William C. Vanden Elzen, age 71, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born to the late William and Catherine (Wallace) Vanden Elzen on August 19, 1946 in Appleton.
William proudly served his country in the National Guard for six years. He married the love of his life, Linda Moe, on April 17, 1971 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He worked for twenty-seven years as a U.S Postal carrier for the Menasha Post Office and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton.
William loved just about anything that had to do with the outdoors, especially fishing. In earlier years he planned yearly fishing trips with friends and his son, Joe. Recently William enjoyed trips to his cabin up north. Above all he cherished time spent with his family, especially being able to attend his grandchildren’s events. He will always be remembered as being a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; their three children, Sarah (Doug) Dettmers and their children, Maxwell and Mason; Joseph (Darcy) Vanden Elzen and their children, Lucas and Carson; and Adam (Angela) Vanden Elzen and their children, Dexter and Elora. William is further survived by his mother-in-law, Joyce Moe; his two sisters, Mary (Mike) Mullins and Diane (Brian) Post; sister-in-law, Diana Kohlbeck and many other dear family members and friends too numerous to list but never forgotten.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Maynard Moe and his brother-in-law, Brendan Kohlbeck.
The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 Lawrence Street in Appleton. Visitation will be held on Monday starting at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M officiating. Interment will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in William’s name. Online condolences can be shared at www.wichmannfargo.com.