Gregory P. Van
May 10, 1955 - March 21, 2012
Biography

Gregory P. Van, 56, Green Bay, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, while travelling in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He was born on May 10, 1955 in Green Bay, the son of Gerald and Elizabeth (Einarson) Van. He was a 1973 graduate of Premontre High School. Greg was service operations manager at Page Auto, Green Bay, Enterprise Motorcars, Appleton, and most recently, Peterbilt, Neenah. Greg felt fortunate that he was able to work around the things that he enjoyed so much.
Greg loved to sail and took his sons out on the water for a week of bonding every summer. He loved his family deeply. He was everybody's hero and if you were a friend of Greg's, you were a friend for life. He will be remembered for his strength, kindness and compassion. He was a sweet, loving, gentle person and a beautiful man.
Survivors include his fiancé and sweetheart, Micki Bergeon Wallander, Green Bay, three sons: Paul, Green Bay, David, Madison, and Michael, Green Bay; two grandchildren: Amy and Trenton; stepson, Shawn; his parents: Jerry and Betty Van, Green Bay; one nephew, Adam Kocha and his girlfriend, Misty; Micki's children, Kelsi and Spencer; other relatives and friends, including Elli and Gus.
Greg was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Beth.
A gathering of family and friends will take place after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Celebration Church, 3475 Humboldt Rd., Green Bay, where funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
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Date & Time

Tue, March 27, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Location

Celebration Church
3475 Humboldt Road
Green Bay, Wisconsin


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Date & Time

Tue, March 27, 2012
6:00 PM


Location

Celebration Church
3475 Humboldt Road
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311


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Jenny Pruim
Jun 3, 2012

I did not meet Greg but he made my dear life-long friend Micki so happy. I know he was a diamond in the rough, a one-in-a-million. I wish Micki and everyone who loves him peace and wonderful memories.

Rachel Coomer-JX Peterbilt, Fort Wayne
Apr 2, 2012

Rick & Ellice DeBenedetto
Mar 29, 2012

We extend our sympathies to all Greg's family and friends. We have all lost a wonderful friend. Greg was such a "gentle giant" and could always be counted on-- He was a man of great integrity, honesty, and joy. We wil... more

Mar 29, 2012
We extend our sympathies to all Greg's family and friends. We have all lost a wonderful friend. Greg was such a "gentle giant" and could always be counted on-- He was a man of great integrity, honesty, and joy. We will miss seeing him on the bay in the summer time where he always had a warm smile and a welcoming way about him. We commend him to God's keeping. Rest in peace dear one.

Rick & Ellice DeBenedetto
John F. Huth Sr.
Mar 29, 2012

I professonally knew Gregory from my incounters at the Neenah shop, but everytime he went out of his way to help and brighten the situations at hand! People like Greg is a rare commodity in this society and he'll be sad... more

Mar 29, 2012
I professonally knew Gregory from my incounters at the Neenah shop, but everytime he went out of his way to help and brighten the situations at hand! People like Greg is a rare commodity in this society and he'll be sadly missed! See Ya Later in Heaven, John.

John F. Huth Sr.
Jan Butz
Mar 27, 2012

Even though I know we will see him again in heaven, it's really hard to say goodbye to Gregg. He was a "Wonderful" man - a man of values, a man of character. He was someone who would give you the shirt off his back even ... more

Mar 27, 2012
Even though I know we will see him again in heaven, it's really hard to say goodbye to Gregg. He was a "Wonderful" man - a man of values, a man of character. He was someone who would give you the shirt off his back even if he didn't know you. They say that you can always tell what a man is like by the way he treats his mom. Gregg was always there for Betty and Jerry. His love and care for them was unmatchable! He was a man with a heart overflowing! His smile put one at ease instantly. He was like a brother to me and i will cherish his memory forever! Micki, he was so deeply in love with you! I am So sorry!!!!! Some day you will be reunited in God's presence and until that day, you will be surrounded with all our love and prayers! Betty and Jerry - You know how very much I love you and how sad I am for you! You are the most Amazing parents one could ever have and that is reflected in your precious son, Gregg. My love 4-ever, jan

Jan Butz
Mary White
Mar 27, 2012

Greg was a joy to work with here at Peterbilt. He will be missed by all. Such a wonderful person is already with our Lord.... remember the good times. They will help you to get by!

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