James R VanHandel

James R VanHandel

Male 1948 - 2016  (68 years)

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  • Name James R VanHandel 
    Born 17 Feb 1948  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1966  Xavier High School, Appleton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1848 Ship Descendant of an Immigrant on America 
    Died 08 Apr 2016  Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • James R. Van Handel was greeted by his Heavenly Father after his unexpected death on Friday April 8, 2016 at his residence in Freedom, WI.

      Jim was born in Appleton, WI on February 17, 1948 to Robert J. and Marion (Van Dehy) Van Handel. He graduated from Xavier High School in 1966. Jim served in the Army National Guard from 1967 to 1973. He pursued a career in plumbing working with Thomas N. Hardy Plumbing and Heating as well as Local 400 Plumbers and Steamfitters. In 1976 Jim started his own plumbing business called James R. Van Handel Plumbing and Heating. He returned to Local 400 in 1992 until his retirement in 2006.

      Jim married his neighborhood girlfriend Judy Van Groll on September 11, 1971 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church where they remained members and raised their family. Jim spent many years playing softball and bowling. He looked forward to going to his northern retreat at the cottage in Townsend to spend time with family and friends. There he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed watching his beloved Packers, Brewers, Badger Basketball and Football as well as NASCAR and "Gold Rush".

      Jim is survived by his wife, Judy; his children, Cindy (Michael) Techlin, Kevin Van Handel, and Kris (Scott) Hebbring; 4 grandchildren, William and Eric Techlin; Natalie and Emma Hebbring; a brother, Ronald Van Handel; two sisters, Laura (John) Bender, and Barbara (Joseph) Wenninger; his sister-in-law, Mary (Dale) Rohm; his brother-in-law, Martin (Charlene) Van Groll; his sister-in-law, Monica Hanagan and her special friend Jim; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

      Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Martha (Joosten) Van Groll; and brother-in-law, Guy Hanagan.

      Mass of Christian Burial for Jim will be held, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11 AM at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton, WI. Fr. Gerald Falk celebrant. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Home at 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, from 4 PM to 7 PM with a vigil at 7 PM AND Wednesday, April 13, at the CHURCH, from 10 AM until time of Mass. Private interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Little Chute.

      In honor of Jim's service in the Army National Guard, there will be full Military Honors presented after the Mass by the Freedom VFW Post 7692.

      Jim's family thanks the Freedom Police Department and First Responders for their understanding and compassion in trying to help our loved one, Jim. Special thank you to Amy Jo of the Fox

      Cities Victim Crisis Response Team for being there to console Jim's family. A memorial fund will be established in Jim's name.
      Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2016
    Person ID I51720  Little Chute Historical Socitery F
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Father Ancestors Robert J VanHandel,   b. 20 Oct 1920, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1988, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Marion Louise VandeHy,   b. 14 Jan 1923, Kimberly, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1999, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1946  Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Living 
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    Family ID F18562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1948 - Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1966 - Xavier High School, Appleton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Apr 2016 - Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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