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Robert 'Bob' H. Miller
Robert "Bob" H. Miller Jr., 75, of Markesan, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his home, after suffering for several years from Parkinson's Disease.
Bob was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Milwaukee, the son of Robert H. and Adelaide Brennan Miller Sr.
He met and married Rae Wheeler in 1947.
He was raised in Fox Point and attended Country Day School. In 1939 the family moved to Cedarburg, where Bob graduated from high school in 1942. While in school, he developed a love for photography and cars.
He attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for one semester before entering the Army Air Corps as a photographer. During that time, he attended the Art Center School in Los Angeles, studying photography under Ansel Adams. While in the Army he took pictures of many types of aircraft while flying in a B-25 airplane.
After the Army Air Corps in 1946, he attended Beloit College, graduating in 1950 with a chemistry degree.
While in college his interest in photography continued and his pictures appeared in the Beloit Daily News, Milwaukee Journal, Life Magazine and United Press Service. His photos earned him a gold medal at a Kent State University exhibit.
In 1950 his interest turned into a career, with the opening of Miller Photography Studio in Cedarburg, where he specialized in portrait and commercial photography.
In 1955 his love of cars expanded and he opened Bob Miller Chevy-Olds in Princeton. He also expanded further by taking on Honda Motorcycles and by starting the Green Lake Marina.
In Princeton, he was involved in many local affairs, including the Rotary. He hosted U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy as a guest speaker.
In 1968 Bob purchased Colonial Ford-Mercury in Ripon. The family moved in 1969 to Ripon, where he was involved in city affairs as a member and chairman of the Zoning Variance Committee.
In 1975 he retired from the car dealership and spent his time working with friends in the auto industry, in retail sales and land development, as a volunteer photographer for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Air Show, along with countless hours sailing on Big Green Lake.
Survivors include his wife, Rae, of Markesan; two daughters, Robin (Melvin) Gunnink of Brandon and Wendy Miller of Kenosha; one son, Rusty (Kay) Miller of Kalamazoo, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Jon, Rebecca, Sarah and Kristin Gunnink, and Julia, Mackinzie and Robert Miller IV, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters, Nancy (Edward) Houdek of Milwaukee and Joan Schneider of Sturgeon Bay; along with other relatives and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Stephanie Gunnink.
Services: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Wachholz Family Funeral Home in Ripon. The Rev. Luke Schouten will officiate. Burial will be at Princeton City Cemetery.
Visitation: From 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday.
A memorial has been established.
Wachholz Family Funeral Home is serving the family.
Henrietta M. Lang
Henrietta M. Lang, 81, of Oshkosh, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center.
She was born July 11, 1919, in Oshkosh, the daughter of the late Herman and Mary (Lang) Drexler.
On Aug. 7, 1946, Henrietta was united in marriage to Stephen Lang at St. Vincent Catholic Church. Stephen preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1990.
She was a longtime member and parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oshkosh. Henrietta had a love and joy for her home and family, especially her only granddaughter, Stephanie.
Survivors include her two children, Paul (Sandra) Lang of North Fond du Lac and Mary Ellen (Ken) Binder of Oshkosh; her very special granddaughter, Stephanie Lang of North Fond du Lac; three brothers, Joseph H. Drexler, Raymond (Ceil) Drexler and Clarence Drexler, all of Oshkosh.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stephen; and a sister, Betty Ann Drexler.
Services: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oshkosh. The Rev. James Feeley will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Oshkosh.
Visitation: From 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Poklasny Funeral Home in Oshkosh, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.; and at 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass on Tuesday at the church.
The Poklasny Funeral Home in Oshkosh is serving the family.
Colleen Mae Miller
Colleen Mae Miller, 43, of 718 W. Park, Anaconda, Mont., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Community Hospital in Montana.
She was born June 14, 1957 in Waupun, the daughter of Carl M. and Miriam E. (Arndt) Steinke.
In July 1986 she married Michael Miller at Hope Lutheran Church in Anaconda, Mont.
She was valedictorian of the 1975 graduating class at Oakfield High School. She attended Marian College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education.
She taught in Dunblane, Scotland, and then moved to Montana, where she taught at Chinook for three years.
She graduated from Montana Tech, with a degree in engineering and mineral processing.
