# Created on Dec 3, 2018 7:55:31 PM Seidemann Family 2017 - 2018 obituaries

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Obituaries July 2017 - July 2018 (Reunion to Reunion)

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The following is a list of obituaries that have been reported to the Seidemann Family Secretary since the July 2017 Reunion. This is not a complete listing of obituaries that have occurred during the year as not all have been submitted. The page will be updated as information is obtained. Generally the most recently received will be reported at the top of the page. After the Reunion in July 2018, this page will be archived and a new page will be started.

Please notify the Family Secretary. of any deaths in the family.

 
Photo of Sandra Jakubcik

Jakubcik, Sandra (Langdon) 75 yrs. passed away 15 November 2018. Surviving her is her loving husband Bill Jakubcik, and her devoted sisters Becky (Ronald) Melton and Judy (Stanley) Oleksik. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Susan, son-in-law Richard and grandson, Andrew. She leaves behind many caring and kind friends who spent a lot of time visiting, bringing meals and lifting her spirits over the last few weeks.

Sandra attended Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach and graduated from Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She lived in Reston, VA for many years as well as Stuart, FL and Newport News, VA. She was certified as a Master Gardener by the VCE and was an active member of the New Kent Quilters and the Lions Club.

The family received visitors from 1 to 4 PM, Saturday, 8th December at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg www.williamsburghospice.org. Tributes may be posted at www.vincentfh.com.

Sandra is a 6th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann. Her genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Friedericka, Hugo, Scott, Edna, and Sandra. She is listed with her family on page 206 in the fourth edition of the History and Family Tree of the Friedrich Seidemann Family.

Photo of Mildred J. Kreif

Kreif, Mildred J. 96, of West Bend, passed away on 1st December at Fond du Lac County Harbor Haven. She was born on 4 October 1922 in the town of Eden, to the late Harold and Doris (Wrucke) Johnson, and on 6 May1944, she was united in marriage to Milton F. Kreif at the Campbellsport Reformed Church.

Mildred graduated 8th grade from the Glen Valley grade school located in the town of Eden. Four years later on 31 May 1940 she graduated from Campbellsport High School and found employment first as a maid in Fond du Lac, and later became a clerk at the Campbellsport Bakery where she would meet her future husband, Milton. Then she worked at the West Bend Woolen Mills with her husband until it burned down in 1947. Both she and her husband found employment at the West Bend Company. Three years later she quit to raise a family. Six years after their son, Tom, was born, she worked for the next nine years clerking at West Bend Smith Hardware. She reapplied at the West Bend Company, and she worked there for the next 19 years (last 11 years as foreman of the stockroom), until her retirement in February 1985. Immediately after her retirement she worked for the following 13 years during the summer months at Boy Scouts of America Bay-Lakes Council Camp Gardner Dam as the camp's Assistant Cook and Clerk in Langlade County, Wis.

She was an active member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend and joined the Ladies Guild, Lakeland College Women's Auxiliary, National Association of the Deaf, Royal Neighbors, and the National Management Association. For the past 50 plus years Mildred has been extremely active with Boy Scouts of America mainly through Troop 780 of West Bend serving as the troop's treasurer and the Camp Gardner Dam Boy Scout Summer Camp Staff.

Besides the organizations she belonged to, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting, and traveling. Retirement gave her the opportunity to do more extensive traveling with her family throughout the United States along with cruising on the inland rivers of the United States, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Pacific, and Atlantic. She celebrated her 91st birthday in Paris. In the fall 2015, she moved to Harbor Haven in Fond du Lac. Her family would like to thank the staff for the excellent care she received.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Kreif of Sherwood, Wis.; one brother, George (Dorothy) Sebring of Florida; three sisters, Fern Kreif of Kewaskum, Evelyn DeSmidt of West Bend and Darlene Shaudvitis of Fond du Lac; a sister-in-law, Laverne Johnson of Grafton; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Faye & Lois, and brothers Norman and Donald.

Visitation with family and friends was held Wednesday, 5th December from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Myrhum - Patten Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095). A Funeral Service followed the visitation from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ (501 Walnut St., West Bend, WI 53095) Thursday, 6th December with Rev. Rich Vincent officiating. The committal service at the Washington County Memorial Park is scheduled after the luncheon for family and friends at the church. Memorials to Immanuel United Church of Christ are appreciated. The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home of West Bend assisted the family.

Mildred is pictured on page 238 with her husband Milton and listed on page 318 with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace Mildred. We are deeply loved.

Photo of Dennis L. LeFever

LaFever, Dennis L. It is with great sadness that the family of Dennis “Big D” LaFever announces his passing on Tuesday 13 Nov 2018 at the age of 70. Dennis was born in Sheboygan, attended Random Lake High School and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He was a licensed electrician for more than 50 years.

He will be remembered by the love of his life and wife of 35 years, Jackie. Dennis is survived by his brothers Mark and Miles LaFever (special friend Diane) and sister-in-law Diane LaFever. He is also remembered by his life-long buddies Henry Kurth, Jimmy Krier, Henry Krier and Nick Didier, as well as the many other fishing and hunting buddies and many special friends throughout the United States.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Neal and Jay, brother-in-law Jeffrey Horn, sister-in-law Sandy LaFever, mother Helen and father Clarence, as well as mother and father-in-law Joan and Edward Janke.

In 1984, Dennis and Jackie left Wisconsin for Virginia City, Mont., where they established the Virginia City Café. In 1990, they moved to West Yellowstone, Mont., to establish Bullwinkle’s, the restaurant that has become the premier eatery in their adopted hometown. During his time in West Yellowstone, Dennis served as the police commissioner as well as an airport board member. His community service will be greatly missed.

Dennis was an avid hunter and fisherman, having bagged the namesake moose that Bullwinkle’s was named after. Fishing in Canada and other places around the country was favored by Dennis. He also had an abiding love for cars.

Dennis has been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at his family farm in Wisconsin according to his wishes.

A private memorial service will be held in Wisconsin. There will be three celebrations of life:

Sunday 18 Nov 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bullwinkle’s in West Yellowstone, Montana, on

Saturday 8 Dec 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Five Pillars in Random Lake. Wisconsin, and on

Saturday 15 Dec 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Key Colony Inn in Key Colony Beach, Florida

The LaFever Family thanks you for your kind remembrance.

Dennis is a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Christiana, Johann, Lulu, Helen, and Dennis. He is listed on page 160 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book. He will be greatly missed by all who know him.

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Gallup, Gary Wesley, 75 years of Campbellsport, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend with his family gathered with him.

Gary was born on 4 October 1943 in Kenosha. He was the son of Rev. Wesley and Mildred (Seidemann) Gallup. On 23 September 1977 Gary married Valerie L. Zbytneiwski in River Hills.

Gary was a great dealer in antiques, a tinkerer, and enjoyed western movies.

He is survived by his wife, Val; daughters Tiffani (Gallup) Pries, Victoria Gallup, and Rebecca Gallup; a sister, Jacquelyn (Reuben) Getschow and other relatives and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Sunday 2 December 2018 at 2 PM at the Campbellsport Alliance Church at N1876 County Road V, Campbellsport. Pastor Doug Birr officiated and burial followed at the Union Cemetery, Campbellsport.

Visitation was on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the Alliance Church from 12:00 Noon until time of services.

Gary was a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Traugott, Frederick, William, Mildred, and Gary. He is listed on page 116 on the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book with his family. Gary was a loving husband and father and found peace with the Lord. Rest in peace Gary, you will be deeply missed.


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