Jerry Van Abel
May 17, 1962 - January 11, 2010
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St. Katharine Drexel Parish - St. Francis Site
433 County Rd CE
Kaukauna, WI 54130
(920) 766-1445 | Map
Thursday 1/14, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Service
Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery - Hollandtown
Tuesday 1/12
St. Katharine Drexel Parish - St. Francis Site
433 County Rd CE
Kaukauna, WI 54130
(920) 766-1445 | Map
Thursday 1/14, 6:30 pm

Jerry Van Abel, age 47, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 11, 2010, following a brief battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Kaukauna on May 17, 1962, son of the late Will and Duff Van Abel, and was currently a partner in the family business, Van Abel's of Hollandtown. Jerry enjoyed outdoor activities, including,…

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Suze Walker, Rory & Ali Gerow left a message on January 15, 2010:
To all of the family and loved ones of Jerry our hearts and prayers are with you. We were sadden to hear about Jerry's diagnosis and then the shock of how sudden he had passed. It makes us all realize how very precious life is and to always live life to the fullest. Like Jerry, those who pass on before us will always be with us in heart and soul. You have our sincere condolences.
Mama'narski left a message on January 15, 2010:
Kyle and VanAbel Family I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts! Your dad will forever be in your heart.
Darin Lakso left a message on January 14, 2010:
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. The Van Abel family will be in my family's prayers. Rest in peace Jerry.
Pat Greenwood left a message on January 14, 2010:
Dear Van Abel Family, I was surprised and saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. I am keeping you in my prayers. While my trips to K-town are few and far between, they most always included a trip to Hollandtown for a fish fry and hello to Jerry and the crew at the restaurant. Sincerely, Pat Greenwood
Steve & Julie Houdek left a message on January 14, 2010:
Our deepest condolences to the Van Abel family on their loss and the loss of our good friend Jerry. We will always remember the great times we had together.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Brad Wolfinger left a message on January 14, 2010:
I wish to share my condolences with all the family and give you a memory of Jerry and I in Grade school. He and I had to sit the farthest apart from each other because we had this problem with boredom. We also had the problem of lack of erasers,although there was plenty around our desks in small pieces ;-)He also could tease you and still make you laugh about it. He and all of you,his family, are in my prayers, Brad
Kathy Micke left a message on January 14, 2010:
Our most sincere condolences. May fond memories keep his spirit alive in your hearts. Rest in peace friend
Mary and Mike Van de Kamp left a message on January 14, 2010:
Our deepest condolences to the entire Van Abel Family. Jerry and all of you are in our prayers.
Karla Wolfinger left a message on January 14, 2010:
I'll always remember Jerry for his warm smile and never forgetting you with a friendly greeting and a sense of humor. Karla
Karla Wolfinger left a message on January 14, 2010:
I'll always remember Jerry for his warm smile and never forgetting you with a friendly greeting and a sense of humor. Karla
Chris Barker left a message on January 14, 2010:
Dear Kyle and family, I just wanted to send my condolences and wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Chris Barker
Dan & Sue Thome left a message on January 14, 2010:
Rest in peace. Gus and family, our condolences.
Tony Napieralla left a message on January 14, 2010:
My condolences go out to the Van Abel family. I will miss all the fun times I had with Jerry "Flash". I was glad I was able to spend time with him 2 days before he left us. He will be missed.
Tony Napieralla left a message on January 14, 2010:
My condolences go out to the Van Abel family. I will miss all the fun times I had with Jerry "Flash". I was glad I was able to spend time with him 2 days before he left us. He will be missed.
Tony Napieralla left a message on January 14, 2010:
My condolences go out to the Van Abel family. I will miss all the fun times I had with Jerry "Flash". I was glad I was able to spend time with him 2 days before he left us. He will be missed.
Mary and Dave Pahl left a message on January 14, 2010:
Dear Dean and Kyle and family, We were sorry to hear about your Dad. May your memories of him always be with you and comfort you in this time. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Tanya Miller left a message on January 13, 2010:
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Jerry's family, his children, and his friends (especially those from the class of 1980). I was reminded what a sweet and kind person Jerry was when I saw him in July after nearly 30 years. Jerry will always have a special place in my heart!
