Helen A. (Vanderloop) Lamers, 97 of De Pere passed away peacefully Friday morning June 6, 2014 at her home. She was born October 20, 1916 in Wrightstown to the late John and Henrietta (Vande Hey) Klister. On July 4, 1936 she was united in marriage to Norbert Vanderloop, and they shared 31 years of marriage together before his passing. Helen worked alongside Norbert at Vanderloop Implement as the book keeper. On March 3, 1973 she was united in marriage to Lyle Lamers and worked alongside Lyle as a book keeper at Lamers Bus. Lyle preceded her in death in 2012. Helen was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family in De Pere, the Christian Mothers, and Catholic Knights. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family.
Helen is survived by her children; Joyce (Vince) Denzel, Dennis (Char) Vanderloop, Donald Vanderloop, James Vanderloop and his fiancée Marge Zimmerman, her daughters in law, Marian Vanderloop, and Sandy Vanderloop. Helen is further survived by Lyle's children; Allen (Elaine) Lamers, Lyla (Frank) Griffin, Myra Lamers (Tom Foley), and Kevin (Mary) Lamers. Her twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-six great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren also survive Helen. Godchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews survive. She is also survived by Lyle's family; Mary Nackers, Rose (Francis) Schmidt, Frances Haen, Emily Vander Wyst, and Marilyn Lamers. Helen was preceded in death by her first husband Norbert Vanderloop, her second husband, Lyle Lamers, as well as two sons Antone Vanderloop, and Norman Vanderloop, and a grandson Scott Vanderloop. Helen is further preceded in death by her daughter in law Carol Lamers, her siblings; Martin (Catherine) Klister, Herman (Kate) Klister, Jake (Helen) Klister, Ray (Rose) Klister, Al ("Tuts") Klister, Earl (Catherine) Klister, Cyril (Martha) Klister, Mary Klister, Agnes (Clair) Southworth, Minn (Clarence) West, Cecelia (Ted) Lamers, Evelyn (Alois) Jansen, and Marcella (Ves) Welhouse. Members of Lyle's family also preceded her in death.
Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Drive in De Pere after 4pm on Monday June 9, 2014. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30pm to bring the evening to a close. Visitation will continue after 9am on Tuesday at the church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating and Deacon Mike VanderBloomen assisting. Burial will take place in St. Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests all memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Helen's family would like to thank Anna Jane Diedrich, Carrie, Benna, Lynn, Sandy and the staff from Home Instead.
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 North Tenth Street De Pere, WI 54115
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from June 7 to June 8, 2014