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Barbara Ellen Vandermause

January 15, 1935 — February 5, 2020

Nee Fulcer, formerly Kruse, entered Eternal life on February 5th, 2020 at the age of 85. Barbara Ellen Fulcer was born to Milton and Mary (Slattery) Fulcer on January 15, 1935, in Appleton, WI. Barbara grew up in Appleton WI and married her sweetheart Henry Kruse. They moved from Appleton to Little Chute where they raised eight children in 23 years of marriage. After moving to Casco, WI, she married Mervin Vandermause, blending her family with 3 more children. Although Barbara lived in other towns, her heart was always in Appleton. After raising their children, Barbara and Mervin moved back to Appleton where they enjoyed many wonderful years together.

Barbara is survived by her sons Steve Kruse, Tim (Patsy) Kruse, Cliff (Gale) Kruse, Dan (Tammy) Kruse, Rick (Brenda) Vandermause, Lee (Barb) Vandermause; daughters Beth Kruse, Amy (Jeff) Swick, Tina Kruse (Steve Russell), Holly Vandermause; daughter-in-law Brenda Kruse; 22 grandchildren; 24 great grand-children; and sisters-in-law Molly (Don) Kirvan and Gloria Vandermause, Mae Vandermause, and Anna Mae Vandermause.

She was proceeded in death by her first husband Henry Kruse; husband Mervin Vandermause; son Bernie Kruse; siblings Clifford, Gerald, Tommy (Rosie), Jerome (Lila), Danny, Ronnie (Jan) Fulcer, Virginia (Harold) Wolff, Vivian (Joe) Kaufman, and Angeline Schuchart.

Friends may call at Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel, 1592 S. Oneida Street on Sunday, February 9th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Funeral liturgy for Barbara will be held on Monday February 10th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 S. State Street with Mnsr James Vanden Hogen officiating. Visitation at the church from 9:00 AM until time of service. Internment at Highland Memorial Park.

Barbara’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Barbara’s nieces and nephews and the staff at Brewster village for their compassionate care and support.


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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

2:00 - 5:00pm

Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel

1592 Oneida St, Menasha, WI 54952

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

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St. Mary Catholic Church

312 S State St, Appleton, WI 54911

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