Earl Sylvester Pettit

M, b. 1913, d. 2004
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameEarl Sylvester Pettit also went by the name of Pete.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1913Earl Sylvester Pettit was born in 1913.
Marriage18 January 1945He married Elaine Margarette Uthe, daughter of Henry J. Uthe and Mildred Hentrich, on 18 January 1945 at Williamsburg, Virginia, Marriage certificate of Earl Sylvester Pettit and Elaine Margaret Uthe.
Marriage certificate of Earl Sylvester Pettit and Elaine Margaret Uthe 10 Jan 1945 Williamsburg, VA
Burial2004Earl Sylvester Pettit was buried in 2004 at Saint Mary of the Snow Cemetery, Saugerties, Ulster, New York.
Death2004He died in 2004.

Donald Joseph Brant

M, b. 1 June 1924, d. 4 June 2000
Father*August Joseph Brant b. 4 Mar 1889, d. 15 Mar 1975
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer b. 30 May 1899, d. 27 Aug 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 June 1924Donald Joseph Brant was born on 1 June 1924 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of August Joseph Brant and Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer.
Marriage20 June 1945Donald Joseph Brant married Dorothy Busher, daughter of Adam Busher, on 20 June 1945 at Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin, Dorothy Busher and Donald Brandt engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 10, 1945 - Dorothy Busher and Donald Brandt engagement announcement
Death4 June 2000Donald Joseph Brant died on 4 June 2000 at age 76.

Dorothy Busher

F, b. before 1927, d. 13 September 1994
Father*Adam Busher
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 June 1945As of 20 June 1945,her married name was Brant.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1927Dorothy Busher was born before 1927.
She was the daughter of Adam Busher.
Marriage20 June 1945Dorothy Busher married Donald Joseph Brant, son of August Joseph Brant and Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer, on 20 June 1945 at Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin, Dorothy Busher and Donald Brandt engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 10, 1945 - Dorothy Busher and Donald Brandt engagement announcement
Death13 September 1994Dorothy Busher died on 13 September 1994.

Harold J. Brant

M, b. circa 1922, d. before 2000
Father*August Joseph Brant b. 4 Mar 1889, d. 15 Mar 1975
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer b. 30 May 1899, d. 27 Aug 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1922Harold J. Brant was born circa 1922 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of August Joseph Brant and Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer.
Deathbefore 2000Harold J. Brant died before 2000.

Charles Brant

M, b. circa 1933, d. before 2000
Father*August Joseph Brant b. 4 Mar 1889, d. 15 Mar 1975
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer b. 30 May 1899, d. 27 Aug 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1933Charles Brant was born circa 1933 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of August Joseph Brant and Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer.
Deathbefore 2000Charles Brant died before 2000.

Vincent Joseph Brant

M, b. 16 December 1930, d. 15 September 1999
Father*August Joseph Brant b. 4 Mar 1889, d. 15 Mar 1975
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer b. 30 May 1899, d. 27 Aug 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 December 1930Vincent Joseph Brant was born on 16 December 1930 at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of August Joseph Brant and Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer.
Marriage22 October 1982Vincent Joseph Brant married Alberta (?) on 22 October 1982.
Death15 September 1999Vincent Joseph Brant died on 15 September 1999 at age 68.

Robert Brant

M, d. before 2000
Father*August Joseph Brant b. 4 Mar 1889, d. 15 Mar 1975
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer b. 30 May 1899, d. 27 Aug 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Robert Brant was the son of August Joseph Brant and Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer.
Deathbefore 2000Robert Brant died before 2000.

Ronald Brant

M, d. before 2000
Father*August Joseph Brant b. 4 Mar 1889, d. 15 Mar 1975
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer b. 30 May 1899, d. 27 Aug 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Ronald Brant was the son of August Joseph Brant and Elizabeth A. Stohlmeyer.
Deathbefore 2000Ronald Brant died before 2000.

