John M. Van Nuland, age 73, ended his battle with cancer peacefully with his family and loved ones surrounding on the morning of Monday, May 05, 2014. He was born August 15, 1940 in Kimberly, Wisconsin, the son of Jacob and Rosalie (Richards) Van Nuland. John worked 37 years at Holy Name Parish as the Maintenance Supervisor and a darn good one.
He was a man with many talents he knew how to fix and build basically anything. John spent many hours helping others with building projects and countless hours in his basement woodworking. He enjoyed watching TV, having drinks on his deck with family, friends and his best furry friend Charlie. John enjoyed many summers up north on the water and sitting around the campfire. During the winter it was all about family snowmobiling. Traveling was a very big part of John's life and he felt there was nothing
better than sitting by the pool or the beach having a drink and people watching. Can't forget where you would find John on Friday night at 4:00 P.M. front row parking spot in front of Heiting, with his barstool waiting, enjoying a Friday night fish fry with his
He is survived by his girlfriend: Nancy Wood; daughter Kim (Randy) Anderson;son: Roger (Theresa) Van Nuland; daughter: Lisa (Edward) Porter; grandchildren: Keri (Chris) Bauer, Dannielle (Ryan) Hietpas, Cody Van Vonderen, Dylan Van Vonderen(Alyssa Janssen), Ali Van Vonderen (Zach Vanevenhoven), Alex Anderson, Sara (Eric)Fenwick, Jennifer (Thomas) Conley, Nicole Winter (Shane Swille), Tyler Van Nuland, Liz Winter, Josh Ulrichsen, Jake Porter; great grandchildren: Mason, Alicia, Alec, Erica, Levi, Raelle, Macy. He is further survived by his sisters: Carol Wallace, Rosie (Jim) Lamers; sisters-in-law: Donna Van Nuland, Marilyn (Joe) Vander Weilen, Pam (Gary) Brantley, Sherry Van Lankveldt; and brothers-in-law: Ron(Jolayne) Van Lankveldt. He will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Judy; son: Dan; father and mother Jacob and Rosalie Van Nuland; father and mother- in- law Henry and Alice Van Lankveldt; brother: Phil Van Nuland; sister Barb Trudell; and brothers-in-law: Gene Van Lankveldt and Al Trudell.
The Memorial Mass for John will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH –KIMBERLY CAMPUS, 600 East Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, with Father Bob Kollath officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
We would like to thank Dawn and the hospice team for helping us care for John at home.