She worked for Anaconda Deer Lodge County as a police dispatcher and as an emergency medical technician for the ambulance. She worked for Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs, Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho, and for Pegasus Gold.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, baking, ceramics, cross stitch and especially any activity with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Miller; her daughter, Ashly, and her son, Bradly, all of Anaconda; a stepdaughter, Jessica Miller of Bozeman, Mont.; her parents, Carl and Miriam Steinke of Oakfield; her parents-in-law, Lester and Arlene Miller of Anaconda; a brother, Dennis Steinke of Oakfield; a sister and brother-in-law, Maureen and Tim Baumhardt of Eden; a sister, Eileen Steinke, and her companion, Michael Petersen of Appleton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dennis and Carol Miller of Anaconda; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Rasmussen of Seattle, Wash.; along with aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services: Funeral services were held Friday in Montana.
A trust fund for Ashly and Bradly Miller has been established at Southwest Montana Federal Credit Union, 200 E. Park Ave., Anaconda, Mont., where contributions may be sent.
Michael A. Lietz
Michael A. Lietz, 11/2 months old, of 543 Fifth St., Oshkosh, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.
He was born July 15, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, the son of Jeremiah and Leigh Anne Marheine Lietz.
Survivors include his parents of Oshkosh; one brother, Karl, at home; paternal grandmother, Cheryl Lietz and special friend, Don Launders, both of Fond du Lac; paternal grandfather, Robert (Sheri) Lietz Jr. of Oshkosh; maternal grandparents, Joseph (Karen) Marheine Sr. of Clinton, Iowa; paternal great-grandmother, Joyce Vossekuil of Fond du Lac; paternal great-grandparents, Robert (Marlene) Lietz Sr. of Pipe; maternal great-grandfather, Donald Blood of San Francisco, Calif.; maternal great-grandfather, James Marheine of Hernando Beach, Fla.; along with aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Edward Vossekuil; and his maternal great-grandmothers, Carol Blood and Mary Marheine.
Services: A private family visitation and services will be held Monday at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, with graveside services to follow at Ledgeview Memorial Park.
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is serving the family.
Franklin 'Frank' Walter Cox
Franklin "Frank" Walter Cox, 52, of 125 Byrd Ave., Neenah, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 20, 1948, in Fond du Lac, the son of Ruth Alice (Hanley) Radtke and Wilbert H. Cox.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Frank graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1991, earning his master of education degree. He worked as a substance abuse counselor until he retired due to his illness.
He was a member of Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neenah and Salem United Methodist Church in Fond du Lac. He was also a member of the Princeton American Legion.
Survivors include his mother, Ruth (Rolland) Radtke of Fond du Lac; his father, Wilbert H. Cox of Beaver Dam; three daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Evans, Kimberly Cox and Lane Cox, all of Neenah; the children's mother, Kelley Campbell of Neenah; a grandchild, Samuel Evans; and a brother, Dennis (Candace) Cox of Oshkosh.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbert Vernon Cox.
Services: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Mark Church in Neenah. The Rev. Joel Schlachtenhaufen will officiate.
Visitation: From 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.
A memorial has been established.
Kessler Funeral Home in Neenah is serving the family.
"Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay close by me forever, and love me, I pray!
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, and take us to heaven to live with Thee there."
Arnold F. Firle
Arnold F. Firle, 88, a resident of Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.
Arnold was born July 7, 1912, in Fond du Lac, the son of the late Edwin and Anna Kuether Firle.
Arnold married Meta Mary Stoecker on May 6, 1939, in Fond du Lac.
He graduated from the Fond du Lac Lutheran Academy and began his employment with Canvas Products Company, working his way to president of the company. He then became a vice-president of Medalist Industries.
In 1965, he purchased Fond du Lac Tent and Awning and incorporated under the name of Firle Industries Inc. He owned and operated the business until his retirement.
He has been a member of the Fond du Lac Rotary Club since 1958, serving as a past director and vice president of the club. He was a member of and past director of the Association of Commerce, chairman of the United Way in Fond du Lac, past director and fund raiser for the YMCA, chairman for the Fond du Lac County Cancer Drive, a toastmaster for the Toastmaster Unlimited of Fond du Lac, life member of Elks Lodge 57, A life-long charter and past president of the Fond du Lac Jaycees, life member of I.F.A.I., past president of the Upper Midwest Canvas Products Association, life member of the Chick Evans Scholarship Foundation and past president of the State Senior Golf Association of Wisconsin, a member of the South Hills Golf and Country Club for over 70 years and served as a past director of the club for six years, honorary chairman of the Fond du Lac Dialysis Center fund raiser, and a member of Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac.
