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“Great guy great carrier. Bill started one year earlier then I did. Taught me a lot. Couldn't find a kinder person then him. He will be greatly missed. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: KATHY RESCH-GATZA - HILBERT, WI

“I was a supervisor at the Menasha Post Office in the 1990's. Bill was the carrier on city route 10 and I always enjoyed Bill as a fellow employee. He...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Herman - Omro, WI

“From Charles and Cindy Kuba, our deepest sympathies go to the family for Bill Vanden Elzen. We were neighbors below on Pacific Street in 1972 to 1974...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Charles @ Cindy Kuba - Appleton, WI

“Thinking of you and your family with sympathy Linda, Diane and Mary at this time of loss. I remember with prayers Bill, Uncle Bill, and Aunt...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sister Bridget Stumpf - Green Bay, WI

“Although Bill worked as a carrier & I a clerk at the Menasha Post Office, we crossed paths many times and he always was a quiet person but never...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Smarzinski - Menasha, WI


6 of 10 | Posted by: Dick and Vicki Schmidt - WI

“Bill was my next door neighbor in the post office when I got my first route in 1986. He was #2, I was #3. Lots of good-natured fun (mostly) and...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Dick Schmidt - Combined Locks, WI

“Linda and family so sorry for your loss he will be greatly missed.Dan and Diane Fox cabin #4 ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dan Diane Fox - Greenville, WI

“Very sorry to hear of your loss Adam and family. Prayers for comfort through family, friends and memories. Bruce and Sandy Piette ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss. Wonderful person. He's in heaven now where all good people go. I used to make him laugh all the time at the menasha post office...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Wally Bosley - Sault ste. Marie, MI


William C. Vanden Elzen, age 71, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born to the late William and Catherine (Wallace) Vanden Elzen on August 19, 1946 in Appleton. William proudly served his country in the National Guard for six years. He married the love of his life, Linda Moe, on April 17, 1971 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He worked for twenty-seven years as a U.S Postal carrier for the Menasha Post Office and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. William loved just about anything that had to do with the outdoors, especially fishing. In earlier years he planned yearly fishing trips with friends and his son, Joe. Recently William enjoyed trips to his cabin up north. Above all he cherished time spent with his family, especially being able to attend his grandchildren’s events. He will always be remembered as being a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Linda; their three children, Sarah (Doug) Dettmers and their children, Maxwell and Mason; Joseph (Darcy) Vanden Elzen and their children, Lucas and Carson; and Adam (Angela) Vanden Elzen and their children, Dexter and Elora. William is further survived by his mother-in-law, Joyce Moe; his two sisters, Mary (Mike) Mullins and Diane (Brian) Post; sister-in-law, Diana Kohlbeck and many other dear family members and friends too numerous to list but never forgotten. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Maynard Moe and his brother-in-law, Brendan Kohlbeck. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 Lawrence Street in Appleton. Visitation will be held on Monday starting at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M officiating. Interment will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in William’s name. Online condolences can be shared at www.wichmannfargo.com.