Appleton – Daniel J. Welhouse, age 72, passed away on January 8, 2022 after a lengthy illness. Born in Appleton, WI, son of the late Joseph G. Welhouse and Mabel (Tiesling) Welhouse.
Drafted into the Marines at 18, Dan spent 6 years serving during the Viet Nam war era.
Dan worked at Thilmany Pulp & Paper (International Papers) for 47 years, first as a machine operator, then returning to school, earning a FVTC associates degree as electrician and serving an electrical apprenticeship with Thilmany. Dan retired from his career as an Electrician Maintenance Crew Leader.
Dan loved the Packers, hunting, ice fishing and the multiple vacation trips to Disney World with sister Jane and nephew Benjamin.
Dan is survived by his sister Jane (Mark) Kuechler, nephew Benjamin Lauer, Sussie (DeMello) Lauer, great niece Isabel and great nephew Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Thomas.
Dan’s family would like to express their gratitude to his very special neighbors: Kurt and Jackie, Greg and Wendy, Luke and Ali, Quentin and Kelly, all of whom were wonderful neighbors and gave generously of their time to help him. We would also like to thank the staff of Theda Care Appleton Medical Center especially the Intensive Care staff, Theda Care Hospice staff and the staff at Rennes for all their care and support.
‘God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around Dan, and whispered, “Come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the Best.’
A private family service and burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. To express condolences, visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans 860 Dolwick Dr., Erlanger, KY 41018. 877-426-2838 http://cst.dav.org/