CALVARY CEMETERY OBITUARIES

FRANZ DACHS From Der Nord Westen, 06 July 1893: Death yesterday afternoon of 57 yr. old Franz Dachs, father of Mrs. Anton Aschenbrenner. Funeral will be held Fri. morning at the Catholic Cemetery. (Listed with Aschenbrenner)


MICHAEL DAHM Michael O. "Mickey" Dahm, age 85, of 1015 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning, March 29, 2007, at Harbor House, Manitowoc. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Two Rivers, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dahm, Sr. Michael was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater. On Dec. 27, 1941, he married the former Jeanette Tulach at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Michael was employed at Anheuser Busch, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, old time music and also drove stock cars. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Dahm. Private family funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service was the Rev. John Schuetze with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, April 1, 2007


CATHERIN DAMM Mrs. Henry Damm, 79, died this noon at the St. Mary Home for the Aged following a lingering illness. The body will be taken from the Pfeffer funeral home to St. Mary chapel at 2 p.m. Friday where friends may call until the service at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Casmir Stec will officiate with burial in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Damm. nee Catherin Urban, was born in Germany in 1869 and came to this country when she was a child. In 1895 she was married to Henry Damm. He died six year ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Henry Steckbauer of White Lake, Mrs. Roman Matsche of Oshkosh and Mrs. Walter Schmidt of Manitowoc; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Thursday, March 24, 1949 (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


BERNADETTE M. DAMMAN Bernadette Damman, age 85, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Shady Lane. She was born on Dec. 13, 1924, in Rosholt, Wis. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. On Feb. 23, 1946, she married Donald Damman at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manitowoc. Bernadette was employed as a secretary for the Manitowoc Public School District for 22 years. She loved to read, be with her family, and shop for her grandchildren. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by a daughter: Joan Takacs; a son: John Damman; her parents: Leopold and Eve Zewicki; and three sisters: Alvina Gospodarek, Agnes Vondrucka and Dorothy Zewicki. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen with burial at Calvary Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, from 9 until 10:45 a.m. The family would like to thank Shady Lane staff members for their tender care. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Aug. 22, 2010


DONALD J. DAMMAN Donald J. Damman, age 85, a resident of Laurel Grove, Manitowoc, passed away on Thursday, December, 2, 2010, at Aurora Medical Center, Manitowoc County. Donald was born on December 11, 1924, in the town of Two Rivers, son of the late Anton and Mary (Najemnik) Damman. He graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers in 1942. On Feb. 23, 1946, he married Bernadette Zewicki at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manitowoc; she preceded Donald in death on August 20, 2010. He worked on several farms before entering the U.S. Army in 1945, serving in Europe until July 1946 with the 3rd Armored Division in WWII and was discharged on Aug. 26, 1947. Donald was employed at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry and Mirro before becoming a salesman and District Manager for Grand Union Tea Company for 9 years, becoming Manitowoc County Traffic Officer on April 1, 1958. In 1967, he was elected Manitowoc County Treasurer, an office he held for 20 years retiring in 1987. Donald was a member and past president of the Wisconsin County Officer's Association and the Wisconsin County Treasurer's Association. He served as Finance Officer and was a past commander of AMVETS Post 99, Donald was also a member of the Eagles Aerie 706. He served as president of Manitowoc Mortgage Company over 45 years. Donald enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and spent quality time with his grandchildren at the cabins in Forest and Wausaukee counties, as well as spending time with his great grandchildren. He was active in the Western Fraternal Life Association. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Donald is preceded in death by his wife: Bernadette; a son: John Damman; a daughter: Joan Takacs; three brothers: Harold, Anthony, and Roland (Lila) Damman; a sister: Evelyn (Arthur) Kiel, as well as his parent: Anton and Mary Damman. Funeral Service for Donald will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand. Officiating the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Family will greet relatives and friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 4, 2010


WILLIAM DAMMAN William M. Damman, 75, of 607 State St., Manitowoc, died early Wednesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Donald Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Damman was born July 16, 1898, at Milladore, Wis., son of the late William and Dorothy Mancel Damman, and moved to Manitowoc in 1914. He married Josephine Chalupny Jun 15, 1920, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tisch Mills. He was employed as a supervisor at Mirro Aluminum Co., Manitowoc, retiring in 1962 after 40 years employment. Mr. and Mrs. Damman celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1970. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a former member of the Holy Name Society of the church and a member of Mirro Aluminum 25-year Club. Survivors include his wife, Joseph, a son, James, of Manitowoc, three daughters, Mrs. Arno (Adeline) Hiller, of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, and Mrs. Eugene, (Rose Mary) Budnik and Mrs. Kenneth (Anna Mae) Grall, of Manitowoc; 11 grandchildren eight great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Three brothers, five sisters, and a grandson, Jeffrey, preceded him in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, April 17, 1974 P. 22


JOHN E. DALEY John E. Daley, 37, of 630 S. 35th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning at home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Duane Dionne will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Daley was born Aug. 7, 1934, in the Town of Franklin, son of the late John and Bertha Rolland Daley. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the Class of 1952. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. He married Mary L. Savage July 7, 1962, at Two Rivers. He was employed for three years at Motor Transport Co., Manitowoc, and prior to that at C. W. Transport Co., Manitowoc, and Sorge Dairy. He was a member of the Catholic Knights and the Teamsters Local Union 619 of Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 30, 1972


CATHERINE DARON HEART ATTACK FATAL ON WAY TO HOSPITAL Mrs. Katherine Daron, Strucken on Downtown Street, Dies While on Way to Hospital Stricken with a heart attack early last evening as she was walking along S. Eighth street with two of her daughters, Mrs. Katherine Daron, 65, 924 S. Seventeeth street, died in a taxicab in which she was being rushed to the Holy Family hospital for treatment. She was pronounced dead by a physician who met the cab at the hospital entrance. The sudden death has proved a decided shock to members of her immediate family and to friends who had no knowledge that she was not in good health. She had been downtown during the afternoon and was apparently well when she started crossing the bridge south on her way home and was stricken near Quay street. As she was being supported by the two daughters who were with her, Officer Walter Herman appeared on the scene and he asked if he could be of assistance. He called a taxicab and ordered that the stricken woman be taken to the hospital but before arrival there Mrs. Daron had expired. Resided Here Many Years Born in Germany on November, 25, 1866, Mrs. Daron, nee Katheine Sitkewitz, was a resident of this city and county for many years. She came to this country with her parents when she was a young girl and for some time made her home at Newton. She was married in 1883 and with her husband took up her residence in this city. She had resided at 924 S. Seventeeth street since the death of her husband several years ago. Immediate survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Alex Herman, Mrs. John Komorsky, Mrs. John Woyta, Mrs. Rudy Howarth and Mrs. Oscar Wendorf, all of this city; two sons, John and August Daron, this city; five brothers, Lawrence of Chicago; Louis of Thiensville; George of Milwaukee, John of Newton and Joseph of Manitowoc, and three sisters, Mrs. Susan Karbowsky, Two Rivers; Mrs. William Theidman, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Michael Plotka of Manitowoc. Seventeen grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. The remains will be removed from the Leschke funeral home late this afternoon and funeral services will be held from the home at 924 South Seventeeth street at 9:00 o’clock and from the St. Mary church at 9:30 o’clock on Monday morning with Rev. Pociecha officiating. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, November 6, 1931 P. 1


ELSIE DARON Elsie, the month old babe of Mr. and Mrs. August Daron was buried from St. Boniface church this morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, August 16, 1917, Page 3


