Ross M. Verstegen, age 88, of Menasha, passed away with his family at his side on March 4, 2019. Ross was born on November 20, 1930, in Little Chute, the son of the late George and Marie (Kees) Verstegen. On April 21, 1955, Ross married the love of his life Marian Schoettler at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. Ross was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. Ross was a successful coach in the American Legion and Babe Ruth baseball leagues. Over the years he enjoyed watching his son's sporting events and watching sports on television, especially the Packers and Badgers.
Ross served in the U. S. Army for one year and then reenlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Ross was a member of the Little Chute American Legion Post 258 for 65 years. He also retired from Neenah Paper after many years of employment. Ross enjoyed riding his bicycle to outdoor concerts, attending Summerfest, State Fair, and the EAA.
Ross is survived by his children; Mike (Sherrie), Guy (Debra), Kenny (Melissa), Roy (Peggy), Dennis (Cindy), and Bruce (Shelly) Verstegen and daughter, Gwen (Mike) Hansel; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother Carl Verstegen, other relatives and friends.
Ross is preceded in death by his loving wife Marian, grandchildren: twins Richard and Alex Verstegen, Brian Ingalls; and brother Donald Verstegen.
The funeral liturgy for Ross will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 16. 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W. Lawrence Street in Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of services. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ross’s name are appreciated. Private inurnment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.