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My name is Candi Vis and I am the Webmaster of this site. 

This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and I to create a site for their family and even publish their family tree on the Internet.
If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.  Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 10391 names in our family site.  **Please note-The relationship shown after the above individuals is their relationship to you.  To show their relationship to anyone else, go to the family tree tab and click on reports...there is one for relationships.**
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Please contact me if you have any additions, corrections, stories, someone to research, site problems/questions or for information on contributing to the subscription fee! 

This site is a continual work in progress as more people are found, information is added and we all get to explore and learn the features here!!  Please don't hesitate to post to the boards or contact me with any questions....we're all on this journey together!! 

You may notice a couple other trees listed (and pictures for them).  The Belle Roberts tree was started after discovering her grave in the local cemetery and growing curious about whether her "Roberts" heritage could be linked to my own...and just plain enjoying the challenge :)  I have finally connected her tree to ours!!  But, it doesn't appear to be through the Roberts line...very cool! 

We have discovered some very interesting people in our tree so far...including:

**Russell Seager, killed 11/2009 at Fort Hood...may he rest in peace** 

**WE HAVE GONE BIBLICAL...see if you can find the actual earliest events in our tree (the listing above is wrong)

~Charlemagne, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire

~Teunis Dolsen, first male born in NY after it was ceded to the English by the Dutch!

~Numerous people involved in the Salem Witch Trials-Martha (Allen) Carrier, convicted and hanged and 2 of her children jailed(her Husband Thomas, formerly of the King's royal guard, lived to 108 years, and 7'4"!!), Mary (Allen) Toothacker suspected/questioned, Capt John Alden-jailed & escaped, Mary Osgood-questioned...and more

~Samuel Huntington, John Adams, and Samuel Adams, Signers of the declaration of Independence

~Major General Jedediah Huntington, fought with George Washington in the Revolutionary War

~Jane (Burbeck) Little, died during the British occupation of Boston....she was making ammo for the American troops!

~Walter P Chrysler, auto baron; Marilyn Monroe...oo la la; Vlad Dracul and Vlad the Impaler, together became the legendary DRACULA; The Baldwins

~US Presidents Ulysses S Grant, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Gerald Ford, Franklin D Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and more!!

~Capt Johannes Chrysler and Lt Adam Chrysler fought in the Revolutionary war, and Capt. Nathan Hale was a famous revolutionary who was hanged by the British.

~At least A DOZEN passengers on the mayflower, with more to be added...Can YOU find them all?

~Lady Diana Spencer and her family, and many more royal families from 500AD on!!!!

~Be sure to watch for the newly discovered to be verified and added...famed abolitionists Maria Weston and FREDERICK DOUGLASS; Amelia Earhardt; Frank Nelson Doubleday of Doubleday Publishing;  VP Dan Quayle; Horace Mann; Nathanial Hawthorne; and many more....possibly even Marcus Aurelius!!!!

~Lots of heroes and incredible stories that still have to be added, and many more to be found....this is so fun!

Enjoy!


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A site member commented on person Curtis John Little :
 Remember, after the list of family members in a profile, there are two columns of data. The top right column has Contact Information. This is where I wanted you to Cut and Paste the URL for the Find a Grave Memorial. Please Click on it and scroll down to the Web Address box. 
A site member commented on person The Right Honourable John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer :
 I got this from the Wikipedia entry for "Style (manners of address)

The Right Honourable (abbreviation The Rt Hon.) – Earl, Viscounts, Barons/Lords of Parliament and members of the Privy Council/Cabinet

You may want to use the abbreviation as the full Style is a bit much. 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor, of Cambridge (born Middleton) :
 I think this should read H.R.H. Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Windsor, Duchess of Cambridge (born Middleton) 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor, of Cambridge (born Middleton) :
 I got the information for the very long message from URL

http://anthonyadolph.co.uk/princess-catherine/

This site shows so very much more than I wanted to pass on. The Anthony Adolph mention wrote the article. He's a noted British Genealogist. One more correction. Augustine Washington = Mary BALL not Bell. 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor, of Cambridge (born Middleton) :
 Ann Talboys or Tailboys had a brother named Gilbert. He was connected to Cardinal Wolsey. Wolsey arranged a marriage between Gilbert and Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount. Bessie is best know for being the mistress of Henry VIII. She gave him his first healthy son named Henry Fitzroy. Gilbert was made the 1st Baron Tailboys of Kyme. He and Bessie had a daughter first followed by two sons. His oldest son became the 2nd Baron Tailboys but died without issue. His younger brother then became the 3rd Baron Tailboys but he died with no children. The title evolved to Gilbert's daughter as 4th Baroness Tailboys. When she died without children, the title died too. 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor, of Cambridge (born Middleton) :
 THE ROYAL ANCESTRY OF H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE OF CAMBRIDGE In the pedigrees below, each generation is listed in order: each person listed is the offspring of the one above, and parent of the one below.

Edward III (1312-1377) = Philippa of Hainault Edward III started the Hundred Years War, to try to make good his claim to the French throne. Through his two daughters and six sons (including John of Gaunt) he is ancestor of most people alive in the world who have English ancestry. The lucky few who can prove it are still probably in excess of a million people. These include many Americans, via “gateway ancestors”, scions of the English nobility and gentry who settled in the new colonies of America, and who transmitted their blue blood to innumerable colonial descendants. His sons included:

Lionel Plantagent, Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) = Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Ulster Lionel was guardian and lieutenant of England during his father’s absence abroad in 1345-6, and was later the king’s lieutenant in Ulster. He was father of:

Lady Philippa Plantagenet = Edmund Mortimer Earl of March (1351-1381 Edmund was Marshall of England 1369-1377 and bore the sword and spurs at Richard II’s coronation. Edmund Mortimer provides Princess Catherine with a wonderful mesh of Anglo-Norman and Welsh ancestry, for his 4 x great grandfather Ralph Mortimer married Gwladys Ddu, one of the daughters of Llewellyn the Great. Llewellyn was of the male line of Rhodri Mawr, the unifier of Wales, to whom the bards gave a splendid line of descent, back to the Catuvellauni kings of south-east England (the family of Caratacus and Cymbeline), from whom they in turn deduced a line of descent from Brutus, the legendary founder of Britain, a great grandson of Aeneas, a member of the royal house of Troy. Aeneas, the subject of Virgil’s epic poem The Iliad, was the son of Anchises, by the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Lady Philippa and Edmund Mortimer had a daughter:

Elizabeth Mortimer = Sir Henry Percy (1364-1403), nicknamed “Hotspur”. Hotspur was captured by the Scots at the battle of Otterbourn, but was later released. He assisted in placing Henry IV on the throne and later defeated the Scots at Humbledon Hill in 1402. He then foolishly decided to promote his brother-in-law Sir Edmund Mortimer as a rival king to Henry IV, and was defeated and slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury, part of the Wars of the Roses that he had helped to instigate. Elizabeth and Henry had a daughter Elizabeth who married John de Clifford: they were ancestors of American President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). Elizabeth and Henry’s son, meanwhile, was:

Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1394-1455)= Lady Eleanor Neville Henry was restored to his family’s dignities, and served Henry V as warden of the eastern marches, and then as a member of the council of regency after the king’s death. He was killed at the Battle of St Albans fighting against the Duke of York. Lady Eleanor Neville was also of royal descent. Her father was Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and her mother was Lady Joan Beaufort. Joan’s parents were John of Gaunt, Earl of Lancaster, son of Edward III, and Catherine de Roet, sister-in-law of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer.

Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1421-1461) = Eleanor, Lady Poynings Henry defeated and slew the Duke of York at Wakefield in 1460 and combined forces with Queen Margaret to defeat the Earl of Warwick at St Albans in 1461, before he was himself slain at the Battle of Towton.

Lady Mary (or Margaret) Percy = Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire Lady Mary and Sir William had a daughter Dorothy Gascoigne, who married Sir Ninian Markenfield and was ancestor of American President William Howard Taft (1857-1930). Lady Mary and Sir William also had a daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir George Talboys: they were ancestors both of President George Washington and of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (and thus of Prince William himself): these lines of descent are given separately, below. Finally, Lady Mary and Sir William had a daughter:

Anne Gascoigne = Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Walton, Yorkshire. Sir Thomas Fairfax was the grandson of William Fairfax, son of Sir Richard Fairfax. Sir Richard was the 9 x great grandson of John ‘Fair-fax’, the fair-headed, who Fairfax family tradition makes the son of a Viking called Skarpenbok (more likely, they were simply descended from mixed Viking-Saxon or even Norman settlers at Skirpenbeck near York, but the old story is a more romantic one). Sir Richard Fairfax was also the father of Sir Guy Fairfax, ancestor of the Barons Fairfax who settled in the United States (see below). Anne Gascoigne and Sir Thomas Fairfax had two sons of note, Sir Nicholas Fairfax (see below), ancestor of the late Princess Diana: they also had a fourth son,

William Fairfax (d. 1588) = Anne Baker. William settled at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He married Anne in 1542. The genealogical manuscript of Matthias Candler (1604-1663), preserved in Harleian Manuscript 6071 (p. 502/f. 249v) in the British Library proves that this William was the son of Sir Thomas and that William’s son was:

John Fairfax (d. 1614) = Mary Birch John was Master of the Great Hospital in Norwich in 1609. He wrote his will as “John Fayerfax now Master or Keeper of the Hospitall comonly called God’s howse, Scittuate & being in Hobnestreete within the Citty of Norwich” on 18 February 1614. His wife Mary Birch was daughter of John Birch, citizen and carpenter of Norwich, and sister of George Birch, Sheriff of Norwich in 1604 and Mayor of Norwich in 1621.

Benjamin Fairfax (1592-1676) = Sarah, daughter of Roger and Joane Galliard, of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk. Benjamin became the Anglican curate of Rumburgh near Halesworth, Suffolk, and made the transition to become Rumburgh’s Presbyterian curate under the Commonwealth. He was ejected in 1662 under Charles II to make way for a new Anglican minister, but remained living in Rumburgh for the rest of his wife. His wife’s sister Abigail Galliard married the minister Theophilus Brabourne, who believed that the true Sabbath was Saturday, not Sunday, and who was arrested for his pains, and only released when he had recanted his heretical point of view. Benjamin Fairfax had a daughter Sarah, who married Bartholomew Allerton, who had been a boy passenger on the Mayflower, but who returned in later life to be a nonconformist minister in Suffolk (Allerton’s own kin, to whom the Duchess is not related by blood, include two presidents: his sister Mary was a 5 x great grandmother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: and his half-brother Isaac Allerton was 3 x great grandfather of President Zachary Taylor). Benjamin also had three sons of note, Nathaniel, John and Benjamin. Nathaniel (1637-1690) became a Presbyterian minister at Willisham, and was ejected in 1662, after which he settled at Woodbridge, Suffolk, as a physician. Nathaniel’s brother John Fairfax (see below) was ancestor of the landscape painter Perry Nursey and genealogist Anthony Adolph: Nathaniel and John’s brother was Benjamin Fairfax, with whom we continue this line:

Benjamin Fairfax a draper of Halesworth, Suffolk (b. 1625) = Bridget Stringer, daughter of Walter Stringer of Chester.

Sarah Fairfax (1654-1687) = John Meadows (1622-1697) John was the Presbyterian minister of of Ousden, Suffolk, but when Charles II was restored in 1660, he was summarily ejected. He became a Presbyterian teacher in Stowmarket, Suffolk and later at Bury St. Edmunds.

Philip Meadows (1679-1752), Mayor of Norwich in 1734 = Margaret Hall (1691-1765)

Sarah Meadows (1725-1800) = David Martineau (1726-1768) Sarah and David had children including Peter Finch Martineau, ancestor of Guy Ritchie, and Thomas Martineau, with whom we continue the line:

Thomas Martineau (1764-1826) = Elizabeth Rankin (1771-1848)

Elizabeth Martineau (1794-1850) = Thomas Michael Greenhow (1792-1881) Elizabeth’s sister was the famous Harriet Martineau, deaf from an early age, whose political writings made her a leading voice in the campaign against slavery: an avid cigar-smoker, Harriet is sometimes referred to as the world’s first female journalist.

Frances Elizabeth Greenhow (1821-1892) = Francis Lupton (1813-1884)

Francis Lupton (1848-1921) = Harriet Albina Davis (1850-1892)

Olive Christine Lupton (1881-1936) = Richard Noel Middleton (1878-1951)

Peter Francis Middleton (b. 1920) = Valerie Glassborrow (1924-2006)

Michael Francis Middleton (b. 1949) = Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith (b. 1955)

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, b. 9 January 1982, married to H.R.H. Prince William of Wales, eldest son of the heir apparent H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (b. 22 July 2013)

The Duchess of Cambridge is a 20 x great granddaughter of Edward III



PRINCESS CATHERINE’S COUSINSHIP WITH PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON
George Washington, an unlikely cousin of H.R.H. Prince George (statue in Trafalgar Square, London).


Princess Catherine’s descent from Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife Anne Gascoigne is described above. Anne had a sister Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Gascoigne, sister of Anne Gascoigne, ancestress of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and of Anthony Adolph. Elizabeth married Sir George Talboys.