JULIUS DARON (d. 1923) JULIUS DARON DIES, A VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA After a three weeks siege of pneumonia Julius Daron died yesterday afternoon at his home on 924 South Seventeenth street. The deceased was born in Manitowoc sixty-six years ago and has made his home in this city practically all his life, being an employee of the brewery company for almost twenty-five years and for the last several years he was employed at the Aluminum foundry. He is survived by his widow and eight children, two sons, John and August, and six daughters, Mrs. John Korelasky, Mrs. Alexander Hermann, Mrs. John Woytal, Mrs. Oscar Wendorf, Mrs. John Komoroski and Miss Ann Daron, besides which there are twelve grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock, the Rev. Father Kubiszewski officiating at the services at St. Mary's church. The burial will be at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, April 6, 1923 P.1


NETTIE DARON Mrs. Nettie G. Daron, 86, a former Manitowoc resident who resided with her daughter and son-in-law Alyce and Lambert Hunt of Milwaukee, died Thursdayafternoon, Jan. 8, at St. Luke Hospital, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.  Mrs. Daron, nee Nettie G. Komoroski,, was born Jan. 18, 1894, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Komoroski. She was married to August J. Daron, June 26, 1916, at St. Mary Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1958. After the death of her husband she moved to Milwaukee to reside with her daughter and son-in-law. Mrs. Daron was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Milwaukee.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, daughter-in-law, Alyce and Lambert Hunt of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Blanche) Krause and Mrs. Francis Andrastek both of Milwaukee; two grandsons, Terrance and Thomas Daron and a great grandson, Travis Daron all of Kewaunee ;a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Daron of Manitowoc and a stepson, John Schaefer of Two Rivers. She was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph and Julius and a daughter, Elsie. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m.  Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter  ******** (18 Jan. 1894/Jan. 1981/SSDI)



THERESA DARON From Der Nord Westen, 14 May 1903: A small child of Julius Daron died Sat. after a short illness. The funeral was held Mon. morning. ******** (Note: Wisc. Death Index: Daron, Theresa/Death May 08 1903, Manitowoc. Date of death per death notice would have been Sat. May 9th. So date is off by 1 day...but it's probably her. Her parents are in this cemetery/Doran on index..may have been misread/co. death record v.7 p.151)


JACQUELINE A. DEBAKER Jacqueline A. “Jackie” DeBaker, age 78, of Manitowoc, died Sunday evening, April 10, 2011. Jackie was born Jacqueline Ann Frisbie on January 26, 1933, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Leroy and Francis (Barrett) Frisbie. Growing up in the Black Creek area, Jackie graduated from Seymour High School in 1950. She went on to the University of Wisconsin-Stout graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education. On April 23, 1960, she married Glenn DeBaker at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay. He preceded her in death on October 31, 2009. Jackie taught at Suring High School 1954-1955, Seymour High School 1955-1958, and Green Bay Vocational and Adult School 1958-1961. Later on, she was the secretary/treasurer for GM DeBaker Associates, Inc., a mechanical contracting business she co-owned with her husband in Manitowoc from 1976-1988. They retired from their business in 1988. Jackie was involved in numerous civic and professional organizations and groups including: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Catholic Women’s Group, WI Parkinson’s Association, Renew Group, Caregivers Group, American Cancer Society, St. Clare Society, Alzheimer’s Support Group, Lakeshore Technical College Board of Directors, Manitowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, Silver Lake College Corporation Board, Manitowoc County Professional Home Economics Association, Holy Family Memorial Medical Center Public Relations Committee and Development Council, Manitowoc Sunrise Rotary Club, American Red Cross Board of Directors, United Way of Manitowoc, WI School Board Association and Elks Ladies Group. Jackie is survived by her loving family of four children: Brian and Amy (Heck) DeBaker, Oregon, ; Gregg and Tomoko (Fukahori) DeBaker, Farmington Hills, MI; Cheryl and Gary Mortensen, Delafield; Paula and Brian Post, Merton; eight grandchildren: Amanda, Daniel, Hayley, Michael, Samantha, Devin, Nicholas, and Aaron; one sister: Marie Huhn; two brothers and three sisters-in-law: John (Joyce) Frisbie and William (Connie) Frisbie; Grace DeBaker. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband: Glenn DeBaker; her parents: Leroy and Frances Frisbie; one brother-in-law: Maurice Huhn; and one sister-in-law: Jane Frisbie. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, North 14th Street and Waldo Boulevard, Manitowoc. Rev. Gerald Foley and Rev.Richard Klingeisen will concelebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State Street, Manitowoc. A prayer service will be led by Deacon Paul Kieffer at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie’s name.


ELLEN DEBERGE Mrs. Louis DeBerge, 66, a native of this city, died this morning at her home at 1830 South Onieida street, Appleton, after an illness of four days. Funeral services will be held Friday morning, at 9 o'clock from the residence and at 9:30 o'clock from the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Appleton. The body will be brought here for burial in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. DeBerge, the former Ellen Norton, was born in this city Oct. 8, 1877. For the past ten and one-half years she has been living in Appleton and for 45 years prior to that she had lived in Chicago. Survivors are the widower and one sister, Mrs. Michael Carney of Appleton, formerly of Grimms. The body was removed to the Kessler funeral home in Neenah and will be taken to the DeBerge residence in Appleton where it may be viewed at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited at the home at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, February 2, 1944, pg. 2


JOSEPH J. DECKER Joseph J. Decker, 48, the owner and operator of the Medicine Chest Pharmacy in Kiel, died Saturday evening after being stricken with an apparent heart attack at his home, 108 Park Ave., Kiel. Mr. Decker was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Manitowoc, a son of Joseph and Irma Reindl Decker of Sheboygan. He attended St. Boniface School and graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. He attended St. Norbert College and graduated from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to purchasing the pharmacy at Kiel, Mr. Decker was employed at pharmacies in Racine, Wauwautosa and Waukesha. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kiel, the Kiel Lions and Kiwanis Clubs and the Kiel Area Chamber of Commerce. Survivors are his parents of Sheboygan and one sister, Miss Patricia Decker of Sheboygan. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel, the Rev. Francis Kerscher, pastor, officiating. The Mass will be preceded by family rites at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. A parish wake service will be held there at 8:15 Tuesday evening. - 1978


PATRICIA A. DECKER Weighing only nine pounds now, tiny Patricia Ann Decker is a veritable “giant’ in comparison to her size at the time of her birth on March 8. The baby was so tiny that she was kept in an incubator at the hospital for six weeks. The doll-like child, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Decker, 1115 South 14th street, is pictured in the arms of her mother. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 12, 1933 P. 4


STEVEN JON DECKER Steven Jon Decker, 3-1/2 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Decker, of 1720 Grand Ave., Manitowoc, died early Saturday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Private family funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James Stamborski will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Steven Decker was born July 15, 1973, at Manitowoc, son of James and Janice Rehrauer Decker. Survivors include his parents, four brothers, at home, a sister, at home (names omitted for privacy); maternal grandmother, Mrs. Al Rehrauer, of Manitowoc, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Decker, of Manitowoc; maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Helen Rehrauer of Two Rivers and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Theresa Sauer of Manitowoc. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, April 2, 1977 P. 12


ANDREW C. DEEKS Funeral services for Andrew C. (Dixie) Deeks (above) 79, who died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. L.M. Schorn will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 o’clock this Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 1, 1954 P. 21


