VanToll, Leon H "Louie"
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Leon H. VanToll, "Louie," age 64, of Appleton, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 05, 2013, after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer. Louie was born in Kaukauna on October 20, 1948 to the late William and Veronica (Grissman) VanToll. He graduated at Kaukauna High School with the class of 1967. Louie proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On November 4, 1994, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Kasperek. The couple has enjoyed 18 years together. In his earlier years after service, Louie worked for the City of Kaukauna, then the Kaukauna Fire Department. He then worked as a maintenance man for Copps, Grace Lutheran Church, and most recently at Lake Park Tavern. Louie loved deer hunting, fishing up north - especially on the island on Lake Wabikon. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at his place up north in Silver Cliff.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Cheryl, Appleton; his sons and daughters: Jared (Tara) Zwiers, and their son Aiden; Staci (Eric) Evans and their daughters Karissa and Hailey; Jackie Nieman and her sons Brayden and Clayton; Brittany Meyers and her daughter Maliyah; and Travis (fiancé Becky) Meyers and kids Michael and Karlee; two brothers: Dave and Roger (Marilyn) Van Toll; sister Yvonne (Tom) Resch; mother-in-law Dee Kasperek; brothers-in-law Mike (Connie) Kasperek and Jeff (Tink) Kasperek; sister-in-law Terri (Jim) VanRooy; cousin-in-law Kevin (Lisa) Kasperek; and uncle-in-law Fr. Dave Kasperek. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, brother Gordon VanToll, and father-in-law James Kasperek.
A memorial service will take place at 3 pm on Saturday, February 9, at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel, followed immediately by military honors performed by VFW Post 2778. Friends may visit at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 11 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Louie's name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice - especially Jill, Janna, Karen, and Beth, and also to Dr. Cheng and Dr. Ray for their compassionate care shown to Louie. They also would like to extend their sincere gratitude to their family and friends for their ongoing support.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 7, 2013