Mildred Clara Schiel

F, b. 28 August 1927, d. 9 October 1982
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 June 1950As of 24 June 1950,her married name was Pluemer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 August 1927Mildred Clara Schiel was born on 28 August 1927 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
Marriage24 June 1950Mildred Clara Schiel married Lloyd John Pluemer, son of Arnold F. Pluemer and Leona C. Muller, on 24 June 1950 Mildred Schiel - Lloyd Pluemer wedding announcement.
Mildred Schiel - Lloyd Pluemer wedding announcement 28 Jun 1950 The Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Death9 October 1982Mildred Clara Schiel died on 9 October 1982 at age 55.
Burialafter 9 October 1982She was buried after 9 October 1982 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaMildred Clara Schiel was listed as a daughter in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Children of Mildred Clara Schiel and Lloyd John Pluemer

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

Marion Magdalen Schiel

F, b. 19 October 1918, d. 7 July 1997
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 October 1944As of 17 October 1944,her married name was Eisbach.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 October 1918Marion Magdalen Schiel was born on 19 October 1918 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
Marriage17 October 1944Marion Magdalen Schiel married Carl A. Eisbach on 17 October 1944.
Death7 July 1997Marion Magdalen Schiel died on 7 July 1997 at age 78.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaMarion Magdalen Schiel was listed as a daughter in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

Catherine Adeline Schiel

F, b. 14 December 1920, d. 2 September 2006
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 May 1941As of 17 May 1941,her married name was Wagner.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 December 1920Catherine Adeline Schiel was born on 14 December 1920 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
Marriage17 May 1941Catherine Adeline Schiel married Joseph P. Wagner, son of Nick Wagner, on 17 May 1941 Catherine Schiel and Joseph Wagner engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 4, 1941 - Catherine Schiel and Joseph Wagner engagement announcement
Death2 September 2006Catherine Adeline Schiel died on 2 September 2006 at age 85.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaCatherine Adeline Schiel was listed as a daughter in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

Dorothy Angela Schiel

F, b. 15 February 1923, d. 23 February 2002
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
Mrs Richard Meier (Dorothy Schiel) 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameSeptember 1948As of September 1948,her married name was Meier.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 February 1923Dorothy Angela Schiel was born on 15 February 1923 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
MarriageSeptember 1948Dorothy Angela Schiel married Richard Meier in September 1948 Dorothy Schiel and Richard Meier wedding announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 15, 1948 - Dorothy Schiel and Richard Meier wedding announcement
Death23 February 2002Dorothy Angela Schiel died on 23 February 2002 at age 79.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaDorothy Angela Schiel was listed as a daughter in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

Elmer Oscar Schiel

M, b. 13 April 1925, d. 18 September 2005
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 April 1925Elmer Oscar Schiel was born on 13 April 1925 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
He was the son of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
MarriageSeptember 1945Elmer Oscar Schiel married Betty Jane Gatton in September 1945 Betty Jane Gatton and Elmer Schiel marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 25, 1945 - Betty Jane Gatton and Elmer Schiel marriage announcement
Death18 September 2005Elmer Oscar Schiel died on 18 September 2005 at age 80.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaElmer Oscar Schiel was listed as a son in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

John Paul Schiel

M, b. 26 June 1930, d. 28 September 1991
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
John Paul Schiel 1951
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 June 1930John Paul Schiel was born on 26 June 1930 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
He was the son of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
MarriageNovember 1951John Paul Schiel married Virginia McPoland in November 1951 John and Virginia (McPoland) Schiel photo from after wedding.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald November 28, 1951 - John and Virginia (McPoland) Schiel after wedding
Death28 September 1991John Paul Schiel died on 28 September 1991 at age 61.

Carl A. Eisbach

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCarl A. Eisbach was also known as Karl.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage17 October 1944Carl A. Eisbach married Marion Magdalen Schiel, daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska, on 17 October 1944.

Joseph P. Wagner

M
Father*Nick Wagner
Life EventDateDescription
Joseph P. Wagner was the son of Nick Wagner.
Marriage17 May 1941Joseph P. Wagner married Catherine Adeline Schiel, daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska, on 17 May 1941 Catherine Schiel and Joseph Wagner engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 4, 1941 - Catherine Schiel and Joseph Wagner engagement announcement

Richard Meier

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSeptember 1948Richard Meier married Dorothy Angela Schiel, daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska, in September 1948 Dorothy Schiel and Richard Meier wedding announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 15, 1948 - Dorothy Schiel and Richard Meier wedding announcement

John Schiel

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Schiel married Magdalene Gueckeisen.

Children of John Schiel and Magdalene Gueckeisen

Magdalene Gueckeisen

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schiel.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMagdalene Gueckeisen married John Schiel.

