Ranae Van Zeeland
November 7, 1977 - September 6, 2014
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Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Saturday 9/13, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Saturday 9/13, 11:00 am

Ranae Kay (Hoffman) Van Zeeland, age 36, passed away unexpectedly on September 6, 2014. Ranae was born on November 7, 1977 in Appleton to Thomas Hoffman and Jean (Neitzer) Heim. Ranae graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1996. After graduation, Ranae worked as a CNA at a nursing home. She then worked at ServPro performing…

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lukas vanzeeland left a message on March 8, 2016:
she was a wonderful mother to me
Adam eichmeier left a message on September 19, 2014:

Ranae it has been almost 2 weeks since you left my life. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. The pain in heart is almost unbearable. Everything I do reminds me of you. From the fish tanks to the dogs. I am struggling. Please help me to be able to be strong for the kids. I miss you so bad and you will always be my princess. I love you with all that I am. Love and miss you honey. Your prince

Adam eichmeier left a message on September 19, 2014:

Ranae it has been almost 2 weeks since you left my life. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. The pain in heart is almost unbearable. Everything I do reminds me of you. From the fish tanks to the dogs. I am struggling. Please help me to be able to be strong for the kids. I miss you so bad and you will always be my princess. I love you with all that I am. Love and miss you honey. Your prince

Jim Du Frane left a message on September 13, 2014:

We didn't know each other all that well but I have met this nice beautiful lady before. I've met Ranae while shooting pool against her on a pool league. Great shot and had me beat no problem. Then realized she was bar tending at K Town. Our team and I would stop in K Town on nights after playing softball in the summer time and after bowling in the winter time. With that smile Ranae always had on her face, she will always be missed.

Sorry for your loss.

Jim Du Frane left a message on September 13, 2014:

We didn't know each other all that well but I have met this nice beautiful lady before. I've met Ranae while shooting pool against her on a pool league. Great shot and had me beat no problem. Then realized she was bar tending at K Town. Our team and I would stop in K Town on nights after playing softball in the summer time and after bowling in the winter time. With that smile Ranae always had on her face, she will always be missed.

Sorry for your loss.

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Shriley C. Schultz left a message on September 13, 2014:

Good morning , today is the day . They are putting you away forever , You will not be there at KTown when I drive by to wave hello and smile just like a ray of sunshine when I come in to the bar. I wanted to tell you Ranae , Julie is all shook up . I know she will miss you , You were a inspiration to all of us .You will always be that way in my heart . So young and so full of life , I am not there to see you go. No I am remembering you as I knew you ,,, Smiling behind the bar and making some great food, Much Love Ranae, now relax in Gods arms and let him put some peace in your family's hearts , Today is Sunny and Beautiful just like you .. Peace be with you on your journey home..

Debby Douglas left a message on September 13, 2014:

You are going to be missed four sure your pretty smile you helping others out when they need it you were always kind to me you always talked and you were a caring person when others had problems you will always be in my heart do ever love you always debby douglas Hodges mom and joshes dads better half

Debby Douglas left a message on September 13, 2014:

You are going to be missed four sure your pretty smile you helping others out when they need it you were always kind to me you always talked and you were a caring person when others had problems you will always be in my heart do ever love you always debby douglas Hodges mom and joshes dads better half

Shriley C. Schultz left a message on September 12, 2014:

Forever young,, may you stay forever young ,, , A great song to lighten the heart , She is beautiful and will forever stay that way in our hearts and minds , A wonderful video , God bless the children and family and Adam . My goodness I am taken down by this ,, Unreal feeling , I just can't imagine the pain, ,,the shock ,, OH GOD ,, why ? ,, HE has a purpose for everything and I thing that Ranae's death will help other woman stay strong and believe in themselves the way she did,, ,Staying positive even in the toughest times ,, Loved Taco Tuesdays at KTown ,, yes ,, I will miss her ,, RIP Na na ..

Shriley C. Schultz left a message on September 12, 2014:

Forever young,, may you stay forever young ,, , A great song to lighten the heart , She is beautiful and will forever stay that way in our hearts and minds , A wonderful video , God bless the children and family and Adam . My goodness I am taken down by this ,, Unreal feeling , I just can't imagine the pain, ,,the shock ,, OH GOD ,, why ? ,, HE has a purpose for everything and I thing that Ranae's death will help other woman stay strong and believe in themselves the way she did,, ,Staying positive even in the toughest times ,, Loved Taco Tuesdays at KTown ,, yes ,, I will miss her ,, RIP Na na ..

