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Harvey Vande Zande

d. May 18, 2022

Harvey Vande Zande, 96, of Waupun, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Harbor Haven in Fond du Lac.

Harvey was born July 13, 1925 in the Waupun area the son of Henry T. and Josie Tenpas Vande Zande. Harvey graduated from Waupun High School in 1943. On August 24, 1946 he married Betty Nyhuis in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Waupun area. In 1982 Harvey retired and they moved to Waupun. Harvey sang gospel music for 20 years with Vande Zande Quartet. He was a charter member of Trinity Reformed Church where he served as elder and deacon. In October of 1986 Betty passed away. On December 31, 1987 he married Lois Alsum in Friesland. Following their marriage they resided in Waupun all their married lives. They enjoyed Florida in the winters, traveling, and playing golf.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Lois Vande Zande of Waupun; four daughters: Clarice Rabe of Waupun, Brenda (Paul) Merhalski of Waupun, Lacinda Waehler of Oshkosh, and JoJean (Richard) DeMaa of Waupun; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Bos of Waupun; 2 step-children: Cindy (Allan) DeVries of Friesland and Shelley (Kevin) Wiersma of Friesland; 5 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Harvey was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; two brothers, Lauren (Jean) Vande Zande and Glenn (Marjorie) Vande Zande; son-in-law, David Rabe; and brother-in-law, Marvin Bos.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Funeral services for Harvey Vande Zande will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Cal Vande Zande officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

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