Marlene S. Sippel, age 78, of St. Cloud, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. The former Marlene Petrie was born February 6, 1935 in the Town of Marshfield near St. Joe to the late Alex and Regina (Feldner) Petrie. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and graduated from New Holstein High School in 1953. On September 24, 1955, she married Howard A. Sippel at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joe. Howard preceded her in death earlier this year on May 23, 2013. In her early years before marriage she had worked at the Kohler Co. After marriage, she had worked at Wells Mfg. in Fond du Lac and sold Fuller Brush products in the local area. In 1971, she went to work at Tolibia Cheese in Fond du Lac. She retired as a foreman in 1984 due to health issues. She was a member of St. Isidore Parish-St. Cloud Church in St. Cloud and the Christian Women’s Society. In addition to working, she, along with her husband built their home and raised five children. The upbringing of her family also entailed lots of canning which they continued to do for them as they grew up and left the nest. Many a jar of pickles, jams, and jellies were produced and the grapes from their concord vines in their back yard were used to make them; as well as a batch of wine once in a while. Survivors include her five children, Michael (Lisa) Sippel of Malone, Janice (Fred) Wallo of Plymouth, Lawrence “Larry” Sippel of Fond du Lac, Paul (Sukanya) Sippel of Orlando, FL, and James (Helen) Sippel of St. Cloud; seven grandchildren, Sean Sippel, Melissa Buchholz, Chris Rosenthal, Nadine (Josh) Neuhaus, Loren Johnston, Hanna Sippel, and Alex Sippel; two great-granddaughters, Kyrsten and Danika Neuhaus; her brother, Ronald (Mary) Petrie of St. Cloud; a brother-in-law, Marvin (Donna) Korb of Fond du Lac; her sisters-in-law, Evangeline “Vangie” Karls of Fond du Lac, Peggy Sippel of Voorheesville, NY, and Donna Entringer of St. Cloud; and her four legged friends, Chloe, Sing, and Chet. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Howard, she was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Regina Petrie; her sister, Geraldine Korb; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwin and Rose Sippel; brothers-in-law, Hubert (Eleanore) Sippel, Eugene Sippel, Clem Karls, Vernon “Bud” (Elizabeth “Elsie”) Sippel, and Harold Sippel; and her sisters-in-law, Vernetta (Raymond) Stephany and Laura Mae Sippel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at St. Isidore Parish-St. Cloud Church 924 Main Street St. Cloud, WI 53079. Rev. Gary Wegner OFM Cap. will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Cloud Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home 1311 Thorp Street in St. Cloud on Tuesday, December 10th from 4:00 PM until 7:30 PM and again at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM when brief rites will be held at the funeral home. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM. A Memorial Fund will be established in her name. For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home at (920) 999-2291 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net Words cannot express our family’s gratitude for the Hospice Home of Hope staff for their wonderful care for our mother and grandmother. We also extend a very sincere appreciation to the Villa Loretto Nursing Home and mom and dad’s neighbors, friends, and family relatives this past year.
Arlene F. Kestell, age 89, formerly of New Holstein, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Countryside Manor in Sheboygan. The former Arlene Stenz was born December 19, 1923, to the late Corbin and Olivia (Freund) Stenz. On February 9, 1946, she married Donald H. Kestell at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. Donald preceded her in death on June 27, 2002. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein and the New Holstein American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her two sons, Jeffrey (Roberta) Kestell of Orlando, FL and James (Linda) Kestell of Livingston, TX; her daughter, Julie Kestell of Evans, CO; her son-in-law, James (Gail) Diedrich of New Holstein; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Joseph, Robert, Laurie, Timothy, and kristy; and her sisters-in-law, Pauline Stenz of Oshkosh, Kate Ettlie of Franklin, WI, and Mary (Dick) Wilson of Virginia. Preceding her in death were her parents, Corbin and Olivia Stenz; her step-mother, Ann (Hess) Stenz; her husband, Donald Kestell; a daughter, Jane Diedrich; a grandson, Michael; her brother, Corbin Stenz; three sisters, Olive Stenz, Dorothy (Alvin) Gross, and Sarah (Thomas) Casper. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 1724 Madison Street New Holstein, WI 53061. Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate with Deacon Pat Knier assisting. Burial will take place in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in New Holstein. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of services. The New Holstein American Legion Auxiliary will conduct services at the church Saturday morning at 9:45 AM. For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
