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Donald R. Vanderloop

May 24, 1929 — August 31, 2016

Don Vanderloop, age 87 of Kaukauna, was called to heaven early on the morning of August 31, 2016. Don was born in Indiana on May 24, 1929, son of the late Martin and Delia (Freeman) Vanderloop. On September 4, 1954, he married Bernice Schultz at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville. The couple was just days short of celebrating sixty-two wonderful years together. Before beginning forty-four years of employment at Thilmany Pulp and Paper, Don served in the United States Army. He was currently a member of the Electric City Post #3319 of the VFW.

Don was an avid fan of the Brewers and the Packers, and was one of the lucky ones to see the Packers win in the Ice Bowl. He was a talented woodworker, enjoyed craft sales, and riding his moped. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kaukauna and his dedication to attending his grandchildren's sporting events was legendary. Don was a kind, gentle, and loving man and often with a toothpick in his mouth, referred to folks as “Chum.”

Don is survived by his loving wife: Bernice Vanderloop of Kaukauna; three children: Dave (Nancy) Vanderloop of Little Chute; Sue (Mike) Schwabenlander of Kaukauna; and Dawn (Dan) Van Schyndel of Kaukauna. He had special names for his special grandchildren who will miss him dearly: Barry (Brenna) Vanderloop, Scott (Morgan) Vanderloop, Dana (Larry) Holschuh, Tim Van Dyke, Rob Van Dyke and special friend Jackie, Corey (Kris) Schwabenlander, Troy Schwabenlander and special friend Liz, Dana (Jon) Austin, Trevor Van Schyndel, Nathan (Jessica) Van Schyndel, and Tyler Van Schyndel and special friend Emily. Don also has twelve great-grandchildren and one more due any day: Alexa, Alana, Loa, Hunter, Kirianna, Hutch, Bay, Gage, Henry, Eloise, Ella, and Griffin; a brother: Duane (Delores) Vanderloop of Kaukauna; a brother-in-law: Clarence (Bev) Weyers of Kaukauna; two sisters-in-law: Willie Vanderloop and Ruth Vanderloop, both of Kaukauna. He is also survived by Bernice's siblings: Dorothy Defferding of Appleton, Caroline Schroeder of Appleton, Barbara Hertzfeldt of New London, Mary Ellen (Earl) Schroeder of Sheboygan, Gerald (Loretta) Schultz of Seymour, Janice (Donny) Schroeder of Appleton, and Lynn (Bob) Spaulding of Black Creek.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Elaine Weyers, brothers Jerry Vanderloop and Ken Vanderloop, and brothers-in-law Keith Defferding, Donald (Elaine) Schultz, Wally Schroeder, and Butch Hertzfeldt.

The Christian Funeral for Don will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 2, 2016 at TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 804 Grignon Street in Kaukauna, with Rev. David Fleischmann officiating. Full military honors will follow the service, and burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of the services. For more information or to share a memory of Don, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

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