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Johannes Josephus (John) VanLankvelt

M, b. March 20, 1890, d. October 9, 1976

Parents

Family: Hendrika Catharina Peerenboom (b. September 10, 1888, d. December 15, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Johannes Josephus (John) VanLankvelt was born on March 20, 1890 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Hendrika Catharina Peerenboom were married on May 31, 1916 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Johannes Josephus (John) VanLankvelt died on October 9, 1976, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/33.
  • Immigration: He immigrated on September 8, 1907.

Hendrika Catharina Peerenboom

F, b. September 10, 1888, d. December 15, 1974

Parents

Family: Johannes Josephus (John) VanLankvelt (b. March 20, 1890, d. October 9, 1976)

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Biography

  • Birth: Hendrika Catharina Peerenboom was born on September 10, 1888 in Strijp, North Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Johannes Josephus (John) VanLankvelt were married on May 31, 1916 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Hendrika Catharina Peerenboom died on December 15, 1974, at age 86, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/33.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in December 1892.

Frances Marie VanLankvelt

F, b. April 8, 1920, d. October 14, 2016

Parents

Family: Peter VanNuland (b. November 6, 1913, d. February 13, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Frances Marie VanLankvelt was born on April 8, 1920 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter VanNuland were married on November 8, 1939 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frances Marie VanLankvelt died on October 14, 2016, at age 96, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Frances M. Van Nuland, 96, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. Paul Home. Frances was born on April 8, 1920 to John and Hattie Van Lankvelt. On November 8, 1939 she was united in marriage to Peter Van Nuland at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute.

    Frances is survived by her son David Van Nuland, four grandchildren; Craig of Minneapolis, Rob and Margarita of Lacrosse, Daryl and Kathi of Mansfield, Massachusetts and Brian and Shari of Dunkirk, Indiana, six great grandchildren; Jacob, Dani and Ryan of Lacrosse, and Alex, Sam and James of Mansfield, Massachusetts, sisters-in-law, Lavern Van Lankvelt, of Little Chute, Jan Van Lankvelt of Neenah, a brother-in-law, Leo Campbell of Hilbert, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Frances was preceded in death by her husband, sisters; Dorothy and Casey Lamers, Margaret and Ranier Depies, Angela Campbell, brothers Henry Van Lankvelt, Peter and Lorraine Van Lankvelt, Bernard Van Lankvelt, and Philip and Shirley Van Lankvelt.

    The funeral service for Frances will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral Home.

    Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Dorothy Hendrica VanLankvelt

F, b. December 1, 1921, d. May 8, 2013

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Hendrica VanLankvelt was born on December 1, 1921 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Cornelius Herman (Casey) ("Casey Lamers") Lamers were married on June 17, 1947 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dorothy Hendrica VanLankvelt died on May 8, 2013, at age 91.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Dorothy H. Lamers, (Van Lankvelt), Kimberly, for 91 years Dorothy walked this earth, giving of herself endlessly to family, friend and community - passing away in her sleep from the effects of a stroke on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Born to John and Hattie (Peerenboom) Van Lankvelt at the family home in Little Chute on December 1, 1921, she was one of eight children. Dating days began on the floor of the Ravino Ballroom. She married Casey Lamers on June 17, 1947. Last June, they celebrated their 65th anniversary. He preceded her in death on December 2012. She enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, making quilts for the church mission club (since 1960's), praying, reading lots of books and sprucing up her house.

    Dorothy is survived by her children: Dan Lamers (grandchildren Avery and Eli), Bob (Mary Ann) Lamers (grandsons Jeffrey (Laura) and Joseph), Mary Jane (Bruce) Cummings (granddaughters Elizabeth (fiancé Rob Mossop) and Anne (Greg Brahe) along with his great grandchild, Casey Brahe). Also survived by her sister, Frances Van Nuland and in-laws: Vern Van Lankvelt, Leo Campbell, Janet Van Lankvelt and Shirley Van Lankvelt, Nellie Ver Voort, Theresa Lamers, Pat Lamers and Ellen Lamers. Dorothy treasured her godchildren: Nancy Schoepel, Mike Pynenberg, Robin Piette, Julie DeBois, Jane Lewis, Dennis Lamers and Carl Van Lankvelt.

    Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Hattie Van Lankvelt; her siblings and their spouses: Hank Van Lankvelt, Pete and Lorraine Van Lankvelt, Pete Van Nuland, Margaret (Mugs) and Rainer Depies, Ang Campbell, Bernie Van Lankvelt and Phil Van Lankvelt. This includes in-laws: Harry Lamers, John (Julie) Lamers, Rich and Ann Pynenberg, Marie and Tony Greco, Harriet and Bernie Zack, Arnold and Theresa Lamers, Frank Lamers, Herman Lamers and Joe Ver Voort.

