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Tracey Rae Vandeveer
Tracey Rae Vandeveer, 52, of Oconto Falls, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7 of complications due to MS.
Born in Green Bay Oct. 17, 1961, to Carol (Meidl) Vandeveer and Ronald Meidl, during childhood, she lived in De Pere and resided in Ashwaubenon for much of her life before moving to Oconto Falls in 2010. She graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 1979 and from of UW-Green Bay in 1991. Prior to her disability retirement, she worked in customer service for Georgia-Pacific. She had also been employed as a benefits analyst at Humana Insurance for many years.
A member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Morgan, she was also a member of the board of trustees of Kingdom Come Food Pantry and a volunteer at SouthernCare Hospice. She was a kind, gentle woman with a keen sense of humor. As an athlete, she never gave up on her dream to walk independently and inspired many with her spiritual insight and wisdom. An animal lover and horsewoman, she enjoyed all of God's creatures.
She is survived by her fiancee, Elaine Thomas; a daughter, Sigourney Vandeveer (special friend Firas Katmeh); life-long friends, Vikki (Charlie) Nason and Tina (Greg) Pablek; father-in-heart, Gordon Thomas; sisters-in-heart, Jean Marcell (special friend, Fred Antonissen), Margaret (Mike) Wilcox, Diane Thomas (special friend, Greg Touminen), Phyllis (Scott) Rappi; brother-in-heart, Robert (Elaine) Thomas; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol; grandparents, Harley "Van" and Jean Vandeveer and sister-in-heart, Virgina Easley.
Visitation will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church of Morgan on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul Heykes will officiate with interrment in Greenwood Cemetery in De Pere.