James J. Van Asten
July 25, 1936 - October 18, 2021
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James (Jim) John Van Asten, age 85, unexpectedly passed away on October 18, 2021. Jim was born July 25, 1936, to the late John H. and Martha (Coonen) Van Asten.  He graduated from St. John High School in Little Chute in 1954.  He married Bernice Blazek on May 12, 1962.  Together they had five children,…

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John Brandt left a message on October 27, 2021:
What a wonderful man! Have always known him as Mr Van Asten--always had a kind word to say as he walked through the neighborhood picking up garbage & recyclables along his way. Keeping the environment clean was certainly a passion of his that we witnessed almost every week. Very sad to hear of his passing, he was a positive light in so many lives. John & Cate Brandt
Melvin Klarner left a message on October 25, 2021:
From our family to yours Bernice, we offer our condolences to you. Lot of memories from the old neighbor hood. Take are/stay safe Melvin & Nancy Klarner Wayne & Jane Klarner Linda & Gary Parker Karen & Bruce Fischer Shelly (Keith Deceased Klarner Bruce & Cindy Klarner
Marilyn Wyngaard left a message on October 24, 2021:
We are going to miss Jim at our class reunions. It was always great to see him there. I cannot make the funeral service due to a previous commitment. To you and your family Berniece please sccept our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Marilyn "Class of 1954 from St John's" and Dick Wyngaard
carl and bonnie vanden heuvel left a message on October 24, 2021:
Sorry to hear about Jim. We do have some good memories seeing him work in the yard and riding his wooden bike. A good man Bonnie and Carl Vanden Heuvel
Kim Schneider left a message on October 23, 2021:
Jim was just the nicest, kind and big hearted man. Neighbor of many years! Known to pick up trash in the neighborhood, grill hot dogs on his grill in the summer, Always willing to give a hand, share his experiences, and ALWAYS neighborly! So so sad for this tragic death of such a vibrant, active man! He will truly be missed.
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John Trester left a message on October 23, 2021:
A good friend, a fun guy, and a very smart one, too. I will miss his discussions about bicycles.
Bernadine Prosek left a message on October 23, 2021:
So sad that my dear friend Jim passed away. My heart aches for Bernice and their wonderful family. The pain of his passing goes deep. I'm thankful to have many good memories and will treasure them always. My heartfelt sympathy to Jim's family. Rest in peace Jim.
Bernadine Coley, Ashbury Meadows Subdivision left a message on October 22, 2021:
The entire subdivision of Ashbury Meadows send our condolences to Jim's family. Jim's friendly wave, or taking a minute to talk most mornings will be sorely missed. Bernie Coley
Kinzie Rickabaugh left a message on October 21, 2021:
Grandpa, you were always so sweet, loving, caring and kind. You will be so dearly missed. We all love you so much.
Liz Neuman left a message on October 21, 2021:
The Thompson Center on Lourdes will miss Jim. Jim played sheepshead every Thursday at TCoL. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kim Letter left a message on October 20, 2021:
So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Debbie. He sounded like a wonderful person and very active for his age. Sending hugs and my sympathy to you and your family for your loss. 🙏❤️
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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