Kaye, Richard F.
Age 85, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton on Monday, November 12, 2007. He was born in the Town of Gardner on October 9, 1922 the son of the late Ernest and Effie (Delsipee) Kaye. On December 30, 1943 Richard married his wife of 63 years, Bernadine Destree, at Christ the King Church, Sturgeon Bay. Richard attended a one room school in Stevenspier, Gardner Township, and later worked for Allis Chalmer, Appleton, for 30 years, retiring in 1985. Richard loved traveling throughout the United States, especially spending his winters in Florida with Bernadine.
Richard is survived by his wife, Bernadine; children: Beverly (Donald) Vandenberg of Combined Locks, Carol (John) Hewett of Kaukauna, and Gerald (Gloria) Kaye of Brussels; grandchildren: Mark (Debbie) Vandenberg, Penny (Terry) Brickner, Heidi Saltuz, Todd Hewett, Gerald Kaye, Jr., and Derek (Angela) Kaye; great-grandchildren: Abby Vandenberg; Jacob, Noah and Ty Brickner; and Madeline and Benjamin Salutz; and Jacob Kaye; brother, Donald (Angela) Kaye of Green Bay; sister, Joyce (Stanley) LaCrosse of Norman; brothers-in-law; Harvey (Shirley) Destree of Sturgeon Bay and Harold Kaye of Sturgeon Bay; sisters-in-law; Arlene Braun of Appleton, Lois Kipp of Casco, Janice (Roger) Mueller of Sturgeon Bay, Sharon (Warren) Larkin of Sturgeon Bay and Joyce Destree of Luxemburg. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ellard Kaye; mother and father-in-law, George and Mary Destree; sisters-in-law: Doris Kaye, and Dora Destree; and brothers-in-law: Arnold Destree, Roger Braun and Wallace Kipp.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 100 N. Drew St., Appleton, with Rev. Patrick Twomey officiating. Friends will be received at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna.
The family extends a special thank you to Rennes Health Care for their compassionate care of Richard. Also, a special thank you to the staff on the Second Floor at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 East Kimberly Avenue
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