Maria B. Herrmann
December 19, 1959 - January 5, 2009
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Maria Herrmann, age 49, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Those who knew her admired her courage and positive outlook throughout her entire illness. Maria was born in Appleton on December 19, 1959, daughter of the late Peter Havinga and Maria (Cops) Havinga who currently resides in Phelps.…

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Margaret Carey left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with Maria's family. She was a bright light in my day whenever I visited the ACES/Xavier offices. Maria always had a big smile and a sincere interest in others. She was not one to dwell on her own illness, but instead was determined to enjoy each day and her time with her family. That bright spirit and the memories she made will live on in all she touched.
doughty left a message on April 6, 2009:
sorry for your loss, but the world has been left a better world because of maria. she will be missed dearly by all.
Bob & Karen Riley left a message on April 6, 2009:
What lucky people we are to have shared time with Maria! She was a wonderful person and will be missed! Our sympathy goes out to the Family
Kay Zaddack left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Dave and boys, my heart goes out to all of you at this diffcult time. Maria and I are first cousins through our fathers. Maria and I had alot of good times growing up as kids. She will be dearly missed by everyone. She was always smiling and outgoing. I just cried when my mom called me about Maria. I am a breast cancer survior of 4 and a half years. Jim and I send our deepest sympathy at a very difficult time. Our prayers are with you Dave, the boys and the entire family. Sincerest Sympathy
Gai Skard Champagne left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the family of Maria Hermann: You have my sincere condolences I worked with Maria at the Appleton Post Office. She loved her boys and always talked about the trips snowmobiling up north and the homeade helmut they had to make for Brian. She will be missed. Gail Skarda Champagne.
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candy miller-rusch left a message on April 6, 2009:
dave and boys. my thoughtss are with you at this time, worked with you and maria at appleton papers, i hd to retire in 2001 ddue too m.s. saw maria at sergios with some old friendss, hugs candy miller-rusch
Kitzie left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear family~ Maria was a very important kindred spirit to me in the 70's and early 80's and as life moves on so do friends.God gives us special friends at special times and no matter how brief or long they are a part of our lives,it's a great blessing.And what a blessing Maria was!Even though our paths had gone on to different adventures, she was never ever forgotten,I know that there are those who have been blessed as well.Gods Blessings to you .
Tami Hoff left a message on April 6, 2009:
I knew Maria from the Scrip office at ACES. She always had a warm smile and a kind word for everyone who stopped in. Your family is in our prayers.
mary DeGroot(Brockman) left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dave I am so sorry to hear about Maria. She was always so nice to me when ever I saw you guys. Your time was way to short with her but I am so glad you had all the years with her that you did. I will pray for you and the boys and also pray that Maria is really in a better place. She was a really good person. I know she will be missed by you and the boys as well as all the people she has touched over her years. God Bless you. mary and Bones.
Carolyn Coutu left a message on April 6, 2009:
I met Maria when our boys played on the Terrors soccer team and we kept in touch through her job at ACES. Maria always greeted everyone with a genuine smile- her positive outlook was contagious. I am sorry she will miss sharing in the future milestones of her family but I am sure she will be watching from Heaven.
Deb Weber left a message on April 6, 2009:
My husband Steve and I would like to extend our sincerest sympathies on the loss of Maria. Maria is my first cousin (our mom's are sisters). I am disappointed that I will not be able to drive up there for the funeral, having had foot surgery last week. But our prayers will be with the extended family as they deal with such a trememdous loss. May the support of your many family and friends help in some way to lighten your grief ... With sincerest sympathies, Deb (Van Nuland) Weber
Kellie left a message on April 6, 2009:
My thoughts and prayers are with Maria's family. I met Maria through a mutual friend. I am a 6 yr breast cancer survivor and Maria gave me strength and faith to move on. I am saddened with the loss of her battle. I know she fought hard. God Bless you Maria.
Steve Herrmann left a message on April 6, 2009:
My thoughts and prayers are with Dave, the boys, and the rest of the family. In that I have lived in Indiana for more than 20 years, I did not have the honor of knowing Maria as well as I would have liked. The last time I saw Maria she graciously bailed me out of an incident that my cousins will likely forever remind me; "the blunder". I'm sure Maria wasn't thrilled to venture out in sub-zero weather that day (to bring me warm clothes for the Packer game)...yet she responded to that situation in the same manner that I had seen before; with compassion and with a smile. Maria was the epitome of grace, warmth, and caring every time I saw her.... May God bless you and bring you peace, Steve & Jayme Herrmann
Ellen Walbrun left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest sympathy to the Herrmann family. Though i only new Maria for a short while, when she worked at Appleton Papers. I can tell you that what i remember most, was her brillant smile and out goingness. I remember when she was moving down to Florida to run the RIO! Dave & Chip, i am not sure that you would remember me.......I am Kim Rowlands neice Ellen. I am so very sorry for your loss. I to,am a 2 time breast cancer survivor with Dr. Guenther's staff. Sincerely, Ellen
John HYland left a message on April 6, 2009:
Maria was my boss for near 2 years at Aces in the Script program. We had a standing joke when I came in as a volunteer in the afternoons. As I was 80 I could get away with many things and I'd usually say "how's my favorite Maria or try to sing the song from "West Side Story". She would always say, "You don't know any other Maria!" I'd always admit that I didn't and we'd both have a big laugh. She was a real bright spot in my day. Always with a big smile and greeting. I was always grateful that she read my book and said she liked it. I lost a daughter in her 20's and I know how tough it is. My wife lost a sister to cancer who had three boys, 2, 4 and 6. God will take care and give you all strength. My wife and I will be in church on Friday. God Bless and Keep You. John and Pat Hyland
Susan Spitz Petersen left a message on April 6, 2009:
So sorry to hear about Maria, please pass on my condolences to her whole family. I was a childhood friend and neighbor of Maria's. She Jillie Watson and I hung out together and went to grade school together. I remember going to the house and watching her Mom knitting, learning how to knit, sneaking downstairs for chocolate covered peanuts (at the holidays), hanging out in the apple orchard and lots of time playing outside in the summer. She and her family brought alot of joy to my childhood. My sincere sympathy. Sue Spitz Petersen
Gloria Freeland left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear David and boys, We were so sorry to hear of Maria's death. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Maria's family and friends. I hope that your memories of your dear wife and mother will give you some comfort during this very difficult time. Love, Gloria, Butch, Mariya and Katie
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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