Arnold was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and recently had taken up the art of painting.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan (Kurth) Krause of California and Sandra (John) Buser of Winneconne; five grandchildren, Scott (Pam) Krause of Virginia, Sheryl (Sean) Gildea of California, Jeff Buser of Sheboygan, Martin (Dana) Buser of Winneconne and John Buser of Wyoming; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Meta, on Jan. 25, 1999; and one brother, Robert Firle.
Services: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church, 40 E. Division St., with the Rev. Timothy P. Larson will officiate. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Cemetery.
Visitation: Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, until the time of the services.
The family of Arnold would like to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Fond du Lac Dialysis Center and the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home for their compassion and support.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials in Arnold's name to the charity of your choice.
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.
Irma A. Westfield
Irma A. Westfield, 77, of Markesan, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at home.
Irma was born on April 2, 1923, at Budsin, Marquette County, the daughter of Albert and Clara Zabel Eichsteadt.
On Jan. 18, 1943, Irma married Carl W. Westfield in Alexandria, La. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1986.
Irma was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Women of Faith. Irma helped the Meals on Wheels for over 15 years at Vista Valley Apartments.
Survivors include four daughters, Norma Westfield of Eau Claire, Karen (Lawrence) Indermuehle of Oakfield, Virginia (Russell) Lohry of Markesan and Lynnette (Carl) Huyser of Berlin; four sons, Ronald Westfield of Markesan, Ralph Westfield of Round Lake Beach, Ill., and Daniel (Lynn) Westfield and Martin (Sandy) Westfield, all of Fox Lake; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Adeline Eichsteadt and Arlene Eichsteadt, both of Wautoma, and Alice (Roger) Wessel of Fond du Lac; one brother, Harold (Lyle) Eichsteadt of Woodburn, Ore.; other relatives and many dear friends.
Irma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; and one brother, Wilfred Eichsteadt.
Services: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Bruce Naumann officiating. Burial will be at Markesan Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wachholz Family Funeral Home in Markesan and at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the services.
A memorial has been established for Faith Lutheran Gym and Fellowship Hall.
Wachholz Family Funeral Home is serving the family.
Adeline B. Mullen
Adeline B. Mullen, 83, a resident of Fond du Lac, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the St. Francis Home.
She was born Feb. 15, 1917, the daughter of the late Harold and Martha Jones.
On Feb. 2, 1946, she married David R. Mullen in Milwaukee.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the W.E.L.C.A Circle and enjoyed volunteering time for the Loaves and Fishes program in Fond du Lac.
Survivors include two sons, Patrick (Lucy) Mullen of Downers Grove, Ill., and William (Carole) Mullen of Sayner; two brothers, Clyde (Jeanette) Jones of Fond du Lac and James (Ruby) Jones of Ariz.; two sisters, Hazel (William) Schingen of Atlanta, Ga., and Barbara (Patrick) Lee of Milwaukee; one sister-in-law, Carole Jones of Fond du Lac; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David, on June 16, 1994; and one brother, Maurice Jones.
Services: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Trinity Church, Fond du Lac, with the Rev. Doug Hedman officiating. Entombment will be at the Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation: Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Zacherl Funeral Home and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.
Memorials in her name may be directed to the American Heart Association.
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.
Beverley Jean Abbey
Beverley Jean Abbey, 66, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Sandwich, Ill.
She was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of James and Frances Hughes Cotter.
Bev was united in marriage to Robert C. Abbey Sr. on Sept. 3, 1955, in Fond du Lac.
Bev was a secretary for Zieter Insurance Company for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sandwich, Ill. Bev was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Aaron.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Sandwich, Ill.; her son, Robert Abbey Jr. of Naperville, Ill.; her daughter, Kim Abbey of Somonauk, Ill.; and her grandson, Aaron Westphal, also of Somonauk, Ill.
Services: A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sandwich, Ill., with Fr. Jack T. Heraty officiating. A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Ledgeview Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel in Fond du Lac .
