Robert W. Van Thull
October 11, 1931 - November 24, 2008
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Holy Spirit Parish - Kimberly
600 E. Kimberly Ave
Kimberly, WI 54136
Saturday 11/29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly
Kimberly, WI
Saturday 11/29, 12:00 pm
Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 East Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136
920-788-6202 | Map

Robert W. “Bucker” Van Thull, age 77, Combined Locks, passed away unexpectedly Monday November 24th at St. Elizabeth's hospital. He was born October 11, 1931, the son of Anton and Evelyn Van Thull. Following graduation from Kimberly High School, he enlisted in the United States Marines and served on the front lines during the Korean…

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Ouane Phosarath left a message on July 21, 2016:
My heart aches as I have just found this out. My family was sponsored by The Holy Name Church in Kimberly and we arrived in this Great town in 1976. We are all scattered about these days but I have not,nor will I ever forget the Miracle feeling I get when I think of the people that made a new life for my family in Kimberly. Their were so many families that was there for us, for me it was the Van Thulls! I was friends the youngest Van Thull, Mike. My fondest memories of in America is being amongst all the Van Thulls! And Mr. Van Thull's chocolate filled donuts were indeed my favorites. Every morning before school, I'd walk to the bakery, where they lived at the time. Mike and I would go down stairs and that's where you would the family already busy baking. It was beautiful to me, to see a family in unity and Happy! My picture perfect "American Family". Mr. Van Thull didn't speak with me much, but I always felt his kindness. He is "The American Father" I wanted to become. I can only hope that he sees me as such now that I'm 48yrs old and and have a loving family of my own. Mr. Van Thull, THANK YOU! For all those wonderful memories, I and my family will miss you! To all the Van Thulls and their extended families, I apologize for being so consumed in my own life that I didn't stay in touch. As said before, the times I shared with all of you were and are still some best memories of my life. Thank You! God Bless!
Brian Brooks left a message on April 6, 2009:
My condolences to the entire Van Thull family. I am forever grateful for having the pleasure of being employed and coached by Bob in my early career. I have learned many things from him. Most noteably the sense of community and generosity that he shared for with others for many years. I share in a true celebration of his life. I wish I could be there!! Love to all of you.
Gidget left a message on April 6, 2009:
Hey Van Thull Family...Bob was a great guy and will really be missed. He is probably baking chocolate filled donuts as we speak...and of course GIVING them away...that is the kind of guy he was! With Sympathy, Gidget & Rick Menting
Amy (Landua) Putzer left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the Van Thull Family, My sincerest condolence to your family, he will be missed. I still remember when I was in kindegarten and it was raining and Bob let a bunch of us kids ride in the back of the delivery truck to school and on the way there he let us have a donut or 2. He was such a nice person alway a smile on his face. Bless you all and take care. Amy and Chuck Putzer (Landua)
Jeff Roeder left a message on April 6, 2009:
My sincerest condolences to the entire Van Thull family on your loss. Mike-If there's anything Anne or I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. Once again, you have my sympathy. JR
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mike Brooks left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Carol and Family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Bob. I look back fondly when I worked at the bakery with him. Bob lived a fruitful life blessed with a large extended family. He will be missed by many.
Penny Amundson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Hi Everyone! Deepest sympathy, I wish I could be there with you. I'm visiting my family in Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, my Mom and Dad send their sympathy too. Sending you big hugs and kisses and of course remembering all the wonderful times I've shared with each of you. Come visit, I miss you! Love, Penny
Mechele & Ben Brotbeck left a message on April 6, 2009:
God Bless and our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time. Much love, Mechele Peterson and Ben Brotbeck
Bill Graverson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Van Thull Family, Sorry to hear that Bob has passed. I was your Valley Bakers Assoc. delivery driver for many years back in the 1980's. I'll always remember how delivering to Van Thull's could be the highlight of my day. You guys (esp. Donny & Jeannie) were true brother and sister back then. They always made me laugh! Sometimes Bob would yell at Donny, then turn and look at me, shake his head and give me a great big grin. He always seemed to have 3 or 4 things going on at once yet he usually stopped to share a story about the family, the bakery, his horses and that darn ol' buggy. Bob was quite a guy and will surely be missed by many. May he "Rest in Peace" "MR. BILL" VBA Delivery
Annette (Maas) Pannier left a message on April 6, 2009:
Much of my childhood included a Saturday morning visit to Van Thull's. The order was the same, 6 square raspberry roles, 6 pecan roles and a dozen chocolate filled donuts. Not surprisingly the order never lasted through the week like it was suppose to. When it came time to order my wedding cake there was no discussion about who to call - I called Bob. After all Bob made the wedding cake for every Maas wedding spanning 22 years. I so very sorry for your loss. I know your father meant the world to you. Thank you for sharing him with me and my memories. Annette (Maas) Pannier
Mary Jo Kohl left a message on April 6, 2009:
Carol, Tony, Bill, Linda, Jeanne, Joe, Pickers, Don & Mike - You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Bob was a great guy and will always be remembered by everyone in Kimberly. I was so lucky to have worked with him and all of you. Thanks for the wonderful memories. God bless each of you.
