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Randy Gerarden 6/24/1977 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)  Randy Gerarden, 17, died in a car accident on Main St. on Friday, June 24, 1977. Margo E. Delahaut  2/22/1980 (source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~twigs/newiobits/2.22.1980.htm)   Margo E. Delahaut, 20, Conoga Park , Calif. , formerly of 1276 Hastings St. , died Tuesday in Upland , Calif. , as a result of in- juries received in an automobile accident. She was born Aug. 19, 1959 in Green Bay to Robert and Marjorie Heymen Delahaut. She graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1977 and attended NWTI. Miss Delahaut resided in Conoga Park for the past 1% years and was employed by Donalco Co., West Hollywood, Calif.  Survivors are her parents; one brother, Mark, Green Bay; two sisters, Mrs. Mark (Roberta) Noth, Green Bay, Renee, at home; one brother-in-law, Mark Noth; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Erwin Heymen, Green Bay; a niece, Sarah Noth; two nephews, Jacob Delahaut and Andy Noth; aunts and uncles and cousins. Friends may call at Schauer and Schumacher East Side Funeral Home after 3 p.m. today. A wake service will be held at 8 this evening. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Willebrord Church with the Rev. Richard Heymen officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Cemetery.  Jay A. Lyman  7/26/2001 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)  Jay A. Lyman, 42, Green Bay , died Thursday, July 26, 2001 after a courageous nine year battle with cancer. Born in Green Bay , Nov. 6, 1958 he is the son of Ellen ( Gardner ) and the late Joseph Lyman. Jay graduated from East High School the class of 1977, and also graduated from both NWTC and UWGB. He had been working at Menard's West in the building materials area for the past 12 years. Jay enjoyed woodworking, bicycling, photography, the outdoors, and music especially Jimmy Buffett.  He is survived by: His mother-Ellen Lyman, Green Bay three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Lynne and Matt Lyman, Maribel Sue Lyman, Kay and Bob Schmidley all of Green Bay five nieces and nephews: Beth and Laura Lyman, Andy, Halie, and his godson Alex Schmidley. Further survived by cousins.  Preceded in death by: Father Joseph his maternal grandparents John and Mildred Gardner and paternal grandparents Albert and Mary Ann Lyman aunt, Dorothea Lyman uncles, Thomas, James, and Harold (Bud) Lyman. Karen J. Johnson 11/28/2002 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)    Karen J. Johnson, 44, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Nov. 28, 2002. Born in Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 18, 1958 she is the daughter of Isabell (Monfils) and the late Stanley Johnson. She graduated from East High School, Class of 1977. Since then Karen was employed by Packerland Meat Packing, Alexander and Alexander, and Gady Maintenance. She enjoyed fishing, billiards and especially times spent with her nieces and nephews.  Survived by her mother -- Isabell Johnson, Green Bay four brothers and spouses, Steve (Sharon) Johnson, Green Bay James Johnson, Howard Robert Johnson, Green Bay Larry Johnson, Suamico two sisters and spouses, Sharon (Gerald) DeGroot, Denmark Sandy (Dale) Lardinois, Howard nieces and nephews, Jenny, Jeff, Scott, Marissa, Quinton, Amy, David, Adam and Alex great-nieces and nephews, Sierenna, Adam, McKenna, Tyler, and Gavin special family members, Vicky Greve, Glenda Manders and Karrie Miller.  Preceded in death by her father, Stanley Johnson grandparents one brother, Donald Johnson one nephew, Adam Lardinois. Bill Bourassa 3/4/2003 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)   William F. Bourassa, 44, Apple Valley, Minn., passed away on March 4, 2003.  He was preceded in death by his father, Francis and brother, Brian.  