Germaine C. Stoeger, 87, Appleton, passed away on May 27, 2015. Germaine was born on April 19, 1928 in Appleton Wisconsin to Herman and Gertrude (Lueck) Spreeman. On June 27, 1950 she married Donald Stoeger and he preceded her in death in 1977. From 1982 to 1990, Germaine worked for the Outagamie County Jail as a deputy and cook. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Appleton where she was active with the church's Christian mothers group, The Ladies of St. Mary. She was also Treasurer of the Home/School Association. Since 1945 she was an active Pen Pal, starting with her first Pen Pal, Elsie McIlroy from South Africa, at one time she had over 150 Pen Pals from around the world.
She will be sadly missed by, daughter: Sharon (Dan)Wheaton of Appleton, sons: Keith (Shirley) Stoeger of Hortonville; David (Deke) Stoeger of Kaukauna; William (Sue) Stoeger of Fremont; Patrick (Lesley) Stoeger of Menasha; Richard (Sally) Stoeger of Darboy; Peter (Carina) Stoeger of Sussex Wisconsin, grandchildren: Troy and Nicole; Jessica, Sara and Adam; Andy and Jennifer; Aaron; Ryan and Amanda; Eric and Cameron, many great-grandchildren, siblings: Lyle Spreeman and Filia Strom as well as many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by, her parents, her husband Donald, children: Mary (David) LaChapell; Jean (Mrs. David) Stoeger, siblings: Howard (Arlene) Spreeman; Lillian (Mrs. Lyle) Spreeman; Chester Strom and infant sister, Dolores.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday May 31, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Downtown Location in Appleton. There will be a Parish Prayer Service Sunday at the funeral home at 6:45 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Mary Catholic Church of Appleton on Monday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Funeral Liturgy will be at 10:30 am on Monday, June 1, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 State Street in Appleton. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Appleton. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of ThedaCare at Home Hospice and Matthews Senior Living for the care given to Germaine. Also, thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Menzel and staff.