Ann Talboys = Sir Edward Dymoke

Frances Dymoke = Sir Thomas Windebank (parents of Sir Francis Windebank, Secretary of State to Charles I)

Mildred Windebank = Robert Reade

Sir George Reade who settled in Virginia = Elizabeth Martiau

Mildred Reade = Col. Augustine Warner (junior, d. 1681).They were ancestors of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (see below) and also had a daughter:

Mildred Warner = Lawrence Washington

Augustine Washington = Mary Bell

George Washington, 1st President of the United States, d. 1799.

This makes Princess Catherine George Washington’s 8th cousin, 7 x removed and Anthony Adolph his 8th cousin 6 times removed.

This makes Prince George Catherine George Washington’s 8th cousin, 8 x removed. 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor, Duke of Cambridge, KG :
 Again, Royal Protocol for names should list as H.R.H. Prince in the Prefix Box. William Arthur Philip Louis in the Given name box. If My Heritage allowed it, I'd leave the Surname box empty but they don't so Windsor goes there. Duke of Cambridge goes in the Suffix box alone because the rest of it won't fit. Thank you for your time. 
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 Thanks :) 
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 Thanks :) 
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A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor of Wales :
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A site member commented on person Lady Diana Frances Windsor, Princess of Wales (born Spencer) :
 Thanks :) 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor, Prince of Wales :
 I've had such a hard time with Royal names. I think I read several articles and still couldn't wrap my head around it. Thanks so much!! 
A site member commented on person Harriet Albina Lupton (born Davis) :
 Awesome, thanks! 
A site member commented on person Curtis John Little :
 I do believe that's him. Many members of the famiily are in that cemetery. Thanks :) 
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A site member commented on person The Right Honourable Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer :
 The "9th Earl Spencer" should be in the Suffix box. The Prefix should say "The RT Honourable." It's not Earl of Spencer. 
A site member commented on person The Right Honourable Frances Ruth Burke-Roche, Countess Spencer :
 From Wikipedia:
Noble styles in the UK.
Earls, countesses, viscounts, viscountesses, barons, and baronesses bear the styles of The Right Honourable and Lordship.
Scottish barons bear the style The Much Honoured.

You therefore have the Prefix correct. The Suffix , I believe, should read "Countess Spencer" 
A site member commented on person The Right Honourable Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spence :
 From Wikipedia:
Noble styles in the UK.

Earls, countesses, viscounts, viscountesses, barons, and baronesses bear the styles of The Right Honourable and Lordship.
Scottish barons bear the style The Much Honoured.

I believe, it should read

The Right Honourable Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer. Since the title is for a family name and not a geographical place, the "of" as in Duke of Cambridge, does not appear. 
A site member commented on person Lady Diana Frances Windsor, Princess of Wales (born Spencer) :
 Upon divorcing the Prince of Wales, Diana had to stop using H.R.H. and Princess before her name. However, she was allowed to retain the style of Princess of Wales because she was still the mother of the second in line for the throne. 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor of Wales :
 Here, the protocol for Royal names says, H.R.H Prince Henry Charles Albert David "Harry" Windsor of Wales. Generally, names in Parentheses indicate former or maiden names, those in Quotes seem to indicate nicknames. While not a hard and fast rule, it helps. The "of Wales" because it is the highest earned rank of his father, the Prince of Wales. His brother William and Harry both had flight suits with the name tag Wales. William drops the of Wales from his name when he became Duke of Cambridge. When he marries, the sovereign will, most likely, grant him the title of Duke of something. 
A site member commented on person <Private> Windsor, Prince of Wales :
 The protocol for Royal names calls for H.R.H. Prince Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales. The HRH and Prince in the Prefix box, the Prince of Wales in the Suffix box. 
Mar 05, 2015
A site member commented on person Harriet Albina Lupton (born Davis) :
 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66747429

This is the URL for Harriet's Find a grave Memorial. If you Cut & Paste it into the Web Address under the Contact Information, you will have a permanent link to the Memorial. The memorial has links to her husband and 3 children you don't have. 
A site member commented on person Curtis John Little :
 http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Little&GSiman=1&GScnty=1375&GRid=94286988&

May be the Find a Grave.com Memorial for Curtis John. 
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Obituaries:Patricia "Patsy" Haima
Posted by: Candi Vis on Mar 23 2015 10:20

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Patricia "Patsy" Haima


Patricia “Patsy” Haima, age 81, of Markesan, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Markesan Resident Home. She was born on Feb. 20, 1933, in Dalton, a daughter of Richard and Elsie (Lueck) Plath. During her working career Patsy was a supervisor at Ripon Foods and also worked as a part time waitress. Her favorite color was purple and anything you bought for her she wanted in that color. Patsy loved to go out dancing when her favorite band Road Trip was playing.

Patsy is survived by 2 brothers, Russ (Betty) Plath of Buckley, Ill., Richard “Shorty” Plath of Kingston; 4 sisters, Darline (Bob) Behling of Beaver Dam, Yvonne (Jim) Meilahn, Leilani (Kerwin) Koehn, Bonnie (Roger) Peterson all of Ripon; sisters-in-law, Betty Plath, Naomi Hilger, Hope Plagenz; brother-in-law, Bill Doty; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne “Butch” Haima; parents, Richard and Elsie Plath; 2 brothers, Romie and Morris Plath; sister, Susie Doty. In honoring Patsy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Please visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send private condolences to the family.

Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home
Onsite Cremation Center in Princeton
Serving the Family, 920-295-6631

-From riponpress.com

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Obituaries:Leilani "Skelly" Koehn
Posted by: Candi Vis on Mar 23 2015 10:20

Leilani (Skelly) Koehn


"Leilani (Skelly) Koehn, age 77, of Ripon, WI., passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at her home with her loving husband, Kerwin, by her side. She was born on August 14, 1937, in Kingston, WI, a daughter of Richard and Elsie (Lueck) Plath. Skelly married Kerwin Koehn on March 25, 1960. She worked at Knitting Works in Ripon and later worked for Ripon Foods, she left there shortly after her marriage. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing many different items, and helping others. Leilani also enjoyed snowmobiling, visiting her cousins and spending weekends with Kerwin at their place in Shawano. She was an exceptional homemaker and housewife."

Skelly is survived by her husband, Kerwin Koehn of Ripon; her daughter Delilah (Chuck) McMillion of Gaston, SC; 2 grandchildren, Candi (Bob) Vis of Green Lake, Shawn (special friend Christina) of Brandon; 2 great-grandchildren, Mae-Lee and Wyatt Hannah; 2 brothers, Russell (Betty) Plath of Buckley, IL., Richard “Shorty” Plath of Kingston; 2 sisters, Darlene (Robert) Behling of Beaver Dam, Yvonne (James) Meilahn of Ripon; sisters-in-law, Sharon Henning, Betty Plath and Lois Plath; brother-in-laws, Dennis Koehn, Bill Doty and Roger Peterson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Elsie Plath; 2 brothers, Romie and Morris Plath; 3 sisters, Pat Haima, Susie Doty, Bonnie Peterson; brother-in-law, Wayne Haima.

