Leone Henrietta DeGroot

Leone Henrietta DeGroot

Female 1923 - 2016  (92 years)

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  • Name Leone Henrietta DeGroot 
    Born 30 Nov 1923  Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Graduation 1941  St John High School, Little Chute Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Sep 2016 
    Notes 
    • Leone Henrietta Berg passed away peacefully on September 20 2016, after 92 wonderful years. Marilyn, her daughter, and her grandson Eric were with her. She was born in Niagara, Wisconsin on November 30, 1923 to Nellie and James DeGroot. They eventually moved to Kimberly then Little Chute where she graduated from St. John's High School. She worked at Fox River Paper Mill until Jerry "Bud" Berg married her April 19, 1947 after his military service. The couple then they moved to Detroit, Michigan where Leone took great joy raising their four kids: Marilyn (Dale) Nordquist, Mark (Dawn) Berg, Arlene Berg (died at age 3) and Ken Berg (Beth died at 48). Leone was a devoted Mom, homemaker and wife with Jerry for sixty-one years when Jerry passed away in 2008. They spent twenty-one years in Detroit, six in Minneapolis and then thirty-three in California. They always made time to come back to Appleton each year to spend time with family. Leone was involved with the church choir and volunteered at different charities including the American Cancer Discovery Shop in California. Leone loved to garden and socialize with many dear friends from all over. They enjoyed traveling in their Airstream trailer, as well as visiting many foreign countries. They have seven grandkids: Eric, Keith, Craig, Katie, Kyle (Kendra), Grant and Megan, and one of Leone's highlights was a 90th Birthday party in Minneapolis where all seven attended. Leone moved back to Appleton in 2011 and has enjoyed being at the Appleton Retirement Center since. In addition to her children and grandchildren,

      Leone is survived by her sister Helen of Appleton, as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerome and his parents, her sisters Evelyn (Jack), Geri (Carlton), and Eunice; and her brother Clayton (Jeanette).

      The funeral liturgy for Leone will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W. Marquette Street in Appleton. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton on Monday from 5:00 PM until the time of a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume Tuesday morning at church from 10:30 AM until the time of the service. For more information or to share a memory of Leone, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

      Memorial contributions may be directed to a memorial fund in Leone's name, which will benefit some of her favorite charities.

      The family would like to thank everyone at the Appleton Retirement Center for their loving care of Mom. We will never forget your compassion and kindness.

      Leone will be forever remembered as a kind and gentle woman who was well loved by all who were blessed to know her. She will be dearly missed by those she leaves behind.

      Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Sept. 21 to Sept. 25, 2016
    Person ID I115307  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2016 

    Father Ancestors James Joseph DeGroot,   b. 02 Nov 1895, Wausaukee, Marinette Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1952  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Petronella DeGroot,   b. 01 Jul 1898,   d. 16 Jul 1987, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F34675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Jerome Oscar Berg,   b. 19 May 1923, Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 2008  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1947  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Married: 1x2. Living
    Married: 1x3. Living
     4. Arlene Berg,   b. cir 1955,   d. 31 Oct 1958  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Family ID F45467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1923 - Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1941 - St John High School, Little Chute Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1947 - Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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    St John High School Yearbook 1941
    St John High School Yearbook 1941