Gary G. Van Vonderen
January 20, 1954 - November 18, 2006
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Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Tuesday 11/21, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday 11/22, 2:00 pm
Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Wednesday 11/22, 11:00 am

Van Vonderen, Gary G. ‚ÄúPickle‚Äù Gary G. Van Vonderen, age 52, died unexpectedly, Saturday afternoon, November 18, 2006. He was born January 20, 1954 to Joseph and Luella (Petit) Van Vonderen, in Kaukauna, where he was a resident all of his life. Gary was the proud owner of Van‚Äôs Service for over 30 years. He…

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Gavin Schmitt left a message on April 6, 2009:
I never knew Gary as a friend. But I did know him professionally as the owner of Van's Service on Hyland in Kaukauna. And when my car was broke beyond what myself or my brother could fix, this is where I went. And Gary was always very understanding: he knew I was in college (at the time) and was not going to overcharge me. He charged the lowest labor costs I'd ever seen, and was willing to find ways to cut costs on the parts when possible. One time I had to get a new tire and rim, and he was able to get the rim, the tire, the labor and the balance/rotation for around $35. I was very impressed. If Gary was as good of a father and husband as he was a mechanic, the VanVonderen family has lost a truly wonderful human being. As I said, I never knew him as a friend, so I can't really say anything more than this. But I just wanted to make it known that sometimes even the people who you barely know make a big difference in their own little ways. Rest well, Gary.
Dan left a message on April 6, 2009:
Theresa, Shawn, Tera, Dustin, Tamara: I'm sure you heard this quite a bit lately, but he really was a great guy. I've know Pickel for over 30 years. We didn't see each other a lot over the last 20 because we were both pretty busy raising families, but when we did, and he'd ask how things are? I always got the impression that he really wanted to know. He wasn't just making conversation. I know it will be hard, but I hope you can try to focus on all the good times and not so much on the loss. I consider myself lucky to have been his friend. You're all in my prayers.
Larry Grady left a message on April 6, 2009:
Gary always impressed me as a hard working family man. For the past 15+ years I looked forward to our banter over business, world, and life in general while not loosing site of the vehicle repair at hand. When everything was completed and the bill tabulated, I'd remind him that it felt I was paying for ALL of Shawn's college education. We'd have a good laugh over that. What a great guy! I miss him already. All my sympathy Larry
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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