"A private graveside service was held on Friday, March 13, at 3:00 p.m., at the Garden of the Cross Cemetery in Ripon. A memorial has been established to Agnesian Hospice Hope, 745 South St., Green Lake, WI, 54941. Memorials may also be directed to the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 86, Green Lake, 54941. Please visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send private condolences to the family.

Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home

Sunset Cremation Center in Princeton

Serving the Family, 920-295-6631"

-Quoted sections from riponpress.com, the rest has been edited from published obit.

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Obituaries:Bonnie Peterson
Posted by: Candi Vis on Sep 16 2014 11:37

Bonnie Peterson, age 70, of Ripon, went to her heavenly home on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born on June 5, 1944, in Kingston, a daughter of Richard and Elsie (Lueck) Plath. Bonnie loved spending time with her family and working outside on her flowers and lawn. She was always there to listen and help in any way she could, this made her a special “Grandma” to her family and to so many of the families’ friends.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Roger of Ripon; son, Wayne (Kelly) Glover of Rochelle, Ill.; daughter, Wanda (Greg) Disterhaft of Ripon; grandson, Tyler (Mallory) Glover, LaGrange, Ill.; and granddaughter, Ashley Glover, Rochelle, Ill.; granddaughters, Courtney and Kylie Disterhaft, Ripon. Two brothers, Russ (Betty) Plath of Buckley, Ill., Richard “Shorty” Plath of Kingston; three sisters, Darlene (Bob) Behling of Beaver Dam, Yvonne (Jim) Meilahn, Leilani (Kerwin) Koehn, both of Ripon; sisters-in-law, Betty Plath and Lois Plath; brother-in-law, Bill Doty; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Elsie Plath; two brothers, Romie and Morris Plath; sisters, Susie Doty and Patsy Haima.

Visitation for Bonnie will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Terrace Shores Church, W3278 Cty Rd K, Markesan (Next to Green Lake County Park).

Memorial service for Bonnie will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Terrace Shores Church, W3278 Cty Rd K, Markesan (Next to Green Lake County Park) with the Rev. Gary Zacharias officiating.

Please visit www.butzinmarchant.com to send online condolences

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Obituaries:Wilma "Billie" Vis
Posted by: Candi Vis on June 22 2014 06:47

Vis, Wilma I. "Billie'

Wilma Irene Vis, age 96 of Brandon, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Marvin's Manor in Brandon, WI, surrounded by her loving family.

Billie was born on August 1, 1917, in Lela, OK, a daughter of Edward and Mary (Beeman) Baggett. She was the last survivor of their ten children. Billie moved to Wisconsin to work as a nanny and housekeeper. On August 31, 1938, she was united in marriage to Bernice "Bernie" Vis in Waupun. Billie farmed with her husband in the Brandon area for many years. She worked seasonally for the Fairwater Canning Company. She was a hard worker and when her husband could not farm due to poor health, Wilma took over the operation. She loved her family, remembering every birthday and anniversary with her fantastic memory, and also praying for her entire family every day.

Billie enjoyed telling jokes and playing games, especially scrabble which she always won. She also had a card club and taxied many of her friends around town. In her later years, she volunteered at the Waupun Senior Center, helping out with the noon meals. Billie was a self taught harmonica player, an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Billie was a longtime member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon.

Billie is survived by seven daughters, Frances (Cliff) Kalupa, Berlin; Norma Coburn, Fairwater; Doris (Roger) Miller, Tennesee; Nancy (Dennis) Witthun, Cambria; Linda Darnick, Waupun; Arlene (Allen) Abel, Milwaukee; and Sally (Duane) Kok, Brandon, two sons, Earl (Julie) Vis, Wisconsin Rapids; Barry Vis, Brandon; 35 grandchildren, John (Chris) Kalupa, Bernie Kalupa, Tessie (Sterling) Sewell, Katie (Mark) Broderick; Mary (Tom) Pollesch, Cyndi (Paul) Gundersan, Steve Coburn, Tim Coburn (friend Jenifer), Lori Jensen (friend Jeremy); Debra Gehrke, Susan (Tom) Lewis, Rhonda (Scott) Radtke, Roger (Cheryl) Miller, Jr., Tammy (John IV) Matthews, Dennis (Sheri) Witthun, Jr., Jeffrey (Tanya) Witthun, Brett Witthun, Mark (Lisa) Witthun, Matthew (Erin) Witthun; Holly (Ryan) Lombardo, Lisa Darnick (Mark Forster), Al Abel (friend, Kyla), Amy Abel (friend Kevin Haas); Jennifer (Nick) Redeker, Vanessa (Steve) Slager, Adrienne (Noah) Saber, Adam Kok (friend, Jennifer Rummel), Megan Kok (Charlie Beau) Jared Kok; Jessica (Jason) Miller, Annie (Mike) Naker, Ben (Merideth) Vis; Andrew (Jessica) Vis, Mitchel (Jenna) Vis, Anthony (Becky) Vis, 60 great-grandchildren: Melissa, Jenna and Kelly Kalupa, Samantha and Garrett Sewell, Josephine and Kayla Broderick, Lisa Pollesch (fiance, Nate) Ryan (Aubrey) Pollesch, Jonathon Bock, Mathew Imel, Rebecca (Jessie) Zaleski, Samantha (friend, Lou) Courtney, Kayla, and Josh and Justin Gundersen, Kristen Jensen (Friend, Jeff), Erin and Jake Coburn; Troy Gehrke, Erica Lewis, Garrett and Griffin Radtke, Jake and Rylie Miller; John V, Logan and Emma Matthews, Ryan Witthun (fiancé, Dusty Arnett), Gunner and Preston, Kora and Kylee, Kendra, Meghan and Lexus, and Emerson Witthun; Donovan Lombardo, Allen Abel, Cherish Swaims, James Rainer; Jacob, Morgan and Jayden Redeker, Josie, Cade, Bennette, Ryker, and Madoc Slager, Lola and Gretel Saber; Natalie and Madison Miller, Logan and Julia Naker, Christian Vis; Tenley, Grady and Griffen Vis, and two great-great-granddaughters: Jaylynn and Aurora. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by Bernie Vis, her husband of nearly 50 years in 1988; a daughter, Marilyn Miller, a grandson in infancy, Larry Miller; two sons-in-law, Don Darnick and Tom Coburn; seven sisters, Agnes Grennell, Elsa Lassman, Neva Smith, Lola Van Loo Hopp, Cleo Brinkman, Edith Swonger, Dorothy Leberak; and two brothers, Harley and Rolland Baggett.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Bethel Reformed Church, 305 W. Main Street, Brandon, with Pastor John Tilstra officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

Wilma's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 23, from 5 - 8 P.M. at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W Main Street, Waupun, and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of services.