ANNA M. DEEKS Mrs. Andrew Deeks, 69, of Manitowoc, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin Mackey of 2338 North 20th street, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Boniface church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born Anna Baroun in Franklin in 1881 and in 1901 was married to Mr. Deeks. They located in Manitowoc. Six years ago she moved to Milwaukee, because of failing helath, to reside with her daughter. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Mackey and Mrs. Joseph Andrews of Milwaukee; brother, Joseph of Taus; sister, Mrs. John Orchekowski of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, October 25, 1950 P. 24


CLARENCE DEEKS Clarence Deeks, 26, died yesterday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Andrew Deeks, Nagel avenue and North 11th street. He had been seriously ill for several months. Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o’clock from the Holy Innocents church, the Rev. E. A. Radey officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Deeks was born in this city in 1912 and always resided here. After his graduation from high school he was employed here for two years before becoming ill. Survivors are the parents; two sisters, Mrs. Melvin Mackey, city; Mrs. Joseph Androfski, Milwaukee. The body may be viewed at the Deeks home from Saturday noon until the hour of the services Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 11, 1938 P. 2


CORA DEGENHARDT Miss Cora M. Degenhardt, 85, of 1214 Manilla St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 14, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James J. Stamborski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Miss Degenhardt was born March 9, 1895, in the Town of Newton, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late George and Lena Wegner Degenhardt. She was employed in the ladies department of the former Wagner Apparel Shop, the Henderson Hoyt Store and the Boston Store prior to her retirement. Survivors include cousins. She was preceded in death by five brothers, George, William, Edwin, Eugene, and Henry, and a sister, Helen. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, Thursday morning prior to the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, October 14, 1980 P.3 ******** (9 Mar. 1895/Oct. 1980/SSDI)


EDWIN C. DEGENHARDT Edwin C. Degenhardt, 39, of Manila street, Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Maple Crest sanitarium, Whitelaw, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic church, Manitowoc, Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemtery (sic), Manitowoc. Mr. Degenhardt was born in Newton in 1910 and came to Manitowoc in 1919. A pipefitter by trade, he was a member of local No. 415, Plumbers and Steamfitters, AFL and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was unmarried. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lena Degenhardt, two brothers, William and Eugene, and a sister, Miss Cora Degenhardt, all of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, October 12, 1950 P.2


EUGENE J. DEGENHARDT Eugene Degenhardt, 77, of 1214 Manila St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James DeWitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, with Military graveside services by the American Legion. Mr. Degenhardt was born May 20, 1892, in Town of Newton, son of the late George and Lena Wegner Degenhardt. He was employed by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and retired in 1957. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 445 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a Veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, and also a member of Manitowoc Barracks Veterans of World I. Survivors include a sister, Miss Cora, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock this Tuesday evening where a memorial service will be at 7:45 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 10, 1970


GEORGE DEGENHARDT (d. 1927) FORMER LOCAL MAN DIES AT SHEBOYGAN George Degenhardt, aged Manitowoc county pioneer, passed away at the St. Nicholas hospital, at Sheboygan, yesterday, after but a day’s illness. Mr. Degenhardt has been living at the hospital more than three years. Death was sudden and unexpected. Deceased was born in the town of Newton, in Sept. 1848, and was united in marriage to Miss Marie Dickoff more than 53 years ago. They first located on a farm in the town of Newton where they resided until 1899, from where they moved to Manitowoc. They resided in Manitowoc until 1924, when they removed to Sheboygan to enter the Ann M. Reiss home. Surviving are his aged wife, four sons, John Degenhardt of Sheboygan, Joseph of this city, and Peter and George, Jr., of Sheboygan. Twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. The body will be brought to this city where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 from the St. Boniface church, the Rev. Father Pell conducting a requiem high mass. Burial will take place at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, July 2, 1927 P. 2


GEORGE DEGENHARDT (d. 1933) BOWLER DIES HERE SUNDAY George Degenhardt, 24, Dies At Mother's Home George Degenhardt, 24, for years a prominent bowler in the city, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lena Degenhardt. He had been in failing health for the past four weeks. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Degenhardt home, 1214 Manila street and at 9 a.m. from the St. Andrew's Catholic church, with interment in Calvary cemetery. The deceased was born in the town of Newton and removed to Manitowoc when a young man. He was employed at the shipyards. George "Lefty" Degenhardt was an ardent follower of bowling and last season finished fourth high in the National league with a 186 average. For the past two seasons he was a member of the Kelly-Springfield team and was also a member of the Cherney team of the Manitowoc Major league. Survivors are his mother, three brothers, Eugene, William and Edwin and a sister Cora. The remains may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home tonight and will be removed to the Degenhardt home on Tuesday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday, April 3, 1933 P. 2


HELEN DEGENHARDT DEATH CLAIMS TWO BRIGHT YOUNG GIRLS Heavy Hand of Sorrow Laid Upon Two Homes Death’s heavy hand was laid upon the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Degenhardt, Newton, Saturday night when their daughter, Helen, yielded her life after a lingering illness. Deceased was 18 years of age and was popular with a large circle of young friends. The funeral will be held from St. Boniface church in this city Thursday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, March 22, 1915, Page 8 ******** Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Degenhardt and family mourn the loss of their daughter and sister, Miss Helen, who died at their home Saturday night, March 20, at the age of 18. The funeral was held Thursday morning from the St. Boniface church with interment at Calvary. Outside people who attended the funeral of the late Miss Helen Degenhardt were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Degenhardt and daughters, Lila and Violet Hankershaw, John and Wm. Wagner, Antigo, Henry Hagner, Ashland and Mr. and Mrs. John Degenhardt, Centralia, Ill. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, March 29, 1915, Page 5


HENRY DEGENHARDT CARD OF THANKS We are grateful to neighbors and friends for sympathy and kindness shown during our bereavement, the illness, death and burial of our son, Henry, and desire to express our thanks through this medium. George Degenhardt and family. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1915, Page 4 (Note: An obit wasn't found)


JOSEPH DEGENHARDT Joseph Degenhardt, 81, of 813 Marshall St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Degenhardt was born Nov. 28, 1886, in the Town of Newton, son of the late George and Mary Dickoff Degenhardt, and married Mathilda Dusold Sept. 11, 1907, at St. Boniface Church. He was owner and operator of his own printing and binding company. He partially retired in 1955 and then worked at Manitowoc Printing and Lithographic Inc. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Marcella) Duzeske, of Manitowoc, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Nine brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where at 7:30 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 31, 1967 P. 19


MARIA DEGENHARDT Mrs. G. Degenhardt Dies At Sheboygan, Burial Here Tuesday Mrs. Mary Degenhardt, widow of the late George Degenhardt passed away at the St. Nicholas hospital at Sheboygan Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. The deceased, who was 83 years of age and was born in Germany in 1846, came to America with her parents, when a girl of seven years. She was married to George Degenhardt in 1870 and located on a farm in the town of Newton. They remained on the farm until 1899 when they removed to this city to reside. They removed to Sheboygan in 1924 to make their home at the Anna Reiss home there. Mr. Degenhardt passed away two years ago. Fours sons survive, John, Peter, and George of Sheboygan and Joseph of this city. There are 12 grandchildren and 11 great grand children. The remains were taken to the Kroos funeral home at Sheboygan where they may be viewed until 7:30 Tuesday morning after which the body will be removed to the St. Boniface church here where the funeral services will be held, with Rev. Kersten officiating. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, July 22, 1929 P.2


