Martin Vanden "Matt" Boogart(1927 - 2013)

Vanden Boogart, Martin J. "Matt"

Martin J. "Matt" Vanden Boogart, Little Chute, age 85, died Sunday April 14, 2013 at the St. Paul Home and went to meet the Great Fisherman. He was born in Little Chute on May 23, 1927 to the late Arnold and Margaret (Romenesko) Vanden Boogart. Martin married Martha Joosten on August 26, 1950 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute. He retired from the Kimberly Mill in 1989 after 45 years of service. Martin was a Navy veteran and a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258. He had a lifelong passion for fishing, enjoyed family visits and yearly vacations with the family at a cottage. He also enjoyed watching football and took great pride in keeping his yard neat. In later years when his health failed, he enjoyed cracking and cleaning hickory nuts, fixing puzzles and reminiscing about his fishing days with friends, especially with Ronny Hinkens.

Martin is survived by his wife of 62 years Martha; and their children:

Jeff (Darlene), Kaukauna;

Jim (Barb), Town of Morrison, and their children: Jenny Vanden Boogart and Olivia (Michael and son Connor) Jones;

Sandi (Bill) Poppe, Little Chute, and their children: Kelly (Andy) Hermus, Kara (fiancé Josh Sprangers) and David (Ashley) Poppe;

Mike (Michelle), Larsen, and their children: Lance, Levi (Joyel), Luke, Matthew and Alyssa Vanden Boogart;

Steve (Lynda), Little Chute, and their children: Nicole (Miguel) Guallpa, Brooke (David and son Ethan) Davis and Angela Vanden Boogart;

He is further survived by his brother: Robert Vanden Boogart; sister: Dorothy (Walter Jr. "Buck") Rutten; brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard (Beverly) and Delia Joosten; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Martin was preceded in death by his sister: Lorraine (Peter) Van Lankvelt; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Gloria Vanden Boogart, Mary (Henry) Gloudemans, Agnes (Arthur) Ebben, Martin and Joseph (Marion) Joosten and Minnie (Martin) Ven Rooy.

Visitation will be held Monday April 22, 2013 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 3:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow. To sign the guest book, please visit

The family would like to thank Dr. Elmer for his care over the years and the staff at Appleton Medical Center and St. Paul Elder Services for their excellent care and compassion.



Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 17, 2013