Kohls Community Funeral Home, Waupun, Wisconsin.

Vis, Wilma I. "Billie'

Wilma Irene Vis, age 96 of Brandon, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Marvin's Manor in Brandon, WI, surrounded by her loving family.

Billie was born on August 1, 1917, in Lela, OK, a daughter of Edward and Mary (Beeman) Baggett. She was the last survivor of their ten children. Billie moved to Wisconsin to work as a nanny and housekeeper. On August 31, 1938, she was united in marriage to Bernice "Bernie" Vis in Waupun. Billie farmed with her husband in the Brandon area for many years. She worked seasonally for the Fairwater Canning Company. She was a hard worker and when her husband could not farm due to poor health, Wilma took over the operation. She loved her family, remembering every birthday and anniversary with her fantastic memory, and also praying for her entire family every day.

Billie enjoyed telling jokes and playing games, especially scrabble which she always won. She also had a card club and taxied many of her friends around town. In her later years, she volunteered at the Waupun Senior Center, helping out with the noon meals. Billie was a self taught harmonica player, an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Billie was a longtime member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon.

Billie is survived by seven daughters, Frances (Cliff) Kalupa, Berlin; Norma Coburn, Fairwater; Doris (Roger) Miller, Tennesee; Nancy (Dennis) Witthun, Cambria; Linda Darnick, Waupun; Arlene (Allen) Abel, Milwaukee; and Sally (Duane) Kok, Brandon, two sons, Earl (Julie) Vis, Wisconsin Rapids; Barry Vis, Brandon; 35 grandchildren, John (Chris) Kalupa, Bernie Kalupa, Tessie (Sterling) Sewell, Katie (Mark) Broderick; Mary (Tom) Pollesch, Cyndi (Paul) Gundersan, Steve Coburn, Tim Coburn (friend Jenifer), Lori Jensen (friend Jeremy); Debra Gehrke, Susan (Tom) Lewis, Rhonda (Scott) Radtke, Roger (Cheryl) Miller, Jr., Tammy (John IV) Matthews, Dennis (Sheri) Witthun, Jr., Jeffrey (Tanya) Witthun, Brett Witthun, Mark (Lisa) Witthun, Matthew (Erin) Witthun; Holly (Ryan) Lombardo, Lisa Darnick (Mark Forster), Al Abel (friend, Kyla), Amy Abel (friend Kevin Haas); Jennifer (Nick) Redeker, Vanessa (Steve) Slager, Adrienne (Noah) Saber, Adam Kok (friend, Jennifer Rummel), Megan Kok (Charlie Beau) Jared Kok; Jessica (Jason) Miller, Annie (Mike) Naker, Ben (Merideth) Vis; Andrew (Jessica) Vis, Mitchel (Jenna) Vis, Anthony (Becky) Vis, 60 great-grandchildren: Melissa, Jenna and Kelly Kalupa, Samantha and Garrett Sewell, Josephine and Kayla Broderick, Lisa Pollesch (fiance, Nate) Ryan (Aubrey) Pollesch, Jonathon Bock, Mathew Imel, Rebecca (Jessie) Zaleski, Samantha (friend, Lou) Courtney, Kayla, and Josh and Justin Gundersen, Kristen Jensen (Friend, Jeff), Erin and Jake Coburn; Troy Gehrke, Erica Lewis, Garrett and Griffin Radtke, Jake and Rylie Miller; John V, Logan and Emma Matthews, Ryan Witthun (fiancé, Dusty Arnett), Gunner and Preston, Kora and Kylee, Kendra, Meghan and Lexus, and Emerson Witthun; Donovan Lombardo, Allen Abel, Cherish Swaims, James Rainer; Jacob, Morgan and Jayden Redeker, Josie, Cade, Bennette, Ryker, and Madoc Slager, Lola and Gretel Saber; Natalie and Madison Miller, Logan and Julia Naker, Christian Vis; Tenley, Grady and Griffen Vis, and two great-great-granddaughters: Jaylynn and Aurora. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by Bernie Vis, her husband of nearly 50 years in 1988; a daughter, Marilyn Miller, a grandson in infancy, Larry Miller; two sons-in-law, Don Darnick and Tom Coburn; seven sisters, Agnes Grennell, Elsa Lassman, Neva Smith, Lola Van Loo Hopp, Cleo Brinkman, Edith Swonger, Dorothy Leberak; and two brothers, Harley and Rolland Baggett.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Bethel Reformed Church, 305 W. Main Street, Brandon, with Pastor John Tilstra officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

Wilma's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 23, from 5 - 8 P.M. at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W Main Street, Waupun, and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of services.

Kohls Community Funeral Home, Waupun, Wisconsin.



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Vis, Wilma I. "Billie'

Wilma Irene Vis, age 96 of Brandon, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Marvin's Manor in Brandon, WI, surrounded by her loving family.

Billie was born on August 1, 1917, in Lela, OK, a daughter of Edward and Mary (Beeman) Baggett. She was the last survivor of their ten children. Billie moved to Wisconsin to work as a nanny and housekeeper. On August 31, 1938, she was united in marriage to Bernice "Bernie" Vis in Waupun. Billie farmed with her husband in the Brandon area for many years. She worked seasonally for the Fairwater Canning Company. She was a hard worker and when her husband could not farm due to poor health, Wilma took over the operation. She loved her family, remembering every birthday and anniversary with her fantastic memory, and also praying for her entire family every day.

Billie enjoyed telling jokes and playing games, especially scrabble which she always won. She also had a card club and taxied many of her friends around town. In her later years, she volunteered at the Waupun Senior Center, helping out with the noon meals. Billie was a self taught harmonica player, an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Billie was a longtime member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon.

