Loretta J Aerts

Female 1921 - 2018  (96 years)

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  • Name Loretta J Aerts 
    Born 21 Apr 1921  Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 06 Apr 2018 
    Buried Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I197759  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 

    Father Frederick Aerts,   b. 25 Oct 1896, Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1979, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Frances Verheyen,   b. 20 Mar 1901,   d. 31 Jan 2001, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Family ID F72992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Raphael C Thyssen,   b. 14 Dec 1916,   d. 11 Mar 1985  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 04 Oct 1941 
     1. Judy Ann Thyssen,   b. 10 Nov 1943, Spokane, Spokane Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 2009  (Age 65 years)
     2. Ralph Thyssen
     3. Wayne B Thyssen
     4. Joan Thyssen
     5. Nancy Thyssen
     6. Luann Thyssen
     7. Grace Thyssen
     8. Michael Robert Thyssen
     9. Ellen Marie Thyssen
     10. Yvonne Mary Thyssen
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F79018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • De Pere - Loretta J. (Aerts) Thyssen, 96, De Pere, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born April 21, 1921 to Fred and Frances (Verheyen) Aerts in the Town of Lawrence. She was united in marriage on October 4, 1941 to Raphael "Ray" Thyssen. They started their family in Spokane, Washington, eventually moving to De Pere.

      Loretta was a very creative and gifted seamstress, sewing many wedding dresses, prom and special occasion dresses, and baptismal gowns. She reupholstered furniture and decorated beautiful wedding and celebratory cakes. Loretta enjoyed playing cards, watching the Brewers, Packers and Badgers. Her home was a gathering place where many meals were shared by her children, beloved grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who she treasured her time with more than anything.

      Survivors include her children, Ralph (Annette), Wayne, Joan Anderson, Nancy (Ron) Moureau, Luann (Pete) Thomson, Grace (Greg) Boncher, Mike (Terry), Ellen (fiancé Frank Turriff), and Yvonne (Joe) Schauer; son-in-law Wes Kupsky; grandchildren, Michelle, Craig, Bill, Marty, Andy, Chris, Allan, Jennifer, Maggie, Mollie, Lora, Anna, Jessie, George, Melanie, David, Brian, Ben, Joe, Alyssa, Samantha, Kristina, Brandon, Lauren and Evan; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Loretta is further survived by her sisters, Marge Buresh, Rosemary McVey, Jean McVey, Gerry (Pete) VandenBogart, Pat (John) Geurts; and brother-in-law, Red Beyer.

      Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Raphael "Ray"; parents, Fred and Frances; daughter, Judy Kupsky; son-in-law, Lee Anderson; sisters, Janice Beyer, Ceil Cornelissen, Dorothy (Donald) Matzke, Betty Mae Jones, Alice Vande Hei; brother, Bill (Bernice) Aerts; and brothers-in-law, Joe Buresh, Don McVey, and Bernard McVey. She was further preceded in death by Ray's brothers and sisters.

      Family and friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, 1307 Lourdes Avenue, De Pere, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Father Tim Shillcox, O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

      Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the Thyssen family. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences.

      With the loving support of her children, she was able to stay in her home for most of her life. A special thank you is extended to all the wonderful caregivers and staff at Heartland Hospice, Allouez Parkside Village, Rennes Rehab Center, St. Vincent's 9th floor, De Pere Rescue and Dr. David Spika. Your kindness and compassion was greatly appreciated by Loretta and her family.

      We were very fortunate to have our wonderful mother and grandmother with us for so many years. She was a fiercely independent and strong woman, who allowed her children to lovingly care for her with her recent health issues. Her quick wit and spunky personality were enjoyed by all. Many great memories were made that we will hold in our hearts forever.
      Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2018