VanDeLoo, Robert A. “Bob”
Robert “Bob” VanDeLoo, Kaukauna, age 88, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 28, 1930 in Hollandtown to the late Jacob and Edna (Kerhoff) VanDeLoo. Robert passed away 44 years to the day after his father. He attended St. Francis Grade School, Hollandtown.
On November 22, 1951, Thanksgiving Day, he married Della DeCoster at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute. On Thanksgiving Day 2001, they joyfully celebrated 50 wonderful years together before Della passed away in 2002.
Robert and Della raised their family on their dairy farm in the Town of Kaukauna. His love for farming came from growing up on a dairy farm. Robert was a member of Holy Cross Parish serving as an usher for many years, Supervisor for Town of Kaukauna, Board member for Center Valley Coop and Morning Glory Dairy Coop. He was also a committee member for Lake to Lake/Land O Lakes Coop. He was very proud of all the awards he received during his farming career for high quality milk, excellent milk production and innovative farming practices. He loved to tell a good story, share his quick wit, play a game of sheepshead and have a smile for everyone.
Robert is survived by 5 sons and 6 daughters: Peggy (Mark) Lasee, Kaukauna; John “Jack” (Anne), Kaukauna; Mary (Dan) Geurts, Athelstaine; Tom (Eileen Rueden), Forest Junction; Patti (Marvin) Vosters, Appleton; Judy (Dan) Eiting, De Pere; Diane Meulemans, fiancé (Craig Sampson), Kaukauna; Paul (Molly), Kaukauna; Dave (Tamara), Appleton; Ann (Mike) Ryan, Union Grove; and Robert J. (Lisa), Kaukauna; 28 grandkids (27 surviving): Dawn (Paul) Krause, Paula (Eric) Enders, Jim (Melissa) VanDeLoo, Sara (Kevin) St. John, Christy (Matt) Bohn, Jake (Reba) VanDeLoo, Tina (Jim) Leick, Shelly (Greg) Vissers, Jolene (Dr. Henrik) Schatzinger, Jenny (Nick) Schaumberg, Joe (Megan) Vosters, Adam (Cindy) Vosters, Doug (Kelsey) Vosters, Nick (Jessica) Eiting, Kelly (John) Bezecny, Curt Eiting, Calvin Meulemans, Erica Meulemans, Bobbi Jo (Mike) DeBruin, Brian VanDeLoo, Sandy VanDeLoo, Aaron Ryan, Claire Ryan, Cindy (Andy) VandenHeuvel, Emily (Sam) Verhagen, Tony (Jolene) VanDeLoo and Scott VanDeLoo, 34 great-grandchildren. 3 step-grandkids: Nicholas, Angela, Zachary Derks.
Bob is also survived by his brothers: Vic (Mary Jane) and Don (Barb); and sisters: Theresa VanZeeland, Alice (Jim) Hammen, Mary Lois (Frank) Lamers, Eunice Micke and Sandy (Don) Snelling. In-laws: Lola VanDeLoo, Ruth DeCoster, Evelyn Carlson, Leo DeCoster, Ann DeCoster, Anna Mae DeCoster and Peggy DeCoster. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Della; parents, Jake & Edna VanDeLoo; Della’s parents, Leonard and Anna DeCoster; grandson, Steve Vosters; brother, Eugene; in-laws: Roger Micke, Sylvester VanZeeland, Norbert DeCoster, Lorraine and Francis Demerath, Robert and Marie Sievers, Lawrence DeCoster, Mark DeCoster, Jerome DeCoster, Muriel DeCoster, Bev DeCoster, Willard Carlson.
Family and friends may gather on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 DESNOYER STREET, KAUKAUNA FROM 3:30 – 7:30 pm with a prayer service at 7:30pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Don Everts and Father Willard VanDeLoo concelebrating. Robert’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Paul Elder Care for the wonderful care Robert was given during his stay. Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
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