Donald Joseph Van Den Elzen, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. He was born on September 2, 1934 in De Pere, WI to the late William and Ethel (Von Vonderen) Van Den Elzen. On April 22, 1961 Don married Carol Vercauteren at St. John’s Catholic Church in Seymour, WI. He was employed as a cement truck driver for 39 years. Don enjoyed watching his grandchildren, hunting up north with the guys, taking care of his yard, fixing puzzles with his great-granddaughter Eva, feeding birds and watching the deer in his backyard, riding his John Deere lawn mower and his Ford Tractor.
Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol; his children, Lee (Rene) Van Den Elzen, Lynn (Wade) Schultz, Lois (Larry) Schwister, Lori (Rick) Endries and Larry (Jane) Van Den Elzen; grandchildren, Reed Titulaer, Kayla and Katie Schultz, Ben and Nicole Schwister, Brandi (Nick) Conway, Michael and Mitchell Endries and Jared and Kristi Van Den Elzen; great-granddaughter, Eva Conway; sisters, Jane Kaster and Ruby (Jerry) Dohrmann; sisters-in-law, Marie Van Den Elzen, Teresa Van Den Elzen and Rosemary Van De Hei.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ervin (Cleo) Van Den Elzen, Clarence Van Den Elzen and Orville Van Den Elzen; brother-in-law, Jerome Kaster; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lucille (Emmet) Mullen, Eleanor (Alvin) Goffard, Ray (Doris) Vercauteren, Marcella (Jim) Van De Hei and Alvin Van De Hei.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave., from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 S. Oneida St., from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Don’s life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.