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Donald VanDyke(1940 - 2014)

Donald J. Van Dyke

Donald J. Van Dyke, age 73, of Winneconne, formerly of Neenah, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center in Menasha. He was born May 17, 1940, in Appleton to Clayton and Gertrude (Micke) Van Dyke. Don was a graduate of Kaukauna High School and Appleton Vocational School. On July 16, 1988, he married Christine Glomstead in Neenah. Don had worked for Lawrence University and James River Corp. until his retirement. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Winchester. Don loved to fish, hike, hunt, garden, and camp.

Don is survived by his wife, Christine Van Dyke, of Winneconne; his mother, Gertrude Van Dyke, of Appleton, formerly of Kaukauna; two brothers, William (JoAnn) Van Dyke, of Oshkosh; Robert Van Dyke (Gary Lange), of Rancho Mirage, California; one sister, Nancy (Gerald) Coenen, of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin; seven children and their families, Michael Van Dyke (Debbie), of Hortonville; and children, Sara (Ivan) Hernandez, Jacob (Erica) Van Dyke, and Carla Van Dyke, and their mother, Donna Van Dyke; Patrick Van Dyke, of Milwaukee; David (Mary) Van Dyke, of Appleton; Christopher Van Dyke, of Stockbridge; Daniel (Debbie) Van Dyke, of Newton, Wisconsin, and children, Devin, Dawn, and Dana Van Dyke, and their mother, Colleen Van Dyke; Matthew (Missy) Van Dyke, of Shiocton, and children, Nicholas and Lizzie Van Dyke; Colleen (David) Groenier, of Appleton; and children, Ava and Avery Groenier; one step-son, Douglas Selbach (Liz), of Neenah; one great-granddaughter, Ariana Hernandez; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Don in death was his father, R. Clayton Van Dyke; an infant sister, Carol Ann Van Dyke; grandparents, William and Agnes Van Dyke, and Henry and Mary (Jaeckls) Micke; and a nephew, Nicholas Van Dyke.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, May 12, 2014, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Luett officiating.

If you wish, please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 10 to May 12, 2014
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