Laura Elizabeth Van Asten
July 7, 1996 - June 30, 2017
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Laura Van Asten, 20, of Darboy, passed away on June 30 from injuries sustained while riding a horse. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 7, 1996, to Kelly (Mike) and Elizabeth (Betty) Van Asten. Laura just completed her junior year at Lawrence University pursuing a degree in trombone performance. She enjoyed sharing her…

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Marci a jenks left a message on July 11, 2017:
Kelly and betty, I'm sorry for your loss was going to surprise everyone at buffalo lake this year pls call me if you need to talk 303 815 7162 xoxo
Randy &Tammy; Freeberg left a message on July 11, 2017:
Mike and Betty we ate so sorry for your loss!
Michelle G left a message on July 10, 2017:
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Betty D left a message on July 10, 2017:
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29
Dennis and JoAnne Budi left a message on July 9, 2017:
Mike and Betty, Know that death for one who has lived a righteous life and is in love with God is a gift and not a punishment. Laura most certainly would agree right now. But to lose her from your life is such a great sorrow. We can only imagine how it would feel with one of our own. We will keep you both in prayer that you can continue your wonderful witness to the love of our God despite your pain. You have been an inspiration to us and to many others. May our God bless you with hope and understanding. If you need anything, just ask.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Rose Hromadka left a message on July 9, 2017:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Laura will always be beautiful and smiling in my mind. An extraordinary person. I am so sorry. Rose Hromadka - Beaming instructor
Stephanie Kendall left a message on July 8, 2017:
Mike and Family, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Robert left a message on July 8, 2017:
My sincere condolences to the family.
Tia & Darin Schumacher left a message on July 7, 2017:
Mike and family, words cannot convey how sorry we are for the loss of Laura. May you and family find the strength you need. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Angie McCarthy left a message on July 7, 2017:
Heart felt prayers & blessings to Laura's family & loved ones. Such a beautiful person! Blest to have met her. Everyone at BEAMING adored her. May she rest in the arms of Jesus & watch over all she loved most. My deepest sympathy.
Jo Ellyn Scheuers & family left a message on July 7, 2017:
Mike and family, I just heard about it from Jor Rane, I can't find words that would help your sorrow. Know that our family's condolences are with you. Laura was a beautiful person. God's strength be with you.
Melissa Brabant left a message on July 6, 2017:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Laura touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. Melissa Brabant
Donna Bucholtz left a message on July 6, 2017:
To Laura's family and friends I only knew Laura for a brief time while volunteering with Beaming she was so very nice to work with so kind and patient with the riders . I can tell you that as a parent I thought to myself that the our future was in good hands with a young adult like her. You can be so very proud of her. my deepest sympathy to you. May God be with you through this most difficult time
Ann Christiansen left a message on July 6, 2017:
Mike and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Laura. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Raatz left a message on July 6, 2017:
Betty, Mike, Luke and my twin Michelle, Love and support to a truly loving family. Laura and you live by example and are an inspiration to others. We are here for you. What a beautiful tribute to Laura an amazing young woman. God's continued blessings to you. The Raatz family
Todd Spagnoletti and family left a message on July 5, 2017:
Mike and family, words cannot convey how sorry we are for the loss of Laura. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God grant you peace and guide you through this time in your life. God Bless your family and Laura.
Frances Frye fellow volunteer left a message on July 5, 2017:
So very sorry for your loss! She was a very special person, always so bright and upbeat. I will truly miss her wonderful smile at Beaming.
Tom Sorensen left a message on July 5, 2017:
I am so sorry and please keep us informed. Anything I can do to help with anything, Tom
Jill Stamn left a message on July 5, 2017:
Betty, I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you, and praying for strength and peace for you and your family during this heartbreaking time.
Aunt Krista and Uncle Jeff left a message on July 5, 2017:
If you asked Laura when she was 3 or 4 years old what she wanted to be when she grew up she would tell you that she wanted to be a shepherd. A rather odd choice of profession for a pre-schooler but seeing all of these comments and shared memories of her love, faith and caring makes me think she has certainly achieved her goal! We love and miss you, Laura.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary Jo Morris (sorensen family) left a message on July 5, 2017:
The Wilson family expresses their condolences to Betty, her husband, and the entire family. We are so sorry to hear this news; although we only met Laura a few times at family functions, this beautiful tribute to her life written here makes us feel as if we knew her. What an amazing person who lived a truly blessed life.
