (Stacy) Grassl, all of Appleton. She is further survived by several special colleagues: Diane (John) Hotynski, Ann (Rod) Van Dyke, and Dr. Samuel Rey Pettis, and LuAnn (Tom) Wickeham, and numerous other volunteers at the Habitat Restore, and her special friend Jean Drexler.She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn A. Barnetzke, an aunt Virginia (Earl) Zuehlke, an Uncle Edmund (Patricia) Grassl an Uncle Elmer (Elizabeth) Grassl, and an Aunt Leone (Roger) Trask.A mass will be offered in her name at Holy Spirit Parish – Darboy Site, located at W2805 County Highway KK in Appleton on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 8:15 AM. The mass will be livestreamed at www.holyspirit-parish.org and will be available to view there at any time afterward.This obituary will be updated by May 31, 2024, on this website (www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com) to include the date and time of the graveside service at St. Joseph Cemetery, to which all are invited.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the National Kidney Foundation or the Ketamine Wellness Center of Appleton.Do not take your organs to heaven with you – heaven knows we need them here !

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Debra M. Glass

Sep 23, 1957 - Feb 22, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Debra M. Glass passed away on February 22, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Appleton, on September 23, 1957 to Wilbert and Catherine (Revoir) Pomeroy.From a young age, Debra danced to the beat of her own drum, always seeking out new adventures and forming connections wherever she went. Her career as regional property manager at United Financial Group added to the richness of her life, but it was her passion for styling hair and makeup that truly brought out her creativity. A graduate of City College of Cosmetology, Debra found joy in transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, often practicing her skills on her Uncle David and father Will. Their shared laughter during haircut sessions exemplified the love and light that Debra brought into every room.Debbie had a flair for decorating during the holiday seasons; Halloween and Christmas were special times for her. Her house would transform into a festive wonderland each Christmas as she meticulously curated themes and involved her children in tree decorating (even if she ended up rearranging every ornament they hung). Family gatherings were Debra's delight, where she relished in watching football, sharing fish fries, and simply basking in the presence of loved ones. Her outgoing personality found an outlet in karaoke nights with friends like Laurie Jarvis, where they sang their hearts out and created priceless memories while on their trip to Denver, Colorado. Weekly dinner gatherings with friend Chris Franklin became a cherished tradition filled with good food, laughter, and camaraderie. Debbie's hobbies included crafting and rummage sale shopping with her brother Greg and his partner Audrey on Saturday mornings. Trips to Florida with Derrick and his wife Amber were treasured moments filled with beach walks, visits to historical sites like St. Augustine Fort, and delicious meals at Joe’s Crab Shack.Debbie, with brother Chris and his wife Roxanne enjoyed gathering to grill out, have a campfire, and play Scrabble, Phase10, or Uno. While she and dear friends Shirley and Luis Vasquez went on memorable trips together to Mexico; Shirley was a constant source of strength, positivity, and companionship.Debbie also had a love for ballroom dance and joined Adagio dance studio where she performed a routine with her dance instructor at the Fox Cities Performing Center for their Winter Showcase. Debbie was a jokester, and you never really knew what she would say next… ask anyone who knew her. Sometimes all you could do was laugh and shake your head.Debbie is survived by her daughter Stephanie (Matt) Lind, brothers Chris (Roxanne) Pomeroy and Jamie (Judith) Pomeroy and sister Catherine (Tim) Wolf, daughter-in-law Amber Glass, nieces and nephews Melissa, Adam, Ashley, Andrew, Lydia and Benjamin as well as a multitude of friends who became like family over the years. She is preceded in death by her parents, son Derrick Glass, brothers Joseph and Gregory Pomeroy. Debra’s family would like to extend their immense gratitude to the amazing staff at Cherry Meadows.A celebration of life to honor Debbie will be held on March 23rd at 11:00 AM at Ridgeview Highlands, 640 Ridgeview Circle #108 in Appleton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fox Valley Humane Association, N115 Two Mile Road, Appleton, WI 54914 Fox Valley Humane Association.