WILLIAM M. DEGENHARDT William M. Degenhart (sic), 49, of 1607 Division St., Manitowoc, died early Saturday morning at Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, where he had been a patient five weeks. He was born Nov. 27, 1904, at Manitowoc, son of Mrs. Lena Degenhart and the late George Degenhart. He was employed as a mechanic at Kingsbury Breweries. In 1941 he married Alice Wergin, who survives along with his mother, a brother, Eugene Degenhart, and a sister, Miss Cora Degenhart, of Manitowoc. Funeral arrangements will be announced Monday by the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 7, 1954 P. 13 ********* Funeral services for William M. Degenhart, 49, of 1607 Division St., Manitowoc, who died at a Madison hospital Saturday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Nowakowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Degenhart was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church and the Manitowoc aerie of Eagles. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday by the Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 9, 1954 P. 15


ARTHUR J. DELAIN Arthur DeLain Dies Wednesday MANITOWOC—Arthur J. DeLain, 38, president, treasurer and manager of the C. Schlei Dray Line Inc., and active in transportation, Chamber of Commerce and Community Chest organizations in Manitowoc for many years, died Wednesday afternoon at the Holy Family Hospital. Mr. DeLain had been seriously ill since last May, when he submitted to an operation for a brain tumor. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 9 o’clock at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Rev. Henry Letz will officiate and interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. DeLain was born in Walon, Wis., in 1913 and a few years later his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Constant DeLain, moved to Green Bay. He came to Manitowoc in 1933 and took employment with the Olson Transportation Company. In 1934 he married Miss Adeline Schroeder. In 1944 Mr. DeLain became associated with the Schlei Dray Line and advanced to head the company. His affiliations with lodge and transportation groups were many and varied. He was an active member of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Traffic Club. Ill when the club held its annual meeting last August, Mr. DeLain, in line for the presidency, was named honorary president. He had previously serviced several terms as vice president. Mr. DeLain served on various committees of the Chamber of Commerce, and in 1951 was chairman of the Traffic Committee. He was chairman of the Credit Bureau of the Chamber in 1947 and 1948, and a director from 1948 to 1950. He was also active in Community Chest drives and chairman of blood donor groups in Manitowoc. A charter member of the Wisconsin Good Roads Association, Mr. DeLain was active in launching this state-wide organization. He served as grand knight of the Manitowoc Council Knights of Columbus in 1949 and 1950 and was a member of the Fourth Degree of the order. His other affiliations included membership in the United Commercial Travelers, Kiwanis Club, Holy Name Society and the Household Goods Carriers Association. Mr. DeLain resided at 1602 S. 14th St. Survivors are his wife; son; two daughters (names omitted for privacy). Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Frank Albert, and a brother, Constant of Green Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Holy Name Society and at 8 o’clock by the Knights of Columbus. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 10, 1952 P. 2


BERNARD DELSMAN From Der Nord Westen, 26 Apr. 1894: Another old settler has left us. Mr. Bernhard Dellsmann died on Tues. morning following a 1-yr. illness. Mr. Dellsmann was born 27 Nov. 1822 in Ascheberg, Westphalia and so was 72 yrs. old at the time of his death. He came to America in 1847 directly to Manitowoc County where he worked in several positions until 1851 when he bought a farm. A few months later he married Bernhardine Eimes. The happy marriage produced 11 children of whom 6 are still living, one of them in Nebraska. About 6 yrs. ago Mr. Dellsmann retired to Manitowoc. (The article goes into detail about the onset of his illness, an operation in Chicago, and the state of his health up to his death.) He was a member and supporter of the Manitowoc Rapids Farmers’ Fire Insurance Association, which did much good for the farming community. His brother, Mr. Theodor Dellsmann, is also a farmer, residing in Town Kossuth. The funeral will take place at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Catholic Church.


BERNADINE DELSMAN Five Children, 60 Grand and 40 Gread Grand Children More than 100 descendants survive Mrs. Bernard Delsman, a well known Two Rivers pioneer whose funeral was held in that city Monday, her death having occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Stadler in that city. Mrs. Delsman, who was the mother of eleven children, is survived by five of the number, together with sixty grandchildren and forty great grandchildren. Mrs. Delsman was 85 years of age, having been born in Germany March 8, 1830. She came to America at the age of 18 and was married to Mr. Delsman at Milwaukee. The burial was at Calvary cemetery in this city. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, October 12, 1915 P.8


JOHN DEMBSKI John Dembski, 47, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, died Sunday following a coronary attack at home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Dembski was born at Manitowoc Oct. 26, 1923, son of Frank and Clara Daron Dembski. He resided in Manitowoc County all his life where he operated a farm with his father on Rt. 3, Manitowoc. He attended St. Mary Catholic School and Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. He is survived by his parents. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. October 25, 1971


JESS DEMPSKY Jeff (sic) S. Dempsky, __, of 1409? S. 20th? St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at Holy Family, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Leschke- Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Msgr. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Dempsky was born Dec. 8?, 1887, in Manitowoc, son of the late Stanley and Catherine Thomas Dempsky. He married Verona Budysz Aug 29, 1911, at Manitowoc. Mr. Dempsky was a retired carpenter-contractor. Survivors include his wife; a son, Daniel of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Ervin Beckerr of Manitowoc; a brother, Frank of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Stephen Mally of Manitowoc and Gustie Dempsky and Mrs. Arthur Forsythe of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock this Firday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 8, 1958 P. 23


VERONICA DEMPSKY Mrs. Jess (Veronica) Dempsky, 81, of 1109 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thadeus Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Dempsky, nee Veronica Budysz, was born Sept. 3, 1889, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Brucki Budysz. She attended schools at Manitowoc. She was married to Jess Dempsky Aug. 29, 1911, at Manitowoc. Her husband preceded her in death in 1958. Mrs. Dempsky was a member of the Golden Ager's Club and the St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include a son, Daniel Dempsky, of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Ervin (Esther) Becker, of Manitowoc; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild. A daughter preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday where a Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. by the Rosary and Altar Society and a second Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 12, 1971


MILDRED E. DEMUTH Mildred E. (Mueller) Demuth, age 99, a resident of the Felician Village and St. Mary's Home since 1988, died early Monday morning, April 2, 2007, at the home, after a long illness. She was born Jan. 3, 1908, at her parent's home on the 1200 block of 10th Street in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John Charles and Ida Louise (Pfeffer) Mueller. Mildred attended St. Boniface Grade School and was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, class of 1925. As a young girl, she worked in her father's grocery store on 11th and Washington Street, taking and filling grocery orders. Mildred also did office work at the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company (Mirro) as a stenographer, where she met her husband: Eugene. She married Eugene Peter Demuth, of Mineral Point, Oct. 10, 1933 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Father Harry Schueller officiated. Throughout her married life and as a widow, she was a homemaker and volunteer. Mildred was a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella; regent of the D of I, 1950-1952; member of St. Paul Parish and the St. Paul Women's Society; an honorary member of the St. Clare Society of St. Francis of Assisi Parish; member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary; a volunteer at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center; and a member of a craft group that, for many years, aided missionary groups. Mildred also supported a seminarian and priest from Africa. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Eugene, on Dec. 2, 1977; brothers and sisters: Eunice Mueller, John Mueller, Eugene (Winifred) Mueller, Harold (Florence) Mueller; Germaine (Lawrence) Geiger; Virginia (Anton) Vukman; Paul (Violet) Mueller; sisters-in-law: Jeanne Mueller and Ellen Mueller; a grandson: William Owen Brennan; and a former son-in-law: William Robert Brennan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Presiding at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Father Paul Demuth; concelebrants will be Bishop Robert Morneau; Bishop Robert Banks; Father Daniel Felton; Father David Kasperek; Father Tom Wojciechowski, O.F.M., and Father Kevin Ori, with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, 928 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, Monday, April 9, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m., where a Daughters of Isabella service and a prayer service will conclude the visitation which will be led by her son: Paul. The visitation will continue on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Serra Club of Manitowoc County. A special thank you to the Felician Sisters and staff of the Felician Village and St. Mary's Home for the Aged who gave her such excellent care and love since she made her home there since 1988. Also a special thank you to Dr. (private) and (private). Herald Times Reporter, April 6, 2007