He is survived by wife, Michele daughter, Sarah mother, Marjorie brother, Robert in-laws, Jerry and Connie McCabe brother-in-law, Scott (Laura) McCabe sisters-in-law, Tricia (Dan) Arntsen and Tara McCabe good friend, Eric Ellestad nephews, Fran, Zach and Jake nieces, Beth, Debbie, Taylor and Madison and many loving friends. Mark Besson 10/6/2003 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)   Mark Allen Besson was born into eternal life on Oct. 6, 2003. He was born Nov. 6, 1958, to Donald and Karen Besson in Green Bay, Wis. Mark was the devoted father of Christopher, Shaun and Marissa Besson beloved son of Don and Karen Besson and grandson of Naomi Besson. He was the loving brother of Eric Besson, Susan Besson, Amy (Bruce) Poulsen, David (Tanya) Besson, and Paul (Amy) Besson. Mark was also the gentle and compassionate husband of Patti Besson. He was the much-loved uncle of Jennalee, Kati and Rebecca Poulsen, Lauren, Wesley, Joshua and Abby Besson, and Cody Johnsen-Duquaine. Mark is further survived by many cherished aunts, uncles, lifelong friends, and Cathy Besson, mother of Christopher and Shaun.  Mark attended the Green Bay Schools and graduated from East High School with the class of 1977. He attended NWTC, where he studied architectural model building. Currently he was employed by Wenz Home Furniture. Mark and his family are grateful for the sensitivity and care that the Wenz family extended to him.  Mark accepted and, with good humor, waged his own war with heart disease his entire life. He was the recipient of a double lung transplant in May 1993 and a kidney transplant in February 2003. At the time of his double lung transplant Mark was employed at Van Vreede's. He will always be in debt to the Van Vreede family for their support during that very trying time. He was humbly grateful for these gifts of life and worked tirelessly to educate others so those in need could also receive life.  Mark was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. At times, it was not unusual for him to set sail and ride. It was then that he felt free and full of life.  Paul J. Staddler 9/3/2004 (source: Portage County Gazette)  Paul J. Staddler, 45, of 2210 Aspen Lane , Plover, died at home Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2004, surrounded by family and friends. He was under the care of Ministry Home Care - Hospice Service.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Boston Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church. There will be a brief prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. There is a memorial established in his name for the Paul J. Staddler Physical Education and Health Scholarship Fund at UWSP Foundation, in lieu of flowers.  Paul was born Nov. 3, 1958, in Green Bay , to Paul and Kathleen (Zemlo) Staddler. He grew up in Green Bay and graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1977.  Paul received a bachelor's degree in physical education and health and then a master's degree in health from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He worked for "The Restaurant" at Sentry Insurance for ten years, and then for eleven years at Glaxo-Welcome as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Since 1998, he has been teaching Physical Ed and Health at East Jr. High School in Wisconsin Rapids . He received the Kohl Fellowship Award in 2001 for Teaching Excellence.  Paul coached tennis and was a certified U.S. Professional Tennis Association instructor. He coached at Pacelli High School , Stevens Point Area Senior High, Ben Franklin and at East Jr. High School. Paul enjoyed tennis, golf and fishing, as well as many other physical activities.  Paul was married to Doris A. Haines Aug. 21, 1982, in Green Bay . Steven Knaus 11/1/2005 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)  Steven Knaus, 46, Green Bay , died on Nov. 1, 2005. He was born on May 7, 1959, to Allen Knaus and Shirley (Process) Knaus. Steven graduated from East High School in 1977. On July 17, 1999, he married the former Teresa Scarborough. Steven loved to golf and was a member of the Amputee Golf Association. Steven worked as a bridge tender for the city of Green Bay .  