Jeff Maas left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Van Thull Family, My condolences and thoughts are with all of you during this time of loss. I will always remember Bob as a good and honest business man, but even a better family man. I spent many Saturday mornings making the trip across the street from the DX to the bakery (often twice), and I could always count on a "baker's dozen". Your family, with Bob's leadership, made that bakery a place people loved to visit. Bob will surely be missed, but he can now move forward with God, knowing he has touched the lives of many and raised a great family.
Keith E. Buchanan M.D. left a message on April 6, 2009:
A candle was lit by Keith E. Buchanan M.D. on 2009/04/06
sandra konen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Jeanne, Although I cannot be with you, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Love Sandi
Sister MaryWilma left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Carol and family, My heart is full of tears with you. We are sure of our faith, we also are human. I have no doubt that our bvm cried and mourned deeply when Joseph and Jesus died. The Lord gave us feelings and emotions.Yet the missing is still so hard. Prayers.smw
Aubree Rose Hanson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Great Grandpa I miss you! I will buy you a flower So you can smell it. I love you. Your little Aubree Rose
Paula Van Cuyk left a message on April 6, 2009:
Carol, Tony, Bill, Linda, Jeanne, Joe, Pickers, Don & Mike--You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father. He was a wonderful and caring man and I will always have fond memories of him while working at Van Thull's. I'm sure many are lined up to greet him in heaven and are hoping for a donut or two. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheri,Jeff, & Betsy Van Zeeland left a message on April 6, 2009:
To The Van Thull Family, May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Jeff, Betsy and I have many fond memories with Bob; for instance, When Jeff found Bob and I sleeping in the duck blind, or when we would deliver wedding cakes and relax for a couple (sometimes too many) drinks at the bar! Betsy loved his choclate chip cookies, and choclate filled donuts. We will miss him deeply.
Rhonda[Bevers] Kilgas left a message on April 6, 2009:
Jeanne and family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to the memories.
Sister Virgine left a message on April 6, 2009:
Bob was a great brother, (sometimes pesty when he was little) but very brave. He loved working with horses and the outdoors. He loved our Blessed Mother, also. He painted his bed light blue for the BVM and had his horse Arrows horseshoe at the top of the bed. Then he painted two side views of Arrow on each side of the horseshoe. His room was a deeper blue and in the corner he had a shrine to Mary undeer which he stored his saddle. He served his country bravely and worked hard to overcome his war injuries. He loved Church and country and in his parish he really liked the THIRD PEW. yOU HAVE MY LOVE FOREVER, BOB! Your sister - Sister Virgine
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Sue G. left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Van Thull Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Bob was a very generous person who was respected in the community and greatly loved by his family. His legacy lives on in all of you and your caring ways. We fondly remember Bob for taking extra time for his family and friends. Sue G and Family
Pat Clancy left a message on April 6, 2009:
Thanks Uncle Bob, You were a good and strong man. Good to our family as well as many others. You will be missed.
Scotty & Denise Sterling left a message on April 6, 2009:
Bob was a wonderful person with a huge heart.He will be missed dearly.You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Lu Ann Vander Zanden left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the Van Thull Family, My Sympathies go out to you in this sad time. Bob was a second father to me and working with Bob and Carol for 9 years taught me the best work ethics there are. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be associated with the entire family and to have a chance to spend some time with each of you at Pickers and Dawns wedding. Bob was an icon for Kimberly and will be missed dearly. I have a hard time going through a hot summer without thinking of hell week at the bakery! Saturday's at the wrestling meets and late Christmas nights doing xmas cookies around the dough tables. Bob taught us hard work would mold you into a wonderful person and his kids prove that! I'm sure they are waiting for those chocolate donuts in heaven! God Bless Paul and Lu Ann (Weyenberg) Vander Zanden, Leah and Mara
Brad Vanden Boogaard left a message on April 6, 2009:
Bob I only really knew you for a short time but that time will be treasured for ever, you have a wonderful family and you can be very proud of that, I will miss seeing you at Sunday breakfast! God bless you!
gene gehl left a message on April 6, 2009:
Carol, my sincere coldolences to you and all of your children. You and Bob were(are)Kimberly icons. Since 1967 when I first came to Kimberly the Van Thulls impacted my life, whether in the wrestling room, the classroom or wherever. I will never forget watching the two of you in the stands at a wrestling match--Carol the vocal one, Bob the stoic one. My sympathies to you and your kids. jo and gene gehl, new glarus and summerfield, florida
Jeanne Van Thull left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dad, you always took good care of me when I needed you ! life was always fun with you ! Andy, Samantha and Katelyn turned out to be wonderful people because of you and for that I will always be grateful forever. Little Aubree loved you too! Your favorite Daughter Jeanne Van Thull-Mongin
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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