    Memorial Mass for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 602 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly with Fr. Dave Beaudry officiating. Friends and relatives may call directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com.

Margaret Mary VanLankvelt

F, b. August 7, 1923, d. December 6, 2012

Parents

Family: Rainer H Depies (b. October 11, 1924, d. December 7, 2011)

St John High School Yearbook 1942

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Mary VanLankvelt was born on August 7, 1923 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Rainer H Depies were married on June 20, 1946 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Mary VanLankvelt died on December 6, 2012, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Margaret M. (Van Lankvelt) Depies, age 89, Neenah, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 6th, with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. She was born on August 7, 1923 the daughter of the late John and Hattie (Peerenboom) Van Lankvelt. She graduated from St. John’s High School in Little Chute, in 1942. She was married to Rainer Depies on June 20, 1946 in Little Chute, Wisconsin and celebrated 65 years of marriage before his passing on December 7th, 2011. Margaret and Rainer traveled and made many friends square dancing after retirement. She loved crafts and spent many hours making hooked rugs, needlepoint pillows, and Christmas ornaments. Margaret volunteered time in the pastoral care ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. She loved spending time with friends and her four brothers and three sisters with whom she remained very close through out her life.

    Margaret is survived by her son Michael (Deborah) Depies of Neenah, two grandsons, Joel (Emily) Depies of Circle Pines, Minnesota, Benjamin (Brenna) Depies of Minneapolis, Minnesota and one great grandson, Wesley Michael Depies. Margaret is also survived by her brother-in-law Gerald (Joyce) Depies, two sisters, Fran Van Nuland and Dorothy Lamers, sisters-in-law Janet Van Lankvelt, Shirley Van Lankvelt, and La Verne Van Lankvelt, her brother-in-law, Leo Campbell and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainer, her parents, her sister, Angela Campbell, four brothers, Bernie Van Lankvelt, Phil Van Lankvelt, Henry Van Lankvelt, and Peter Van Lankvelt, her sister-in-law Lorraine Van Lankvelt and her brother-in-law, Casey Lamers

    The Mass of Resurrection will be held at Noon on Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hilbert, Wisconsin, with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert.

    The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Island Shores Assisted Living in Neenah, the Valley VNA in Neenah and Heartland Hospice who lovingly cared for Margaret during her final years, months and days of life.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1942.

Angela Petronella VanLankvelt

F, b. May 24, 1926, d. September 26, 2011

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1944

Biography

  • Birth: Angela Petronella VanLankvelt was born on May 24, 1926 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on October 10, 1950 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 26, 2011, at age 85, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Angela Campbell, age 85, of Hilbert, died on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born May 24, 1926, in the Town of Vandenbroek, the daughter of the late John & Hattie (Peerenboom) VanLankvelt. She graduated from St. John High School in Little Chute. Angela married Leo Campbell on October 10, 1950 at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. Angela worked for A&P of Appleton and Neenah as a head book keeper for 6 years. Angela loved going dancing with her husband on Sundays and spending time with her family either playing cards or having a family barbecue. She also enjoyed golfing with friends and volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul. Angela is survived by her husband of 61 years: Leo; three children: Patrick (Debbie) Campbell, Jerry Campbell, and Mary Mann; three grandchildren: Cory & Sarah Campbell, and Mitchell Mann. She is further survived by three sisters: Frances, Dorothy & Margaret; sisters-in-law: Alvina Campbell, Marie Fassbender, Janet, LaVerne & Shirley VanLankvelt; brothers-in-law: Casey Lamers and Rainer Depies. Angela was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Henry, Peter, Bernard & Philip; brothers-in-law: Peter VanNuland; Arthur Campbell, Bernard Fassbender; and a sister-in-law: Lorraine VanLankvelt. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 30, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert with the Rev. Mike Betley officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2011 and on Friday at the church from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM. A Parish Vigil Service will be held Thursday evening at the funeral home at 7:00 PM.

    Online Condolences

    www.wietingfuneralhome.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on September 28, 2011.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1944.

Bernard Henry VanLankvelt

M, b. August 20, 1928, d. July 28, 2006

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1947

Biography

  • Birth: Bernard Henry VanLankvelt was born on August 20, 1928 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 28, 2006, at age 77, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: July 31, 2006

    Van Lankvelt, Bernard Henry Bernard Van Lankvelt, 77, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2006, at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center. Bernard was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Little Chute to John and Hendrica (Peerenboom) Van Lankvelt. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Bernie married his wife Janet (Backes) in Jan. of 1954 in Appleton and together they had seven children. Bernie owned his own television and appliance sales and service business, Independent Electronics, in Menasha. He also worked at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Menasha until his retirement. Bernie loved the outdoors, hunting, camping, fishing, skiing; he also enjoyed watching soccer, wood carving and his daily long walk. Bernie was active in the Boy Scouts as well as the Girl Scouts for many years.

