Dorothy Van De Walle

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Dorothy J. Van De Walle

Dorothy was called home on Monday morning, June 11, 2012, at the age of 79. She was born in Appleton on November 9, 1932, daughter of the late Frank and Rose Mary (Bauer) Herrmann. On October 5, 1954, she married Myron "Jim" Van De Walle in Appleton and for many years the couple operated a dairy farm near Seymour. Dorothy enjoyed trips to the casino, and playing cards and bingo. She and Jim also enjoyed wintering in Texas for many years.

Survivors include her husband: Myron "Jim" Van De Walle of Seymour; seven children: Sandy (Bob) Meulemans of Wrightstown; Dennis (Nancy) Van De Walle of Seymour; Barbara (David) Techlin of Neenah; Pat (Bob) Arndt of Appleton; Judy (Bob) Boyea of Seymour; Lori Moder of Oconto and her fiancé Jon Van Rens; and Jeff (Julie) Van De Walle of Marinette.

There are nineteen grandchildren: Nichole (Brad) Bruegge, Abby Meulemans, Matthew Meulemans and his fiancée Brittany, John Van De Walle, Jody Van De Walle and her significant other Tyler Van Handel, Jake Van De Walle, Angela Campbell, Lyle Zitske, Jr., Alicia Arndt and her significant other Kevin Dorn, Travis Arndt, Melissa (Nick) Anderson, Mike Peterman and his significant other Haily Mueller, Ashley Boyea, Trista Cleven and her fiancé Shawn Zoeller, Nathan Cleven, Elizabeth Moder, Amber Moder, Hailey Van Rens, Mya Van De Walle, and Morgan Manfield; and ten great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is also survived by a sister: Helen Mankins of Appleton and a sister-in-law: Lois Herrmann of Appleton. Jim's siblings are Earl (Margaret) Van De Walle, Larry (Marie) Van De Walle, and Donna Treml. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law Don Moder, a brother Bob Herrmann, a brother-in-law Don, and sisters-in-law Lorraine and Delores.

The funeral liturgy for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 915 Ivory Street in Seymour, with Fr. Robert Kabat officiating. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the hour of the mass. Online condolences may be offered at


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 12, 2012