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Tony Kent

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Stephanie Unknown

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Olivia Kent

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Daniel Kent

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Debbie Kent

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Robert Wollangk

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Rod Kent

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Darla Kent

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Robert Smith

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Lexie Smith

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Jennifer Baeten

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Gary Coppens

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Katie Baeten

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Abby Coppens

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Maddy Coppens

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Brennah McCorkell

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Harold VanGoethem

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  • Birth: Harold VanGoethem was born on November 24, 1940.
  • Marriage: He and Karen Greatens were married on May 29, 1965.
  • Death: Harold VanGoethem died on April 3, 2012, at age 71.
  • Note: Harold A. Van Goethem, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at home surrounded by his family due to complications from multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. He was born Nov. 24, 1940, in Sugarbush, to Archie and Myrtle (Van Pay) Van Goethem. Harold married Karen Greatens at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Catholic Church on May 29, 1965. Together, they celebrated almost 47 years of marriage.

    After attending Luxemburg High School, Harold served in the United States Army. He worked in construction most of his life working for Joski Construction, Zeise Construction and later starting his own family business, Van Goethem & Son Construction. Besides enjoying his business, he also enjoyed working with his bison, miniature cattle and especially competing in horse pulls with his team of Belgian horses. Harold's true love was spending time with his wife, kids and grandchildren.

    Survivors include his wife, Karen; mother, Myrtle Van Goethem; son, Lonny (Kaye) Van Goethem, Kewaunee; daughters, Shelly (Christopher) Vengrowsky, De Pere; Korry (Tom) Kleiman, Luxemburg; Wendy (Tom) Suess, Luxemburg;and Toni (Bradley) Radish, Appleton; 12 grandchildren, Carli, Abigail and Elliot Van Goethem, Jonica Pape, Jacobey and Janayha Vengrowsky, Jesse and Coy Kleiman, Breanna and Tyler Suess and Blake and Cade Radish; brothers, Arnold (Joyce) Van Goethem, Darrold (Pat) Van Goethem, Wilbert (Linda) Van Goethem, Ray (Jeanette) Van Goethem; sisters, Carol Le Lou, Elaine (Don) Leiterman, Betty (Howard) Zimmer-Wegner, Diane (Vincent) Delain; brother and sisters-in-law, Carol Van Goethem, Sherry Heim, Gale (Pat) Greatens, Marianne Greatens. He was preceded in death by his father, Archie Van Goethem; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer and Alice Greatens; brother, Robert Van Goethem; brothers-in-law, Marcien Le Lou, Marlin Zimmer, Harley Greatens; sister-in-law, Denise Greatens; and Jon Chervenka who holds a special place in the Van Goethem family.

    Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. led by Dcn. Robert Pribek. Visitation continues at the funeral home on Tuesday until 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph/St. John Church, Pilsen by Fr. Dennis Drury followed by full military rites at the church by Robinson Legion Post #538

    A special thank you to the staff at Cardiology Associates, Green Bay Oncology, Unity Hospice and special friend of the family, Sharon Sandona.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences or sign the online guest book.

Karen Greatens

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Biography

  • Birth: Karen Greatens was born on December 28, 1944 in Preble, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Harold VanGoethem were married on May 29, 1965.
  • Death: Karen Greatens died on September 23, 2016, at age 71.
  • Note: Karen L. Van Goethem, age 71, passed away Friday September 23, 2016 at home surrounded by her family due to lymphoma.

    She was born December 28, 1944 in the Town of Preble, to Alice and Elmer Greatens. Karen married Harold Van Goethem at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Catholic Church on May 29, 1965. Together they celebrated almost 47 years of marriage. Harold preceeded her in death on April 3, 2012.

    Karen graduated from Preble High School in 1963. She worked along with her husband as the Office Manager for Van Goethem and Son Construction. Besides being a devoted mother caring for her family and friends she also enjoyed volunteering at Aurora Hospital. Karen's true love was enjoying time with her husband, kids and grandkids.

    Survivors include son, Lonny Van Goethem (Karin Vandenhouten, Kegan and Kaeli) Kewaunee, daughters, Shelly (Chris) Vengrowsky, DePere, Korry (Tom) Kleiman, Luxemburg, Wendy (Tom) Suess, Luxemburg and Toni (Brad) Radish, Appleton, twelve grandchildren: Carli, Abigail and Elliot Van Goethem, Jonica (Arron) Mincheski, Jacobey and Janayha Vengrowsky, Jesse and Coy Kleiman, Breanna and Tyler Suess and Blake and Cade Radish, Brother; Gale (Pat) Greatens, Sister; Sherry Heim, Brothers -in-law: Arnold Van Goethem, Darrold (Pat) Van Goethem, Wilbert (Linda) Van Goethem, Ray (Jeanette) Van Goethem, Sister-in-law; Marianne Greatens, Carol Le Lou, Elaine Leiterman, Betty (Howard) Zimmer-Wegner, Diane (Vincent) Delain, Carol (Dale Fictum) Van Goethem. She was preceeded in death by her parents Elmer and Alice Greatens, brother Harley Greatens and sister Denise Greatens. Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Archie and Myrtle Van Goethem, brothers-in-law Robert Van Goethem, Marcien Le Lou, Marlin Zimmer, Don Leiterman and Sister-in-law Joyce Van Goethem and Jon Chervenka who holds a special place in the Van Goethem family.

    Friends may call after 4:00pm Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A parish wake service will be held at 7:00 pm. Visitation continues at the funeral home on Wednesday until 10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at St. Joseph/St John Church, Pilsen by Father Dennis Drury.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences or sign the online guest book.

    A special thank you to Dr. Ryan, Nicole and Lori at Green Bay Oncology and Brenda and Kathy at Unity Hospice.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2016.

Lonny Joseph Vangoethem

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