Children of Magdalene Gueckeisen and John Schiel

Marcella Schiel

F, b. 3 July 1914, d. 3 August 1976
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 July 1914Marcella Schiel was born on 3 July 1914 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
Death3 August 1976Marcella Schiel died on 3 August 1976 at age 62.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaMarcella Schiel was listed as a daughter in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

Albert T. Schiel

M, b. 30 August 1916, d. January 1976
Father*Frank Raphael Schiel b. 8 Aug 1887, d. Apr 1951
Mother*Clara D. Meoska b. Apr 1886, d. May 1962
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 August 1916Albert T. Schiel was born on 30 August 1916 at Iowa.
He was the son of Frank Raphael Schiel and Clara D. Meoska.
MarriageJune 1945Albert T. Schiel married Mary Hall in June 1945 Mary Hall and Albert Schiel engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 6, 1945 - Mary Hall and Albert Schiel engagement announcement
DeathJanuary 1976Albert T. Schiel died in January 1976 at age 59.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaAlbert T. Schiel was listed as a son in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

Charles Schiel

M, b. circa 1890
Father*John Schiel
Mother*Magdalene Gueckeisen
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1890Charles Schiel was born circa 1890 at Iowa.
He was the son of John Schiel and Magdalene Gueckeisen.
UNMARRIED1940As of 1940, Charles Schiel was never married.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Julien, Dubuque, IowaCharles Schiel was listed as a lodger (actually brother) in Frank Raphael Schiel's household on the 1930 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: 654; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 202.0; FHL microfilm: 2340389.

Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush

F, b. 10 April 1928, d. 20 February 1999
Father*William L. Kerkenbush b. 1 Dec 1896, d. 13 Sep 1967
Mother*Adaline J. Meoska b. 1901, d. 12 Oct 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Droeszler.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEileen Catherine Kerkenbush married Harlan Valentine Droeszler, son of Francis Karl Droeszler and Victoria Droessler.
Birth10 April 1928Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush was born on 10 April 1928 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was the daughter of William L. Kerkenbush and Adaline J. Meoska.
Death20 February 1999Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush died on 20 February 1999 at age 70.

Child of Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush and Harlan Valentine Droeszler

Harlan Valentine Droeszler

M, b. 26 September 1926, d. 22 April 1997
Father*Francis Karl Droeszler b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 26 Aug 1965
Mother*Victoria Droessler b. 11 Feb 1884, d. 11 Feb 1970
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarlan Valentine Droeszler married Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush, daughter of William L. Kerkenbush and Adaline J. Meoska.
Birth26 September 1926Harlan Valentine Droeszler was born on 26 September 1926.
He was the son of Francis Karl Droeszler and Victoria Droessler.
Death22 April 1997Harlan Valentine Droeszler died on 22 April 1997 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 70.

Child of Harlan Valentine Droeszler and Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush

Susan Marie Droeszler

F, b. circa 1965, d. 19 July 1965
Father*Harlan Valentine Droeszler b. 26 Sep 1926, d. 22 Apr 1997
Mother*Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush b. 10 Apr 1928, d. 20 Feb 1999
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1965Susan Marie Droeszler was born circa 1965.
She was the daughter of Harlan Valentine Droeszler and Eileen Catherine Kerkenbush.
Death19 July 1965Susan Marie Droeszler died on 19 July 1965.

