Brian Anthony Vanevenhoven
June 2, 1967 - February 28, 2009
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wednesday 3/4, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
Faith Lutheran Church
601 East Glendale Avenue
Appleton, WI
Thursday 3/5, 11:00 am
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Thursday 3/5
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

VANEVENHOVEN, BRIAN ANTHONY Brian A. Vanevenhoven, age 41, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009, surrounded by his family, at Theda Clark Hospital following an auto accident. He was born in Kansas, the son of Gary and Mary (Helser) Vanevenhoven. He graduated from Appleton West High School and received his Associate's Degree in…

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Janet Porter left a message on April 6, 2009:
On behalf of the staff of Wichmann Funeral Home and myself we extend our heartfelt condolences to you at this time of terrible loss. Sincerely, Janet Porter
Dawn Schuster left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest sympathies are with you all. I know what you are going through at this time. you are all in my prayers.
Lisa Lesselyong left a message on April 6, 2009:
Diane, Brielle and Mariah, Our family shares your sorrow resulting from Brian's accidental death. Although I had never met him personally, Mariah has shared many fond stories about her father. We pray you find strength in your faith to help you cope with each new day. May memories of your husband and father be in your hearts and memories all of your mortal days, until you can hold him in your arms once again in Heaven. Until then, Jesus will take care of him. Again, we are so sorry for your loss. With healing prayers, Mark, Lisa, Calvin and Maggie Lesselyong
Joel Blakemore left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dearest Vanevenhoven Family, I went to school with Brain many years ago at St Lawrence. He was one of a kind! We would often share thoughts on what we wanted to be as we grew up. He had a passion for helping others when he could, and I try to model that. He will not be forgoten. God Bless, Joel Blakemore SLS Class of '86
Dan Burzynski left a message on April 6, 2009:
My prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. May you know the love and support of all who knew Brian, even if we cannot join you for the service. Dan Burzynski SLS Class of '86
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Patrick Goodness left a message on April 6, 2009:
May God be with you Brian, and with your family as they say goodbye. Patrick Goodness SLS, 88'
David Nelson left a message on April 6, 2009:
I knew Brian from his days at St. Lawrence. I have very fond memories of him and am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you.
James & Laura Symicek left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. James Symicek, SLS 84
Mary Jaschob left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Brian's death. I am a business owner in New Holstein, and had the pleasure of meeting Brian several times. He was a very sincere and compassionate person, and I am sure that he touched the lives of many people. He will be greatly missed. I am keeping you, his family, and Brian in my prayers.
Penny Breitbach left a message on April 6, 2009:
I can't express enough my deepest sympathies to your family on your tragic loss. GOD Bless. Penny & Emily Breitbach
Paula Wheeler left a message on April 6, 2009:
So sorry to hear of Brian's accident. He was always such a kind person and so easy to work with at AMS. My prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Lorinda Suhr left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Diane, I was very saddened to hear of your sudden loss! Please let the good news that Jesus has died and risen again be your comfort, and that we too will be with Him and Brian in heaven some day! I enjoyed working with you at our recent ACLS classes! May God Bless you and your family! Lorinda Suhr
Julie Cartwright left a message on April 6, 2009:
Diane and Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I went to high school with Brian and became pretty good friends with him. I also went to NWTC with Diane and spent many hours in a car with her traveling to Green Bay and back. Knowing Brian and Diane before they meet and seeing what happened after they met was proof they were meant to be together. Brian will be missed. He was a great guy!! Julie
Cyndi Di Matteo left a message on April 6, 2009:
We would like to extend our deepest smpathy to your family. Brian stopped in on a regular basis and we always enjoyed his visits. He was always encouraging us to come see Willowpark and have lunch. Sadly we missed the opportunity to join him for that lunch. He always talked about his wife and girls - and was so proud of them. We'll miss his visits. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Sincerely, the Staff at Rescare HomeCare in Chilton
Julie left a message on April 6, 2009:
My sincere condolensces go out to Brian's family. Brian was such a great person. He was a very special friend of mine and I will miss him very much.
kevin galoff left a message on April 6, 2009:
Diane I am sorry for your loss, It's been a long time since I have seen you. I saw brian last summer at the hospital while visiting a friend. we had a nice chat to catch up on our busy lives. I remember him talking about his girls alot and I know he will be watching over all of you.
Kim Van-Kinderman left a message on April 6, 2009:
Brian (aka Superman) Our entire staff at RehabTECH which are all former coworkers with Brian will never forget you. Brian made sure we always knew about his family and especially his girls. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ! Our prayers are with you.
Todd Retzlaff left a message on April 6, 2009:
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Todd Retzlaff left a message on April 6, 2009:
Diane and kids- I am so sorry to hear about this tradegy. I have known Brian for many years and we were great friends as kids. I can't image life without Brian and the many lives he touched. Even though I have not seen Brian for many years I remember all the fun times we had. I know he loved his family very much. My thoughts and prayers are with his famiy and friends.
Melissa Bardo left a message on April 6, 2009:
I had only known Brian for a short few months but found him to be a very kind compassionate person. My thoughts go out to you his family, Brian will be missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Chris and Jo Letizia left a message on April 6, 2009:
Diane, Brielle and Mariah, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Brian, a good husband, father and friend. It is just to shocking to comprehend. I was so looking forward to tell him that I actually voted for Obama and not McCain. He would have gotten a kick out of that. Again I am so sorry. He will be missed greatly. Chris Letizia
Karen Smith left a message on April 6, 2009:
Scott, You and your family have my deepest sympathy over the loss of your brother. Karen Smith (former coworker at B'Gosh)
Paula (Skiba) Hipp left a message on April 6, 2009:
I went to St. Thomas More with Brian many, many, many years ago. I haven't seen Brian in all these years, but never have forgotten any of my STM former classmates. He was so kind-hearted as a child, I can only imagine what a wonderful person he was as an adult. My heart goes out to your family during this tragic time. I will keep you in my prayers.
Kieth Vanevenhoven left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our deepest sympathy from our family. Kieth and Jean Vanevenhoven
Allison (Kroll) Salm left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the Vanevenhoven family... I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Brian. I graduated with Jason, and knew Brian only through a few professional encounters in the OT world. I can only imagine what pain your family is feeling now. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I hope you can eventually find peace in your hearts and remember all the ways that Brian touched so many lives in his work and at home... Allison (Kroll) Salm
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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