Brett Van Handel
March 27, 2007 - July 3, 2019
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Riverview Ev. Lutheran Church
136 West Seymour Street
Appleton, WI
Monday 7/15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Riverview Ev. Lutheran Church
136 West Seymour Street
Appleton, WI
Monday 7/15, 3:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Brett Van Handel, age 12 of Appleton, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Brett was born in Neenah on March 27, 2007, son of the late Heath Van Handel and Jennifer (Roberts) Van Handel. Brett is survived by his mother: Jennifer Van…

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Amy Verkuilen Tisol left a message on August 1, 2019:
Jenny...I am just learning about this now. I am so terribly sorry for your heartbreaking loss of losing such a beautiful son. I pray God takes care of you through this. Sending prayers for you & Matt.
Diane French left a message on July 17, 2019:
Sending Love and Prayers For God To Give You Strength and Comfort.
Wendy George left a message on July 15, 2019:
God Bless you Brett
Sing with Angels
Dance with the Stars
Carol Jones left a message on July 15, 2019:
Jenny, words cannot express my profound sorrow for your loss. I pray for peace, strength and comfort in the days that lay ahead.
Greg Wilson left a message on July 11, 2019:
I am so very very sorry...his memory will live on until you see him again in Christ.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Genevieve left a message on July 11, 2019:
Jenny & Matt, you two have been so strong over the years. Brett was extremely blessed to have had the love of you two and the rest of the family. My heart, prayers, and thoughts are with you all.
Jane Neville left a message on July 11, 2019:
Jenny and Matt,
Dennis and I are praying for you that you may find some comfort from all those who love you. Brett will be missed and we will never forget! ❤️
Marie Lagerstrom left a message on July 11, 2019:
To all of Matthews family did you say that I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that you have
Vicki Justman left a message on July 9, 2019:
My heart weeps for you and your family. What a gift he was to all that new him. Peace to you.
Beverly Donlon left a message on July 9, 2019:
I’m so sorry. My prayers and love are with you all.
Carla Sexton left a message on July 9, 2019:
Jenny and Matt, sending heartfelt prayers and hugs! I will always remember the special spark Brett would get in his eyes when he smiled! May you both feel blessed for the many good memories you have of your precious son and brother. I am grateful to have been one of his teachers.
Dawn Retzlaff left a message on July 8, 2019:
My heart breaks for your family! Brett was such a sweet young man with a great smile & attitude. I feel blessed to have worked with him for a while at Ferber. May you cherish all the wonderful moments you had with him.
Dawn Kaiser left a message on July 8, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Love, Hugs, Faith and Prayers
Mary Schemm left a message on July 8, 2019:
Jenny and Matt, sending prayers and love.
Karen Wollenweber left a message on July 8, 2019:
My heart breaks for your family. Praying for God's comfort and strength.
Laura Skrypczak left a message on July 7, 2019:
May you feel the love of many surrounding you in prayer during this difficult time. I will always remember Brett as a kind student, who was creative and compassionate to his peers. You are all in my prayers.
Nicole Weber left a message on July 7, 2019:
So sorry to hear this! Prayers for all Brett's family and friends!
Lisa & Jim Crotty left a message on July 7, 2019:
Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers! NFF Family
Cathy Haase left a message on July 6, 2019:
My deepest sympathy to the family. Brett was a delightful young man.
Linda Probst left a message on July 6, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers to Brett's entire family and friends at his passing. May God guide you through your grieving process. Brett walks with and beside all of you in Spirit everyday until you meet again in Heaven. God Bless
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Nancy and Gary Stang left a message on July 6, 2019:
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. God has Brett in his arms!
Carrie, Kateland, and Karley Simmons left a message on July 6, 2019:
We are so sorry, Brett is an amazing young man. Prayers for Peace and Comfort.
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Laura Firment Yuhas left a message on July 6, 2019:
My thoughts & PRAYERS are with you all ...during this EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME...May GOD continue to hold you ALL in the PALMS of HIS HANDS
Marie Lagerstrom left a message on July 6, 2019:
My sincere condolences to Jenni, Matthew and all of Brett's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Reardon - CT left a message on July 6, 2019:
Was fortune enough to meet Brett at CZC camp about 4 yrs ago at CZC camp. He touched many, many hearts in different ways for all. He has a wonderful family that will receive lots of support from all those effected by a great loss. My thoughts and prayers prayers to Jenn & Matt and all. Find peace in his memories and smile.
Angie Hagmeier left a message on July 6, 2019:
Truly there are no words to say to ease the pain both you and Matt are enduring. Please know you have been and will always be in my families thoughts and prayers. Keep strong, one day at a time. Love you very much.
Brian and Kristy Custer left a message on July 6, 2019:
Jenny, Kristy and I want to express our deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss! Our hearts are broken for you and your family! We offer up our prayers to bring comfort and encouragement to you For your loss of your son Brett!
Laura and Tracy McConnellonnell left a message on July 6, 2019:
We have learned about Brett through stories and memories shared by Jessica B.

Although we haven't met please know our family holds all of you in our heart and prayers!!

So very sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prayers from Colorado!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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