1925 John 2020

John Vanden Elsen

April 2, 1925 — December 17, 2020

John Vanden Elsen, age 95, of Appleton, passed away on December 17, 2020. John was born on April 2, 1925 in Appleton, Wisconsin. On November 9, 1946 he married the former Jeanette Hogan and she preceded him in death. John served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

He worked for over 30 years as a painter and millworker at Consolidated Paper. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly.

He is survived by 3 children: Kathy Clawson of Florida, Tom Vanden Elsen of Kimberly and Mike Vanden Elsen of Appleton as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jeanette, one daughter Patricia Krause and five sisters.

Due to current circumstances, private services will be held. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Shawano. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established. Donations can be mailed to the family or to John Vanden Elsen Memorial Fund, c/o Wichmann Funeral Homes, Jansen Fargo Funeral Home, 204 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, WI, 54136. Donations will be used to help our nation’s wounded veterans.

John’s family would like to thank the management and staff of Heartwood Homes of Appleton for the care given to John.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Vanden Elsen, please visit our flower store.

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