He is survived by his parents, Allen and Shirley Knaus; a son, Nathan Knaus; and a sister, Michele (Ken) Staszak, all of Green Bay . He is further survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding him in death were his wife, Teresa, and grandparents, Fred and Margaret Process, and Fred and Etta Knaus. Cheryl (Nachtwey) Tierney 6/18/2007 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)  Cheryl (Nachtwey) Tierney, 48, formerly of Green Bay, currently of Northridge, Calif., died Monday, June 18, 2007, after a courageous nine year battle with cancer. Cheryl was born Dec. 15, 1958, in Green Bay, to Arnold and Virginia (Vanderlin) Nachtwey. Cheryl attended St. Mary of the Angels grade school, Washington Middle School and was a graduate of East High School, Class of 1977. Cheryl was married to Tim Tierney. She was self employed as a Court Reporter. Bob Adrians 6/18/2009 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)  Robert "Bob" Adrians, 50, Green Bay passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 18, 2009. Bob was born on Feb. 26, 1959, in Green Bay to the late Ervin and Bernice (Bisick) Adrians. He attended St. Philip the Apostle Grade School and graduated from East High School in Green Bay in 1977. He attended NWTC and became a machinist. He was employed with Polk Diesel and Machine for many years. On May 30, 1981, Bob married the former Mary Knipfel at Faith Lutheran Church. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, McKenzie Leigh and Jordan Louise. He adored and cherished his girls and was very proud of their accomplishments and loved going to their countless soccer games. Bob was an ardent sportsman. Fishing and deer hunting were his favorite pastimes. He entered many Bass fishing tournaments with his good friend Mike Grawich. His trip to Canada was a highlight in his hunting career. He enjoyed time with family and friends and especially enjoyed their trips to Wisconsin Dells, Las Vegas, California and Minnesota.  He is survived by his wife Mary, daughters McKenzie (special friend Marcellus) and Jordan, brother Jerry (Mary) Adrians, sister Barbara (Dick) Haeny, brother-in-law Jim (Morgan Intrieri) Knipfel, mother-in-law and father-in-law George and Janice Knipfel, nieces Jenny Nissen, Tori Strobel, Becky (Ben) Chernick, nephews Jeff (Niki) Herlache and Chad (Angie) Adrians as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and great nieces and nephews.
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Bill Miller 4/12/2010 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)   William H. Miller, 51, Shawsville, Va., passed away on April 12, 2010. He was born on Oct. 31, 1958, in Green Bay, Wis., to the late Harold and Dona (Huntington) Miller. Bill married Taska Bailey on April 9, 1994, in Hartwell, Ga. After graduating from Green Bay East High School in 1977, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1983. He then attended MATC in Milwaukee, Wis., and in 1988 started working for Piedmont Airlines as a jet engine mechanic where he was employed until his death. Bill enjoyed traveling, hiking, camping, hunting, skiing, his motorcycle, and spending time with his family and friends. He had a lifelong interest in animation and was involved with the group "Cullens Crew" making films. Bill was a loyal and devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend and left a smile on the hearts of the many people whose lives he touched. He was truly unique and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Taska, Shawsville, Va.; son, Shane Schultz, Green Bay, Wis.; brothers and sisters, Vera Miller, Green Bay; Jessie Miller (Doug) Carpiaux, Milwaukee; Joel (Christine) Miller, Green Bay; Darin Miller, Green Bay; close family friend, Robert (brother Bob) Delforge; brother-in-law, Gary Rosenkranz; mother-in-law, Geraldine Bailey, Anderson, S.C.; sister-in-law, Tina (Steve) Beard, Anderson, S.C.; nieces and nephews, Shannan (Todd) Delvoe, Amanda Allen and Steve Miller, Green Bay; and Blaise and Hunter Beard, Anderson, S.C. Julie A. House, 52, Green Bay, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, June 9, 2010, at a local hospital. She was born on Nov. 28, 1957, in Green Bay to the late Frank and Helen (Vandenbush) House. Julie worked for Agrilink as a lab technician for many years. Most recently, she worked at Wal-Mart West in Green Bay. Julie loved to play bingo at the Eagles Club, and was always the first one to be ready for the casino.  She is survived by her sister, Linda House; aunts, Cora VanDonsel, Laila Vandenbush, Rosemary Vandenbush, Sherry Kampo and Rose Ann Cole; and many other cousins and relatives.  Julie House 6/9/2010 (source: Green Bay Press Gazette)