Debbie Gast left a message on September 12, 2014:

Ranea, I still think im in shock, your so young and you had so much ahead of you,I will miss you and that smile, and your laugh,and yes, you can give all your animals middle names,im so thankful you came in the clinic 2 days before you left, i will never forget our conversation, thank you for all the animals that you saved and helped,Rest in peace my friend, always

Debbie Gast left a message on September 12, 2014:

Ranea, I still think im in shock, your so young and you had so much ahead of you,I will miss you and that smile, and your laugh,and yes, you can give all your animals middle names,im so thankful you came in the clinic 2 days before you left, i will never forget our conversation, thank you for all the animals that you saved and helped,Rest in peace my friend, always

Kathy & Kurt left a message on September 10, 2014:

So sad for the loss for a wonderful person. We will miss her at K Town. God bless her family.

Kathy & Kurt left a message on September 10, 2014:

So sad for the loss for a wonderful person. We will miss her at K Town. God bless her family.

Mary Nackers left a message on September 10, 2014:

Dear Michelle,
Caring about you and sharing in your sorrow, the loss of your sibling, Ranae. May you cherish your memories of her.
Mary and Bill Nackers

Mary Nackers left a message on September 10, 2014:

Dear Michelle,
Caring about you and sharing in your sorrow, the loss of your sibling, Ranae. May you cherish your memories of her.
Mary and Bill Nackers

Mary Nackers left a message on September 10, 2014:

Dear Jean,
Sharing in the sorrow and loss of your daughter Ranae. May God give you the strength you need to endure this pain.
Mary and Bill Nackers

Mary Nackers left a message on September 10, 2014:

Dear Jean,
Sharing in the sorrow and loss of your daughter Ranae. May God give you the strength you need to endure this pain.
Mary and Bill Nackers

Mary Nackers left a message on September 10, 2014:

Dear Tom and Barb,
There are no comforting words at this time, just 2 more beating hearts sharing in your heartache, the loss of your child Ranae.

Love,
Bill and Mary

Mary Nackers left a message on September 10, 2014:

Dear Tom and Barb,
There are no comforting words at this time, just 2 more beating hearts sharing in your heartache, the loss of your child Ranae.

Love,
Bill and Mary

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jason Kemp left a message on September 9, 2014:

Tom and Jean and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and everyone in the family on the passing of Ranae! I remember the fond times growing up with her on the 500 block of West 10th years ago and seeing her throughout the high school years ago! She always had a smile on her face and was always such a fun individual! Without a doubt she will be sorely missed by everyone whose life was touched by her presence! Thoughts and prayers with you all! - Jason Kemp

Jason Kemp left a message on September 9, 2014:

Tom and Jean and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and everyone in the family on the passing of Ranae! I remember the fond times growing up with her on the 500 block of West 10th years ago and seeing her throughout the high school years ago! She always had a smile on her face and was always such a fun individual! Without a doubt she will be sorely missed by everyone whose life was touched by her presence! Thoughts and prayers with you all! - Jason Kemp

Paul Ruhland & Diane Angeletti left a message on September 9, 2014:

We were so shocked and saddened to hear the news. We enjoyed many nights of Karaoke at K-Town and always enjoyed when Renae chimed in with her unique voice and one of a kind attitude. She truly lit up the room and made everyone feel at home. Someone mentioned that she was like a firecracker. She lived life to the fullest and never did anything half way. It was all or nothing. Her life on Earth may have been cut short, but now Renae will be a star in the sky shining down on all of us, reminding us to never loose sight of the light life has to offer, and to never let life be dull. You will be missed so very much. Paul Ruhland and Diane Angeletti

Paul Ruhland & Diane Angeletti left a message on September 9, 2014:

We were so shocked and saddened to hear the news. We enjoyed many nights of Karaoke at K-Town and always enjoyed when Renae chimed in with her unique voice and one of a kind attitude. She truly lit up the room and made everyone feel at home. Someone mentioned that she was like a firecracker. She lived life to the fullest and never did anything half way. It was all or nothing. Her life on Earth may have been cut short, but now Renae will be a star in the sky shining down on all of us, reminding us to never loose sight of the light life has to offer, and to never let life be dull. You will be missed so very much. Paul Ruhland and Diane Angeletti

James Gilbert left a message on September 9, 2014:

wow so sad will miss your smile, wont be the same without you

James Gilbert left a message on September 9, 2014:

wow so sad will miss your smile, wont be the same without you

Mindy Janssen left a message on September 8, 2014:

I'm sorry for the loss of Ranae. She was a wonderful woman with so much love to give everybody. She will be greatly missed by everyone she touched.