Billie is survived by seven daughters, Frances (Cliff) Kalupa, Berlin; Norma Coburn, Fairwater; Doris (Roger) Miller, Tennesee; Nancy (Dennis) Witthun, Cambria; Linda Darnick, Waupun; Arlene (Allen) Abel, Milwaukee; and Sally (Duane) Kok, Brandon, two sons, Earl (Julie) Vis, Wisconsin Rapids; Barry Vis, Brandon; 35 grandchildren, John (Chris) Kalupa, Bernie Kalupa, Tessie (Sterling) Sewell, Katie (Mark) Broderick; Mary (Tom) Pollesch, Cyndi (Paul) Gundersan, Steve Coburn, Tim Coburn (friend Jenifer), Lori Jensen (friend Jeremy); Debra Gehrke, Susan (Tom) Lewis, Rhonda (Scott) Radtke, Roger (Cheryl) Miller, Jr., Tammy (John IV) Matthews, Dennis (Sheri) Witthun, Jr., Jeffrey (Tanya) Witthun, Brett Witthun, Mark (Lisa) Witthun, Matthew (Erin) Witthun; Holly (Ryan) Lombardo, Lisa Darnick (Mark Forster), Al Abel (friend, Kyla), Amy Abel (friend Kevin Haas); Jennifer (Nick) Redeker, Vanessa (Steve) Slager, Adrienne (Noah) Saber, Adam Kok (friend, Jennifer Rummel), Megan Kok (Charlie Beau) Jared Kok; Jessica (Jason) Miller, Annie (Mike) Naker, Ben (Merideth) Vis; Andrew (Jessica) Vis, Mitchel (Jenna) Vis, Anthony (Becky) Vis, 60 great-grandchildren: Melissa, Jenna and Kelly Kalupa, Samantha and Garrett Sewell, Josephine and Kayla Broderick, Lisa Pollesch (fiance, Nate) Ryan (Aubrey) Pollesch, Jonathon Bock, Mathew Imel, Rebecca (Jessie) Zaleski, Samantha (friend, Lou) Courtney, Kayla, and Josh and Justin Gundersen, Kristen Jensen (Friend, Jeff), Erin and Jake Coburn; Troy Gehrke, Erica Lewis, Garrett and Griffin Radtke, Jake and Rylie Miller; John V, Logan and Emma Matthews, Ryan Witthun (fiancé, Dusty Arnett), Gunner and Preston, Kora and Kylee, Kendra, Meghan and Lexus, and Emerson Witthun; Donovan Lombardo, Allen Abel, Cherish Swaims, James Rainer; Jacob, Morgan and Jayden Redeker, Josie, Cade, Bennette, Ryker, and Madoc Slager, Lola and Gretel Saber; Natalie and Madison Miller, Logan and Julia Naker, Christian Vis; Tenley, Grady and Griffen Vis, and two great-great-granddaughters: Jaylynn and Aurora. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by Bernie Vis, her husband of nearly 50 years in 1988; a daughter, Marilyn Miller, a grandson in infancy, Larry Miller; two sons-in-law, Don Darnick and Tom Coburn; seven sisters, Agnes Grennell, Elsa Lassman, Neva Smith, Lola Van Loo Hopp, Cleo Brinkman, Edith Swonger, Dorothy Leberak; and two brothers, Harley and Rolland Baggett.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Bethel Reformed Church, 305 W. Main Street, Brandon, with Pastor John Tilstra officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

Wilma's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 23, from 5 - 8 P.M. at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W Main Street, Waupun, and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of services.

Kohls Community Funeral Home, Waupun, Wisconsin.



Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on June 22, 2014
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Obituaries:Fredrick G Johnson II April 24, 1964 - May 26, 2013 Resided in Neenah, WI
Posted by: Candi Vis on May 28 2013 12:29
Fredrick G. Johnson II, age 49, of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at his home. Rick was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 24, 1964, son of Fredrick Johnson and Carol Harrington. Rick graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1982 and shortly after, he served in the United States Air Force. In 2002, Rick, along with his partner Matt, started M.R. Cares Inc., a business he was very proud of.

Rick enjoyed hunting, playing sheep's head and spades. He also enjoyed working with his hands; fixing things and remodeling houses. Rick was a gifted business owner who cared deeply for his clients and staff. He was very family orientated and loved hanging out with his nephews, family and friends.

Rick is survived by his daughter Sarah Harrington; his mother, Carol Harrington; his father, Fredrick (Caroline) Johnson; his grandmother, Gloria Abraham; his siblings, Kim (Gabriel) Ludwig, David Harrington, Susan Harrington, Debbie Johns...

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Family stories:In Honor of Memorial Day
Posted by: Candi Vis on May 25 2013 16:57

In honor of Memorial Day, I have created a list of the veterans I’ve discovered in the Hannah-Vis tree. I’m sure there are many more to be discovered. I’ve sorted them by era of birth. When known, I’ve listed their service details as well. If you know of any I’ve missed, or have any additional details or corrections, please feel free to let me know in the comments J.

1600s and earlier
Phiip Delano(1602-1681)-Pequot War
John Clarke(~1590-1673)-Pequot War
Samuel Huntington(1582-?)-Officer in Army of King Charles I
Jan G Van Dalsen(1623-1647)-Army Captain
Maj. William Bradford(1624-1703)-King Philip’s War, wounded in Great Swamp Fight
Thomas Little(~1654-1676)-Died King Philip’s War
Jeremiah Ripley(1662-1737)-Lt. In King Philip’s War
John Parkhurst(1644-1725)-King Philip’s War
Capt. Timothy Tingley(1697-1779)-Unknown
Capt. Daniel Hale(1697-1745)-Militia 1745 KIA in Louisbourg
Capt. Joseph Little(1653-1740)-Unknown
Capt. Thomas Hale(1659-1730)-Unknown
Moses Little (b. 1657)-King Philip’s War
Capt. Samuel Guild(1647-?)-King Philip’s War
Peter Coffin(1630-1715)-King Philip’s War
Col. Shubael Gorham(1686-1745)-Capt of 1st Co in Louisburg Expedition
Thomas Morgan Carrier(1626-1735)-King’s Royal Guard
William Pabodie(1620-1707)-Military leader
Capt. John Alden(1626-1702)-Naval Commander
John Lay(1633-1696)-King Philip’s War, Great Swamp Fight
Capt. John Gorham(1619-1676)-Died of injuries from King Philip’s War
Joseph Howland(1640-1704)-Militia