REBECCA L. DENARDIS Rebecca L. DeNardis, age 24, of 1410 Webster Lane, Cleveland, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. She was born on June 30, 1985, in Sheboygan, daughter of George and JoAnn (Walter) DeNardis. Rebecca graduated from Sheboygan North High School with the class of 2006. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather: Joseph Walter; and paternal grandparents: John and Agnes DeNardis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at St Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Rebecca enjoyed taking walks, sunsets, looking at the moon, music, books, movies, going to the library and spending time listening to music on the porch swing at the cottage in Door County. She brought so much love and joy to all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Herald Times Reporter, March 12, 2010


ALFRED L. DENIS County Soldier Dies in Pacific, Parents Learn Second Service Man Succumbs in South; Total Reaches 26 Sergeant Anthony Damman, 24, (photo) son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Damman of route 2, Two Rivers, who left here in October, 1940, with company E died December 20, 1942, of wounds received while fighting the Japs in New Guinea. News of his death was received Sunday by his parents in a telegram from the War Department at Washington. Another message to Joseph Denis of Mishicot, told of the death of his son, Private Alfred Louis Denis, 25, in a government hospital at Hot Springs, Ark. this brought to a total of 26 the number of deaths in Manitowoc county suffered in World War II. The body of Private Denis, who died in an army hospital in Hot Springs, is to be brought to Manitowoc for burial. It will be taken to the Leschke funeral home. Denis was born at Norway, Mich., in 1917. The family lived in Manitowoc for a time before moving to Mishicot, a year ago. Survivors are the father, Joseph L. Denis, of Mishicot, and several brothers and sisters. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 29, 1943 P.2 ******* The body of Alfred Louis Denis, 25, who died this week in a government hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., arrived in Manitowoc last night. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home and at 9:30 from the St. Andrew Catholic church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Denis had been in the service since January 28, 1941. He was taken ill at Proving Ground, Ill., several months ago and moved to Hot Springs. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Denis of route 2, Two Rivers; brother Alvin; four sisters, (private); five step-brothers, (private); and a step-sister, (private). The body may be viewed tonight at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, April 1, 1943 P.2 ********* (Note: This was a two part obit, I put the Anthony Damman part with his entry in cemtery #89D)


JOSEPH DENIS Joseph Denis, 71, of 4213 Broadway St., Manitowoc, died early Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, after a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. Clement Kern officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemtery (sic), Manitowoc. Mr. Denis was born Oct 14, 1889, at Norway, Mich., son of the late Victor and Mary Gauthier Denis. He married Orea Ayotte Sept. 7, 1915, at Iron River, Mich., and she preceded him in death May 9, 1929. He married Ida Robinson Feb. 10, 1933, at Manitowoc. He had moved to this county in 1921 and was employed by the Town of Two Rivers. His wife, Ida, preceded him in death April 8, 1943. Also preceding him in death were a son and three daughters. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Bertha Lang of Hardin, Mont., Mrs. Gladys Brien of Milwaukee, Mrs. Genevieve Kafka of Two Rivers, Mrs. June Schultz and Josephine Denis of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Dorothy Munro of Dundee, Ill.; six sons, Alvin, Orville, Ernest and Donald of Manitowoc, Pfc. George, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany, and Harrold Burt of Manitowoc; a brother, Charles of Iron River, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. George Philips of Iron Mountain, Mich., Mrs. Margaret Potter, Mrs. Anna Berg and Marie of Chicago, and 25 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, August 14, 1961 P.11


LORRAINE ANN DENIS Infant Daughter Dies At Joseph Denis Home Lorraine Ann, seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Denis, 803 Jackson street, died Friday afternoon. Survivors are the parents, four brothers, and four sisters. Funeral services were held this afternoon, with interment in Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, August 15, 1936 pg. 4


OREA DENIS HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL, YOUNG MOTHER Mrs. Joseph Denis Stricken As She Walks Along North Tenth St. Thursday Afternoon Feeling exhausted and tired as she walked along the street yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Joseph Denis, 28, was able to enter the home of Joseph Shuber, North Tenth street where she collapsed and died in a short time following an attack of heart failure. The remains were removed to the Vogelsang Undertaking parlors and later to the family home, 714 Green street. Born in Michigan The deceased whose maiden name was Orea Ryotte was born in Michigan, May 30, 1901, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ryotte who now reside at Brillion. She was married Sept. 7, 1915 to Joseph Denis, who is employed at the Soo line here and who survives her in addition to four daughters, Gladys, Genevieve, Bertha and June and two sons, Alfred and Alvin. The parents, and a brother, and four sisters also survive. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed as yet. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, May 10, 1929 P.2


VIRGINIA DENIS FIRE VICTIM RITES Friday Cause of Flames Which Took girl's Life Unknown Funeral services for Virginia Denis, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Denis, who died of suffocation in a fire which swept the Denis home at 830 Summit street late Wednesday afternoon, will be held Friday morning. Services will be held at 8:45 o'clock from the Leschke funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Andrew church with burial in Calvary cemetery. The casket will not be opened. The cause of the fire remained undetermined today with authorities leaning to the theory that the blaze was started accidentally when the children played with matches. Corrugated paper which lined the walls and ceiling of the second floor burned in a "flash" fire, according to Chief John Gaedke. Virginia was found by Assistant Chief Edward Woods in a bed with the covers pulled over her head. Firemen Palmer Rosinsky searched two beds in the front room and Woods searched two beds in the rear room. Other children were saved. Firemen laid in one line of 2 1/2 inch hose and two booster lines and extinguished the blaze quickly. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, April 9, 1942 P.16 ******* (Virgina Mae in 1940 census is 3 years old.)


DOLORES T. DENK Dolores T. Denk, age 86, of 1117 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, died on Tuesday morning, June 10, 2008, at the Manitowoc Health Care Center. Dolores was born on June 22, 1921, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Katherian (Norkosky) Bonk. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, class of 1939. On June 20, 1942, she married John E. Denk at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1997. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, Manitowoc. Dolores loved to entertain and was proud of her housekeeping abilities. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2008 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Schuster. Entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday morning, June 13, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Holy Family Memorial Hospice and the Manitowoc Health Care staff for the care and love extended to their mother. Herald Times Reporter, June 11, 2008


JAMES F. DENK James F. Denk, age 60, 16217 W. Goodwin Road, Reedsville, entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the Manitowoc Health Care Center, where he has resided since April of this year. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Assisi Parish-Waldo Site. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. David Hoffman, with entombment of the cremains to be at Calvary Mausoleum. Jim was born Aug. 6, 1944 in Manitowoc. He was the son of the late Frank and Helen Seidl Denk. He was a graduate of Reedsville High School with the class of 1962. He then entered the United States Army serving overseas in Germany. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Jim returned to this area and was employed with construction work until poor health forced him to retire. Jim was a member of the AMVETS Post 1032 in Reedsville. He also was a member of the Brick Layer and Allied Crafts Union Local 11, Manitowoc, along with the Labors Union Local 330. Surviving family includes one brother and sister-in-law: Jerry and Betty Denk, Wauconda, Ill.; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Beverly and Ray Jurgens, Kendall, Wis.; Barbara and Ken Middleton, Chino Valley, Ariz.; along with other relatives and frineds surviving. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call at St. Francis of Assisi-Waldo Site, on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center 628 N. Water St., Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter July 6, 2005


