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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
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A8 ■ THE POST-CRESCENT, APPLETON-FOX CITIES, WIS. POSTCRESCENT.COM ■ SATURDAY,FEBRUARY7,2015 Convenient locations in: Neenah • Menasha Oshkosh • Berlin • Appleton Thanks for voting us Best in the Valley four years in a row. Tricia Roh, Au.D., Mark Conradt, Au.D., Katie Armatoski, Au.D., Holly Rusch-Clothier, Au.D., Erin Krueger, Au.D., Cathy Dreifuerst, Au.D., Tammy Mischka, Au.D. Robert Bechard M.D., Cheryl Pucci APNP, Chris Keller, M.D., Kasey Boerner APNP, Robert Prehn, M.D., Larry Burton, M.D. 4 Make 2015 the year to HEAR! Let our team of Audiologists and ENT physicians help you transition smoothly into improved hearing. Get back in the game! Get back into Life! We can help! TOLL FREE 1-866-664-4327 Alice M. Turner, age 74, of Appleton, died peacefully on February 3, 2015 at home surrounded by her family after battling cancer the past 7 months. Alice was born in Combined Locks on May 27, 1940 to Cornelius and Petronella Vander Heyden. She graduated second in her class in 1958 from St. John High School in Little Chute. From graduation until she became a mother she worked in the oMice of Kimberly Clark, in Kimberly. She embraced being a mother to her 6 children and more joy was brought to her life when the grandchildren came along. Alice was an accomplished seamstress and will most likely be remembered for all of the doll clothes she enjoyed making and selling at local craft fairs. She was gifted with a green thumb and was always the envy of the neighborhood with her beautiful Rowers. In the past few years she most enjoyed taking exercise classes at the Y, playing cards with her family and friends, rekindling her love of bowling and her trips to the casino. Alice married Clem Dickrell on November 7, 1959. He preceded her in death on December 6, 1988. After Clem’s death she entered the workforce once again and was a purchasing manager for Coldwell Banker until 1993. Alice found love a second time in life and married Gordon Turner on November 28, 1992. He preceded her in death on October 6, 2011. Survivors include her 6 children: Karen (Mike) Geerts, David (Melinda), Mary (Ken) Beihl, Dan (Elizabeth), Ann (Chris) Roth and James (Kathy); 1 step-son Tom (Karen) Turner; grandchildren Gretchen, Peter, Gabriele and Charlie Geerts, Ryan Higgins, Nick and Matthew Dickrell, Branson and Conner Beihl, Elliot and Elijah Dickrell, Hannah and Alexis Roth, Kelyn (cancé Jake Diekfuss) and Kinley Dickrell; step grandson TJ Turner and step great grandsons Jett and Ryder Turner. She is further survived by her sisters: Jo-an (Cyril) Van Zeeland, Margaret Maas and Betty (Mike) Linzmeier. Also preceding Alice in death were her parents Cornelius and Petronella Vander Heyden, brother and sister-in- law Henry and Carol Vander Heyden, brother-in-law Carl Maas and step-son Gordon Turner Jr. Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2331 E. Lourdes Dr., Appleton, with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen of- cciating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. For online condolences, please visit www.verkui- The family would like to thank all of her wonderful neighbors who were always so kind to Mom. Many thanks also to Dr. Goggins and his entire sta: for all of the compassionate care given to Mom. Alice M. Turner (Dickrell) Marvin D. Ho+mann, 86, Green Bay, passed away peacefully February 5, 2015. He was born on September 3, 1928, in the Town of Forestville to the late Marvin and Vera (Gangluff) Hoffmann. Marvin married the former Patricia Vanden - Houten on May 27, 1950. