Mary Margaret LAMERS

Female 1928 - 2020  (91 years)


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  • Name Mary Margaret LAMERS  [1
    Born 8 Sep 1928  Kimberly, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1930  Owaissa Street, Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1951: Teacher, Berlin, WI  [3
    Residence 1951  Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1025 N. Owaissa
    Residence 1979  Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 24 Winona Ct.
    Residence 1988  Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 2193 Sunrise Dr. 6D
    Buried Aug 2020  Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Highland Memorial Park
    Died 3 Aug 2020  Waupaca, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 

    Father Henry (Hank) John LAMERS,   b. 30 Jan 1902, Little Chute (Vandenbroek), WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1994, Calumet, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Leona Ethelbert SCHWAB,   b. 11 Oct 1905, Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1985, Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1 May 1926  Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Photos
    1972 Reunion in Waupaca, WI
    1972 Reunion in Waupaca, WI
    Reunion portrait and illustration by Franklin James Grist Jr.

    At Long Meadow cottage at the end of Long Lake (near the mouth of the Crystal River).
    Documents
    Draft card
    Draft card
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Gregory VANDENBERG,   b. 1900,   d. 1952  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Marie Mary “Mayme” LAMERS,   b. 4 Aug 1903, Vandenbroek, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1924  Outagamie County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Franklin James GRIST, Jr.,   b. 14 Feb 1927, Sioux Falls, S.D. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 2019, Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Children 
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    Photos
    1972 Reunion in Waupaca, WI
    1972 Reunion in Waupaca, WI
    Reunion portrait and illustration by Franklin James Grist Jr.

    At Long Meadow cottage at the end of Long Lake (near the mouth of the Crystal River).
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy Grist
    Dorothy has written on back:

    Dorothy Grist
    Taken the day of Jim and Mary Grist's wedding in June 1952 [in the yard at 24 Winona Ct.]

    How long the dresses were then!
    Franklin James Grist, Jr.
    Franklin James Grist, Jr.
    Julie Grist:
    "Just found the note from my mom [Mary Lamers], in my baby book about this picture:

    'Dad's first car, a 1931 Chev. Grams would not allow him lunch inside - wonder why? 'Bout 1946 - we had just met and car was purchased with discharge pay from Navy.' "

    Leone (Schwab) Lamers and Mary Lamers
    Leone (Schwab) Lamers and Mary Lamers
    Photo taken by an Appleton Post-Crescent photographer at Grist Furs. Used in a 1946 article to be published in an upcoming article on holilday apparel.
    Events at Grist Furs & Fashions
    Events at Grist Furs & Fashions
    Gladys Strite writes on back:
    Mrs. Byron Yule, Mrs. Henry Lamers, Mrs. F. James Grist, Mrs. Frank Biederman and Maxine Mink, the Manequin

    Hear Gladys Strite tell the story of what happened in the years surrounding Franklin Grist's death (15 minutes).

    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Mary Lamers at 79
    Mary Lamers at 79
    From Nancy Grist:

    79-year-old Mary Grist was spotted flying behind a speedboat on her birthday. She's still got!
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Franklin James Grist, aka Jim Grist
    Franklin James Grist, aka Jim Grist
    Abt 1945 Jim Grist, Seaman First Class (SFC) worked as radar man, enlisted in Appleton Wisconsin.
    Grist Reunion 2012
    Grist Reunion 2012
    At Locksley Lodge
    Leaving Marco Island
    Leaving Marco Island
    Mary Lamers Grist and Jim Grist, upon leaving their condo on Marco Island.
    At the Airport, 1970-something
    At the Airport, 1970-something
    Gladys Strite, Virginia Grist, Franklin James Grist Jr. and Mary Lamers
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Documents
    Lamers Party
    Lamers Party

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Jack Grist and Judy Radtke, 1961 and 1962
    Jack Grist and Judy Radtke, 1961 and 1962
    You can see video of the wedding day at:
    http://gallery.me.com/davidgrist
    Locksley and the Grists
    Locksley and the Grists
    How St. Joseph Came to Us
    How St. Joseph Came to Us

    Recordings
    When Franklin Grist Died (15 minutes)
    When Franklin Grist Died (15 minutes)

    Charles Robert Grist talks to Gladys Strite about what happened in the years surrounding Franklin Grist's death in 1953. Topics include:




    • Louise Grist leaves her job as an art supervisor in Milwaukee to help Gladys in Appleton. After Franklin dies, she helps Gladys run Grist Furs and Fashions.

    • Gladys eventually sends Louise to California to fulfill her dream of teaching art there. She gets a job in Benicia.

    • Pat Gray follows to "convince Wese that he loves her."

    • What to do about the house at 24 Winona Court? Jim and Mary Grist are living in a small apartment; Charlie is on the way (born 19 May 1954). Gladys is in a too-big house.
      Lillian Cook [Coffitts] advises Gladys to wait on selling the house.

    • 2 April 1955: While Gladys is on vacation in Los Angeles, she goes up to Santa Barbara to meet up with Louise and Pat, where they got married. For a honeymoon, they stayed with Gladys in the home of Glady's cousin, Lloyd Strite. He and his wife, Lorraine, were away at the time.

    • Gladys proposes to share the house with Jim and Mary, creating a small apartment upstairs where she could live. They shared 24 Winona Ct. from about 1954 to 1959, when Gladys sold Grist Furs and Fashions.


  • Sources 
    1. [S19] 1930 U.S. Federal Census.

    2. [S36] U.S. Public Records Index.

    3. [S90] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

    4. [S321] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-1999.


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