Virginia Ann Kerkenbush

F, b. 23 November 1922, d. 15 August 2009
Father*William L. Kerkenbush b. 1 Dec 1896, d. 13 Sep 1967
Mother*Adaline J. Meoska b. 1901, d. 12 Oct 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationVirginia Ann Kerkenbush was also known as Ginny.
Married Name25 November 1941As of 25 November 1941,her married name was Droessler.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 November 1922Virginia Ann Kerkenbush was born on 23 November 1922 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William L. Kerkenbush and Adaline J. Meoska.
Marriage25 November 1941Virginia Ann Kerkenbush married Virgil Frank Droessler, son of Joseph John Droessler and Rose Flogel, on 25 November 1941 Virginia Kerkenbush and James Droessler marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald November 27, 1941 - Virginia Kerkenbush and James Droessler marriage announcement
Death15 August 2009Virginia Ann Kerkenbush died on 15 August 2009 at age 86 Virginia Ann "Ginny" Droessler, 86, of Kieler, went home to her heavenly Father at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home, Cuba City, surrounded by her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kieler, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the church, where there will be a rosary/scripture service at 1 p.m. Friends also may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. The Miller Funeral Home, East Dubuque, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1922, in Tennyson, daughter of William "Bill" and Adeline (Meoska) Kerkenbush.
She married the love of her life, Virgil "Jim" Droessler, on Nov. 25, 1941, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Potosi; our father, Jim, preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2005. They were married for 631/2 years. As their children, we always knew the love they had for each other. That was a wonderful way to be brought up.
Ginny was a very hardworking farm wife and still always found time to take care of Dad's plastering business accounts. She was a wonderful and loving mother to her eight children, and a precious, gentle mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a special sister to her brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and her many friends. She always had gentle words and a gentle way of helping any of us when we needed anything and never said an unkind word about anyone.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Ladies Sodality. Her faith and love for Jesus brought her through many obstacles in her life. She instilled the faith of God in all of us, which we will carry with us throughout our lives and her grandchildren's lives.
She loved her children and in-laws and always said they were perfect. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved when she could spend time with them. She always said each one of them was her favorite and always was throwing holy water their way to protect them.
Ginny had a very special bond with her brothers and sisters, taking yearly vacations to Michigan and up north. No matter where they went, she was so happy just to be together with them. Her children were very fortunate to be able to spend time with them on those special vacations.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was the center of our family circle and will remain in the center of our family because she will be in our hearts forever.
Surviving are her children, Judy (Bob) Kaiser, Richard "Dick" (Barb) Droessler and Sandy (Roger) Hughes, all of Cuba City, Larry (Susan) Droessler and Steve (Penny) Droessler, both of Platteville, Kay (Greg) Runde and Kelly (John) Jansen, both of Cuba City; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Lindecker and Marie (Fens) Capesius, both of Dubuque; and brothers, Alfred (Erma) Kerkenbush, of Dubuque, and Roger (Frankie) Kerkenbush, of Monroe, Mich.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Droessler, in 1947; a granddaughter, Courtney Ann Runde, in 1999; a great-grandson, Tanner Joseph Hughes, in 2004; her parents; a sister, Eileen Droeszler; a brother, Jerry Kerkenbush; brothers-in-law, Calvin Lindecker, Harlan Droeszler, Paul Capesius, Harold, Leon, Ray, Joe and Jerry Droessler; and sisters-in-law, Mary, Helena, Louise, Luetta, Beverly and Rita Droessler.
Burialafter 15 August 2009She was buried after 15 August 2009 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.

Child of Virginia Ann Kerkenbush and Virgil Frank Droessler

Gary Lee Droessler

M, b. 28 February 1947, d. August 1947
Father*Virgil Frank Droessler b. 17 Aug 1918, d. 29 Sep 2005
Mother*Virginia Ann Kerkenbush b. 23 Nov 1922, d. 15 Aug 2009
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 February 1947Gary Lee Droessler was born on 28 February 1947 at Cuba City, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Virgil Frank Droessler and Virginia Ann Kerkenbush.
DeathAugust 1947Gary Lee Droessler died in August 1947 at Cuba City, Grant, Wisconsin, Gary Lee Droessler obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald August 22, 1947 - Gary Lee Droessler obituary

Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush

M, b. 15 May 1925, d. 30 July 2018
Father*William L. Kerkenbush b. 1 Dec 1896, d. 13 Sep 1967
Mother*Adaline J. Meoska b. 1901, d. 12 Oct 1959
Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 May 1925Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush was born on 15 May 1925 at Wisconsin also reported as Iowa.
He was the son of William L. Kerkenbush and Adaline J. Meoska.
Marriage18 June 1947Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush married Erma Margan, daughter of Joseph Margan and Hildegard Pickel, on 18 June 1947 Erma Margan and Alfred Kerkenbush marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 24, 1947 - Erma Margan and Alfred Kerkenbush marriage announcement
Death30 July 2018Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush died on 30 July 2018 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, at age 93.

Child of Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush and Erma Margan

Erma Margan

F, b. 29 May 1928, d. 26 August 2010
Father*Joseph Margan
Mother*Hildegard Pickel
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 June 1947As of 18 June 1947,her married name was Kerkenbush.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 May 1928Erma Margan was born on 29 May 1928.
She was the daughter of Joseph Margan and Hildegard Pickel.
Marriage18 June 1947Erma Margan married Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush, son of William L. Kerkenbush and Adaline J. Meoska, on 18 June 1947 Erma Margan and Alfred Kerkenbush marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 24, 1947 - Erma Margan and Alfred Kerkenbush marriage announcement
Death26 August 2010Erma Margan died on 26 August 2010 at age 82 Erma M. Kerkenbush, age 82, of 656 Levi St., passed away at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2010, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Behr's Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., where there will be a parish wake service at 3:00 p.m.

Erma was born on May 29, 1928, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Hildegard (Pickel) Margan.