JOSEPH DENK Joseph M. Denk, 78, retired county farmer, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at his home, 1010 S. 21st street, after a lingering illness. Mr. Denk was born Sept. 27, 1866, in Germany, and came to this country when he was 16. He operated a farm at Branch until 12 years ago when he retired and moved to this city. On Nov. 20, 1897, Mr. Denk was united in marriage with Mary Handl, who survives with five children. The daughters are Mrs. Joseph Kotowski of the city, Anna and Elsie at home and two sons, Richard and Paul both of Manitowoc. A sister, Mrs. Mary Reitmeyer, of Manitowoc, and three grand- children also survive. The funeral will be Monday morning, 8:30 at the Pfeffer funeral home and 9 o'clock at St. Boniface Catholic church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pfeffer's where the body can be viewed after 7 o'clock Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 20, 1945 P.2


MARY DENK Mrs. Mary Denk, 81, of 1010 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, died Saturday at the home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The former Mary Handl was born in Manitowoc Feb. 21, 1872, and was married to Joseph Denk Nov. 20, 1897. She was a member of the St. Ann Christian Mothers Society of St. Boniface Church. The husband died in 1945. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Kotowski, Miss Anna Denk and Miss Elsia Denk of Manitowoc; two sons, Richard and Paul of Manitowoc; three brothers, Louis Handl, Michael Handl and Joseph Handl of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. F. G. Williams of Milwaukee, Mrs. George Simmer of Manitowoc Rapids and Mrs. John Schroeder of Manitowoc; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 2, 1953 P. 17


ANNA DENOR Mrs. Anna Denor, 42, wife of Officer Charles Denor of the Manitowoc police department, died Monday night at the home, 821 Green street. She had been ill several months. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m., from the home and at 9:30 o'clock from the St. Andrews church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Denor, nee Anna Buresh, was born in Franklin, this county, in 1895 and 24 years ago was married to Charles Denor. They made their home in this city since. Survivors are the widower; two daughters, Ann and Alice, city; three sons, Charles, Jr., Cletus and Jerome, city; a sister, Mrs. Charles Leiterman, Marathon, Wis.; four brothers, Edward and Joseph, Marathon, Jacob, Lena, Wis., and Louis city. The body will be moved to the home Wednesday morning from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, March 15, 1938 P. 9


CHARLES DENOR Charles Denor, 51 (photo), a member of the Manitowoc police department for 22 years, died Sunday afternoon at the home, 821 Green street. He had been ill since September. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the home and at 9:30 o'clock from the St. Andrews Catholic church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Denor was born in Franklin, this county, in 1889 and in 1913 married Miss Anna Burish. They moved to this city and he was employed in Manitowoc plants until he was appointed a member of the police department 22 years ago. He was a member of the Policemens' Protective Association. Mrs. Denor died in 1938. Survivors are two daughters, Anna and Alice at home; three sons, Corporal Charles Denor of Camp Custer, Mich., Cletus and Jerome of this city; four brothers, Peter of Franklin, Joseph and John of Taus, Frank of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Alis Kroner and Mrs. Joseph Riederer of this city. The body was moved to the home this afternoon from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and nay be viewed until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at the home Tuesday evening at 7:30. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday, February 10, 1941 P. 2


EDWARD A. DENOR Train-Truck Crash Kills Mishicot Driver Edward Denor, Cheesemaker, Smashup Victim Fire Breaks Out Following Impact, Body is Burned ROCKWOOD- A train-truck collision a quarter mile east of this unincorporated Manitowoc County village Tuesday afternoon killed a prominent Mishicot cheesemaker, caused property damage estimated at nearly $9,000 and disrupted Chicago and North Western rail service for a period of time. Victim of the crash was Edward A. Denor, 48, father of two children, who was driving a bulk milk tank truck owned by Kornely Guernsey Farms Dairy, Denor had been a cheesemaker 28 years, the last 18 as operator of Saxonburg Cheese Factory at Mishicot. Since August of this year, he had been employed by the Kornely firm. Following the impact, fire broke out in the truck, burned the driver’s body beyond recognition and damaged the diesel engine. Slides Onto Tracks The accident occurred about 3:20 p.m. at a slight grade crossing on the snow and ice covered Lime Kiln Road east of Rockwood. There was a railroad warning sign at the scene but no automatic signals. Denor had just picked up a load of milk at the Clarence (Butch) Kornely farm about 100 yards east of the crossing and apparently saw the Chicago and North Western passenger train too late to stop at the crossing but slid onto the tracks into the path of the train which was traveling an estimated 63 miles an hour. Black said the truck was going three to five miles an hour when it was struck. Black reported that he sounded the regular crossing signal before reaching the road crossing. The signal included two long, one short and another long horn blast. Cab Ripped Off Police said Denor’s vision may have been obscured by a house and high embankment on the sout side of the roadway. The train ripped the cab from the tank and ground the cab underneath, where it caught fire, dragging the wreckage about a third of a mile before it stopped. The train eventually was backed up 30 to 40 feet to dislodge the twisted steel from the undercarriage of the locomotive and Denor’s body slipped from the (Continued on Page T-3) Train Crash (Continued from Page 1) wreckage onto the tracks, according to police. The fire filled the locomotive cab with smoke and burned out the electrical power and heating assembly so that the passenger cars were without heat for the remainder of the trip. Damage estimates were $8,000 loss on the 1954 model truck, $240 to its contents and %500 to the diesel engine. The truck was believed to be carrying about 6,000 pounds of milk. Behind Schedule The train No. __53, enroute from Milwaukee to Green Bay, was 15 minutes behind schedule at the time of the accident and was delayed an hour and 20 minutes at the scene. Two other trains, one southbound and the other going north, were also delayed because of the accident. A truck from the Rockwood Volunteer Fire Dept. and two wrecker trucks from Meihsner Ambulance and Wrecker Service, Manitowoc, experienced trouble getting to the wreckage and burning train locomotive. The units bogged down in snow in a field but eventually were extricated. A county highway grader was called to assist in freeing the wreckers…. Denor was born in the Town of Frnaklin, Manitowoc County, Sept. 1, 1913, son of the late Peter and Catherine Wagner Denor. He married Frances Rady Oc.t 16, 1940. Funeral Services She survives along with a son, Gerald, and a daughter, Joyce, of Mishicot; five brothers, Peter and Herbert of Brillion, Raymond of Reedsville, John of Whitelaw and Arthur of Wayside; and five sisters, Mrs. Paul Massman and Mrs. Frank Bender of Manitowoc, Mrs. Adolph Raschke of Brillion, Mrs. Michael Mangin of Cato and Mrs. Robert Bielinske of Brillion. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the solemn requiem high Mass will be the Rev. E. A. Radey as celebrant, the Rev. Anthony Betley as deacon and th4e Rev. Anthony Stell as sub-deacon. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mishicot. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock this Wednesday evening by the Holy Name Society. The casket will remain closed. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 20, 1961 P. 1


FRANK DENOR Frank Denor, 80, of 1320 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died late Monday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Denor was born Sept. 17, 1896, in Manitowoc County, son of the late Peter and Catherine Linsmeyer Denor. He married Marie Dugan Oct. 18, 1921, at Clarks Mills, residing at Manitowoc after their marriage. Mr. Denor had been employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. for more than 40 years, retiring in 1964. He was a member of Boilermakers Union Local 443 and Manitowoc Eagles Aerie 706 and a 50 year member of Catholic Order of Foresters. Mrs. Denor preceded him in death May 14, 1969. Survivors include two sons (private); a daughter (private); a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Rose) Riederer, of Manitowoc, five grandchildren, and two great granddaughters. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m. by members of Catholic Order of Foresters, relatives and friends. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, March 29, 1977 P. 14


GRACE DENOR DEATH TAKES THIRD CHILD FROM FAMILY The third visit made by death in the family, and for the second time since December, The Grim Reaper yesterday claimed the life of two year old Grace Marie Denor youngest member of the family of Officer and Mrs. Charles Denor, at the home at 821 Green street. The little one had been ill, suffering from whooping cough. Friday night her condition took a turn for the worse, pneumonia developing, and life departed early yesterday evening. The little girl is survived by her parents and two brothers, Charles, aged 7, Cletus, 4, and two sisters, Anna, 13, who is in a Madison hospital, ailing since last October, and Alice, aged 10. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 from the St. Boniface church, the Rev. Father Korsten officiating, and burial will take place at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday, August 15, 1927 P. 2 **NOTE: The cemetery records indicate that Grace died in 1928.


