Joseph A. Van Dam
March 21, 1923 - December 6, 2011
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Joe Van Dam, age 88, passed away Tuesday morning, December 6, 2011 at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. In January of 1923, his parents and two older brothers emigrated here from Holland, and Joe was born on March 21, of that same year. He attended the Algoma High School, where he excelled in sports, drama,…

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judi(luebke) helf left a message on December 9, 2011:
very sorry to read about joe. his family has always been very kind to me. we sure had some great times on the water. god bless your family. dave and judi(luebke) helf
Jim and Rose Luebke left a message on December 8, 2011:
Please accept our condolences to your family. Jim has a lot of fond memories of the VanDams living next door on Lake Poygan. He has told me what a great guy Joe was and how he took the time to take him along to go boating and skiing in the summer. Our hearts go out to Dave and Barb and the girls. We know how close they are to Joe and Gerry and how family is so important to you. God Bless you all. You have our deepest sympathy. Rose and Jim
Nard and Ans Jansen left a message on December 8, 2011:
Dear family, Sad days too for us in Holland. We remember our stay with Joe and Gerry in 2006. Their hospitality and the cosy family diner. We enjoined his warm company, the enthusiasm in his stories. We laughed about his humor and the amazing dutch words form Brabant he still new from his childhood. Being at Mayflower Drive felt so much at home! We are very proud to have some of his products. We’re using the beautiful cutting board every day, so in a way his hands are meeting ours daily. With proud we remember the visit he had to Holland, visiting the windmill in Eerde and seeing the places where his father grew up. The emotions he had of meting the Van Dam family. `I´ve never seen so much Van Dam´s in one room´, were his famous words at the family encounter. Uncle Joe will always be in our minds and hearts. We wish you and all the family a lot of strength in the coming days and weeks and our thoughts and hearts are with you all. Ans and Nard, Monnickendam - Holland
Jessica Schneider left a message on December 7, 2011:
I am so sorry to hear about your loss, he was such a nice man and has left a great legacy in his wonderfully special family.
John and Deb Ebel left a message on December 7, 2011:
Jody, Bill and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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