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, Ill.
Memorials may be given in Bev's name to St. Paul's Catholic Church building fund, 110 N. Eddy St., Sandwich, Ill. or the Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 North Main St., Sandwich, Ill.
Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, Ill. is handling arrangements.
Mary Monica Karl
Mary Monica Karl, 76, formerly of 653 W. Arndt St., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac.
Mary was born on Aug. 5, 1924, in Fond du Lac County, the daughter of the late Ludwig P. and Mable L. Weeks Karl.
Mary worked for LaResista Corset Factory in Fond du Lac, and then was employed by Wells Mfg. where she worked as a payroll clerk for 21 years until her retirement in 1987.
She is a member of the Eagles Aire 270 Auxiliary in Fond du Lac.
Mary is survived by one sister, Katharine A. Drew of Fond du Lac; three brothers, James A. (JaLaine) Karl of Wausaukee, Richard W. (Edna) Karl and John D. (Shirley) Karl all of Fond du Lac; 17 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Services: A Liturgy of the Word funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Zacherl Funeral Home. The Rev. Victor Capriolo will officiate. Burial will be at the St. Charles Cemetery.
Visitation: Visitation will be at the funeral fome from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of the services.
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.
Lois Kimball, 63, of Cooperstown, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2000, at her home.
She was born June 10, 1937 in Green Bay, a daughter to the late Felix and Marie Gay Goral.
Lois married Kenneth Kimball on Nov. 21, 1959, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Kimball of Cooperstown; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Kevin Kimball of Cooperstown, Kelly and Lindee Kimball of Fond du Lac and Kip Kimball of Lauderhill, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jolinn and Daniel Thill; and one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sandy Goral of Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Chuckie Kimball and Kory Kimball.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Visitation: Visitation will be at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1650 E. Mason St., Green Bay, from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday. A parish wake service will be at 7 p.m. Friday.
Lois was an extraordinary woman and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Proko-Wall Funeral Home is serving the family.
Agnes A. Dreifuerst
Agnes A. Dreifuerst, 95, of 916 E. Clifford St., Plymouth, and formerly of Quit Qui Oc Manor, went to be with her Lord late Monday evening, Aug. 21, 2000, at Valley Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, where she has been a resident the past 31/2 years.
She was born Oct. 14, 1904 in the Town of Marshfield, Fond du Lac County, a daughter of the late Anton and Gertrude Lefeber Enders.
On June 18, 1934, she married Louis Dreifuerst at Mt. Calvary. The couple lived and farmed near Mt. Calvary until moving to Plymouth in 1939. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1955.
Agnes had been employed in the housekeeping department at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility for many years until her retirement.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, and a member of its Christian Women's Organization. She also sewed with the Mission Sewing Group of the church and rolled bandages with the group. She also did volunteer work at the St. Vincent de Paul Store in Plymouth.
Survivors include one son, Gordon (Mary) Dreifuerst of Plymouth; one daughter, Rosemary (Dale) Lensmire of Sheboygan Falls; four grandchildren, Suzanne Dreifuerst, Warren (Connie) Dreifuerst, Lora (Glenn) Freeborn and Leah (Roger) Herried; two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Noah Herried; two step-grandchildren, Holly Becker and Nicholas Clabots; two sisters, Alma Mueller of Plymouth and Polly Morton Schiebach of Glenbeulah; one sister-in-law, Marie Enders of Plymouth; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Gregor, Casper, Florian (Farmer), Ambrose and Edward Enders; four sisters, Martina Steffen, Josephine (Josie) Arndt, Odelia (Peggy) Baumann and Celesta (Shorty) Baumann.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church in Plymouth, with the Rev. Dennis Van Beeck officiating. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation: Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.
A memorial fund will be established in Agnes' name.
The Wittkopp Funeral Service, Plymouth, is serving the family.
Lucille M. Graves
Lucille M. Graves, 75, formerly of Fond du Lac, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at University Hospital, Madison.
She was born the daughter of Stanley and Antoinette Marozek Dobinski on Oct. 22, 1924, in Marinette. Lucille was raised in Two Rivers.
Lucille married Francis C. Graves on Aug. 24, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers, and they moved to Fond du Lac in 1947. Following her hus- band's death, she moved to Madison to live with her daughter in 1993.
