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Marguerite J. Kitslaar
Issue Date: August 9, 2017
Marguerite J. "Peg" (Haanen) Kitslaar, 91, of Appleton, formerly of Green Bay, passed away after a short illness.
Born Aug. 10, 1925, to the late Louis and Gertrude (Schnetzer) Haanen. she graduated from UW-Madison and worked as a medical technician at Bellin Hospital.
She married Jack Kitslaar on Jan. 21, 1950 at St. Willebrord Catholic Church in Green Bay and worked as a bookkeeper with her husband in their family business, Kitslaar Interiors. They enjoyed their social groups in Green Bay and in Crivitz where they had a cabin known as the "Red House," where they made many friends.
She loved to play cards and games, but mostly cherished time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who called her GiGi. She had a big heart, made friends wherever she went, was an active member of her parish and her faith was important to her.
Survivors include her five children: John L. (Pam) Kitslaar III, Monona, Jim (Tami) Kitslaar, McCormick, S.C., Rick (Maradee) Kitslaar, Round Rock, Tx., Tony (special friend, Cathy) Kitslaar, Winfield, Ill. and Mary (Bob) Harvey, Hortonville; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Joyce Gehr and Bill (Peg) Haenen; her husbands siblings, Therese Stevens, Sr. Katherine Kitslaar and Tom (Kathy) Kitslaar; a sister-in-law, Pat Kitslaar; many nieces; nephews; other family and friends.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; an infant son, Joseph; a brother-in-law Bill Gehr and many in-laws.
Family and friends visited at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allouez on Friday, Aug. 4 from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Bishop Robert Morneau officiated with entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory of De Pere assisted the family with arrangements. A memorial fund was established.