Joseph "Joe" Van Schyndel
April 26, 1940 - August 31, 2014
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Friday 9/5, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Friday 9/5, 10:30 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Joseph Sylvester Van Schyndel, age 74, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 after a long struggle with COPD. Joe was born April 26, 1940 to late Sylvester and Verona (Weber) Van Schyndel. He married Kathleen Farris on August 22, 1964 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Joe was CEO and second generation owner of Badger Metals,…

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Trisha Rawlings left a message on September 5, 2014:

Kit and Family, It was an honor getting to know you both within the short time we had. Joe is missed and I will forever remember him as "Mr Wilson". ~Til later Mr Wilson....Dennis :)

Trisha Rawlings left a message on September 5, 2014:

Kit and Family, It was an honor getting to know you both within the short time we had. Joe is missed and I will forever remember him as "Mr Wilson". ~Til later Mr Wilson....Dennis :)

Monica Solchenberger left a message on September 4, 2014:

Kit and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Joes passing. We always had such a great time at Badger meetings, Packer games and the trips with you and Joe and Ruthie and Frank. They were fun times! Many times Joe would call just to chat and catch up with us and I am sorry we have not done that of late.
We have known Joe for many years and always appreciated our relationship with him both professionally and personally.. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families and to the Badger Metals family.
Phil and Monica Solchenberger

Monica Solchenberger left a message on September 4, 2014:

Kit and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Joes passing. We always had such a great time at Badger meetings, Packer games and the trips with you and Joe and Ruthie and Frank. They were fun times! Many times Joe would call just to chat and catch up with us and I am sorry we have not done that of late.
We have known Joe for many years and always appreciated our relationship with him both professionally and personally.. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families and to the Badger Metals family.
Phil and Monica Solchenberger

John Clark left a message on September 4, 2014:

Kit and family....I cannot tell you how sad I was to hear of Joe's passing. I hope you know just how much a treasured friend Joe and you, Kit were to me. Joe was a true gentle gentleman. I would never have 'made it' without his and your support. I treasure the times that we had together, from trip to Vegas to boiled dinners in the pressure cooker as well as holidays...you made me feel like I was part of your family. It was an honor to know Joe and call him my friend. Kathy and I treasure your support and understanding. Appleton Catholic Schools and Parishes are what they are today because of individuals like Joe and his willingness to give selflessly to their growth and existence. Kit..you and your family are in our prayers. John and Kathy Clark

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John Clark left a message on September 4, 2014:

Kit and family....I cannot tell you how sad I was to hear of Joe's passing. I hope you know just how much a treasured friend Joe and you, Kit were to me. Joe was a true gentle gentleman. I would never have 'made it' without his and your support. I treasure the times that we had together, from trip to Vegas to boiled dinners in the pressure cooker as well as holidays...you made me feel like I was part of your family. It was an honor to know Joe and call him my friend. Kathy and I treasure your support and understanding. Appleton Catholic Schools and Parishes are what they are today because of individuals like Joe and his willingness to give selflessly to their growth and existence. Kit..you and your family are in our prayers. John and Kathy Clark

Nancy Nature left a message on September 3, 2014:

Dear Kit. I was just thinking about Joe the other day. I remember when Joe and I met during our days on the Blue Hawk board. I didn't know then what a friend he would be. When Darrell was ill with cancer Joe was a source of encouragement with his story. I still remember you two coming to his funeral. What a true gesture of friendship and caring. I wish I could be at Joe's funeral to show my respect but I'm currently on vacation on the west coast. I know how difficult it is to lose a spouse so I pray for God's peace and comfort for you at this very sad time. Love Nancy (Hammer) Bayer.

Nancy Nature left a message on September 3, 2014:

Dear Kit. I was just thinking about Joe the other day. I remember when Joe and I met during our days on the Blue Hawk board. I didn't know then what a friend he would be. When Darrell was ill with cancer Joe was a source of encouragement with his story. I still remember you two coming to his funeral. What a true gesture of friendship and caring. I wish I could be at Joe's funeral to show my respect but I'm currently on vacation on the west coast. I know how difficult it is to lose a spouse so I pray for God's peace and comfort for you at this very sad time. Love Nancy (Hammer) Bayer.

Steve Bruzek left a message on September 2, 2014:

Dear Kit. Please accept my deepest sympathy at this time.

Both dad and mom loved seeing you both at different conferences and meetings over the years. I have had the pleasure of sitting and talking with Joe at the Bluehawk conferences since he extended the invitation to join the group several years ago.

Dad's been gone for 13 years already and mom joined him earlier this year so I'm sure that they are re-united already in a place that we can only dream about.

May the knowledge that Joe is now at peace, free from pain and suffering resting in the arms of our Lord, help you through this time.

Steve Bruzek
Cedar Rapids Sheet Metal Co.

Steve Bruzek left a message on September 2, 2014:

Dear Kit. Please accept my deepest sympathy at this time.

Both dad and mom loved seeing you both at different conferences and meetings over the years. I have had the pleasure of sitting and talking with Joe at the Bluehawk conferences since he extended the invitation to join the group several years ago.

Dad's been gone for 13 years already and mom joined him earlier this year so I'm sure that they are re-united already in a place that we can only dream about.

May the knowledge that Joe is now at peace, free from pain and suffering resting in the arms of our Lord, help you through this time.

Steve Bruzek
Cedar Rapids Sheet Metal Co.

Patricia Schermerhorn left a message on September 2, 2014:

Dear Kit and children. We have many happy memories of Joe and your family during our days at St. Bernadette. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry that we will be out of town and unable to attend his funeral. We will be thinking of you. Love, Dick and Pat Schermerhorn and family

Patricia Schermerhorn left a message on September 2, 2014:

Dear Kit and children. We have many happy memories of Joe and your family during our days at St. Bernadette. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry that we will be out of town and unable to attend his funeral. We will be thinking of you. Love, Dick and Pat Schermerhorn and family

Cindy School Purdo left a message on September 2, 2014:

My sympathy to the entire family. I have many fond memories of Mr. Van Schyndel around the Matthias Street neighborhood always laughing and smiling! May God hold all of you in his care.

Cindy School Purdo left a message on September 2, 2014:

My sympathy to the entire family. I have many fond memories of Mr. Van Schyndel around the Matthias Street neighborhood always laughing and smiling! May God hold all of you in his care.

Lisa left a message on September 2, 2014:

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your dear loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. May these words bring you hope, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4) This promise will be fulfilled one day, until then, may all your memories sustain you in the days to come. Please visit jw.org to answer any questions about this hope.

Lisa left a message on September 2, 2014:

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your dear loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. May these words bring you hope, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4) This promise will be fulfilled one day, until then, may all your memories sustain you in the days to come. Please visit jw.org to answer any questions about this hope.

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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