    Bernard is survived by his wife, Janet, three sons; Peter, Paul (Lynn), and James J. Van Lankvelt all of Neenah, four daughters; Rose (William) Martell, Calumet, Mich., Jean (Mark) Reed, Neenah, Julie DuBois, Neenah and Susan (William) Rolf, Appleton, 15 grandchildren; Anemone, Daniel, Peter, Mariah, Jennifer, Lisa, Erik, Sara, Amanda, Gabrielle, Damien, Kristy, James, Luke and Henry. He is further survived by brothers, Henry (Laverne) and Peter (Lorraine) Van Lankvelt, all of Little Chute, Sisters Frances Van Nuland, Dorothy (Casey) Lamers, Margaret (Reiner) Depies, all of Kimberly and Angela (Leo) Campbell, Hilbert; sister in law, Shirley Van Lankvelt and several nieces, nephews other family and friends.

    Bernie was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Philip, brother-in-law Peter Van Nuland and beloved granddaughter Avalon Rolf.

    In lieu of flowers, the family will be establishing a memorial in Bernard's name.

    The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of the police, fire and EMT first responders, as well as the staff at Theda Clark's emergency department for their care of Bernie.

    Bernie was a kind and giving man, giving his time to various causes over the years. Even in death Bernie continued his spirit of giving by being a tissue donor. Many lives were impacted by his final gift.

    Memorial services for Bernie will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Menasha, with Father Roy Geenan officiating. Family will receive visitors at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

    Laemmrich Funeral Home

    & Cremation Services

    Menasha, Wisconsin

    920-722-8252.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1947.

Philip Simon VanLankvelt

M, b. May 26, 1930, d. June 26, 2005

Parents

Family: Shirley M Sanderfoot (b. March 19, 1932, d. November 10, 2014)

St John High School Yearbook 1949

Biography

  • Birth: Philip Simon VanLankvelt was born on May 26, 1930 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Shirley M Sanderfoot were married on April 19, 1955 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Philip Simon VanLankvelt died on June 26, 2005, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/5.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1949.

Peter VanNuland

M, b. November 6, 1913, d. February 13, 2001

Parents

Family: Frances Marie VanLankvelt (b. April 8, 1920, d. October 14, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter VanNuland was born on November 6, 1913 in Rosmalen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Frances Marie VanLankvelt were married on November 8, 1939 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter VanNuland died on February 13, 2001, at age 87, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 87, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute with his family at his side. Peter was born on November 6, 1913 in Rosmalen, The Netherlands, son of the late Petrus and Antonella (Vandenberg) Van Nuland. The family emigrated to America in 1920. Peter was married to Frances Van Lankvelt on November 8, 1939 at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. He was employed at the Kimberly - Clark Paper Mill for forty-three years. Peter served in the United States Naval Service from 1943 - 1946, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Post #18, the Kimberly - Clark Quarter Century Club, the Kimberly Golden Agers, and Holy Name Parish.

    Peter is survived by his wife of sixty-one years: Frances Van Nuland of Kimberly; a son: David Van Nuland of Darboy; four grandsons: Craig Van Nuland of Minneapolis; Robert (Margareta) Van Nuland and their children Jacob, Danielle, and Ryan of La Crosse; Daryl (Laura) Van Nuland and their children Samuel and James of Mansfield, Massachusetts; and Brian Van Nuland of Denver. Peter is also survived by sisters-in-law Dorothy (Casey) Lamers of Kimberly, Margaret (Rainer) Depies of Green Bay, Angela (Leo) Campbell of Hilbert, by brothers-in-law Henry (LaVerne) Van Lankvelt of Little Chute, Peter (Lorraine) Van Lankvelt of Little Chute, Bernard (Janet) Van Lankvelt of Neenah, and Philip (Shirley) Van Lankvelt of Kaukauna. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Anton, and sisters Jane Van Krey, Woultera Bekkers, and Elizabeth Vander Wielen.

    The funeral liturgy for Peter will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2001 at HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 3:00 PM until the hour of the liturgy.

    The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone at Parkside Care Center who cared for Pete these many years. Your kindness will always be remembered.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1920.