Valita (Fuhrmann) Feldner, age 97, of St. Cloud died December 1, 2013 at the Villa Loretto Nursing Home. Valita was born on July 17, 1916 in St. Joe to the late Christ and Pauline (Petrie) Fuhrmann. Valita attended school in St. Joe and as a teen began working as a house keeper, farm hand, and “nanny” during the Depression. Valita continued this work ethic for the remainder of her healthy life. On May 20, 1940, Valita married Oscar Feldner at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joe. They made their home in St. Cloud and lived there throughout their married life. Valita loved to bowl, play cards, quilt, volunteer at the Villa and Blood Bank. She loved having coffee with her friends and helping anyone who needed help. Simply put, she loved life. She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and belonged to the Christian Women’s Society. She was also a Den Mother and belonged to several bowling leagues and card groups. Survivors include her four children, Jim of St. Cloud, Paul of Wauwatosa, John (Renae) of McFarland, and Christine (Dan) Schirmer of New Holstein. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Kay (Mike) Thome, Mike (Jill) Feldner, Anne (Steve) Feldner Acosta, Mark (Janelle) Feldner, Scott (Sarah) Feldner, Eddie Feldner, Elizabeth (Cameron) Rex, Bryan (Amber) Feldner, Sarah (Kevin) Feldner Lindbergh, Colleen (Chad) Huber, and Joel (Jodi) Schirmer. Valita is further survived by 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Jeanette Ruh; one sister-in-law, Irene Feldner. Valita was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Feldner on June 16, 1992; her parents; a daughter-in-law, Mary Feldner; a brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Mary Catherine Fuhrmann; a sister, Estelle; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ray Wagner, Vic Ruh, Roma and Harry Engel, Eddie Feldner,Vic and Alma Feldner, Laura and Phil Hochrein, Marcella and Otto Krug, and Alfred and Ella Mae Feldner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at St. Isidore Parish St. Cloud Church 924 Main Street in St. Cloud, WI 53079. Rev. Gary Wegner OFM Cap will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Cloud Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home 1311 Thorp Street in St. Cloud, WI 53079 on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 4:00-7:30 PM and at the funeral home Thursday morning from 9:00-10:00 AM when brief rites will be held. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 7:45 PM. A Memorial Fund will be established in her name. The family would like to thank relatives, neighbors, and friends for their love and support of Valita throughout her life, but especially in later years when Alzheimer’s disease robbed her of her ability to communicate with and enjoy the people she loved so much. A special thank you to Lisa Sippel for her loving care of Mom while she was at home, Comfort Keepers, Villa Loretto staff and Agnesian Hospice Home Care staff. For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in St. Cloud (920) 999-2291 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
Vernon L. Gleason Jr., age 45, of New Holstein passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on Friday, November 29, 2013, at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. He was born July 10, 1968, in Beloit, WI to Vernon L. Sr. and Dorothy (Haskins) Gleason. Vernon graduated from Clinton High School in 1986. He entered the US Marine Corps on May 16, 1990. On October 21, 2010, he married Jerusha Baker. Vernon had owned the Gleason Central Haus. He also worked at Perkins, and Apple Bee’s. He is survived by his wife, Jerusha; seven children, Dawn Gleason, Travis Gleason, Christopher Sutton, Joshua Gleason, Dorian Sutton, Megan Gleason, and Olivia Blake; three brothers, Thomas (Diana) Gleason, Robert Gleason, and James (Penni) Gleason; two sisters, Pamela Miller and Vicki (Kevin) Thornton; his father-in-law, Douglas (Deb) Baker; his mother-in-law, Carol (Steven) Boots; a sister-in-law, Jennifer (Justin) Wood; and two brothers-in-law, Gregory Baker and Ian (Courtney) Baker. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Vernon L. Sr. and Dorothy Gleason; and a niece, Stephanie. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Sippel Funeral Home 2618 Altona Avenue New Holstein, WI 53061. Military Rites will be conducted at the funeral home following the services. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated. For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
James J. Schwarz, age 70, of New Holstein passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton following a brief struggle with cancer. He was born September 24, 1943 in Sheboygan to the late Sylvester & Veronica (Nisler) Schwarz. He attended grade school at Holy Rosary Catholic School and graduated from New Holstein High School in 1961. On September 5, 1964, he married Mary Gruber at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chilton. Jim was a devoted husband and loving father and worked at Tecumseh Products in New Holstein for 43 years before retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Retired Union Members of IAM, a member of the Outdoors Inc., a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society and a member of the New Holstein Senior Citizens Club. He was an avid gun enthusiast, sheepshead player, and an honorary member of the Raccoon Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary; his three sons, Jeff (Sharon) of Hudson, Eric (Sue) of Brooklyn Park, MN, and Jason (Kim) of Antigo; four grandchildren, Tyler (Maria), Drew, Zammy, and Zeke; his sister, Marlene Dickrell of Kiel; and his brother-in-law, Michael (Jana) Gruber of PA. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother-in-law, Leo Dickrell. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 29, 2013, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 1724 Madison Street in New Holstein. Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate with Deacon Pat Knier assisting. Family and friends may call at Holy Rosary Church on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in his name. For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home at (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
Hazel Kelm Heiner of New Holstein, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.