1700s
Col. Moses Baker(1769-1829)-Militia Officer
Maj. Moses Baker(1738-1802)-Revolutionary War
Col. John Turnbull(1756-1843)-Revolutionary War
James Gheen(1796-?)-Revolutionary War Constable
John Morden(1768-1832)-Revolutionary War Loyalist
Robert Carpenter(1738-1777)-Died in Revolutionary War
Peter Roberts(1750-1804)-Revolutionary War Green Mountain Boys
Gen Christopher Roberts(1753-1832)-Revolutionary War Green Mountain Boys
John Roberts(1759-1842)-Revolutionary War
Benjamin Roberts(1761-1828)-Revolutionary War Green Mountain Boys
John Roberts (b.1722)-Revolutionary War w/George Washington, French & Indian War
Jane Burbeck(1767-1845)-Revolutionary War (manufactured ammunition)
Lt. Moody Cook(1751-1834)-Revolutionary War
Col. Moody Cook(1786-1855)-Unknown
Richard Roberts(1782-1858)-Lt. War of 1812
Lt. Edward Marsh(1758-1845)-Unknown
Maj. Gen Jedidiah Huntington(1743-1818)-Revolutionary War
Ebenezer Huntington(1754-1834)-Revolutionary War
Capt. Gurdon Bell(1757-1815)-Marines Revolutionary War
Capt. Moses Little(1739-1798)-Revolutionary War
Edward Burbeck(1738-1782)-Revolutionary War
Richard Roberts(~1755-1830)-Revolutionary War
Joseph Stearns(1751-1829)-Revolutionary War
Ezekiel Worthen(died 1783)-King George’s War, French & Indian War, Revolutionary War
Sabin Mann(husb. Of Mary Stearns b. 1745)-Revolutionary War Capt.
Jabez Huntington(1719-1786)-Maj. Gen. Revolutionary War
Capt. Ephraim Bill(1719-1802)-Revolutionary War
William Burbeck(1716-1785)-Col. In Revolutionary War
Capt Joseph Stearns(1712-1792)-Militia before Revolutionary War
Col John Bynum Jarnagin(1720-1798)-Unknown
Maj Joshua Huntington(1698-1745)-Revolutionary War
Capt. Nathan Hale(1755-1776)-Martyr Revolutionary War
Capt Johannes Chrysler(1765-1839)-War of 1812
Fear Holmes(1722-1767)-Revolutionary War
Deborah Sampson(1760-1827)-Revolutionary War, fought as a man
Zebedee Snell(1736-?)-Revolutionary War
Maj Judah Alden(1751-?)-Revolutionary War
Capt Peter Boylston Adams(1738-1823)-Revolutionary War
Capt Elihu Adams(1741-1776)-Revolutionary War
Balthasar Chrysler(1734-1830)-KIA in Revolutionary War, British POW
Lt. Adam Chrysler(1732-1793)-Loyalist in Revolutionary War, fought with Mohawk Captain
Eleazer Howard(1739-1808)-French War, Revolutionary War
William Howard(1744-1776)-KIA Battle of White Plains during Revolutionary War
John Howland(1744-1789)-Revolutionary War
Lt. Hironymous Kreussler(1713-1751)-French & Indian War
Levi Dungan(unknown)-Revolutionary War

1800s
Theodore Roosevelt Jr(1887-1944)-Brig Gen WWII led troops onto beach at Normandy, Purple heart
Commander George McClellan(1826-1885)-Union Commander in Civil War
Thomas Jefferson Roberts(1831-1863)-Civil War Confederate
James Marion Roberts(1834-1882)-Civil War Confederate
Houston Warren Roberts(1839-?)-Civil War Confederate
Absalom Henry Roberts(1844-1863)-Civil War Confederate
Karl August “Charley” Duerr(1895-1966)-WWI, WWII
Carl August Duerr(1892-1976)-Military Service 1918, severely wounded
Ulysses S Grant(1881-1968)-Maj. Gen. both World Wars
James Albert Little(1844-?)-Civil War-Co#1 112nd IL Vol Infantry, 2 years
Charles Wesley Griffith(1838-1908)-Civil War
George William Ragan(1839-1919)-Civil War
Col. Richard P Roberts(1820-1863)-Union Army Civil War, KIA at Gettysburg

1900s
Robert C Hannah, Jr(1955-1980)-Army Specialist 4, Gold Star
Loren Ivan Duerr(b. 1956)-Army
Eugene Burnett(1928-1979)-WWII & Korea
John W Drehmel, Jr(b.1938)-Marines 1965
Jimmy A Drehmel(1943-1965)-Marines 1965
Lewis Hoffman(1937-2009)-Navy
Capt Russell Seager(1958-2009)-NP at Ft. Hood, killed by gunman
Prince Rodion Cantacuzene (b.1928)-Capt US Navy
Robert C Hannah, Sr(1923-1992)-F1 US Navy
Byron W Chapin(1910-1981)-US Navy 11 yrs
John Schiller(1937-1993)-US Air Force Korea
Robert Duerr(1921-2000)-WWII Warrant Officer
Raymond Duerr(1921-1991)-WWII Army Air Corps
Harold Duerr(1935-1980)-Korea
Jerome “Romie” Plath(1928-20005)-Cpl US Army WWII
Wayne “Butch” Haima(1935-1988)-Cpl US Army Korea
President Gerald Ford(1913-2006)-WWII
James Roosevelt(1907-1991)-Brig. Gen. USMC
Franklin D Roosevelt, Jr(1914-1988)-Purple heart WWII
John G Vis(1920-1989)-WWII TEC 3 Army
Robert W Hull(1929-2012)-Cpl US Army, Enlisted 1951 served 2 years
Ronald Hull((b. 1947)-Army 1967-1969
Milton Hull(1919-1998)-WWII Air Force 5 years
Henry Chrysler(1850-1916)-Union Army Civil War
Edna H Hunter(1922-2012)-WWII WAC
Phyllis Duerr(b 1926)-WWII WAC
Robert John Wallendal(1927-2011)-US Army 1945

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Obituaries:Robert "Bob" William Hull
Posted by: Candi Vis on July 6 2012 14:14
Hull, Robert W. "Bob'

Robert W. "Bob" Hull, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.

Bob was born April 28, 1929, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of John and Gladys Tennis Hull. Gladys didn't survive the birth of her son. In 1933, his father married Gertrude VandeStreek who became Bob's mother. Bob joined the United States Army in 1951, serving for two years and earning the rank of Corporal. He married the love of his life Beverly Rymer while home on leave December 28, 1951. After returning to Wisconsin from the service they began farming in the Waupun/Brandon area. He also worked with and later co-purchased with his brothers, Ron and Gordon, their father's business, Hull Implement Co. This is where his great passion for MM tractors and tractor pulling began with his 1953 MM-UB. After the closing of the business, Bob worked for the town of Waupun from 1988, until his retirement. Bob and Bev have been members of Alto Reformed Church all their married lives. Bob is a member of American Legion Post 210 of Waupun. He along with his brother, Lyle were charter members of the Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association and later Central Wisconsin Antique Tractor Pullers. Bob pulled his MM-UB and later his MM-R at many, many pulls. He celebrated 40 years of pulling at the Alto 4-H Fair in 2008. Bob also enjoyed operating the scale for his children's events with the Wisconsin Garden Tractor Pullers.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beverly (Rymer) Hull; three sons, Michael (Cheryl) Hull of Waupun; James (Donna) Hull of Brandon; and John Hull (fiancee, Bonnie Vis) of Waupun; one daughter, Brenda (Lowell) Vis of Waupun, one sort of adopted son, Jodie (Kathy) Stobb of Waupun; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven brothers and three sisters, Gordon (Marlene) Hull of Waupun; Elaine (Samuel) Braaksma of Wisconsin Rapids; Elton (Katherine) Hull of Waupun; Lois (Gordon) Alsum of Waupun; Delvin Hull and friend, Lilly of Coloma, IL; Lyle (Jayne) Hull of Waupun; Ronald (Joan) Hull of Burnett; Caroline Gilmore and friend, Gene of Beaver Dam; Jerald (Luann) Hull of Waupun; Phillip Hull of East Moline, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude Hull; one grandson, one nephew; two nieces; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law on the Hull side; and three brothers-in-law on his wife's side.

