Ruth Marie VanHandel

Ruth Marie VanHandel

Female 1923 - 2019  (96 years)

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  • Name Ruth Marie VanHandel 
    Born 08 Aug 1923  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Graduation 1941  St John High School, Little Chute Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Dec 2019  Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Jul 2020  St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Ruth M. Hartjes, age 96, of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at St. Paul Home. Ruth was born on August 8, 1923 in Little Chute, daughter of the late John and Antonette (Van Domelen) Van Handel. She was born one of 11 children, all who have preceded her in death.

      Mom lived her life to the fullest and everyone loved her “spunk”. She was a beautiful, fashionable lady and always looked her best. She could wear a hat like no one else. She loved her time at the cottage and enjoyed entertaining. She played hard and was an avid Packer fan, went hunting and fishing and just enjoyed life. As hard as she played she worked even harder. She managed “Babe Van Camps” Supper Club for the majority of her career and was justifiably proud of her accomplishments. She also worked for the Grand Chute Police Dept. and finally at Kohl’s until her health issues forced her to retire at the age of 84.

      Ruth is survived by her daughter, Lynn Landers and son-in-law Thomas Landers; her three grandchildren, Todd Landers, Kellie (Buck) Tousey and Adam Landers (significant other, Kelsey). She is also survived by a special niece, Claire Jansen and several other nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers, Willard “Preacher” (Mildred), Julius “Larry” (Adele “Babe”), and Clarence “Dutch” (Louise) Van Handel; her sisters, Harriet (John) Busch, Della (Elmer) Grimm, Helen (Lewis) McCormick, Edith Weyenberg, Josephine (Roman Haupt), (Adolph “Tobey” Toben), (Howard Verbeten), and two infant sisters, Cora and Jane.

      Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal St., Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. For online condolences, please visit: www.verkuilenfh.com. A memorial is being established.

      The family would like to thank St. Paul Home and Sister Delores, including everyone at the Villa, rehab, Poppy Path and the Hospice Program, and a special thank you to Lisa from Hospice.

      I am proud to be her daughter. I love her and will miss her, as will her family and the many lives she touched.

      Mom, I look forward to our next “SkipBo” game
    Person ID I2340  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Father Ancestors John Joseph VanHandel,   b. 09 Jun 1879, Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1953, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Antoinette VanDommelen,   b. 07 Aug 1885, Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1925, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
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    Married 07 Aug 1906  St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Robert Christian Hartjes,   b. 27 Jul 1923, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1988, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1944 
    Married 31 Jan 1946 
    Children 
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    Family ID F83324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Aug 1923 - Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1941 - St John High School, Little Chute Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Dec 2019 - Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jul 2020 - St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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    St John High School Yearbook 1941
    St John High School Yearbook 1941