Mindy Janssen left a message on September 8, 2014:

I'm sorry for the loss of Ranae. She was a wonderful woman with so much love to give everybody. She will be greatly missed by everyone she touched.

Anne Werth-Rueckl left a message on September 8, 2014:

So incredibly sad, she was a firecracker with the best heart. My sincere condolences to the family.

Anne Werth-Rueckl left a message on September 8, 2014:

So incredibly sad, she was a firecracker with the best heart. My sincere condolences to the family.

Carla Seif left a message on September 8, 2014:

Still seems unreal that you are gone. We will Miss you so. My sympathies to everyone.

Melissa & Michael Van Der Burg left a message on September 8, 2014:

A wonderful women was taken away from us yesterday. our hearts were
broken, without warning no words spoken, you were taken away, someone
said you could not stay, empty and lonely is what we all are, we lost a
precious shining star, life is unfair, this difficult cross we must
bear, strength and courage we will find, our beloved Ranae always in our
mind, a place in heaven is where you sit, looking at that star you lit,
in our thoughts forever you will be, never knowing why someone set you
free, the times we have shared and the many songs we have sang. I will
miss your smile, I will miss your laugh, I will miss you.

Melissa & Michael Van Der Burg left a message on September 8, 2014:

A wonderful women was taken away from us yesterday. our hearts were
broken, without warning no words spoken, you were taken away, someone
said you could not stay, empty and lonely is what we all are, we lost a
precious shining star, life is unfair, this difficult cross we must
bear, strength and courage we will find, our beloved Ranae always in our
mind, a place in heaven is where you sit, looking at that star you lit,
in our thoughts forever you will be, never knowing why someone set you
free, the times we have shared and the many songs we have sang. I will
miss your smile, I will miss your laugh, I will miss you.

Amy Bangart Barr left a message on September 8, 2014:

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel. I will miss you so very much. Until i see you again........love you so much my sweet Nae nae!

Amy Bangart Barr left a message on September 8, 2014:

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel. I will miss you so very much. Until i see you again........love you so much my sweet Nae nae!

Leslie Helton left a message on September 8, 2014:

When I heard the news my first thought was no way, not Ranae then it became clear it was her.. Every time our paths crossed she was happy and welcoming. You can just tell the special people that have a light or just a brightness around them, she had it always.. She will be missed by many and never forgotten. My heart aches for the children involved, Adam, and of course the rest of her family and close friends. It just wont be the same to walk into the bar without a big welcoming hello from her :(..The last time I saw her was a Rock USA and I remember our hug when we saw each other and that picture will stay forever in my mind. Her big smile and opening arms.. Man, not fair she was taken from so many people at such a young age. We had plans to meet up more, but now I will have to wait even longer to do so.. Love you Ranae and see you on the other side

Leslie Helton left a message on September 8, 2014:

When I heard the news my first thought was no way, not Ranae then it became clear it was her.. Every time our paths crossed she was happy and welcoming. You can just tell the special people that have a light or just a brightness around them, she had it always.. She will be missed by many and never forgotten. My heart aches for the children involved, Adam, and of course the rest of her family and close friends. It just wont be the same to walk into the bar without a big welcoming hello from her :(..The last time I saw her was a Rock USA and I remember our hug when we saw each other and that picture will stay forever in my mind. Her big smile and opening arms.. Man, not fair she was taken from so many people at such a young age. We had plans to meet up more, but now I will have to wait even longer to do so.. Love you Ranae and see you on the other side

Christy Murphy left a message on September 8, 2014:

Still can't believe you are gone....your smile lit up the room and your laugh was so contagious. You will be missed greatly. Please watch over us all. Love ya

Carla Seif left a message on September 8, 2014:

Still seems unreal that you are gone. We will Miss you so. My sympathies to everyone.

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