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Peter Andrew Holt

Mar 02, 1979 - Feb 23, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Peter Andrew Holt, 44, loving father of Eva and devoted husband of Nichole, tragically died in a highway accident on February 23, 2024.Peter was born on March 2, 1979, in Janesville, WI. After graduating from J.A. Craig High School, he attended UW-Stevens Point, where he earned academic honors and a B.A. in Education/Social Sciences. Peter created a warm, welcoming group of friends and car enthusiasts quickly after moving to Appleton. In Appleton, he enjoyed a successful career as a senior sales associate at Bergstrom Automotive, where he won multiple accolades, including the Bergstrom "Excellence in Sales" award for 10 consecutive years. During his 23 years at Bergstrom, Peter helped innumerable customers, new and many repeat, find the right vehicle. Peter’s knowledge and love of cars knew no bounds, surpassed only by his infinite love for his family. Nichole and Eva meant the world to him, and he ensured that five-year-old Eva not only knew every car’s make and model but also had a diverse library of children’s books, which he loved reading to her. He enjoyed racing cars, running and biking, and was an advocate for social justice in all its forms. Armed with a sharp wit, perfect timing, and a one-liner for just the right moment, Peter had the ability to find the humor in almost any situation. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him.Peter is the beloved son of the late James and Judy Holt and is survived by his wife, Nichole, and his daughter, Eva. He is also survived by his sister, Wendy Francis (Holt), and her husband, Mike, and additional brothers-in-law, Nickolas Weiss and Steven Zebraitis. Also survived by multiple loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 10-1 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton, WI. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the United Way of Fox Cities, 1455 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952.

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Robert Wirth

Oct 02, 1932 - Feb 25, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and devoted friend, Robert "Bob" Wirth entered eternal life on Feb. 25, 2024, at the age of 91.He was born Oct 2, 1932, to Robert and Beatrice (Marcks) Wirth. Bob lived a majority of his childhood in Shiocton and then the family moved to Hortonville where they had a family farm. He was active in sports at Hortonville High School, representing his class as the captain of the basketball and football team for the Polar Bears!! He was drafted into the Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.Bob married Marlene M. Wirth (Rollmann) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Appleton, WI on March 2, 1957. He was employed at Kimberly Clark for 7 years and then at Rockwell International/ArvinMeritor in Oshkosh, WI, for 30 years and then retired. Bob also worked part-time at his "hobby" job at Butch’s Auto Body for 23 years, where he loved spending time with his "shop buddies" throughout the years.He was hardworking, always….always had a project to get done and was known as the Jack of All Trades BUT most of all he was always willing to give anyone a helping hand and expected nothing in return. Being surrounded by his children was truly his joy in life, he held a deep pride for each and every one of them and found many ways to support them throughout their journey in life.As Bob and Marlene began their life together raising five children, they were fortunate to expand on their American Dream and purchased a cottage on Silver Lake in Laona, WI along with special friends Salty and Jo Altman & family. For many, it was known as Marshmallow Hill where they always welcomed family and friends to gather and hang out at the lake, enjoy boat rides, water skiing, singing around the campfire, and the opportunity to participate in the many 4th of July parades and celebrations. The memories and laughs shared are endless……E-I-E-I-E-I-O!!Bob enjoyed the outdoors, some of which included his yearly deer hunts with his mighty deer hunting crew Dilly, Salty, and Bert as well as his three sons, Altman sons, and their extended friend groups, as well as his youngest daughter Kelli. Bob also liked snowmobiling with his wife, family, and friends for many years. After retirement they joined the Omro Snowmobile Club and participated in various trail rides, they also hosted the club with many good times on the 100 Mile Trails in Forest County.Bob is survived by his wife Marlene (67 years) Appleton; their five children: his two daughters Barb (Dave) Lehman, Appleton, WI, Kelli (Willie) Sims, Wrightstown, WI and three sons, John (Gail) Wirth, Miledgeville, GA, Mark Wirth, Laona, WI, Ricky (Lisa) Wirth, Hortonville, WI. Sister Karen Young, sister-in-law Rita Wirth, brother/sister-In-laws; Jan Crowley, Lynn Rollmann, Donna Rollmann, Dick Rollmann, Kathy (John) Beatty, Judy (Jim) Carmack, Lori (Bill) Wallschlaeger. There are 15 Grandchildren, Jess (Matt) Roe, Josh (Lyndsey) Lehman, Drew Lehman (Jordan Schmidt), Matthew Wirth, Lucas (Jayden) Wirth, James (Skylar Cromie) Wirth, Cal Wirth, Trevor Wirth, Dylan Wirth, Kimberly (Jason) Kloehn, Megan Wirth (Thomas Johnson), Wyatt Sims, Matthew (Haleigh) Wimberger. As well as 7 great grandchildren, Nicholas Wirth, Madelynn Roe, Carson Roe, Gideon Roe, Elizabeth Wirth, Patrick Wirth, Colby Wimberger, and two on the way - baby boy Lehman due in March, and baby Wimberger in September. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Wirth Sr., Beatrice (Marcks) Wirth, brother Terry Wirth, sister Beverly Hunt, brothers-in-law Jerry Rollmann & Bob Rollmann, David Hunt, and Dennis Young, and sister-in-law Joanne Carew.We would like to express our deepest thank you to Barb and Dave Lehman for many months of care in their home, as well as the support of the Town of Center EMS Team, and the Aseracare Hospice Services.We will gather at Wichmann Tri-County Chapel, 1592 S Oneida Street at 11:00 am; family and friends can visit from 9:00 am until the time of service. Details for a celebration of life following the service are still being confirmed. Please plan to join us wherever we gather for good food and some of Bob's favorite country music...there may even be a few of us to sing to all those Marshmallow Hiller's up in Heaven!!