Cornelius Herman (Casey) ("Casey Lamers") Lamers

M, b. March 1, 1922, d. December 5, 2012

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Cornelius Herman (Casey) ("Casey Lamers") Lamers was born on March 1, 1922 in Schaijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy Hendrica VanLankvelt were married on June 17, 1947 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Cornelius Herman (Casey) ("Casey Lamers") Lamers died on December 5, 2012, at age 90, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Cornelius (Casey) Herman Lamers, Kimberly, after a lifetime well lived, the kind and gentle soul known as Casey Lamers had his prayers answered by passing away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Appleton Medical Center. Casey was born on March 1, 1922 in Schaijk, Holland, the son of Arnold and Petronella (Nellie) Lamers. He immigrated to the U.S. with his family in November of 1923 at the tender age of 20 months. Through the years, challenges awaited him along with his four sisters and five brothers growing up in the midst of the great depression. He did his patriotic duty enlisting in the Army during World War II spending the first portion of his tour as a driver for generals here and abroad with the latter portion jumping out of airplanes as a paratrooper in the Pacific. On June 17, 1947 he married Dorothy Van Lankvelt and raised their children Dan, Bob and Mary Jane along with many foster children. Casey loved fishing and playing sheepshead. His passion was fishing, learned at an early age with his Dad at the Lake Poygan family cottage. Years later, he carried on the tradition purchasing a cottage of his own on Lake Poygan. Casey made good use of his spare time to create things - he was always working with wood to create tables, picture frames, decorative cut-outs etc. Many of these things are still around in his children and grandchildren's homes. For several years he enjoyed being a Jack-of-All-Trades with Bobby Van Elzen at Van Elzen's Apple Orchard in Kimberly. Casey was a lifelong Catholic. He is currently a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly of which Fr. Dave Beaudry is the pastor. He was a member of the American Legion, volunteered at St. Joseph's Pantry, delivered Meals on Wheels, was a Eucharistic Minister, worked at Holy Name Rummage Sale to list just a few of his community service endeavors. He just loved people.

    Casey is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 65 years; son/ Dan (grandchildren Avery and Eli); son/ Bob and Mary Lamers (grandsons Jeffrey (Laura) and Joseph, daughter/ Mary Jane and Bruce Cummings (granddaughters Elizabeth (fiancé Rob Mossop) and Anne (Greg Brahe) along with his beloved namesake - great-grandchild Casey Brahe. He is survived by his sister Nellie Ver Voort and sisters-in-laws Theresa, Pat & Ellen Lamers along with Vern Van Lankvelt, Fran Van Nuland, Mugs Depies, Leo Campbell, Janet Van Lankvelt and Shirley Van Lankvelt. He is also survived by his godchildren who have brought many a smile to him throughout the years; Nancy Schoepel, Mike Pynenberg, Robin Piette, Julie DeBois, Jane Lewis, Denis Lamers and Carl Van Lankvelt.

    Preceding him in death were his parents Arnold and Nellie (Schoppema) Lamers; his siblings and their spouses; Harry, John (Julie), Ann (Rich Pynenberg), Marie (Tony Greco), Harriet (Bernie Zack), Arnold (Theresa), Frank, Herman and Joe Ver Voort. This includes his in-laws; Hank Van Lankvelt, Pete Van Lankvelt, Pete Van Nuland, Rainer Depies, Ang Campbell, Bernie Van Lankvelt and Phil Van Lankvelt.

    Casey had the gift of gab. He could talk to anyone about anything. Neighbors, relatives, friends could be assured of a great conversation spiced with his wonderful sense of humor and the twinkle in his baby blue eyes. We were lucky to have him for 90 blessed years. His loss leaves a gaping hole in the lives of many that knew him. He was a very special man.

    Mass of Christian Burial for Casey will be at 12:00 Noon on Monday, December 10, 2012 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH at HOLY NAME of JESUS CHURCH, 602 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly with Fr. Dave Beaudry officiating. Friends and relatives will be received directly at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Holy Name Cemetery in Kimberly. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com

    Special thanks go out to Cindy and Bob Wolf, Bob Eger, Gary Valentine, Gary Van Oss, Theda Care Hospice Staff, Lou Sharpless, Beth Duchateau, Melissa Strubbe, Dr. Jack Swanson and the AMC 3rd floor cardiology staff - Connie, Sara and Kimberly among many others. Your care made his journey onward comfortable and painless.

Rainer H Depies

M, b. October 11, 1924, d. December 7, 2011

Parents

Family: Margaret Mary VanLankvelt (b. August 7, 1923, d. December 6, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Rainer H Depies was born on October 11, 1924 in New Holstein, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Mary VanLankvelt were married on June 20, 1946 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rainer H Depies died on December 7, 2011, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Rainer H. Depies, age 87, Neenah died on December 7, 2011. He was born on October 11th, 1924 the son of the late Arthur and Freda Depies. He was a graduate of Hilbert High School. He married Margaret Van Lankfelt on June 20, 1946 in Little Chute, Wisconsin and recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. Margaret & Rainer traveled and made many friends square dancing after retirement. Rainer was an avid gardener and also spent many hours making beaded rosaries. Rainer was described as a kind man who loved people and always had a cheerful word for anyone he met. Rainer worked in the petroleum industry, first for Depies Oil Company and later as a State of Wisconsin petroleum inspector, retiring in 1986.

