Rita Ardina VandenBurgt

Rita Ardina VandenBurgt

Female 1934 - 2020  (86 years)

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  • Name Rita Ardina VandenBurgt 
    Born 10 Apr 1934  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Graduation 1952  St John High School, Little Chute Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Jun 2020 
    Buried 02 Jul 2020  St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Grandma Driessen
      Born on April 10, 1934 at home in Little Chute. She has one brother Robert
      and one sister MaryEllen. Grandma graduated from St John High School in 1952.
      She married Robert Henry Driessen on June 22, 1954 at St. John Church. My
      grandma had six children (all girls) LuAnn, Mary, Linda, Donna (my mom), Ellen
      and Jill. Mary passed away at birth and Jill passed away from Leukemia when she
      way around 7 months old. They are both buried in the St John Cemetery. My
      grandma worked at Appleton Papers Combined Locks Mill until she had her
      children.
      When my grandma and her brother and sister walked to school, they had to
      pass the neighbors pasture. There was a big mean bull that used to chase them.
      Thank goodness it was behind a big fence.
      Courtney Schaffer, 2010
    • Rita A. (Vanden Burgt) Driessen, Little Chute, age 86, was called home to heaven Thursday, June 25, 2020. She was born in Little Chute on April 10, 1934 to the late John and Ruth (Eisch) Vanden Burgt. Mom was a lifetime member of St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church and a graduate of St John’s High School. On June 22, 1954, Rita married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Driessen at St John’s in Little Chute. They were married for 58 years. Mom devoted her entire life to taking care of her family. She was a kind and gentle soul who always had time to listen and offer words of encouragement to all of us. Mom had an incredible way of letting you know just how special you really are. Her love for Jesus and his ways were reflected in the way she lived her everyday life.

      Rita is survived by her daughters: Lu Ann Driessen (Scott Harris), Helena MT, and their children Ryan; Rachel (Jason Frost) (baby due in August); Jess (Anna) and their children Cade, Jace, Noah, and Brennan; Cody (Geoff) and their children Madi and Myles.

      Linda (Steve) Bons, Little Chute, and their children Becky (Mike) Schmalfeldt and their child Julian (baby due November); Joe (Katie) Bons and their child Spencer; Amy (Taylor) Kloehn and their children James and Myles (baby due December); Sally (Zach) Haen and their children Raelynn and Eva.

      Donna (Stan) Schaffer, Little Chute, and their children Brianna (fiancé Eric) and their daughter Emberly; and Courtney.

      Ellen (Tom) Teske, West De Pere, and their children Kaitlyn, Haley, Jacob and Olivia.

      She is further survived by her siblings: Robert “Bob” (Connie) Vanden Burgt, Mary Ellen “Babe” (Doc) Kloes; sisters-in-law Joanne Driessen and Sharon Vande Hey; Godchildren: Sherry Smits, Jennifer Vanden Burgt, Lori Kalupa and Ken Kloes; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

      Rita was preceded in death by her husband Bob and infant daughters Mary and Jill; her parents John and Ruth Vanden Burgt, her in-laws Henry and Theresa Driessen; her sister-in-law Bernice Bain and her brothers-in-law; Lew Bain, Ron Driessen and Bruce Vande Hey.

      Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at ST JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 Pine Street, Little Chute) beginning at 3:00 p.m. until time of mass at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Belitz officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Rita’s name. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
    Person ID I621  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Ancestors John Henry VandenBurgt,   b. 29 Mar 1909, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1985, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Ruth C Eisch,   b. 29 Mar 1908, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1994, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 23 May 1933  St John the Baptist Church, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Robert Henry Driessen,   b. 03 Sep 1932, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 2012  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1954  St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Living
     2. Mary Driessen,   b. 04 May 1957,   d. 04 May 1957  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
    +5. Living
     6. Jill Marie Driessen,   b. 16 Jul 1970, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1971, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1934 - Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1952 - St John High School, Little Chute Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1954 - St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 02 Jul 2020 - St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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    St John High School Yearbook 1952
    St John High School Yearbook 1952
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