Howard Vande Slunt, 89, of Waupun, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.
Howard was born April 6, 1928 to Henry and Leona Luther Vande Slunt. On April 12, 1949 he married the love of his life, Myrtle Greene, at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon. The couple resided in the Waupun area all their married lives. Howard was a farmer and in construction all of his life. In the 70’s he started his own construction company, Vande Slunt Builders, working alongside his family. Howard enjoyed playing cards and wood crafting.
Howard is survived by his three sons: Harlan (Betty) Vande Slunt of Fond du Lac, Dennis (Vida) Vande Slunt of Waupun, and Randy (Laurie) Vande Slunt of Waupun; eight grandchildren: Aaron, Kristy, Troy, Chris, Adam, Mike, Matt and Renee; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy (Janet) Vande Slunt of Waupun; three sisters: Erna (Bernard) Vossekuil of Waupun, Adeline (Marvin) Jahns of Brandon, and Marjorie Vande Streek of Waupun; special friend, Angie Tank; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle, in 2010; two brothers, Donald and Delmar Vande Slunt; and two sisters, Harriet Westra and Alice Gilbertson.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services for Howard Vande Slunt will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Barry Lang officiating.
Burial will follow at Cattaraugus Cemetery.