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Viola M. Gurnee

May 15, 1936 — December 12, 2017

Viola Mae (Fischer) Gurnee, (81) of Appleton, WI. passed away on December 12, 2017. Vi was born May 15, 1936 in Seymour WI, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Fischer. Vi married Franklin S. Gurnee on July 4, 1961. He preceded her in death in 2005.

In her working years, Vi was employed at AMC Hospital. Enjoyed playing cards with her family, traveling and playing bingo.

Vi is survived by her 3 children. Franklin (Amy) Gurnee of Appleton; Lisa (Kurt) Van Weele of Greenville and Jill (Mark) Lax of Menasha; five grandchildren: Matthew Van Weele, Melissa (Jason) Wagner, Adam Grambow, Alex Grambow, and Ashley Grambow.

She will be deeply missed by her siblings.

Proceeded in death by her parents, husband Franklin and son John Robert Gurnee, brother Theodore Fischer, brother-in-law Charles Gyrion and sister-in-law Betty Fischer.

A private memorial service for Vi will be held. Online condolences may be offered at Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fox Valley Humane Association or American Cancer Society.

The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the many caregivers who watched over Vi. They include: Dr. Hartig, Dr. Harrai, Dr. Swanson, Dr. Rangbulla, Dr. Wagner, Rennes Staff, Affinity Hospice. We will never forget your kindness.

Vi, your struggles are over. Move forward and keep your vision open and enjoy the new start with Frank and John. They will guide you as you make peace with God. You will be missed by all who loved you.

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