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“Mike and Betty we ate so sorry for your loss! ”
1 of 66 | Posted by: Randy &Tammy; Freeberg

“Kelly and betty, I'm sorry for your loss was going to surprise everyone at buffalo lake this year pls call me if you need to talk 303 815 7162 xoxo ”
2 of 66 | Posted by: Marci a jenks

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. ”
3 of 66 | Posted by: Michelle G

“Mike and Betty, Know that death for one who has lived a righteous life and is in love with God is a gift and not a punishment. Laura most certainly...Read More »
4 of 66 | Posted by: Dennis and JoAnne Budi

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Laura will always be beautiful and smiling in my mind. An extraordinary person. I am so sorry. Rose Hromadka -...Read More »
5 of 66 | Posted by: Rose Hromadka

“Mike and Family, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 66 | Posted by: Stephanie Kendall

“My sincere condolences to the family. ”
7 of 66 | Posted by: Robert

“Mike and family, I just heard about it from Jor Rane, I can't find words that would help your sorrow. Know that our family's condolences are with you...Read More »
8 of 66 | Posted by: Jo Ellyn Scheuers & family

“Mike and family, words cannot convey how sorry we are for the loss of Laura. May you and family find the strength you need. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
9 of 66 | Posted by: Tia & Darin Schumacher

“Mike, Betty and family, words cannot express the heartache I feel for your family. Laura has touched so many lives in her young life and was an...Read More »
10 of 66 | Posted by: Wendy Hofman - Bonduel, WI

“Heart felt prayers & blessings to Laura's family & loved ones. Such a beautiful person! Blest to have met her. Everyone at BEAMING adored her. May...Read More »
11 of 66 | Posted by: Angie McCarthy

“Mike and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Laura. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 66 | Posted by: Ann Christiansen

“To Laura's family and friends I only knew Laura for a brief time while volunteering with Beaming she was so very nice to work with so kind and...Read More »
13 of 66 | Posted by: Donna Bucholtz

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Laura touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. Melissa Brabant ”
14 of 66 | Posted by: Melissa Brabant

“Betty, Mike, Luke and my twin Michelle, Love and support to a truly loving family. Laura and you live by example and are an inspiration to others. ...Read More »
15 of 66 | Posted by: Michelle Raatz

“Mike and family, words cannot convey how sorry we are for the loss of Laura. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May...Read More »
16 of 66 | Posted by: Todd Spagnoletti and family

“Laura was a vibrant young lady with stunning eagerness to serve others. Unfortunately she was only with us for a short time but a new community in...Read More »
17 of 66 | Posted by: The Vander Velden Family

“Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you in these sad times. There is nothing sadder than the loss of one we love so early in their life. I pray...Read More »
18 of 66 | Posted by: Walt Juncer

“I didn't know Laura but I know Becky her aunt. Becky is a co-worker of mine here at Hill Farms State Office Building in Madison. When someone here...Read More »
19 of 66 | Posted by: Lenore White

“Mike, Being a Father of a daughter myself, I can't imagine what you and family must be going thru right now. I'm truly disheartened and sad for...Read More »
20 of 66 | Posted by: Gaurav Gulati

“Mike, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. I remember talking with you at Schneider about your family and the good time you had...Read More »
21 of 66 | Posted by: Patti Van Donsel

“Betty, Mike, Luke and Michelle, Laura was a remarkable gal. She has touched so many lives in her brief time on this side of heaven. She was truly...Read More »
22 of 66 | Posted by: Cheryl Ellis

“Thinking of you during this tragic time. Enough words can not be written to help ease your sorrow----but prayers can be said---Condolences to you...Read More »
23 of 66 | Posted by: janet huizenga - hitchcock, SD

“Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. You were truly blessed with a daughter that was so giving and dedicated to others. You must have been so proud...Read More »
24 of 66 | Posted by: Steve Rouze

“The Wilson family expresses their condolences to Betty, her husband, and the entire family. We are so sorry to hear this news; although we only met...Read More »
25 of 66 | Posted by: Mary Jo Morris (sorensen family)

“Betty, I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you, and praying for strength and peace for you and your family during this heartbreaking...Read More »
26 of 66 | Posted by: Jill Stamn

“I am so sorry and please keep us informed. Anything I can do to help with anything, Tom ”
27 of 66 | Posted by: Tom Sorensen

“So very sorry for your loss! She was a very special person, always so bright and upbeat. I will truly miss her wonderful smile at Beaming. ”
28 of 66 | Posted by: Frances Frye fellow volunteer

