Van Den Heuvel, Jim
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James "Jim" Van Den Heuvel, 73, of De Pere, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 17, 1939 to the late George and Elsie (Smet) Van Den Heuvel. On September 17, 1960 he married the former Mary Jo Kain at Old St. Joseph Church. He was a graduate of Nicolet High School, class of 1958. Jim worked at Fairmont Foods for over 31 years and had other employment with Red Owl, Kemps Dairy, and Fox Valley Auto Auction. He enjoyed Camping, gardening, riding his whoopie wagon, watching the Packers and Brewers, and playing both cribbage and poker at the Moose Lodge, where he was a member.
Jim is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jo; five children, Lorri Abel, De Pere, Mary Van Den Heuvel, GA, Amy Steeno, Green Bay, Joan (Jeff) Lenhardt, Fon du Lac, Jamie (Doug) Church, Sheyboygan; 11 grandchildren, Troy, Tiffany, and Tamra Abel, Hayley and Brandon Van Den Heuvel, Nicki (Jamie) Morales, Levi Steeno, Cheyenne Lenhardt, Ashley, Doug Jr., and Damion Church; two great-grandchildren, Lexi and Kaden Morales. He is further survived by his brother, Ron (Lynn) Van Den Heuvel; his sister, Delores (Phil) Van Gheem; brother-in-law, Denis (Ruth) Kain, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George and David Van Den Heuvel; in-laws Mickey and Millie Kain.
Visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, on Tuesday, (TODAY) November 20, 2012 from 4pm until 8pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Family Parish, corner of Suburban Drive and Lourdes Avenue, from 10:30am until 12 noon when a Mass of Christian Burial will be held with Fr. Tim Shillcox O. Praem officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in James honor to the Diabetes or Cancer Societies.
Special thank you to Froedtert Hospital and Unity Hospice for their tender care of Jim.
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 North Tenth Street De Pere, WI 54115
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Nov. 20, 2012