Funeral services for Robert W. "Bob" Hull will be held Monday, July 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with the Rev. Ted Lindman and the Rev. Ted Medema officiating. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Monday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac. American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on July 6, 2012
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Local news:Road Trip's Amy Doty enjoys the ride with a red-hot cover band
Posted by: Candi Vis on Mar 29 2012 13:11

From Appleton Post Crescent. For full article http://appletonhub.postcrescent.com/article/20120329/APC0502/120328122/

Like a cliché movie scene featuring an aspiring rocker, Amy Doty once found herself dancing in front of a mirror, singing her heart out to a pretend audience.

It was a scene that would happen again and again throughout Doty’s childhood, until the red-haired singer traded her upside-down hairbrush for a microphone and a live audience at age 22.

Doty, one of two lead singers in the Oshkosh band Road Trip, hasn’t looked back since her onstage debut in 1993, using the band to showcase her rock-oriented voice for the past 19 years.

Beginning as the band’s backup singer, Doty later moved to lead and now stands as a nominee for female vocalist of the year at April’s WAMI Awards (Road Trip guitarist Jason Busse is nominated for guitarist of the year, while the entire band received a WAMI nod for cover band of the year).

Now one of the leading female rockers on the local scene, Doty and co-lead singer Rich Plath trade a one-two punch on the microphone — a formula that has made Road Trip one of the most popular bands in the Fox Valley.

P-C: Explain what being onstage is like for you.

Doty: It’s the most wonderful place to be in the whole world. It’s the one place where you can feel at home and finally be yourself. … I also know people in the audience are hurting and they’re tired and they’re sick of the same ol,’ same ol’ and what I want to do is take them out of that. I always say I’m taking you on a journey and we’re getting out of this and we’re actually going to havefun for a little while.

Being a female lead, do you feel you’re viewed differently or held to a different standard onstage?

I don’t feel that anymore, but in the ’90s I did. It was so different back then because there weren’t as many females in bands and so I’d go into a club and I’d actually get kicked out of the dressing room. (Club workers) would be like, ‘What are you doing here? You can’t be in here.’ I’d say that I’m in the band and they would say, ‘What guy are you with?’ And I’d say, ‘I’m actually the singer of the band.’ Some club owners and bartenders wouldn’t talk to me, wouldn’t even look at me until they heard me sing. Then they’d be like, ‘Can I buy you a drink?’ But I don’t feel any pressure anymore because there are so many girls (fronting bands) and radio is flooded with female voices. We’re starting to blend in with the guys and nobody cares anymore.

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Obituaries:Robert J Wallendal
Posted by: Candi Vis on Dec 28 2011 19:38

Robert J. Wallendal (1927 - 2011)

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Robert John Wallendal, 84, of Waupun, died on Christmas day, at the Christian Homestead in Waupun.

Bob was born on Aug. 9, 1927, in Springvale Township, Fond du Lac County, Wis., a son of Jacob and Susie (Tjepkema) Wallendal.

He graduated from Brandon High School in 1945; and then entered into service with the U.S. Army.

On Jan. 15, 1949, Bob was united in marriage to Marion Zick. They co-owned and operated the Waupun Laundry in Waupun for many years.

Bob was committed to youth activities and devoted much time as a Boy Scout leader and member of the Eagles. He was instrumental in organizing the Waupun Little League in 1962, and volunteered as a coach for many years. Bob co-founded McCune Beach, where he built and ran the mini golf course.

After selling the laundry in 1971, he managed the bar at the Rock River Country Club for seven years. Bob was then employed with the City of Waupun, and also served on the Parks and Recreation Department. The city honored Bob by naming him Father of the Year in 1967. Following his retirement, Bob was a devoted crossing guard.

Other activities he enjoyed with his family were helping his son-in-law on the farm, coaching baseball, golfing, hunting, and bowling. He was also proud to get his pilot license.

Bob is survived by Marion, his wife of 62 years; four children, Rosanne Wallendal and her significant other, David Smoody, Gary (Deb) Wallendal, Joan (Ron) Hull, and Tom (Cindi) Wallendal; seven grandchildren, Dustin (Jodi) Hull, Carriann (Richard) Laubenstein, Jacob (Carri) Wallendal, Shannon Hull and friend, Aaron Seaman, Jessica (Eric) Frost, Margret (Bryce Merrifield) Wallendal, and Glen Peter Wallendal and friend, Abby Berken; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Marian Dahms; three sisters-in-law, Dorraine Wallendal, Ruth Metavia and Catherine Leichtnam; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Ferch; and his brother, Donald Wallendal.

SERVICES: A Memori- al Service will be held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in the Chapel of the Christian Home, 331 Bly St., Waupun, with Chaplain Wick Hubers officiating.

VISITATION: Bob's family will receive relatives and friends at the chapel on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until the service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Christian Homestead of Waupun; Agnesian Hospice of Fond du Lac; or a charity of choice .

Bob's family wishes to thank the staffs of the Christian Homestead and Agnesian Hospice, for their dedicated care.

The Kohls Community Funeral Home, Waupun is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent at www.kohlsfh.com

The Reporter

Fond du Lac, Wis.

Dec. 27, 2011

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on December 27, 2011
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Obituaries:Susie Doty
Posted by: Candi Vis on Nov 19 2010 11:50
Sandra (Susie) Doty of Kingston, WI, a loving wife, mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord on the morning of November 13, 2010. She was born on June 5th, 1943 to Richard and Elsie Plath. She and her nine siblings grew up in Kingston. She married her husband William Doty on July 24, 1963 and they had two sons.

Susie and Bill owned and operated Doty's Handy Hardware in Kingston while raising their sons. Later Susie went to work for PMI in Markesan, and after that she worked for the Post Office in Kingston until retirement.

She was very involved in her community; she was the president of the Kingston Lioness Club and also head of traffic control for the Kingston Fire Department. Susie and her husband also belonged to the Kingston Businessmen's Association.

She thoroughly enjoyed...

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