“If you asked Laura when she was 3 or 4 years old what she wanted to be when she grew up she would tell you that she wanted to be a shepherd. A rather...Read More »
29 of 66 | Posted by: Aunt Krista and Uncle Jeff

“I am shocked and saddened to learn of Laura's passing. The world will miss her smile, compassion and the Christian example she shared with all. The...Read More »
30 of 66 | Posted by: Matt Reynebeau

“Laura, I love you and I celebrate your life in Heaven! I know that God will use your many gifts there. I believe our true birth happens when we...Read More »
31 of 66 | Posted by: Amy

“Dear Betty, Mike, Luke, and Michelle...my deepest sympathy and prayers for you on the loss of Laura. I know she lived the faith and respect that you...Read More »
32 of 66 | Posted by: Sue Simonsen

“I will always remember Laura's beautiful smile and big heart. May you find strength at this difficult time through your faith and in the love and...Read More »
33 of 66 | Posted by: marian heymsfield Adria mom

“Betty, I'm so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 66 | Posted by: Traci Wilcox

“Our sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. ”
35 of 66 | Posted by: Joanne and Rich Budzinski

“Kelly and Betty and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. God Bless you all through this difficult time. ”
36 of 66 | Posted by: Curt and Lori Brozik

“Betty, Kelly, Luke and Michelle, I am so very very sad to hear of the great loss of your beloved daughter, Laura. Your message here is so very...Read More »
37 of 66 | Posted by: Suzy Ross - Santa Cruz, CA

“We are grateful that you shared your beautiful daughter with us. She brighten our home and our hearts. We are saddened by her passing. ”
38 of 66 | Posted by: Shirley Sitter

“Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers sent to you all. ”
39 of 66 | Posted by: Lynne and Daniel Kellberg.

“Betty, Kelly, Luke, and Michelle, I am devastated by the loss of your beloved daughter and sister. The love and joy with which you write of her...Read More »
40 of 66 | Posted by: Kristin & Jim Niederberger

“An angel here on earth and now a special angel in heaven. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter and family with us all. May God be with you...Read More »
41 of 66 | Posted by: Bob and Shelby Kupczyk

“Kelly, Betty and family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all you during this difficult time of the loss of your daughter and...Read More »
42 of 66 | Posted by: Randy &Sandy; Hartjes

“We are so sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting her we have heard so many great things about her and know...Read More »
43 of 66 | Posted by: Steve and Kris McGrath

“Leroy and I were so shocked to hear about Laura. We have watched your family from a distance from the time they were very small. Such a beautiful...Read More »
44 of 66 | Posted by: Jo Ann & LeRoy Balza

“Leroy and I were so shocked to hear about Laura. We have watched your family from a distance from the time they were very small. Such a beautiful...Read More »
45 of 66 | Posted by: Jo Ann and LeRoy Balza

“Mike, Betty and family, we are grieving your loss and ours. She will always be a special girl to us and our son, Isaac. Such a gift! We are holding...Read More »
46 of 66 | Posted by: Marie, John Mayhew and family

“Terry & I were saddened to hear of the loss of Laura. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. ”
47 of 66 | Posted by: Terry & Jan Roovers

“Myself and students from UWGB Catholic Campus Ministry are keeping Laura's family in thought and prayer. Laura accomplished so much for such a short...Read More »
48 of 66 | Posted by: Sister Laura Zelten, OSF Catholic Campus Ministry UWGB

“Mike and Betty. Words can not describe how incredibly sorry we are for your loss. We are currently out of the country but please know, that our...Read More »
49 of 66 | Posted by: Duane and Diane Brandt

“I am so sorry for your loss! I, too, have a daughter named Laura, so your loss really resonates with me. Continue to be strong; you are all in my...Read More »
50 of 66 | Posted by: Melissa (Missy Gross) De Lyser

“Your family is in my thoughts. Laura was a student in my introductory biology course at Lawrence and she was a joy. She will be greatly missed. ”
51 of 66 | Posted by: Beth De Stasio

“Our deepest condolences. We are praying for you and your family ”
52 of 66 | Posted by: Candy Damm

“Mike and Betty, I can't even think of the right words to say to you. We are so saddened by your loss and if there is anything we can do, please do...Read More »
53 of 66 | Posted by: Tamie, Andy, Elizabeth, Kathryn and Joe Schimpf

“I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences on your loss. ”
54 of 66 | Posted by: Tracy Righi-Smith

“Van Asten Family - I worked with Laura at Mulberry Lane Farm and to say she was one of the sweetest, kindest girls I ever had the pleasure to meet...Read More »
55 of 66 | Posted by: Farmer Mary