Karen and Dale Mahnke left a message on January 13, 2010:
To each and every one of you, we're really sorry for your loss. I think back to when I worked with Jerry. I loved his smile. I want to think that he's up there havin a beer with our Nikki. Love and prayers always!! Karen
John Wnek left a message on January 13, 2010:
Pat, Kristie and Vanabel family, Our sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Wnek Family
Ron and Lisa Prellwitz left a message on January 13, 2010:
Mike, Sorry to read about the death of your brother. Know that are prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Red & Jin Willems left a message on January 13, 2010:
Deepest sympathy to the Van Abel family. Jerry always took good care of the bowlers and we'll always remember his skiing stories
Jenny Peterson left a message on January 13, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Elaine Ven Rooy left a message on January 13, 2010:
To Mike, Gus and family: My condolences to you all on the loss of your brother, Jerry. Dying at an early age is always so devastating. Good times, fond memories and prayer are great healers. Sorry for the loss in one of Hollandtown's finest families. Elaine
Louise Zenefski left a message on January 13, 2010:
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I carry many great memories of Jerry and times at Van Abel's
Mary Ehnerd left a message on January 13, 2010:
So very sorry for this untimely loss. My deepest sympathy to Jerry's children, and to the entire Van Abel family. Mary Ehnerd
david Stern left a message on January 13, 2010:
it is with great sorrow that i write this to the Van Abel's family. In all the years of doing business with them i found them to be the best. jerry was one of the best. As he enters heaven i know that he is welcomed. You have our sympathy at this time. ( the family of david m stern ) the Kway guy.
Nancee VandeYacht-Stuart left a message on January 13, 2010:
The Van Abels Clan - may the memories comfort you and your friends support you with your heartfelt loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Carol Carroll left a message on January 13, 2010:
Jerry will be missed by many -- he always had a smile for everyone. We believe God said Jerry had suffered enough in his lifetime and He was taking him home to be with his Mom & Dad. Our condolences to his children and the entire family. Love, Ed & Carol
Carl Krystal Krause left a message on January 13, 2010:
Dear Jane and family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thougths are with you. It is Wed and i just heard about this. Sorry we were unable to attend the visitation. God Bless you and your families Carl Krystal Krause
Mary Borree left a message on January 13, 2010:
To All, So very sorry to hear about Jerry. Our sympathies to the entire family. Jerry was not only lovable, but well loved, not only kind and thoughful, but generous and capable. So many memories of the nights he and I locked the place up after bowling or a wedding. Lots of good laughs and comparing of nights events. Jerry was unique and will be remembered for his infectious smile and the twinkle in his eye. I will miss him. I want you to know that the Van Abel family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Max
Karen and Jeff Hartsworm left a message on January 13, 2010:
To the Entire Van Abel Family, Jerry was a very Athletic Guy and I will miss the times that he Played Fast Pitch on Pete's Team. Our Condolences to your Family
Lisa Potthast left a message on January 12, 2010:
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of the Van Abel family. I used to work with Jerry a long time ago at Van Abel's. He was always very kind to me. He will be greatly missed.
Kevin Finnegan left a message on January 12, 2010:
My condolences to the Van Abel family. I worked at the Hollandtown restaurant (still my favorite) in high school. The whole Van Abel family graciously and patiently allowed me to work there. Jerry and I shared a lot of laughs. He always good heartedly reminded me of my "foot in the pot of gravy incident" decades thereafter. Rest in peace my friend.
Kirk and Lisa Cichy left a message on January 12, 2010:
All of our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry's family. He will live long in alot of family and friends memories.
Dave Van Abel left a message on January 12, 2010:
Jerry was one of our many cousins on the Van Abel side. Fortunately I had an opportunity to spend a few quality minutes with Jerry this past June. Little did I know, it would be the last time. Jerry we will all miss you, and I know I also speak for my bother Dan. Rest in peace Jerry. Dave
Shannon (Falish) Gerrits left a message on January 12, 2010:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Van Abels have been my extended family for years and have shaped the person I am today. I will always remember Jerry's smile and the way he just light up when he spoke of his kids. May peace be with you all during this difficult time.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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