Vincent Ste. Marie
August 8, 1929 - January 21, 2011
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Monday 1/24, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Appleton
222 East Fremont Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Tuesday 1/25, 10:30 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Vince Ste. Marie, age 81, was called to eternal life on January 21, 2011, and is now playing golf with both arms and walking with both legs. Vince was born in Milwaukee on August 8, 1929, son of the late Vance and Marion (Laciecki) Ste. Marie. He attended St. Augustine‚Äôs grade school, Marquette High School,…

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Bob & Donna Stammer left a message on February 12, 2011:
Ste.Marie family our sympathy to all of you. We just found out about Vince's passing, so sorry for your loss. My husband, Bob has been a customer of Vince's for over 35 yrs. He always went the extra mile to meet our needs. Vince was a friend and a trusted advisor, who will be greatly missed.
Claire Bresnahan left a message on January 28, 2011:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed Vince. He knew customer service and made us feel special. I was truly saddened to hear of his passing. The last time I was in the office he told me all about his Notre Dame football days because I had borrowed a friend's Fighting Irish jacket. My warm thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan Robinson left a message on January 27, 2011:
My deepest and most heartfelt Condolences to the Family of Vince. He was a very decent Man and I will miss him.
Laurie and Dennis Robertson left a message on January 26, 2011:
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. May the love of God give you comfort. God Bless, Laurie and Dennis Robertson
John & Karen Neverdowski left a message on January 26, 2011:
You have our deepest sympathy concerning your loss. Although it is a path in life we all must follow someday, it is always difficult when that day arrives for someone we love. May you find the strength to endure your great loss at this time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Rick and Melanie Sweere left a message on January 26, 2011:
We are very sorry to here about Vince! Loved! gabbing with him on the phone. He sure took care of us and our family. Lots of great memories FOR SURE! Be Blessed Rick And Melanie
Don & Judy Voldsness left a message on January 26, 2011:
We would like to express our sincere condolences to all of the Ste. Marie family. Vince will be truly missed. He had a way of making us feel better about our problems and always took good care of our insurance needs. He was someone we felt we could trust and we enjoyed his company. May God's peace be with all of his family at this difficult time.
Rena & Roy Luedtke left a message on January 25, 2011:
Lisa and Teri, and the rest of the Ste Marie family, our condolencses are with you at the loss of your father. He was a great guy and just remember that he is with you and his spirit surround you in what ever you do.
Keith and Sophie Moser left a message on January 25, 2011:
Joanne, Terri Jo, and family, Our deepest sympathy for you all. Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Keith, Sophie and Max Moser
Ken Van Rooy left a message on January 25, 2011:
Joanne and Family, Helen and I send our sincere condolences at your loss of Vince. We are visiting our son in Florida and will be unable to be with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ken and Helen Van Rooy
Holly Rusch-Clothier left a message on January 25, 2011:
Joanne, So sorry to hear of the passing of Vince. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Holly
Lee Vander Sanden left a message on January 25, 2011:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Vince was a one of a kind, and it was my pleasure to of met him and especially talk "football" with him. GO Notre Dame and Iowa.
The Sherwins left a message on January 24, 2011:
Please accept The Sherwin's heartfelt sympathy in your time of great sorrow. Only those who have lost a husband / father can know the depths of your feelings. We send you our love to give you strength to bear your sorrow. Know we are with you in spirit.
Pamela Meulemans Cipala left a message on January 24, 2011:
Michael and Lisa, I was sad to ready about your father's passing. Cherish memories as they make you smile forever. Know he is at peace and looking down on you all. He did a great job raising his family along with your mom. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Hugs from Bubbles
Don Oehlert left a message on January 24, 2011:
Dear Dreaux; I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father. My deepest condolences. I pray that God will hold you and your entire family in the palm of His loving hand during this very hard time. In His name, Don Oehlert
Peter and Diane Lutz left a message on January 24, 2011:
Dear Joanne, Lisa, Terri and all of Vince's family. Peter and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy. I know how much you will miss him. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Diane
Tom & Mary Plath left a message on January 24, 2011:
Since we are in Florida, we read the Post Crescent every day. We were so sad to see that Vince had died. We always enjoyed talking to him when we visited the office. Please accept our sincere sympathy Tom & Mary Plath
Lisa and Pat (mom) Herrmann left a message on January 24, 2011:
Lisa and I were friends since the 9th grade, and I of course knew her father as long. I remember his boystrous laugh and loving life. His enthusiam over family, friends and of course sports was immeasurable. He is at peace and will always be there for you in spirit. Talk to him every day - he is there. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you always. Oh - and Vince with have a will have a seat at the 50 yard line of the Super Bowl.
Terri (Holbrook) Wagner left a message on January 24, 2011:
To the Ste. Marie family.... I was sorry to see that Vince passed! I'll always remember coming over to your house and how Vince would greet me with his amazing smile and a bear hug. He always made me feel so welcome! I'll never forget his sense of humor, the twinkle in his eyes, and a laugh that could fill a room! Michael, I know how you must be feeling, but every time I looked at you, I saw your father. He lives on in you. My condolences to the entire family.
