John Vanden Boogaard
John "Orangie" W. Vanden Boogaard, age 84, of Menasha, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday, November 20, 2011, with his family by his side. John was born on November 11, 1927, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He graduated from Kimberly High School in 1946 and then spent two years in the U.S. Army before going to U.W. LaCrosse, graduating in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree. John then coached and taught at Edgar, Wisconsin for two years. Following Edgar, he coached athletics and taught for two years in Freedom, Wisconsin. In 1956 he moved to Menasha High School, continuing his athletic coaching and teaching. In 1959 he received his Master of Science degree from U. W. Oshkosh. John retired from Menasha High School as a Guidance Counselor in 1989 after 37 years in education. Survivors include his four children, Keith (Margie) Vanden Boogaard, Oshkosh; Kurt Vanden Boogaard, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Kim Olson, Menasha; and Kevin Vanden Boogaard, Darboy. He has four grandchildren, Aaron (Melanie) Vanden Boogaard, Oshkosh; Paul Vanden Boogaard, Oshkosh; Sara Olson, Flagstaff, Arizona; and Eric Olson, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. He is further survived by his sister, Rita (Richard) Kane, Kimberly. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME—TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, Menasha, with Deacon Rick Dvorak officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Menasha. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to benefit the RLS Foundation.

Wichmann Funeral Home

Tri-County Chapel

3212 S. Oneida Street

Menasha 831-9905

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Orangie was my cross country coach for my sophomore and junior years at Menasha HS in about 1970. About the time I was graduating, he was transitioning to the Guidance Counselor position. He was a good man who positively influenced me and a number of other young men. I wish that I had told him that. BTW, he hated it when students called him Orangie!
William Sheleski
December 13, 2011
Orangie was an original, there was no one like him. If you ever met him, you'd never forget him. I honestly ache to not be able to be with the family to share my condolences, he was an important part of our family, such a close friend of our parents. We send our prayers and warmest thoughts to the whole family, and pray that he is at peace now. God's blessings to all...
Tom Dietzler
November 23, 2011
I have heard a lot of great stories involving Orangie from my grandparents and from Kim. I know he will be missed by all who knew him!
Tracy Oatman
November 23, 2011
Regards and Prayers for Orangie...always one of my favorites of Dad's high school friends....enjoyed very much the time and memories of shooting the bull with Orangie....will miss him very much..
John Dietzler
November 22, 2011
We send our regards to the family. Friends for over 70 years, we are remembering all of the good times and there were many. Hope that there is a 2 queens sheepshead game in heaven. Love and Prayers.
Alan and Joyce Dietzler
November 22, 2011
A Prayer of Deepest Sympathy: Lord, the loved ones gone from us we trust now to Your keeping - Bring them home at last to You, wake them from their sleeping, Soothe them with Your tenderness, touch them with Your grace. Take them from this world to find a better, brighter place....Care for them like children, Lord, and let them always be Safe within Your gentle heart for all eternity, And though we loved them very much, we'll find our peace somhow In knowing we will meet again altough we're parted now. May your faith sustain you and may the love and prayers of those who care comfort you.
Jeni Kelly
November 22, 2011
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