    He is survived by his wife, Margaret and son Michael (Deborah) Depies of Neenah; two grandsons, Joel (Emily) Depies and Benjamin Depies and one great grandson, Wesley Depies. Rainer is also survived by his brother Gerald (Joyce) Depies, two sisters-in-law, Fran Van Nuland, and Dorothy (Casey) Lamers, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Dorothy Joyce Depies.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hilbert, WI. Visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established for the Salvation Army.

    The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Island Shores Assisted Living and Sterling House Assisted Living both in Neenah who showed Rainer kindness, dignity and excellent care during his final days. We also want to thank the dedicated Heartland Hospice staff and nurses who did everything possible to ease his passing.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on December 8, 2011.

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Peter Martin VanLankvelt

M, b. January 17, 1919, d. May 2, 2010

Parents

St John High School Yearbook, 1938

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Martin VanLankvelt was born on January 17, 1919 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lorraine M VandenBoogart were married on October 27, 1945 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter Martin VanLankvelt died on May 2, 2010, at age 91.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/56.
  • Note: Peter Martin John Van Lankvelt, Little Chute, age 91, died Sunday May 2, 2010, at Appleton Retirement Community. He was born in Little Chute on January 16, 1919, to the late Jon and Hattie Van Lankvelt. Prior to his marriage and right after high school Peter served his country before WWII and throughout the entire war in the Pacific. He talked about serving in Australia and New Guinea along with other various Pacific islands. He ended up his military career as a Pharmacy Assistant with the rank of sergeant. Peter never talked about the war, except for the good times he spent with friends he had made. He was a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 for over 65 years.




    Peter married Lorraine Vanden Boogart October 27, 1945 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, where he was a lifelong member. Lorraine preceded him in death May 28, 2007 after 61 years of marriage. Peter was a Roll line inspector at the Kimberly Mill from 1940 through 1971. Within that time there was a layoff, and he held many part-time jobs. Some of them included working in the beer depot, for Frank Reynebeau, painting houses, being a mail carrier, and delivering newspapers. He loved to work, and talk about it. In his life Peter enjoyed playing football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, fishing, puzzles, reading, walking, being with his dogs, crosswords, tasting fresh food, and telling stories, or just talking. Most of all Peter enjoyed and got a "kick" out of his wife Lorraine!

    Peter is survived by: one son Gary, and wife MaryBeth and their children Erik and his wife Jessica Grant, and Alison Van Lankvelt, And four daughters: Nancy and husband Jerry Schoepel, Gail and husband Mike Berken and their children Craig, and his children Amanda and Cory Berken, and Gail and Mike's son Aaron Berken and his daughter Taylor Watermolen, and very special friend Heather Polan. Vicki and husband Paul Trader and their son Jason, his wife Alissa and their son Connor Trader. Conni and husband Tony Dorin and their two children Alex and Crystal Dorin. Peter is also survived by four sisters Angela Campbell, Francis Van Nuland, Margret Depies, and Dorothy Lamers and their husbands, and two sister in-laws, Shirley Van Lankvelt and Janet Van Lankvelt.

    Peter was preceded in death by his parents John and Hattie Van Lankvelt, and by his loving wife and life partner of 61 years Lorraine (VandenBoogart) Van Lankvelt. Peter also lost his three brothers Henry, Bernard, and Phillip Van Lankvelt.

    Visitation will be held Wednesday May 5, 2010, beginning at 3 p.m. until time of Mass at 5 p.m. at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute). The Rev. David J. Funk, O.F.M. Cap. will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow. Committal St. John Cemetery. A memorial is being established in Peter's name. For on-line condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

    Peter will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. He was as positive and friendly a guy that you could ever meet. The family wants to be sure to thank all those who have made a difference in his life: first of all his entire family especially his brothers and sisters and all the in-laws, his neighbors from the Johnson Street and Adams Way areas (if you've never lived in Little Chute, the neighbors are like family there). Special thanks go to all the staff at the Appleton Retirement Community and the Heartland Hospice who was ever so vigilant and protective of Peter and his family during his time of need.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute

    920-788-6237.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1938.