Gaurav Gulati left a message on July 5, 2017:
Mike, Being a Father of a daughter myself, I can't imagine what you and family must be going thru right now. I'm truly disheartened and sad for your loss. The tribute is very touching. May you and family find the strength you need.
The Vander Velden Family left a message on July 5, 2017:
Laura was a vibrant young lady with stunning eagerness to serve others. Unfortunately she was only with us for a short time but a new community in heaven will be enriched by her joy and faith. My deepest sympathy to your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers and may God keep a hand on your shoulder as you navigate this difficult time.
Walt Juncer left a message on July 5, 2017:
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you in these sad times. There is nothing sadder than the loss of one we love so early in their life. I pray that God guides you through these times and holds Laura close to his heart. Know that we are all here for you.
Steve Rouze left a message on July 5, 2017:
Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. You were truly blessed with a daughter that was so giving and dedicated to others. You must have been so proud of her. I wish you strength during this difficult time.
Cheryl Ellis left a message on July 5, 2017:
Betty, Mike, Luke and Michelle, Laura was a remarkable gal. She has touched so many lives in her brief time on this side of heaven. She was truly an inspiration to all she encountered. It was an honor to have known her. May God embrace your family in comfort during this difficult time. Cheryl, Bob, Dominic, Christina, Jeremiah and Izzy Ellis
Patti Van Donsel left a message on July 5, 2017:
Mike, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. I remember talking with you at Schneider about your family and the good time you had together. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Lenore White left a message on July 5, 2017:
I didn't know Laura but I know Becky her aunt. Becky is a co-worker of mine here at Hill Farms State Office Building in Madison. When someone here loses any family member it hurts all of us because we are another family here at work. May God grant you comfort in your loss and give you peace in time to come. Even though physically Laura is not here on earth she will always be in your hearts.
Amy left a message on July 4, 2017:
Laura, I love you and I celebrate your life in Heaven! I know that God will use your many gifts there. I believe our true birth happens when we enter where you now live ... for there (Heaven) is where you can eternally ride horses and never (ever) be at risk to die again! I believe you are very much ALIVE now ... and one day, we will LIVE too! Thank you for the110% you gave the years you dwelled His planet earth! You were blessed ... Now, you are all the more BLESSED!!! Please keep us in your prayers as you have been in mine these past days, Laura! Again, I very much love you♥️! Amen
Matt Reynebeau left a message on July 4, 2017:
I am shocked and saddened to learn of Laura's passing. The world will miss her smile, compassion and the Christian example she shared with all. The Xavier community will keep Laura and your family in our prayers. I will always remember her because of the special person that she was. Know that she is in the arms of Jesus at this time.
Joanne and Rich Budzinski left a message on July 4, 2017:
Our sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
Traci Wilcox left a message on July 4, 2017:
Betty, I'm so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
marian heymsfield Adria mom left a message on July 4, 2017:
I will always remember Laura's beautiful smile and big heart. May you find strength at this difficult time through your faith and in the love and support of family and friends.
Curt and Lori Brozik left a message on July 4, 2017:
Kelly and Betty and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. God Bless you all through this difficult time.
Lynne and Daniel Kellberg. left a message on July 4, 2017:
Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers sent to you all.
Kristin & Jim Niederberger left a message on July 4, 2017:
Betty, Kelly, Luke, and Michelle, I am devastated by the loss of your beloved daughter and sister. The love and joy with which you write of her speaks volumes for all of you. Love and prayers from us.
Sue Simonsen left a message on July 4, 2017:
Dear Betty, Mike, Luke, and Michelle...my deepest sympathy and prayers for you on the loss of Laura. I know she lived the faith and respect that you instilled in her heart. "Yes, "Sure", and "I can help" were always her responses to any requests for help. You now have an angel in heaven who will watch over you. The Lord's promise is life eternal. Believe Laura is enjoying it to the fullest!
Shirley Sitter left a message on July 4, 2017:
We are grateful that you shared your beautiful daughter with us. She brighten our home and our hearts. We are saddened by her passing.
Jo Ann & LeRoy Balza left a message on July 3, 2017:
Leroy and I were so shocked to hear about Laura. We have watched your family from a distance from the time they were very small. Such a beautiful Christian family. May your love for, God, sustain all of you during this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for a long time.
Bob and Shelby Kupczyk left a message on July 3, 2017:
An angel here on earth and now a special angel in heaven. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter and family with us all. May God be with you at this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Melissa Cust left a message on July 3, 2017:
Betty, I'm so very sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.