She was a former member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac.
Survivors include four children, Gary (Nancy) Graves of Morganville, N.J., Chuck Graves of Fond du Lac, Lee Graves of Sun Prairie and Peggy (Merle) Heath of Madison; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Bellm, Jamie, Heidi, Toby, Kevin, Nicole, Tamy and Mandy Graves; two brothers, Sylvester (Alice) Dobinski of Manitowoc and George Dobinski of Two Rivers; two sisters, Dorothy (Mike) Samz of Two Rivers and Louise (Leonard) Vogel of Two Rivers; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis Graves, on Dec. 18, 1991; and brothers and sisters.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Radetski officiating. Entombment will be at Ledgeview Memorial Park Mausoleum. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Visitation: Visitation will be at Mach Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10:30 a.m. Friday until the cortege leaves for the church.
Mach Funeral Chapel is serving the family.
Marcia Vossekuil, 44, of Brandon died Monday evening, Aug. 21, 2000, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Sept. 25, 1955, in Waupun, the daughter of Lloyd and Pearl Kastein Vossekuil.
Marcia was a graduate of Laconia High School Class of 1974. She was employed by Parkview Nursing Home in Ripon for 17 years, the Heidel House on Green Lake for 6 years, and was recently employed by ADMANCO Inc. in Ripon for the past 3 months.
She was a member of Alto Reformed Church in Alto where she was a member of its Senior Choir and taught Sunday School. Marcia was very fond of her nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her parents, Pearl and Lloyd Vossekuil of Brandon; a sister, Kay (David) Block of Lima, Peru; two brothers, Mark (Beth) Vossekuil of Brandon and Scott (Robin) Vossekuil of Brandon; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Alto Reformed Church in Alto, with the Rev. Ted Lindman officiating. Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery in Alto.
Visitation: Visitation will be at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Armella E. Bolz
Armella E. Bolz, 78, of 317 E. Brooklyn St., Chilton, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Calumet Medical Center, Chilton.
She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in New Holstein, a daughter of the late John and Emma Nennig Bittner.
She married William J. Bolz on May 18, 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2000. She farmed with her husband in the Town of Chilton until 1983 when they moved to town.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, Christian Mothers, and the Catholic Knights.
Survivors include four children, Katherine (William) Bush of Chilton, Kenneth (Jane) Bolz of Chilton, Dave (Nancy) Bolz of Chilton and John (Beth) Bolz of Chilton; 9 grandchildren, Robert Diener of Neenah, Lynn (Wayne) Sonkowsky of Neenah, Mark (Debbie) Diener of Mosinee, Brian (Donna) Diener of Kaukauna, Laura, Eric and Scott Bolz of Chilton and Jason and Nicholas Bolz of Chilton; 6 great-grandchildren, Shawn Griese of Brandon, Joshua, Miranda and Benjamin Mueller of Neenah, Mariah Wetzel of Georgia, Kayla Drier of Kaukauna and one great-grandchild on the way; 9 step-grandchildren; many step-great grandchildren; one sister, Marie Woznick of New Holstein; one brother, John (Loretta) Bittner of Chilton; four sisters-in-law, Josie Valenta of Two Rivers, Lucille Bittner of New Holstein, Helen Bolz of Sheboygan and Joyce Hauser of Chilton; one brother-in-law, Alois (Viola) Bolz of Chilton.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Diener; two great-grandchildren, Ashantianna and Quintin Sonkowsky; a sister, Erma Daun; two brothers, Francis and Edward Bittner; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Services: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chilton, with the Rev. Glen Sayers S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow at Parish Cemetery. A parish service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at Wieting Funeral Home, followed by a Catholic Knights Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton and again Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., when family prayers will be held.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Armella Bolz.
To My Family and Friends:
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave only treasured memories, smiles and good thoughts. Do not grieve for me for I am free. I am following the path God has laid for me. I took his hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh or love or to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I've found peace at the end of the day. If we shared a laugh and a kiss yet these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with his time of sorrow. I wish you the Sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much, good times, good friends and a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free. I love you all and will miss your smiling faces.
BUT DO NOT GRIEVE FOR ME, FOR I AM FREE.
Wieting Funeral Home, Chilton, is serving the family.