Peter Johannes VanLankvelt

M, b. February 26, 1865, d. October 6, 1927

Parents

Family 1: Hendrika Verkuijlen (b. October 12, 1862, d. April 27, 1900)

Family 2: Mary VanGerven (b. November 30, 1876, d. June 19, 1946)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Johannes VanLankvelt was born on February 26, 1865 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Hendrika Verkuijlen were married on May 17, 1889 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Peter Johannes VanLankvelt and Mary VanGerven were married on September 26, 1906 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter Johannes VanLankvelt died on October 6, 1927, at age 62, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/33.
  • Note: By my nature, I Peter Van Lankvelt, am a true Hollander having been born and bred in the
    Netherlands before immigrating to this great country. But I am getting ahead of myself.
    My journey began about a century and a half ago in the town of Uden, Netherlands on February 26,
    1865 when I was born to Martinus and Ida (Van Duijnhoven) Van Lankvelt. After a pretty normal
    childhood, at the age of 24, I married the lovely Hendrica Verkuijlen on May 17,1889. We were blessed
    with nine children but sadly my Hendrica passed away while bearing our ninth child in 1900.
    In seeking the land of opportunity, I made my way to America in 1904. My children were left with caring
    relatives while I tried my luck at a better life for all of us. Wanting to be with others of Dutch descent, I
    traveled to Little Chute, Wisconsin. I was lucky to be welcomed by the Peter Wonders family who
    operated a farm on the northwest side of Main Street of Little Chute. Years later, the Tony Wonders
    club was built on a portion of that property north of the railroad tracks. Many a drink and dinner was
    downed at their establishment.
    Work on the farm was familiar to me from my days back in the Netherlands and I appreciated the fresh
    start-on my life that it gave me. Also, seeking a-fresh start was a fellow immigrant, Mary Van Gerven,
    who followed me from our homeland. We were married on Sept. 26,1906 at St. John Catholic Church
    in Little Chute. As newlyweds, we rented from the John and Mary l:iietpas family on Washington Street
    also in Little Chute. In time, we purchased an eight and one-half acre parcel of land for farming near
    Highway 00, also called North Street. The hills behind the property were great for winter sledding and
    skiing for all the kids in the neighborhood. The area is still known as Paradise Valley. God blessed us
    with five children - Hattie, Gen, Martin, Henry and JUIe. I loved farming and especially growing
    vegetables. Besides my family, the pride and joy of my life was my black Model T Ford with the high
    running boards. How I loved that car!!! No more horses for me!

    By now, it was the several years into the new century. The children from my first marriage had been
    growing up in Holland. In 1907, I welcomed my seventeen year old son John and a year later his
    brother Theodore, here to America. Being young independent men, they lived with our good friends, the
    John Hietpas family in their home on Washington Street near my farm.
    Many of the area residents combined farming with an outside job. The boys and I made ends meet by
    working in the Kimberly & Clark Paper Mill in Kimberly that had opened in 1889. It was located on the
    other side of the river within walking distance. The boys adjusted well to life here. The years sped by
    while they established themselves with their own farms. John married Hattie (Peerenboom) and had
    eight children. Theodore married Henrietta (Pennings) and had ten children.
    Work in the mill was hard. The process of making paper was a physically demanding, hot, wet, and dirty
    job. We felt lucky to have jobs that lasted through prohibition. Unfortunately, my luck didn't last. It was
    a day like any other day on Oct. 6, 1927. I had just finished talking with Chester Mauthe, a 20 year old
    youngster who had just been married six weeks earlier. He and two other co-workers George Pocan
    and Albert Jansen were sitting on top the pulp pile. I was the elevator operator and Arthur Brockman
    had just pulled up his truck to drop off another load of pulp. From this point on, not much is known about
    me. Apparently, one wall of the twa=story beater plant collapsed and the roof fell in - something about
    recent excavations under one of the walls. Arthur was taken out of the ruins alive on Friday but died at
    the hospital at 4:00 pm. Chester was taken out of the pit at midnight on Friday with a broken leg but he
    lived. On Saturday morning, they found my body in the ruins at 6:30 am. I was one of six dead,
    eighteen injured and three whose bodies were never recovered.
    It was a sad ending to a very happy life.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1904.

Hendrika Verkuijlen

F, b. October 12, 1862, d. April 27, 1900

Parents

Family: Peter Johannes VanLankvelt (b. February 26, 1865, d. October 6, 1927)

Biography

  • Birth: Hendrika Verkuijlen was born on October 12, 1862 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Johannes VanLankvelt were married on May 17, 1889 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Hendrika Verkuijlen died on April 27, 1900, at age 37, in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

William Anton VandenHeuvel

M, b. January 26, 1897, d. April 20, 1974

Parents

Family: Christine VanHandel (b. November 8, 1894, d. January 22, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: William Anton VandenHeuvel was born on January 26, 1897 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on January 26, 1897 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Christine VanHandel were married on May 24, 1918 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Anton VandenHeuvel died on April 20, 1974, at age 77, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/30.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY April 22, 1974
    William Vanden Heuvel 715 N. Grand Ave., Little Chute

    Age 77, passed away at 10:30 PM Saturday following a brief illness. He was born January 26, 1897 in Little Chute. He was employed with the Kimberly Clark Corp. until his retirement in 1963. He was a member of the Little Chute Golden Agers and the Kimberly-Clark Quarter Century Club.