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. In his early years, he farmed on the family farm with Vital and Lucy Herlache, in the town of Brussels. He then became a mechanic at Pauly Cheese Co. where he worked for many years. He Unished his career as a mechanic helping out at Our Saviour Lutheran Church Uxing anything that needed repair. Marvin enjoyed his time at the family cottage, he also loved to hunt and Ush. His greatest joy was spending time with family, and his dog, Tu+y. Marvin is survived by his three sons; Steven (Deborah) Ho+mann; Randall (Diane) Ho+mann; David (Susan) Ho+mann, all of Green Bay; his two daughters; Pamela Trick and Jill Ho+mann, both of Green Bay; his grandchildren: Chad (Stacy) Ho+- mann, Jean (Jonathan) Doxtator, Nathan (Bridget) Trick, Corey (Tammie) Trick, Kevin Trick, Adam Bostick, Jason (Nicole) Ho+mann, Heidi (Matt) Krause, Sheri (Brett) Schneider, Justin Ho+- mann, Rebecca Ho+mann; 12 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister, Marilyn (John) Kafura, Appleton; his brother, Stanley (Joanne) Ho+mann, Hortonville; sister-in-law, June (Donald) Bourain, Green Bay. In addition to his wife, Patricia and his parents Marvin and Vera he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Diane Ho+mann; his mother and father-in-law, Julius (Vivian) VandenHouten. Friends may call at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 N. Henry St., on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. David Hatch of- Uciating. Entombment in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed to Marvin’s family at www.prokowall. com. In lieu of boral expressions, a memorial fund has been established in Marvin’s name. The family would like to express a special thank you to the loving sta8s of Odd Fellows Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion during Marvin’s stay. Hoffmann, Marvin Marian C. Mennen, (nee Egan), Kimberly, age 93, died peacefully on Thursday February 5, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born November 22, 1921 in Appleton, WI, daughter of the late David and Marie (Huss) Egan. On April 23, 1949 Marian married Giles Mennen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kaukauna. The couple lived in Kimberly their entire married lives and enjoyed 38 years of marriage together prior to his death in 1987. Marian was a member of Holy Spirit Parish at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Kimberly and the Kimberly Homemakers. She is survived by her children: Mary Jo (Tom) Albrecht, Shawano, Mark (Mikyung) Mennen, Menasha, Tom Mennen, Kaukauna and David (Christine) Mennen, Shakopee, MN; grandchildren: David and Joshua Mennen, Ethan, Carson and Ryan Mennen; brother, Cleon Egan, Kaukauna; numerous nieces, nephews and friends who were so kind to Marian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Giles; an infant son and daughter; and a sister-in- law, Betty Egan. She is further preceded in death by her husband’s brother and 4 sisters. A Memorial Mass for Marian will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. February 9, 2015 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 602 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly with Fr. Bob Kollath o_iciating. Friends may call directly at church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of `owers, a memorial fund has been established for the Kimberly YMCA or the Thompson Center. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them. 766-2099 www. boettcherfamilyfuneral. com The family would like to express sincere thanks to all her caregivers, especially Katie O. and Katie, for their compassionate care and concern. Also thank you to family, friends and neighbors who helped Marian these last few years. Mennen, Marian Melvin R. La Fond, 98, of Black Creek passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 in Freedom at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family. He was born May 21, 1916 son of the late Edward and Sarah (LeJoyce) La Fond. On April 14, 1937 he was united in marriage to Almira Willey in Wrightstown. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2003. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Black Creek. Melvin served in the US Air Force during WWII in the South PaciXc. He wo rked a few diYer - ent jobs over the years and retired from Wisconsin Michigan Power Company in 1982. Melvin and Almira also operated an 80 acre dairy farm. Spending time with his family was important to Melvin, esp ecially with his sweetheart Almira. In his free time, Mel enjoyed horseback riding, woodworking, and stained glass artwork. He is survived by his children: Rene La Fond, Bonduel; Rachel (John) Olofson, Freedom; Roberta (Roger) Jezeski, Black Creek; daughter-in-law, Joan La Fond, Hilbert; 11 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dolly Rudd, El Paso, TX; two sisters-inlaw: Francis Willey, Louisville, KY, and Grace Willey, Kaukauna; and brother-in-law, Harold Merkl, Wrightstown. In addition to his wife and parents, Melvin is preceded in death by a son, Roderick La Fond; grandson, Ryan La Fond; great-grandson Phillip Ryan Groskinsky Jr; siblings: Marie, Florian (Vi) La Fond, Babe (Joe) VandeWalle, and Royal La Fond; and brother-in-law, Donald Rudd. Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. visitation will continue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Theodore Hendricks oYiciat - ing. Military honors will take place at the church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehl - La Fond, Melvin Franklin R. “Frank” Zimmer, 90, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at home. Frank was born on February 10, 1924 to Henry and Lillie (Schmidt) Zimmer. He was a veteran having served in the US Army during WWII in Europe. Frank married Wanda Kuberra on May 24, 1947 and they spent 67 wonderful years together. He worked for Kimberly Clark for many years until his retirement in 1983. Frank was an avid hunter, Wsherman and woodworker. He also enjoyed going to his cabin in Pickerel and spending time with his family. Frank was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Outagamie Conservation Club. Frank is survived by his wife, Wanda, a son, Randy (Becky) Zimmer, two granddaughters; Lisa (Jeremy) Thyssen, Lora (Matt Lederer) Zimmer, three great grandchildren; Eva, Emily and Clara, brothers and sisters; Fern (Harry) Sepuha, Chicago, Katy Schefe, Appleton, George (Vera) Zimmer, Appleton, Russell (Nancy) Zimmer, New Berlin, Carl (Judy) Zimmer, Appleton, Carol (Jim) Krause, Medina, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Vera. The funeral service for Frank will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 912 N. Oneida St. with Rev. Lloyd Luedeman obiciat- ing. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in the Highland Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wich- Franklin R. “Frank” Zimmer Robert W. Freeman, age 67, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 5, 2015, due to complications after surgery. Funeral services for Bob w ill be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 325 East Franklin Street, A ppleton, with Rev. Markus Wegenast o iciat- ing. A time of visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of € owers, donations can be made for a memorial in Bob’s name to First United Methodist Church or the Mid-Vallee Golf Course Bench Program. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichman- Please see Sunday’s edition for the complete obituary. Ro b ert W. Freeman Michael E. ‘Murr’ Murray, 59, of Kimberly, died unexpectedly at home from complications of emphysema on February 6, 2015. The funeral for Mike will b e held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 E. Kimberly Ave, Kimberly. A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wich- In lieu o f  owers, a memorial fund has been established. Please see Sundays edition of the post crescent for the full obituary. Mic h ae l Murray OBITUARIES OBITUARIES OBITUARIES TODAY’S OBITUARIES FREEMAN, Robert W.; 67, Appleton HOFFMANN, Marvin; 86, Green Bay LA FOND, Melvin R.; 98, Black Creek MENNEN, Marian C.; 93, Kimberly MURRAY, Michael E.; 59, Kimberly TURNER, Alice M.; 74, Appleton ZIMMER, Franklin R.; 90, Appleton MILWAUKEE— AMil- w aukee Police Department investigation has de- t ermined a miscommuni- c ation between officers a nd dispatchers nearly cost a stabbing victim her life. Jasmyne Houston-Carter was attacked by an angry boyfriend, who slit her throat and stabbed her as she slept in her Milwaukee home. The woman says she feared she would die w hile waiting more than 3 0 minutes for emergency m edical treatment. The police investiga- tion revealed the responding squad car took another call without telling dis- p atch. WISN-TV reports a Milwaukee Fire Depart- m ent rescue crew was outs ide the woman’s home b ut had to wait for police due to protocol. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Lipski says firefighters aren’t trained to defuse violent situations so they have to sit idle until police declare a crime scene safe. The police department h as disciplined three offi- c ers who were responsi- b le for the 31-minute delay. Milwaukee stabbing victim a lmost dies waiting for police Associated Press

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