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Esther M. Voissem

July 3, 1943 — January 4, 2024

Kaukauna

Esther M. Voissem, age 80, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024.  She was born to Peter and Anna (Lipp) Sahli on July 3, 1943.  She was a woman of great faith and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Bernadette Church for many years.  Her faith community was very important to her and through that community she was introduced to her greatest love, Dennis Voissem, by his brother, Tom.   She and Dennis married on August 20, 1994.

Esther worked in the credit office of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah (then known as Theda Clark Hospital) for many years.  Following retirement, she and Dennis enjoyed traveling.  One such significant trip was to the Holy Land in Jerusalem, where they renewed their vows.  They also spent many winters in Arizona.  One of her favorite activities while there was line dancing.  She also enjoyed lunches with her YMCA and Theda Clark friend groups.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; her sons, Peter (Amy) Veach and David Veach; her step-son, David (Becky) Voissem and their children, Rachel and Ben; her step-daughter, Deb (Mark) Bavousett and their children, Anne (Tim) Pearce and Stephen; her step-daughter, Jane Riggle; and Dennis’s siblings, Tom (Vida) Voissem, Sister Anton Marie Voissem, Rita Robinson, Toni Marciniak, and Marlene Voissem.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law, Norbert and Jeanne Sahli; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Lena) and Fabian Schwalen; and her brothers-in-law, Bob (Geri) Voissem, John Marciniak, Wayne Robinson, and Francis Voissem.

The funeral liturgy will take place on January 27, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2331 East Lourdes Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin.  A memorial visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at church and will continue until the time of service.  Esther will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Menasha, WI at a later date.

Esther’s family wishes to thank the staff at St. Paul Elder Services and Oakridge Gardens for their kind and compassionate care of Esther.

We know your passing was way too fast, no time to say good-bye, but now your pain is gone at last, no time to weep or cry.  We miss you as do all your friends.  Now rest in peace for ever more.  - Dennis

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Visitation

Saturday, January 27, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Bernadette Catholic Church

2331 E Lourdes Dr, Appleton, WI 54915

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Mass

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Bernadette Catholic Church

2331 E Lourdes Dr, Appleton, WI 54915

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Interment

St. Mary Cemetery Menasha

1200 Racine Rd, Menasha, WI 54952

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