Dorothy Van Ess

Date of Death: Dec 14, 2012
 
Dorothy Van Ess
[highlight_text] (1922 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Dorothy Van Ess, 90, of Waupun, died Friday, December 14, 2012.


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[leftcolumn]Dorothy was born December 13, 1922 in the town of Trenton, Dodge County, the daughter of Albert and Sadie (Sommers) Vant Hoff. Dorothy attended Excelsior School, Fond du Lac Business College, and Moraine Park Technical College. On October 14, 1941 she married Marvin Meenk. Together they were partners with Marvin’s brother, Elton, of Meenk Brothers Electric. Along with working in the store with her husband, she was also employed at Waupun Memorial Hospital and Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Marvin passed away on February 20, 1985. Dorothy was a charter member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun where she was a member of the choir, Ladies Mission Circle, and a Sunday School and Bible Class teacher. On April 19, 1997 Dorothy was united in marriage to Lloyd Van Ess of Oostburg, WI and they resided in Waupun.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Lloyd; a daughter, Betty (Harlan) Vande Slunt of Fond du Lac; daughter in-law, Cheryl (Sal) Maglio of Brookfield; grandchildren, Cari (Chris) Kapenga of Delafield, WI, Amanda (Stephen) Peck of Marion, IA, Peter (Lyndsey) Meenk of Waukesha, Stephen (Jen) Meenk of Milwaukee, Aaron (Karen) Vande Slunt of Watertown, Kristy (Cory) Burroughs of Fond du Lac, and Troy Vande Slunt of Fond du Lac; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Sophie Kapenga, Anthony, Ryley and Joey Meenk, Leo Borcherding and Parker Meenk, Lydia and Nora Peck, Melanie Vande Slunt, Cobi and Halia Burroughs; step-children, Ronald and Mary Van Ess, Dale and Linda Van Ess, Herb and Gloria Roerdink, and Dan and Vicki Nyhof; 12 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Clayton (Billie) Vant Hoff of Wilmington, DE; and sister-in-law, Eileen Vant Hoff of Waupun.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; a son, Kurtis; her parents; and six brothers.
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[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Dorothy Van Ess will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Cal Vande Zande officiating.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.[/rightcolumn]
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  1. Judianne Ramaker Says: December 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Ron VanEss, I am sorry to learn of the death of your step-mother the day after her birthday. I know how beloved of a grandmother she was to Andrea. I send my condolences to you and Mary, Andrea and Chad. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved grandparent so close to Christmas – my Grandpa Johnson died 62 years ago. With love, Judianne

  2. Ellen Downing Says: December 17, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Hi Betty and Harlan – so sorry to hear about your mom. I think Lynn, Norrie and Marcia will be there on Tuesday. Please know that I will be too in spirit.

  3. Marcia Graff Says: December 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Betty and Harlan
    Very fond memories of your mother….she was a very special woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God Bless…Marcia

  4. Marcia Graff Says: December 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Betty and Harlan
    Very fond memories of your mother….she was a very special woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God Bless…Marcia

  5. Barbara and Scott Hemmerich Says: December 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Betty and to your entire family. So sorry to learn of your mom ‘s passing. She was a very sweet lady. I know that you are thankful for the time that you had with her and will miss her tremendously. She is celebrating her Christmas with the Lord.

  6. Keith D. Veenhuis Says: December 19, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Hello all,

    I wish to extend to all of you my very heartfelt sympathy. I will always cherish those great memories of all us kids growing up together, and Dorthy was always such a great part of those memories. I especially remember us all together every other Sunday evening after church when our fathers would always practice in their quartet.

    Time does not stand still, but one day we shall all be together again in the presense of our Lord.

    Keith D. Veenhuis

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