Gerald A VanAsten

Gerald A VanAsten

Male 1929 - 2011  (81 years)

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  • Name Gerald A VanAsten 
    Born 03 Nov 1929  Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1848 Ship Descendant of an Immigrant on America 
    1848 Ship Descendant of an Immigrant on Maria Magdalena 
    Died 01 Nov 2011  Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gerald Van Asten, age 81, of Kaukauna, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2011 at St. Paul Home after a long battle with Parkinson 's disease and cancer. He was born on November 3, 1929 in Kaukauna, the son of the late John H. and Martha (Coenen) Van Asten. On August 23, 1951 he married Mary J. Schuessler at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Gerald served four years in the U.S. Navy from December 1950 to December 1954. After an honorable discharge, Jerry and Mary owned and operated a dairy farm on Kavanaugh Road in Kaukauna for 35 years. After retirement they resided near their farm. They celebrated 60 years of marriage on August 23, 2011.

      Jerry enjoyed wood crafting and many fix it jobs. He volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul, was a member of the Hollandtown Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years, Outagamie Farm Bureau, Jacob Coppus Post #258 American Legion, Little Chute and Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna. His greatest joys were his family, his siblings, many friends and anything to do with farming.

      He is survived by his loving wife: Mary Van Asten; two daughters: Sharon (Joe) Kapitany, New London and Diane Schmidt, Menasha; three sons: Steve Van Asten, Madison; Gary Van Asten, Florida and Randy (Mary) Van Asten, Greenville; five grandchildren: Ryan Van Asten; Daniel and Nicole Schmidt; Joshua and Aaron St. Louis. He is further survived by six brothers: Donald (Romunda) Van Asten, Stockbridge; Le Roy (Mary) Van Asten, Kaukauna; James (Bernice) Van Asten, Appleton; John (Jane) Van Asten, Appleton; Ivo (Noni) Van Asten, California and Ken (Anna Marie) Van Asten, Florida; five sisters: Grace (special friend Norm) Gebhart, Appleton; Sister Cyril M. Marie, Racine; Betty (Roy) Bast, Little Chute; Joyce (Phil) Bruecker, Kaukauna and Marcie (Ron) Siebers, Menasha.

      Jerry is also survived by Mary's brothers: Ralph (Lucille) Schuessler, Michigan and Lloyd (Lois) Schuessler, Kaukauna, numerous nieces and nephews, including eight godchildren and Nancy Vanderloop, Little Chute and many friends.

      Gerald was preceded in death by two infant sons, Michael and Dale; an infant sister, Mary Van Asten; brother, Cyril Van Asten and Mary's parents, Michael and Marie Schuessler.

      The funeral liturgy for Gerald will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 4, 2011 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna followed by full military honors. Father Tom Pomeroy will be officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Kaukauna. A visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 9:00 am until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Parkinson's Foundation, ThedaCare at Home Hospice and St. Paul Elder Service and Hospice.

      Gerald's family thanks all of their friends and family who helped during this difficult time. Dr. John Swanson and staff at Martha Siekman Cancer Center, ThedaCare Hospice at Cherry Meadows, St. Paul Home and Hospice and to all the people who were so kind and cared for Jerry in his final stage of life. We will never forget you.

      Fargo Funeral Home

      400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

      Kaukauna 766-6200

      Online condolences www.wichmannfargo.com


      Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from November 2 to November 3, 2011
    Person ID I1492  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 

    Father Ancestors John Henry VanAsten,   b. 04 Apr 1897, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1968, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Martha Catherine Coonen,   b. 30 Aug 1900, Dundas, Calumet Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1972, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1921  St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mary Jane Schuessler,   b. 25 Nov 1931, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2017  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1951  St Mary Church, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Michael Gerald VanAsten,   b. 29 Apr 1954, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1954  (Age 0 years)
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     4. Dale Michael VanAsten,   b. 15 Sep 1957, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1957  (Age 0 years)
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    Family ID F7338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 Nov 1929 - Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Aug 1951 - St Mary Church, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Nov 2011 - Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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