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Cletus Verheyen

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Verheyen, Cletus B.

Cletus "Pappy" B. Verheyen, 78, Green Bay resident, died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, October 15, 2013. He was born on January 23, 1935 in Bellevue to the late John and Caroline (Kerkhoff) Verheyen, where he was one of 19 children. Cletus attended St. Philip grade school. In 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1957. Cletus was a co-owner of the Rola Rena skating rink for 10 years. He worked at Tape, Inc. and then at Proctor and Gamble as a millwright for over 25 years until his retirement in 1991. He loved playing baseball in his younger years. He was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed building things with his brother, Clayton, and spending time with his sister "Jules." Cletus was a natural salesperson and loved to buy and sell anything from cheese to Girl Scout cookies. Cletus enjoyed cooking booyah and playing cribbage. He was an avid Packers fan and was well known for his jokes and pranks. Cletus was proud of his children and some of his happiest moments were making his grandkids laugh. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his children, Marcia Verheyen, Greenville; Doug (Debra) Verheyen, Greenville; Brenda (Eric) Trewartha, Oneida; grandchildren, Jake, Michaela, Ethan, Emma, Vinessa and Ella; brothers, Bernie (Elaine) Verheyen; Cyril (Mary) Verheyen; Darrell (fiancé Margene) Verheyen; sisters, Florence Gardipee; Mary (Joe) Kunesh; Nola (Fabian) Rentmeester; Eileen (Lloyd) Sigl; brother-in-law, James Devroy; sisters-in-law, Betty Verheyen and Delores Verheyen; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brothers and sisters, Elmer, Alvin, John Jr., Delores, Judy Devroy, Evelyn Geurts, Raymond, Harold, Clayton, Juleen Scray, Clifford; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Friday (TODAY) from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial service 4 p.m. Friday (TODAY) at the funeral home with Deacon Bill Burkel officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2013
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Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54302
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