“Mike, Betty, Luke, and Michelle, We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Laura was a beautiful young lady and we are blessed to know Laura and...Read More »
56 of 66 | Posted by: Dave, Lori, Nate, Eric and Andrea Jore

“I am deeply saddened by this loss. I remember teaching Laura in middle school. I know she lived a fulfilling and meaningful life rooted in Christian...Read More »
57 of 66 | Posted by: Timothy Brumm

“Your family is in my thoughts and you are held close in prayer by all in my family. Your words so beautifully capture the beautiful young woman that...Read More »
58 of 66 | Posted by: Sarah Simon

“Betty and family, My sincerest sympathies and prayers to you all. I don't have words to express how sorry I am. Though I had not met Laura, I can...Read More »
59 of 66 | Posted by: Berta Parker

“We are so deeply sorry for your loss. What a beautiful description of your daughter, Laura. Her faith in God truly showed by the peaceful presence...Read More »
60 of 66 | Posted by: George and Lori Schreiber Family

“Betty and family, words can't express how truly sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you! ”
61 of 66 | Posted by: The Vallier's

“Captures Laura beautifully. No words suffice but know everyone continues to be on my heart and in my prayers. ”
62 of 66 | Posted by: Kelly Wilda

“Our hearts are breaking for you all. Know that you are and will be in our hearts and prayers for time to come. ”
63 of 66 | Posted by: Mary HAMILTON

“Betty and family I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
64 of 66 | Posted by: The Gutman Family

“What a beautiful tribute....the world needs more people like Laura! Know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you... ”
65 of 66 | Posted by: Christa, Jim, Ray and Kelly Zuleger

“Betty, I'm so very sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter. Sending love and prayers to you and your family. ”
66 of 66 | Posted by: Melissa Cust


Laura Van Asten, 20, of Darboy, passed away on June 30 from injuries sustained while riding a horse. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 7, 1996, to Kelly (Mike) and Elizabeth (Betty) Van Asten. Laura just completed her junior year at Lawrence University pursuing a degree in trombone performance. She enjoyed sharing her musical talents with others at school, church, and in the community. As much as music was a part of her life, horses were her greatest passion. She volunteered at BEAMING as a therapeutic horse handler. Her passion for horses extended to Mulberry Lane Farm where she had a variety of responsibilities, her favorite being working with the horses. Through the graciousness of several friends throughout the years, Laura was given many other opportunities to learn about horsemanship and to go riding for pleasure. Her family takes comfort in knowing that she was doing something she truly loved when she died. Laura attended Holy Angels/Holy Spirit School in Darboy from preschool through eighth grade. She attended Xavier High School in Appleton, where she participated in band, marching band, pit orchestra, and the Rock for Life club. She was able to visit many different parts of the country through band trips, the March for Life, and Catholic Heart Work Camp. She was also an active member of the Chazoo Warriors, her parish peer ministry group. During the family’s annual camping trip, Laura loved campfires, water skiing, hiking, and swimming. She also enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and playing games. Her family enjoyed her ability to be thoughtful and serious, and also loved her delightful silliness. Laura is survived by her father and mother, Darboy; her brother Luke, Mishicot; her sister Michelle, at home; her boyfriend Isaac Mayhew, St. Paul, MN; her grandparents Alois Van Asten, Wisconsin Rapids; Richard and Mary (Millie) Sorensen, Madison; aunts and uncles Gene (“T”) Van Asten, Appleton; John (Patti) Van Asten, Rudolph; godfather Bob (Char) Van Asten, Menasha; Jeff (Krista) Van Asten, Kimberly; Kirk (Gwen) Van Asten, Wisconsin Rapids; godmother Victoria Reigel, Hortonville; Becky Sorensen, Madison; and Barb (Neal) Van Ersvelde, Grinnell, IA; and twenty-three cousins. Laura was preceded in death by her grandmother Ellie Van Asten, and her aunt Alice Van Asten. Laura will be remembered for her positive attitude, her genuine smile, and the joy that she brought to those around her. She was a bright young woman who was very devoted to her faith and exemplified a spirit of service to others. Laura was a blessing in the lives of anyone who knew her, and she was and always will be dearly loved. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, July 7, 2017, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 11:00 AM with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass. Interment will follow at Holy Angels cemetery, W2796 Cty Rd KK Appleton. Laura, we love you and will deeply miss having you here with us on earth. We watched you go from being a shy young girl to blossoming into a beautiful, confident, and outgoing young woman. We are so proud of you, and we appreciate how you lived your faith and through that, brought joy to others. Love, Mom, Dad, Luke, and Michelle.