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Mary Louise Pennington

Jul 29, 1962 - Feb 25, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Mary Louise Pennington age 61 of Appleton, Wisconsin peacefully let go of life Sunday, February 25th 2024, surrounded by loving family. Mary was born July 29th, 1962 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Earl and Shirley (Serwe) Pennington of Campbellsport, Wisconsin. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Shirley Pennington, brothers Michael of Florida and Scott of Campbellsport, Wisconsin; sisters Jane Freeman of Brandon, Wisconsin, Sharon Pennington of Ripon, Wisconsin and nephew Jeramy Pennington of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mary is survived by daughters Christina (Joel) Raduenz of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Theresa (Jason) Lienhard and grandson Gavin of Appleton, Wisconsin; brothers Mark (Christina) Pennington of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Leslie "Chet" (Rochelle) Pennington of West Bend, Wisconsin and sisters Jeannie (Gary) Heller of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin and Debra Pennington of San Antonio, Florida. Mary leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great -great niece and nephew along with many friends and the children she so lovingly cared for throughout her life. Mary’s smile was contagious with a heart big enough to love everyone in her life as though they were her own. Mary danced through life with arms full of cookies and songs in her heart full of joy and strength. Mary was a loving and dedicated caretaker to many children and families over the years, her passion was to see them flourish and grow. A "Celebration of Life" will be held March 6th 2024, from 10am-12:30pm at Wichmann Funeral Home (537 North Superior Road Appleton WI 54911 (920-739-1231). In lieu of flowers, Mary’s family asks to make a donation to Pillars Adult and Family Shelter in Appleton by visiting www.pillarsinc.org and clicking the "donate" button.

