Beatrice Louise Gaerthofner
September 11, 2006 - July 30, 2006
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 8/2, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 8/2, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Beatrice L. Gaerthofner ‚ÄúBea‚Äù Appleton Age 94, passed away on Sunday July 30, 2006 with family at her side after a long and fruitful life. Bea was born on September 11, 1911 in Green Bay daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Klaus) Wirth. She married Norbert Gaerthofner on September 19, 1936 and he preceded…

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Thomas Lutz (son of John) left a message on April 6, 2009:
Paula and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Bea's entire family. It has been many, many years since I had the opportunity to talk to her, but I remember fondly the times during Christmas when she and Norb would bring the family back to Sheboygan for the seasonal family get together at Uncle Joe and Aunt Marie's. My dad, John Lutz, always held all the Gaerthoefner's in the warmest regards. Tom and Paula Lutz
Terrie (Wirth) Barton left a message on April 6, 2009:
My family and I are sad at the passing of my Aunt Bea. She was a great big sister to my Dad (Don Wirth) and I will always have great memories of her always dressed in her nice blouse, skirt and of course pearls. A true class act and the family member who traced our family tree which gives us pride in who we are.. Aunt Bea will always be remembered in my heart and now she is home.. To Joan, Jim and Ann, my prayers are with you...your youngest cousin from Texas... Terrie (Wirth) Barton 3904 Ovilla Road Ovilla, TX 75154
Mary Wirth Boyce left a message on April 6, 2009:
I have been blessed with wonderful aunts and uncles. But, Uncle Norb and Aunt Bea hold a special place in my heart. After my mom died, they made sure to visit my dad, check up on him and include him in their plans. They were wonderful and I willnever forget their kindness. The day Uncle Norb died, my dad, Aunt Bea's brother, (Don Wirth) called crying to say he had lost his best friend. Brother and sister consoled each other and tightened the close bond they had always had. She took wonderful care of my dad and he loved the attention from his big sister. I will never forget your mom's smile and great laugh and your dad's wonderful sense of humor especially when he was giving your mom a hard time. We have all been blessed by having them in our lives and for giving us such wonderful memories. Your cousin Mary and family
John & Marilyn Wirth left a message on April 6, 2009:
It is with a heavy heart that we hear of our Aunt Bea’s passing. She and Uncle Norb were wonderful people and we have such fond memories of the times they spent at our house when growing up. When the Wirth brothers and sisters Audrey, Bea, Don and my dad Cletus got together it was a sight to behold. I remember the many poker parties that took place and the stories and laughter that lasted to the wee hours. No one could tell the stories like Uncle Bob, Aunt Audrey and Aunt Bea and Uncle Norb these people are missed dearly. We have wonderful pictures and memories of Aunt Bea and Uncle Norb when they would come down here to Florida to visit friends and they always made it a point to stop by and visit with us and our family. Aunt Bea had a wonderful long life and she was always a “class act” taking after her mom for sure. These people might be gone from our lives but they will always remain in our memories for as long as we’re alive. We wish all the best to Joan, Jim and Ann and their families.
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