JACQUELINE DENOR Mrs. Norbert (Jacqueline) Denor, 52, of 941 S. 30th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening, May 14, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Theodore J. Hendricks will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Denor, nee Jacqueline Anna Halverson, was born March 29, 1928, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Nelson Halverson. She was graduate of Lincoln High School, class of 1945. She was married to Norbert Denor Nov. 5, 1949, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Survivors include her hsuband, Norbert; a daughter, Beverly of Manitowoc, aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, May 15, 1980 P.3


LEONARD DENOR Leonard "Ace" Denor, age 80, of 4733 W. Whitetail Court, Manitowoc, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 12, 2010, at his residence from multiple myeloma. Leonard was born on June 17, 1929, in the town of Franklin, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Gerl) Denor. He married the former Julia "Judy" Kopidlansky on June 17, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville. Leonard had worked for 17 years at the Brillion Iron Works, 12 years at Burger Boat, and also worked construction for the Boldt Company, while farming with his wife, Judy, at Taus. In 1989, Leonard and Judy moved to California and he retired from the Morley Construction Company in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1992. Leonard and Judy relocated to Manitowoc in 2003. Leonard was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and Local No. 409 of the Carpenters' Union of Los Angeles, Calif. Survivors include his wife: Judy Denor, Manitowoc; nine children: Susan (Ruben) Gonzalez, Lancaster, Calif., Patrica (Arlie) Olp, Reedsville, Thomas (Susan) Denor, Manitowoc, Jane (Layne) Martineau, Lancaster, Calif., Paul (Bonnie) Denor, Kellnersville, Joseph (Tammy) Denor, Taus, Maria Dolan (David Crisco), West Palm Beach, Fla., Tim (Kelly) Denor, Reedsville, Michele (Tim) McClanahan, Norwalk, Calif.; fourteen grandchildren: Stephanie Gonzalez, Jordan Olp, Joshua (Amanda) Denor, Nicole (Dan) Diedrich, Alex Lopina, Lindsay Lopina, Jason reund, Nathan (Angelika) Freund, Brian Denor, Amanda Denor, Samantha Denor, Jennafer Denor, Logan Denor and Katelyn McClanahan; three great grandchildren: Kassandra and Lukas Freund, Roman Lopina; four sisters and five brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law: Evelyn Novak, Manitowoc, Irene Denor, Manitowoc, Agnes (Lester) Arndt, Kiel, Theresa (Robert) Arndt, Manitowoc, Florence Denor, Brillion, Mary Kopidlansky, Manitowoc, Victor (Diane) Kopidlansky, Fort Myers, Fla., Paul (Gloria) Kopidlansky, Manitowoc, Isadore Brandl, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Mary Denor; his father-in law and mother-in-law: Albert and Mary Kopidlansky; two sons-in-law: David Dolan and Joseph Freund; one grandson: Andrew Gonzalez; six brothers and two sisters-in-law: Clarence Denor, Joseph (Alice) Denor, Robert Denor, Frank Denor, Wilbert Denor, Leo (Gwen) Denor; three sisters and four brothers-in-law: Mary (Elmer) Reif and Ann (Clem) Rolland, Elenore (George) Danay, Ervin Novak; six brothers-in-law and nine sisters in-law: Edward (Patricia) Kopidlansky, Frank (Marge) Kopidlansky, Albert Kopidlansky; Joan Kopidlansky; Monica (Norbert) Geiger; Ann (Raymond) Chasensky; Virginia Chasensky; Margaret Brandl, Mary (Elmer) Reindl, Catherine Kopidlansky. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi-Marshall Site, S. 21st and Marshall streets, Manitowoc. The Rev. Dan Felton will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will take place at Calvary Mausoleum. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State St., Manitowoc, on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. and again at church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. A parish prayer service will be led on Friday by Deacon Bob Beehner at 7 p.m. Leonard's family would like to thank Dr. Lynn Baatz, Dr. Winkler, Fr. Dan Felton, and the staff of Holy Family Memorial Cancer Care Center and Hospice. The family would also like to thank all of the friends and family that gave cards, prayers, food and visited Leonard during his illness. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Herald Times Reporter May 13, 2010



MARIE DENOR Mrs. Frank Denor, 67, of 1320 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Denor, nee Marie Dugan, was born June 26, 1901, in Town of Franklin, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Mangin Dugan. She was married to Frank Denor Oct. 18, 1921, at Clarks Mills, and the couple established their residence in Manitowoc. She was a member of the St. Anne-Christian Mothers Altar Society. Survivors include the husband; two sons, Francis and Norbert of Manitowoc; and a daughter, Mr. Eugene (Margaret) Hurin, lof Lama, Wis.,; four sisters, Mrs. Roland Piper and Mrs. George Radey of Brillion, Mrs. Louis Hill of Manitowoc and Mrs. Victor Konop of Rt. 2, Cato; four brothers, Joseph of Valders, Archie of Reedsville, Michael of Chandler, Ariz., and John of Clarks Millls, and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited by the Christian Mothers Altar Society and parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, May 14, 1969 P. 24


JANICE M. DENOYER Janice M. DeNoyer, age 80, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, from kidney failure due to a massive heart attack, with her family by her side. Janice was born on April 26, 1930, to the late Arthur and Helen (Knipp) Seibel. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1947. Janice married Clayton K. DeNoyer on July 16, 1949, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc, by the Rev. Louis Schorn. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2004. She was a homemaker, taking part time jobs at various Manitowoc establishments in her younger days. Her family was her hobby, her enjoyment and her life. Janice enjoyed the family poker games, family rummy games, sleepovers with her grandchildren, yearly family vacations and Oneida bingo. She loved to brag about each and every one of us. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law: Gary DeNoyer, Manitowoc, John and Sherry DeNoyer, Manitowoc; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Gail and John Sheehan, Brunswick, Ga., Karen Stebane and Jeff Keil, Manitowoc, Kim and Tom Martell, Manitowoc; one son-in-law: Spencer Meisnest, Manitowoc; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law: Melvin and Phyllis Seibel, Dayton, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law: Elizabeth and Henry Sickinger, Fort Pierce, Fla. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by one sister: LaVerne Frisch; one brother: Robert Seibel; one brother-in-law: George Frisch; one niece: Mary Smith; and one nephew: David Frisch. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating a the service will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen. Burial will follow on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 from 4 to 6:15 p.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. A special thanks to the Holy Family nursing staff, Dr. Yetter, for his compassionate care throughout the years, and Dr. Gentile and Dr. M. Hofteizer for their recent care. Mom, you will be picked on and missed more than you will ever know. We take comfort in knowing you have been reunited with Dad. We also know that no matter where we Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter February 2011