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Dale Maxam

Jan 24, 1945 - Feb 27, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Dale Maxam, 79, passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2024, with his loving partner, Mary, at his side.Dale grew up in Freedom, going to school in a one room school house. He graduated from Freedom High School, at which point he entered the workforce at Appleton Papers, retiring in 2002. "McGyver" as he was lovingly called, could fix almost anything. His love of old cars and trucks was obvious to all, and he was always willing to fix anyone's vehicle, even if it was a Ford! He passed his love of the outdoors to his family and was a true outdoorsman: hunting, fishing, and camping- he loved them all!Dale is survived by his loving partner, Mary Clements, children Mike (Cindy) Maxam, Traci (George) Brown, Pat Maxam, Joel (Nicole) Maxam; grandchildren Nick (Lindsay) Maxam, Alex (Jo Garrison) Maxam, Gabrielle Brown, Sarah Maxam, Emily Maxam, Clay Maxam and Nolan Maxam; sisters Jan Hanson, Joyce Berg, Judy Peterson, Connie (Bill) Morgando; brother-in-law Bob Schnabl and numerous nieces and nephews.Dale was preceded in death by his parents Percy and Helen (Habeck) Maxam, sister Donna Schnabl, brother Dennis Maxam, and brothers-in-law John Hanson and Dan Berg.A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.The family would like to extend a special thank you to Moment's Hospice for their incredible care, especially Nikki and Emily, who helped us on this journey.

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Donald Robert Hale

Jan 23, 1939 - Feb 21, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Donald "Don" Robert Hale, age 85, died Wednesday, February 21, 2024, of lymphoma cancer and other health complications. Don was born January 23, 1939, in Appleton, Wisconsin; son of the late Donald E. and Evelyn (Kressin) Hale of Appleton. On November 2, 1962, he married Julia Ann Seiler of Arlington, Virginia whom he met at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. while on tour and serving in the U.S. Navy (July 1958 - July 1962). Don graduated from Appleton West High School in 1957 and received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in August 1973. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Don entered the U.S. Civil Service where he held positions in the Departments of Defense, Commerce, State and Treasury in Information Technology. Don was the original designer of the Electronic Filing System (eFile) used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to process electronically submitted tax returns. Don retired from Federal Service in February 1994 after 37 years with the government. After his government career, Don held various positions in the private sector working for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Science Applications International (SAIC), and Anteon Corporation until forced into retirement due to health issues. Don and his wife, Julia were members of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Springfield, Virginia where services will be held Monday, February 26th.Don was preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Joiner (2022). Survivors include: his wife Julia, two daughters Tanya Ann Joiner of Bristow, Virginia, and Cristi Hale (Andy) Minard of Marietta, Georgia. Grandchildren include Christopher Joiner, McKenzie, Drew and Will Minard along with and many loving nieces and nephews.

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Betty Howard

Mar 13, 1935 - Feb 20, 2024

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Appleton, WI

Our dear mother, Betty, went into the arms of God and will be reunited with her family on 02/20/2024. Betty was born in Black Creek, WI. She graduated from Seymour high school. After high school, she moved to oceanside, CA where she worked as an artist, met and married Bill Howard. 5 years later returned to Appleton, WI area, raised 9 children, and worked until her early 70's and retired. She was with her partner Robert Hansen until his death in 1994. Her smile and kindness touched everyone. Betty loved to sightsee and spend time with her sister Dawn and to pass the time with her family and friends. Over the years, Betty had chihuahuas that she loved dearly, they gave her so much joy. She spent her last 2 years living at Country Villa Freedom where she loved being and loved the staff. She leaves behind loved ones who will treasure her love and memory forever: Richard (Jeanne) Howard, Mark Howard, Randy (Matt Verburgt) Howard, Craig (Patti) Howard, Dawn (Mark) Kuhn, James (Amber) Howard, Terry Howard, Bradley Hansen, and very special niece Diane Olson and nephew Gary Klarner (Sue). Grandchildren; Kelly, Jeremy, Andrew, Cheyenne, Mark Jr., Matt, Joshua, Sarah, Jacob, Jayce, Rowan, Liam, Troy, Zachery, Natasha, Crystal and Chloe. Many great-grandchildren all who she loved. Better was preceded in death by her partner Robert Hansen, father Clifford Frost, mother Eva Frost (Belleck), brother Leroy Frost, sister Dawn Klarner (Frost) and many other loved ones. Services are up in the air at this time. But if you would like to honor Betty, donate to the Dementia Society, Alzheimer Association, or ASPA, all good causes that my mother believed in.

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