    He is survived by his wife, Christine Van Handel; four daughters; Mrs. Cleborne (Margaret) Vander Veldon of Kimberly, Mrs. Ted (Doris) Heid of Kimberly, Mrs. Corneilus (Mary Jane) Verbruggen of Little Chute, Mrs. Joseph (Joan) Verbrick of Little Chute; a son, Leo of Kimberly; a brother, Joseph of Little Chute; a sister, Mrs. Lorraine Brown of Kaukauna; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. A daughter, Alice, preceded him in death.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Christine VanHandel

F, b. November 8, 1894, d. January 22, 1981

Parents

Family: William Anton VandenHeuvel (b. January 26, 1897, d. April 20, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Christine VanHandel was born on November 8, 1894 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on November 9, 1894 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Anton VandenHeuvel were married on May 24, 1918 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Christine VanHandel died on January 22, 1981, at age 86, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/30.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Tuesday, June 22, 1981

    Mrs. William Vanden Heuvel (Christine Van Handel) 1201 Garfield Ave. Little Chute

    Formerly of 715 Grand Ave., Little Chute, age 86, died at 5:30 AM Monday. She was born November 8, 1896 in Little Chute. Mrs. Vanden Heuvel was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Little Chute Golden Agers, St. Elizabeth Society and the Mission Society.

    Suvivors include four daughters and sons in-law; Margaret and Chub Vander Veldon, Kimberly, Mary and Casey Verbruggen, Little Chute; Doris and Ted Heid, Kimberly; and Joan and Joe Verbrick, Little Chute; a son and a daughter in-law; Leo and Delores Vanden Heuvel, Kimberly; a sister, Nellie Vanden Heuvel, Little Chute; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, William; a daughter, Alice Hermsen; and a granddaughter, Judy Van Velden.

    The funeral will be at 11 AM Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church, with the Rev. Msgr. James Vande Hogen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4-9 Pm Tuesday and from 9:30 AM Wednesday until the time of service. There will be a Golden Agers and St. Eoizabeth Society Rosary at 6:30 PM Tuesday and the parish prayer service at 7:30 PM Tuesday. Verkuilen Funeral Home Little Chute, Wi.

Mary Jane VandenHeuvel

F, b. April 26, 1929, d. October 14, 2015

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1947

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Jane VandenHeuvel was born on April 26, 1929 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Cornelius Anthony (Casey) Verbruggen were married on May 11, 1950 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Jane VandenHeuvel died on October 14, 2015, at age 86.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/16.
  • Note: Mary Jane L. (Vanden Heuvel) Verbruggen, age 86, passed away peacefully with family by her side, on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. She was born April 26, 1929, in Little Chute, Daughter of Bill and Christine (VanHandel) Vanden Heuvel. Mary Jane married Casey Verbruggen May 11, 1950, at Saint John Catholic Church, Little Chute, where she was also a member. Mary Jane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed raising and caring for her family. Mary Jane loved spending time at their cottage on Crystal Lake. She also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She received great pleasure in attending the many school activities and sporting events of her grandchildren.

    Mary Jane is survived by one daughter, Pam Van Gompel (special friend, Charlie Hermus); four sons, Bill, Dave (Pat), Dan (Billie), Ken (Karen); one daughter in law, Robin (Van Epern) Verbruggen; 17 grandchildren, Emily, Marnie and Libby; Eric, Ryan, Adam and Carrie; Casey and Laura; Christine, Jacob and Kala; Morgan and Zach; Luke, Ben and Anna; 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Joanie Verbrick; sisters-in-law, Joanne Cobb and Betty Verbruggen; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Henry and Caroline (Van Rhyn); husband Casey; a son, Lee; a brother, Leo (Delores); sisters, Margaret (Chub) Vander Velden; Doris (Ted) Heid; Alice Hermsen; in-laws, Joe Verbrick; John Verbruggen; Jakie and Rich Ebben; Leslie Cobb.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    Mom, we will miss you and will always keep you close to our hearts.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Cherry Meadows and to the staff of PILA.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1947.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Anton VandenHeuvel

M, b. April 22, 1860, d. February 19, 1938

Parents

Family: Margaret Vosters (b. November 4, 1866, d. August 2, 1935)

Biography

  • Birth: Anton VandenHeuvel was born on April 22, 1860 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on April 28, 1860 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Vosters were married on June 29, 1886 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anton VandenHeuvel died on February 19, 1938, at age 77, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/1.
  • Occupation: He was a farmer.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Saturday, February 19, 1938

    Antone Vanden Heuvel

    Age 72, Little Chute, died at 4 o'clock this morning after a prolonged illness.