ROBERT J. "ACE" DEROCHE III (d. 1990) Robert John DeRoche III, infant son of Robert J. DeRoche Jr. and Susan M. Koeppel DeRoche, died February 22, 1990, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Rev. Raphael Birringer presiding with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born January 28, 1990, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Survivors include his parents, Robert J. and Susan M. DeRoche Jr. of Manitowoc; maternal grandparents, Lester and J’Ette Koeppel of Two Rivers; paternal grandparents, Robert J. and Dorothy DeRoche of Manitowoc; maternal great grandmother, Rose Feit of Kellnersville; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



ROBERT J. DEROCHE, SR. (d. 2007) Robert J. DeRoche, Sr., age 79, a Manitowoc resident, died Monday evening, Feb. 12, 2007, at North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. He was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Two Rivers, son of the late Henry and Teckla (Kowalski) DeRoche. Bob attended Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, and University of Wisconsin Madison. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 as a member of the Medical Corp in the 43rd Division. He served in U.S. and Germany. On Oct. 7, 1950, he married the former Dorothy Konopacki at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Bob was employed at Kimberly Clark from 1952-1954 and was a State Farm Agent for 39 years, retiring due to his accident. He was a boy scout leader, a member of St. Francis of Assisi and helped organize the first Bishop's Appeal Fund at St. Paul Catholic Church for the Green Bay Diocese. Bob played football at Lincoln High School and with the Manitowoc Braves/Chiefs. He also played touch football with the city league, bowled in the Classic League at Seitz's, belonged to a dance club, and enjoyed water skiing at his cottage on English Lake. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by a grandson: Robert J. DeRoche III; a brother: Don DeRoche; and a sister: Loretta Swetil. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. James Vanden Hogen, with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. led by Deacon Bob Beehner. Friends may also call Friday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. It lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Roncalli High School. A special thank you to (private), and all of the aids on the two hundred wing of North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. A very special thanks to (private) and Dr. (private). Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 14, 2007


FLOYD H. DESMIDT Floyd H. DeSmidt, 62, of Town of Sheboygan Falls, died Thursday following a coronary. Funeral services will be at 10:30 Monday at Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. Donald Peters, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, Sheboygan Falls, will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. DeSmidt was born July 4, 1910, at Baldwin, Wis., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac DeSmidt. He married Loretta Hessel Feb. 27, 1937, at Manitowoc. The couple lived and farmed in the Manitowoc area from 1937 to 1951, moving to the DeSmidt homestead farm, Town of Sheboygan Falls. Survivors include his wife and a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.); and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Blanche) Samse, of the Town of Sheboygan Falls and four grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Sunday until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 8, 1972


REINHOLD A. DETJEN Reinhold A. Detjen, 83, formerly of 911 N. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Manitou Manor, Manitowoc, where he had been a resident since April, 1969. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Detjen was born Feb. 18, 1886, in Manitowoc County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Detjen Sr. He married agnes Kasten Oct. 19, 1915, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The couple owned and operated a farm on Rt. 3, Manitowoc, and he was also employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. He retired in 1954 and the couple then moved to Manitowoc. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Holy Innocents Church. Survivors include the wife; two sons, Kenneth of Waco, Texas, and Reinhold Jr., of Rt. 4, Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Marion) Schiller, of Rt. 1, Valders; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A daughter, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 14, 1969 P. 7


GERMAINE M. DETRY Germaine M. Detry, a resident of Manitowoc for over 58 years, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Humboldt, daughter of the late Jule and Victoria Boncher Mellen. On Nov. 19, 1940, she married Gordon Detry at St. Mary Catholic Church, Humboldt. She was a former member of St. Therese Society and a current member of the Manitowoc Senior Center and St. Francis of Assisi. Survivors include her husband: Gordon Detry, Manitowoc; a son and daughter-in-law: Ron and Faye (Rulseh) Detry, Albuquerque, N.M.; a granddaughter: Deb Jung and her husband, Mike, Sugar Land, Texas; a grandson: Richard Detry and his wife, Michelle, Albuquerque, N.M.; a great grandson: Conor Jung and three great granddaughters: Natalie Jung, Anna Detry and Olivia Detry. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Bertha Juknis, Dolores Delveaux and a brother: Gervase Mellen. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, until the time of service at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Wojciechowski O.F.M. With burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter February 21, 2006


GORDON J. DETRY Gordon J. Detry, age 94, a resident of Manitowoc for 60 years and currently of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died Monday morning, April 23, 2007, at the Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1913, in Green Bay, son of the late Desire and Ursula (Ledocq) Detry. Gordon was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 1939. On Nov. 19, 1940, he married the former Germaine Mellen at St. Mary Catholic Church, Humboldt, Wis. She preceded him in death Feb. 18, 2006. Gordon owned and operated Detry Drugs in Manitowoc from 1947 until his retirement in 1975. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by two sisters: Elvira Boehn; Germaine Schoen; and a brother: Jules Detry. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007, until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, April 25, 2007


LENORE M. DEWANE Lenore Healy Dewane, a resident of St. Mary's at Felician Village, was born into eternal life on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 2008. She was born on March 16, 1911, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Martha (Tegen) Healy. Lenore was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, where she was a champion tennis player. She then graduated from Marquette University, where she also was a tennis champion. On Dec. 31, 1938, Lenore married Patrick A. Dewane at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1973. Lenore was an accomplished musician and the harp was her specialty. She played organ in church, was a dance instructor and a champion bowler. She was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, the St. Clare Society and the Manitowoc Elks Club. Lenore enjoyed raising her six children, and she brought much happiness to her friends through her music. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Lenore was also preceded in death by one son: John P. Dewane. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at St Francis of Assisi on Waldo Boulevard. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be her son, the Rev. Daniel Dewane. Lenore will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc following cremation. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at St Francis of Assisi on Waldo Boulevard. The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Family and friends celebrate Lenore's life and will miss her greatly. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Mary's for the compassionate care and support given to Lenore and her family. Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 8, 2008


PATRICK DEWANE Atty. Patrick A. Dewane, 64, of 904 N. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Madison. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo J. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Dewane was born Dec. 11, 1908, in the Town of Franklin, Kewaunee County, son of the late John and Mary Sweeney Dewane. He married Lenore M. Healy Dec. 31, 1938, at Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife, four sons and two daughters; four brothers, Dr. Francis, of Menominee, Mich., Dr. James, of Sacramento, Calif., Wilbur, of Manitowoc and Raymond, of Venezuela; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Touhy, of Maribel and Miss Kathleen Dewane of Manitowoc and 13 grand- children. Three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Missionary Society of White Fathers of Africa or charities of the donor's choice. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. August 17, 1973


WILBERT B. DEWANE Wilbert Dewane, 76, of Shady Lane Home, formerly of 422 N. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Parkside Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where the Mass of chrisitan burial will be concelebrated by the Revs. William Zimmer, Daniel Dewane and John Dewane. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Dewane was born May 9, 1904, in the Town of Franklin, Kewaunee County, son of the late John and Mary Sweeney Dewane. He lived in Manitowoc most of his life and was employed by Medusa Cement company for more than 40 years, retiring in 1966. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army, and was a member of Knights of Columbus No. 706 of Manitowoc and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Francis and Mildred Dewane of Menominee, Mich., Dr. James and Patricia Dewane of Sonara, Calif., and Raymond Dewane; two sisters, Mrs. Veronica Touhey of Maribel and Miss Kathleen Dewane of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Gerald, Patrick, Roland and Leo, and a sister, Mary Margaret Dewane, preceded him in death. Friends may call at Parkside Funeral Home 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, August 5, 1980 P.3