Erma attended St. Joseph's Academy. She married Alfred J. Kerkenbush on June 18, 1947, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dubuque. Erma was a devoted, wife, mother and homemaker. She was an active mother who "played with" her children. She also was everyone's chauffeur. Erma was a member of St. Columbkille's Parish and its Mother's Club. She enjoyed bowling and her Bridge and card clubs. Her greatest joy was to be with her family.

Survivors:
     her beloved husband, Alfred J. Kerkenbush, of Dubuque;
     six daughters, Shirley A. (John) Copeland, of Sumter, South Carolina,
     Patricia J. "Patti Jo" Hodge, of Fairlawn, Ohio,
     Denise M. (David) Parochetti, of Bettendorf, Iowa,
     Donna M. (Michael) O'Brien, of Crystal Lake, Illinois,
     Julie L. Stumpf, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
     Sara J. (Eric) Fisher, of Ottumwa, Iowa;
     12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren;
     her siblings, Germaine "Geri" Hense, of Dubuque,
     Milton "Butch" Margan, of Colorado Springs, Colorado Celine (Walter) Knockel, of Dubuque,
     Lorrain "Lovey" (Gene) Webb, of Dubuque,
     JoAnn (Mike) Stash, of Huntington Beach, California,
     Eleanor (Don) Fredricks, of Bellwood, Illinois,
     June Margan, of Hanover, Illinois,
     Joseph (Grace) Margan, of Dubuque;
     many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Kerkenbush; and a brother, Lloyd (Vivian) Margan.

Child of Erma Margan and Alfred Joseph Kerkenbush

Elizabeth L. Kerkenbush

F, b. 25 March 1934, d. 9 March 2015
Father*William L. Kerkenbush b. 1 Dec 1896, d. 13 Sep 1967
Mother*Adaline J. Meoska b. 1901, d. 12 Oct 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth L. Kerkenbush was also known as Betty.
Married NameNovember 1956As of November 1956,her married name was Lindecker.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 March 1934Elizabeth L. Kerkenbush was born on 25 March 1934 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William L. Kerkenbush and Adaline J. Meoska.
MarriageNovember 1956Elizabeth L. Kerkenbush married Calvin Lindecker in November 1956 at Iowa Elizabeth Kerkenbush and Calvin Lindecker marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald November 18, 1956 - Elizabeth Kerkenbush and Calvin Lindecker marriage announcement
Death9 March 2015Elizabeth L. Kerkenbush died on 9 March 2015 at age 80 Elizabeth L. "Betty" Lindecker, age 80, of Dubuque, IA, passed away suddenly at 7:21 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015, at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. To honor Betty's life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church, 2921 Central Ave., with Rev. Kyle M. Digmann officiating. To celebrate Betty's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture wake service held at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Betty was born on March 25, 1934, in Kieler, WI, daughter of William and Adeline (Meoska) Kerkenbush.

Betty married Calvin Lindecker in November of 1956, in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on October 25, 1986. She was employed at the Dubuque Packing Company for 28 years and at Mt. Carmel for 26 years until her retirement in 2014. In her free time, Betty enjoyed traveling, loved taking care of her home, flower gardening, cooking, baking and watching her grandchildren. Family was very important to Betty and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Betty is survived by

her children,
Michael (Sue) Lindecker,
Rhonda (Scott) Hillery,
and Carla (Jerry) Lanser, all of Dubuque;

10 grandchildren,
Craig Lindecker, Terry (Sara) Lindecker, Jake (Mandy) Lindecker, Willie (Carrie Smith) Parker, Chad (Kim Sutter) Parker, Calee (Jason Robey) Parker, Cody (Kendra Hartley) Hillery, Colton Hillery, Jason (Brianna Hurst) Lanser and Justin Lanser;

9 great-grandchildren,
Dakota, Ally, Calvin and Waylon Lindecker,
Maddy and Evelyn Parker,
Elizabeth and Mya Robey,
Mason Hillery;

her siblings,
Alfred Kerkenbush,
Marie Capesius, both of Dubuque,
Roger (Frankie) Kerkenbush, Monroe, MI;

a son-in-law,
William "Bill" Parker II, Dubuque, IA;

sister-in-law and best friend,
Rose Girot, East Dubuque, IL.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, a daughter, Brenda L. Parker; her siblings, Virginia "Ginny" (Jim) Droessler, Eileen (Harlan) Droeszler, Erma Kerkenbush and Gerald "Jerry" Kerkenbush; and a brother-in-law, Paul Capesius.

Child of Elizabeth L. Kerkenbush and Calvin Lindecker