George and Lori Schreiber Family left a message on July 3, 2017:
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. What a beautiful description of your daughter, Laura. Her faith in God truly showed by the peaceful presence that radiated from her.You raised a beautiful daughter in Christ. May we all reflect Him as she did. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for all of you.
Duane and Diane Brandt left a message on July 3, 2017:
Mike and Betty. Words can not describe how incredibly sorry we are for your loss. We are currently out of the country but please know, that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tracy Righi-Smith left a message on July 3, 2017:
I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences on your loss.
Sarah Simon left a message on July 3, 2017:
Your family is in my thoughts and you are held close in prayer by all in my family. Your words so beautifully capture the beautiful young woman that I feel blessed to have known.
Farmer Mary left a message on July 3, 2017:
Van Asten Family - I worked with Laura at Mulberry Lane Farm and to say she was one of the sweetest, kindest girls I ever had the pleasure to meet would be an understatement. If I was having a bad day she could just make me feel better with her beautiful smile and all of a sudden I was laughing. I will miss her dearly at the farm and I will save a parking space for her for the rest of the season.
Timothy Brumm left a message on July 3, 2017:
I am deeply saddened by this loss. I remember teaching Laura in middle school. I know she lived a fulfilling and meaningful life rooted in Christian faith and family love. I pray that the hope we have in Christ's resurrection may console you, and may the love we have for your family uphold you now and in the future. We want to support you in this loss with God's love.
Dave, Lori, Nate, Eric and Andrea Jore left a message on July 3, 2017:
Mike, Betty, Luke, and Michelle, We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Laura was a beautiful young lady and we are blessed to know Laura and your entire family. We pray that Laura’s faith filled life in Christ might be a comfort to you. You are all in our thoughts, on our minds, and in our prayers.
Sister Laura Zelten, OSF Catholic Campus Ministry UWGB left a message on July 3, 2017:
Myself and students from UWGB Catholic Campus Ministry are keeping Laura's family in thought and prayer. Laura accomplished so much for such a short time here on earth. May you have peace knowing she is in the arms of Jesus.
Candy Damm left a message on July 3, 2017:
Our deepest condolences. We are praying for you and your family
Randy &Sandy; Hartjes left a message on July 3, 2017:
Kelly, Betty and family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all you during this difficult time of the loss of your daughter and sister Laura. Take comfort in knowing that she is in the hands of the "Lord" and may "He" guide you until one day you shall all be reunited.
Melissa (Missy Gross) De Lyser left a message on July 3, 2017:
I am so sorry for your loss! I, too, have a daughter named Laura, so your loss really resonates with me. Continue to be strong; you are all in my prayers!
Christa, Jim, Ray and Kelly Zuleger left a message on July 3, 2017:
What a beautiful tribute....the world needs more people like Laura! Know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you...
The Gutman Family left a message on July 3, 2017:
Betty and family I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jo Ann and LeRoy Balza left a message on July 3, 2017:
Leroy and I were so shocked to hear about Laura. We have watched your family from a distance from the time they were very small. Such a beautiful Christian family. We your love for, God, sustain all of you this time of sorrow. Are thought and prayers will be with you for a long time.
Marie, John Mayhew and family left a message on July 3, 2017:
Mike, Betty and family, we are grieving your loss and ours. She will always be a special girl to us and our son, Isaac. Such a gift! We are holding you all up in prayer for comfort. Love you all!
Steve and Kris McGrath left a message on July 3, 2017:
We are so sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting her we have heard so many great things about her and know God had better plans for her. Prayers go out to your entire family
Mary HAMILTON left a message on July 3, 2017:
Our hearts are breaking for you all. Know that you are and will be in our hearts and prayers for time to come.
Kelly Wilda left a message on July 3, 2017:
Captures Laura beautifully. No words suffice but know everyone continues to be on my heart and in my prayers.
Beth De Stasio left a message on July 3, 2017:
Your family is in my thoughts. Laura was a student in my introductory biology course at Lawrence and she was a joy. She will be greatly missed.
Tamie, Andy, Elizabeth, Kathryn and Joe Schimpf left a message on July 3, 2017:
Mike and Betty, I can't even think of the right words to say to you. We are so saddened by your loss and if there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to call.
The Vallier's left a message on July 3, 2017:
Betty and family, words can't express how truly sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you!
Terry & Jan Roovers left a message on July 3, 2017:
Terry & I were saddened to hear of the loss of Laura. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Berta Parker left a message on July 3, 2017:
Betty and family, My sincerest sympathies and prayers to you all. I don't have words to express how sorry I am. Though I had not met Laura, I can see what a joy and wonderful young lady she must have been.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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