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“Jim was just plain one heck of a nice guy...he will certainly be missed. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Dan Justdantanks - Chapleau, ON

“Pat and Family, I was very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim always had a good story to tell me, usually about sports, when he came in for his eye...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Dave Smits

“To the entire Vandehey family, I am sorry for your loss. Jimbo was a great guy and loved by so many. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Nicole Peters

“Sue, so sorry to learn of your brother's death! I know how that feels, because I have lost both my sister & my parents, so, I am the only one left!...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Ruthie Weber - Little Chute, WI

“We are so sorry for your loss Joyce! May remembering the memories help give you peace and comfort during this time and always. Prayers to you and...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Lori Van Eyck - Green Bay, WI

“what a great gentleman! ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Bernie Ver Haagh

“Love you Dad ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat and family, We were so very saddened by the news of Jim's passing. His quiet, friendly presence will be missed by our entire crew. Hats off...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Missy Verhagen-Dufrane - APPLETON, WI

“Pat and Family A true Icon in the Kimberly Sports World Enjoy setting near you at the games.Papermakers and Packers never had a more faithful fan...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Craig/Kristi Kandler - Appleton, WI

“Pat & family, We are praying for your comfort and God's grace to surround you. Jim will be deeply missed by us all. We will miss his contagious smile...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Gary and Cindy Morgan - Colgate, WI

“We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We will always remember sitting next to them at the Packer games in Section 123 row 35 (seats 1 & 2 next...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“After many years of saying "hello Mr. Vandehey, he looked at me and said, "Patti, you can call me Jim." I stuck with Mr Vandehey and he always smiled...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Patti (Conklin) Stapleton

“Joe really enjoyed his time with your dad and mom at the football games. We are so sorry for your loss. Give your family are love . ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Joe and Deb Mazurek

“Just got home from up north yesterday and heard of Jim's death. So sorry Pat. Kimberly Papermakers never had two more faithful fans than Jim and...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Hietpas

“Lynn (Rick) and to others whom we know and for the friends and families who lost this loved one. May you all find comfort in knowing you will meet...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Sue/Guy Damsheuser - Appleton, WI

“Just got home from up north and heard the news of Jim's death. So sorry Pat. Kimberly Papermakers never had two more faithful fans than Jim and...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Hietpas - Kimberly, WI

“Dear Lynn and family, So very sorry to hear about ur dad. Sending prayers to you and ur family ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Tina Keller

“We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. We will miss seeing him in church! We will keep Pat and the whole family in our thoughts and prayers! ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Penny and Dave Hoh and Orion (Poogie) and Lois (Butch) Reynebeau

“Our family is very sad to hear of Jim's passing. What a great neighbor for the past 21 years. We are so sorry for your loss Pat and your entire...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Randy Sue Derek and Devin Hiroskey

“The Gunkel Family sends our condolences. He was a wonderful man. I'm honored that I got to spend some time with him and to share one of his loves:...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Jesse Gunkel

“Rob you have our condolences and prayers ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: terry darlene hamann

“Sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He will be missed dearly! ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Karen Zwiers Janssen

“He will be forever missed at Kimberly and state tournament basketball games. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Brian Roebke

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Tim's dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Julie and Steve Phillips.

“Tim and sorry for your loss it's difficult to lose a loved one. My deepest sympathy. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Eunice Schidt

“Pat and I are so sorry to hear about Jim love and prayers to you all! ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Laurie Doule

“I am.sorry very much, he was a great man!!!! Love you Jim for ever, rest in peace. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Miguel Mayen

“Rob and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my conversations with Jim and your Mom. He was a great guy. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Chuck Schroederf - Appleton, WI

Jim Vandehey, age 84 of Kimberly, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at ThedaCare-Appleton, following a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Appleton on March 31, 1933, son of the late Herman and Ethel (Verhagen) Vandehey. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School, and on January 20, 1953, married his longtime sweetheart, Pat DeLeeuw, at Holy Name Church in Kimberly. Jim was a dedicated husband and family man whose life was committed to giving all he could to family and friends, and was loved by all who knew him. Jim worked as a letter pressman at George W. Banta Company for forty years, retiring in 1995. He was an avid sports fan, with Kimberly High School being most important to him. Jim is survived by his loving wife of sixty-four years: Pat Vandehey of Kimberly; six children: Tim (Pat) Vandehey of North Prairie, Wisconsin; Lynn (Rick) Boyer of Kaukauna; Cathy (Jim) Diermeier of Greenville; Lee (Lisa) Vandehey of Plover; Rob (Becki) Vandehey of Fox Crossing; and Mike (Maria) Vandehey of Kimberly. There are twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Jim also leaves behind seven siblings: Joan (Cliff) Sanderfoot of Kimberly, Tom (Jean) Vandehey of Kimberly, Diane (Al) Nienhaus of Kaukauna, Pete (Kathy) Vandehey of Kimberly, Lois (Loren) Rohloff of Greenville, Joyce (Dick Lardinois) Williams of Appleton, and Susan (Larry) Navarrete of Darboy. Pat’s siblings include Katie Van Beek of Kimberly, Margaret Willis of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Helen Anholzer of Kimberly, Andrew “Bud” DeLeeuw of Menasha, and Audrey Hopfensperger of St. Augustine, Florida. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Bill, nephews Steve, Dan, and Jeff, a niece Diane, and many in-laws: Jim DeLeeuw, John (Vi) DeLeeuw, Chris (Adelyn) DeLeeuw, Joe (Stella) DeLeeuw, Mary (Earl) Deeg, Joan DeLeeuw, John VanBeek, Bob Willis, Bob Anholzer, Bill Hopfensperger, The funeral liturgy will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly, with Msgr. John Schuh officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Friday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.

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