    Survivors are four daughters; Mrs. John Behling, Kimberly; Mrs. Arnold Jansen, Mrs. George Hammen, Little; Mrs. Stephen Mangold, Kaukauna; four sons; Joe, William, John, Little Chute; George, Chicago.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. John's Church in Little Chute by the Rev. John Sprangers. Burial will be at the parish cemetery.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Margaret Vosters

F, b. November 4, 1866, d. August 2, 1935

Parents

Family: Anton VandenHeuvel (b. April 22, 1860, d. February 19, 1938)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Vosters was born on November 4, 1866 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on November 4, 1865 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Anton VandenHeuvel were married on June 29, 1886 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Vosters died on August 2, 1935, at age 68, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/1.
  • Note: SOURCE: KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY Tuesday, August 6, 1935
    LITTLE CHUTE WOMEN DIES AT HOME FRIDAY
    Mrs. Anton Vanden Heuvel Laid To Rest Monday Morning
    Little Chute- Mrs. Anton Vanden Heuvel, 69, died Friday afternoon at her home following a lingering illness.
    Survivors are the widower, four daughters, Mrs. John Behling, Combined Locks, Mrs. Arnold Jansen and Mrs. George P. Hammen, Little Chute; Mrs. S. J. Mangold, Kaukauna; four sons, George, Chicago; and Joseph, John, and William, Little Chute. three sisters, Mrs. Herman Jansen of Kaukauna; Mrs. Albert Kilsdonk of Little Chute; and Mrs. William Van Asten of Little Chute; also survive.
    Funeral services were conducted at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. John's Catholic Church with Rev. J.J. Sprangers, pastor, in charge. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Robert Vanden Heuvel, Raymond Jansen, Harvey Jansen, Sylvester Jansen, Richard Wydeven and Walter Vanden Boom.

Cornelius Anthony (Casey) Verbruggen

M, b. June 13, 1927, d. May 4, 2001

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Cornelius Anthony (Casey) Verbruggen was born on June 13, 1927 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Jane VandenHeuvel were married on May 11, 1950 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Cornelius Anthony (Casey) Verbruggen died on May 4, 2001, at age 73, in Pickerel, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/16.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Sunday, May 6, 2001

    Cornelius A. Verbruggen
    'Casey'
    535 Franklin St. Little Chute

    Age 73, died peacefully at his cottage in Pickerel, Friday, May 4, 2001. He was born June 13, 1927, in Little Chute, son of Henry and Caroline [Van Ryan] Verbruggen. Casey married Mary Jan Vanden Heuvel May 11, 1950 at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute . Casey was a member of St. John Church. He was self employed as a general contractor until his death, Casey was a part owner of Ryan's Ballroom, Combined Locks, with his son Bill. Casey was a great singer who received great pleasure from his grandchildren. Casey enjoyed spending time with his family at his cottage that he built. He love the company of his dog Brandy for 17 years.

    Casey is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Jane; on daughter, Pam [Mark] Van Gompel, Kaukauna; five sons, Bill [Sharon] Verbruggen, Combined Locks; David [Patricia] Verbruggen, Kimberly; Lee [Robin] Verbruggen, Little Chute; Dan [Billie] Verbruggen, Town of Vandenbroek; Ken [Karen] Verbruggen, Little Chute;17 grandchildren, Christine, Jacob, and Kala; Emily, Marnie, and Libby; Eric [Lynne], Ryan, Adam, and Carrie; Casey and Laura; Morgan and Zachary; Luke, Ben, and Anna; one brother, John and Betty Verbruggen, Little Chute; two sisters, Jakie Ebben, Little Chute; Joanne Cobb, California; two sisters in-law, Joan and Joe Verbrick, Little Chute; Delores Vanden Heuvel, Kimberly; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend Charlie Hermus.

    He was preceded in death by his mother in-law, and father in-law, Bill and Christine Vanden Heuvel; four brothers in-law and three sisters in-law, Leslie Cobb, Rich Ebben, Chub and Margaret Vander Velden, Ted and Doris Heid and Alice Hermsen.

    Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Rev. John Schuetze officiating. Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service.
    Verkuilen Funeral Home
    Little Chute.