Hazel was born on November 17, 1926, the daughter of the late Walter and Nellie Schilling. She attended Kiel Schools and graduated in 1944. She went on to continue her schooling at the Milwaukee Business Institute and became an Executive Secretary. Over the years, her schooling would become a rewarding opportunity to be a member on various clubs and organizations in New Holstein.
Hazel was united in marriage to Robert “Pat” Kelm in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1984. She later met Harold Heiner and he became her husband in 1989.
Hazel is survived by her husband, Harold; daughters, Patty (Mark) Minter and her son Chris Ingram of Fond Du Lac, Robin (Perry) Brandenburg and their children Nathan and Lacey of Neenah, Bonnie (Larry) Miller and their children Carley and Marisa of Hilbert; stepdaughter, Diane (Tom) De Wayne and their children Corey, Shawn, Eric and Nicole of Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Schilling; a grandson, Paul Ingram; and a stepson, Jim Heiner.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 PM on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Sippel Funeral Home 2618 Altona Avenue New Holstein, WI 53061. Rev. James E. Werner, Pastor of St. John United Church of Christ, will officiate. Inurnment will take place in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Louis Corners.
Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein on Friday afternoon from 3:30 PM until the time of services.
Please contact Sippel Funeral Home (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the East Shore Humane Society of Calumet County in Hazel’s name.
The family would like to extend a Thank You to Willowpark Assisted Living staff, Willowdale Nursing and Rehab Center staff and the Calumet Medical Center staff for the wonderful care and compassion that was given to Hazel; and a special Thank You to Grace and Jim Flora for the support of a very close friendship.
William “Bill” R. Hau, age 77, of New Holstein, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 4, 2013, after suffering an apparent heart attack at the family farm doing what he loved to do.
He was born July 21, 1936, in St. Cloud to the late Albert M. & Marjorie A. (Knaus) Hau.
Bill graduated from New Holstein High School in 1954. On October 19, 1957, he married Virginia Krebsbach at St. Peter Catholic Church in St. Peter. He and Ginny moved to the farm in the Town of New Holstein in 1964 and raised their family.
Bill was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein and Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; his five children, Ronald (Denise) Hau of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, August (Karen) Hau of Hartford, Sharon (Mark) Hughes of Verona, Edward Hau & his wife Nicole Allen of Oakton, VA, Marvin (Ann Marie) Hau of Carmel, IN; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Hau and his wife, Katie Jones, Samantha Hau, Dustin Hau, Joshua Hau, Rachel Hau, Regan Hau, Oliver Hau, Josephine Hau, Eric Hau, and Isaac Hau; two step grand-children, Jennifer (Mike) Olson and Julie (Matt) Vilven; three step great-grandchildren, Hudson, Britta, and Lilly Mae.
He is further survived by his brothers & sisters, Peter (Lois) Hau of Stockbridge, Barbara (Gordon) Birschbach of Milwaukee, Michael (Patricia) Hau of Germantown, Sr. Mary Hau of Milwaukee, John (Darlene) Hau of Brothertown, Karen (Robert) Urfer of Pomona, CA, Doris Plautz of New Holstein and her special friend, Mark; his sister-in-law, Lorraine (Martin) Birschbach of St. Peter.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert & Marjorie Hau; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur & Mathilda Krebsbach.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 1724 Madison Street New Holstein, WI 53061. Rev. Harold Berryman and Deacon Pat Knier will officiate.
Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home 2618 Altona Avenue in New Holstein on Friday, November 8th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday morning at Holy Rosary Church from 9:00 AM until the time of services.
For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home at (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
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