Dennis & Jocelyn Brown left a message on January 24, 2011:
To the family of Vince, we send our deepest condolences. Vince was a breath of "fresh air" when he arrived in Oconto. He was a fun and caring coach and never let us forget that he went to Notre Dame. He brought a winning attitude and a winning laugh to go along with his toughness. After my wife and I were married we got our first auto insurance policy from Vince while attending Oshkosh. May his memories always be with you. In Christ's love, Dennis and Jocelyn Brown,formerly of Oconto, now of Waunakee, WI
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
kurt miller left a message on January 24, 2011:
Dear Joanne, Lisa and Terri Jo, Sue and I send our heartfelt condolences on Vince's passing. I'll always remember the laughs in your office during audits and Vince's direct "tell it like he sees it" opinions. Recalling his special brand of "office security" never fails to bring a smile to my heart.
bill latimer left a message on January 24, 2011:
i will always rember vince,for his wit,humor,and kindness.iam sorry,i can not be with you to share your sorrow.with all respect. bill latimer
Jim Schueppert left a message on January 24, 2011:
He was a greater teacher and coach and I have nothing but good memories of him as the head coach of SMHS football team in 1957-58. MY thoughts and prayers are with the family
Dan & Mary Albers left a message on January 24, 2011:
We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Vince. He has been a wonderful insurance agent for us for many years. We will miss him. We are very sorry for your loss!
Janie and Tim Givens left a message on January 24, 2011:
Dreux,Tim and I are so sorry about your Dad. These times come but we never ready. Sound like your Dad had a very fulfilling life. I know you must of been proud. We will be thinking and praying that you return home safely. Janie and Tim Givens
Rick & Cindy Novotny left a message on January 24, 2011:
We are now in Cancun and read of Vinces passsing. We are sending our deepest sympathy to you JoAnne, Terri and Lisa and all the family that we do not know. Vince was always a fun person to talk to on the phone to do our business. He was one that always would ask what we were up to next. We will miss him. He made sure he would say "Have a good one". I am sure you will all miss him alot. Rick and Cindy Novotny
Janie and Tim Givens left a message on January 24, 2011:
Dreux,Tim and I are so sorry about your Dad. These times come but we never ready. Sound like your Dad had a very fulfilling life. I know you must of been proud. We will be thinking and praying that you return home safely. Janie and Tim Givens
Krissy (Porath) Sack left a message on January 23, 2011:
Joanne & Family - I was shocked to find Vince's obituary in today's Post Crescent. I have such wonderful childhood memories of our families spending time together, especially during the summer when Vince would open the back patio doors, turn the stereo speakers toward them, and blast music from "Blazing Saddles." Those were great times and those memories will always live on in my heart. May God bless you all and see you through your loss. Best Wishes Always- Krissy (Porath) Sack
Joe & Pat Varick left a message on January 23, 2011:
Terri Jo & Family We are so sorry & shocked to hear of your loss.. Your dad was a very sweet and kind man. Although we did not know him for very long, the time we knew him gave us the impression he was a very kind soul.. We will miss him..
Amy Pericak left a message on January 23, 2011:
Tim, I am profoundly sorry for your loss. I know your father was your best friend. Please know that if there is anything I can do to help you through this, you need only ask. Take care.
Victor & Sandi Voight left a message on January 23, 2011:
Terri & Lisa: We are so sorry to read of Vince's passing ~ Please accept our heartfelt sympathy & know that you & your families are in our thoughts & prayers ~ We try, but it is impossible to find words that can ease the pain, so in my ignorance, I offer this Irish Blessing ~ With the first light of sun ~ BLESS YOU When the long day is done ~ BLESS YOU In your smiles & your tears ~ BLESS YOU Through each day of your years ~ BLESS YOU In Christ ~ Vic & Sandi
Ingrid Wolf left a message on January 23, 2011:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. I have Jack in 2nd grade, a precious grandson of Vince St. Marie. My heart goes out to Jack's mom, Terri Jo, and Jack's grandma, Joanne and the entire family. All I can say is: Cherish the memories and the wonderful legacies of such a fine man! God bless you all.
Tom & Margie Johnson left a message on January 23, 2011:
Vince was a good friend and mentor to me, and helped me when I needed it the most. We also had fun golfing, fishing, and attending State Farm functions together. I am fortunate to have had Vince in my life, and I will miss him very much. Margie and I send our thoughts and prayers to all freinds and family of Vince. Via Con Dios, Compadre.
Tim Meyers and Family left a message on January 23, 2011:
Along with my heartfelt condolences to the entire Ste. Marie Family I offer this Irish Blessing to my forever friend, Mr. Vincent J. Ste. Marie: May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. You will be sadly missed Vince, but always warmly remembered. Your friend, Tim J. Meyers
Renee Vassar left a message on January 23, 2011:
So sorry to hear of Vince's passing. He was a very sweet man whom I worked with randomly through the years. He will be greatly missed in the Appleton community. God bless his family through this difficult time.
Bonnie Anderson left a message on January 23, 2011:
Joanne, Terri Jo and Lisa - You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Vince will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I love you all
Jon & Janelle Gardner left a message on January 22, 2011:
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:1–3 NAS95)
Nancy Knouse left a message on January 22, 2011:
Joanne, Drew, and Vinnie, I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy Knouse
Terryl Wolfrath left a message on January 22, 2011:
Joanne and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Terryl Wolfrath and family
Chris L. Lotto left a message on January 22, 2011:
Although I had never had the honor of meeting Mr. Ste. Marie, I have had the honor of being friends with his two sons, Mike and Dreux. Both Mike & Dreux stand as a testament to the upbringing they received from both their mother and father! My thoughts, my prayers, my condolences go out to the entire Ste. Marie family! May our Lord wrap Vince in His loving arms for all eternity! God Bless your entire family!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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