Wulterkens, Ethel Ethel L. Wulterkens, age 91, of Kimberly, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born on July 29, 1925, daughter of the late Michael and Eleanor (Berken) Milton. On April 10, 1948, she married Louis "Woody" Wulterkens, and together they have shared over 68 years of marriage. After graduating from Kaukauna High School, Ethel attended the Outagamie County Teachers College and later UW Oshkosh for her teaching degree. She was a teacher for over 40 years, starting out in a one room school house, and spending the majority of her years teaching kindergarten for the Kimberly Area School District. She was passionate about her career and made many life-long friends along the way. Ethel was a member of the Outagamie County Retired Educators Association and also of Holy Spirit Parish. She enjoyed playing cards, watching sports, gambling and most importantly, spending time with her family. Ethel is survived by her loving husband, Woody; her children: Mary Kay (Jack) Raddatz, Peggy (Jim) Reader, Roger (Tammy) Wulterkens, Timm (Julie) Wulterkens, and Wendy (Matthew) Kovalaske; grandchildren: Russ (Lorie) Raddatz, Becky (Matt) Ferber, Rod (Joey) Reader, Tara (Jason) Wegand, Ryan (Shannon) Reader, Jennifer Dickson, Bonnie (Chris) Flory, Jared Wulterkens, Cole Wulterkens, step-grand daughter Amber (Mark) Ebertz, Hannah, Benjamin and Noah Kovalaske; great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Amelia Raddatz; Evan and Abe Ferber; Lucas, Mason and Travis Reader; Nicholas, Jackson and Addison Wegand; Braeden, Ava and Brooklyn Reader; Zoey Wulterkens and step-great grandchildren Amora Dolan; McKayla, Maddie and Drew Rudolph. A brother, Michael (Pat) Milton; and a sister-in-law, June Simon. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Gladys (John) Diedrich, Eileen (Walter) Wildenberg, Elaine (Bob) Welter, Orile (Harriet) Milton, Cletus Milton, and Donald (Ione) Milton. She was also preceded in death by many members of Woody's family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, W2796 Cty Hwy KK, Darboy, with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Ethel's name. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com .
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