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Dorothy Van De Ven
Dorothy Van De Ven, 88, of De Pere, passed away Wednesday, March 26, with her family by her side.
Born Sept. 20, 1925, the daughter of the late Theodore and Ann Keyser on June 28, 1947, she married Donald Van De Ven at St. Paul 's Catholic Church, Wrightstown. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2012. A member of the Silver Cliff Chapel Choir, she was also a member of Silver Cliff Fire and Rescue Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 66 Auxiliary. She was a waitress at the Union Hotel for 15 years.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, crocheting, snorkeling and playing cards with friends and family, especially cribbage with her husband. She was an adventurous woman, taking up downhill skiing at 60. She loved her family and was a loving grandma to all her grandchildren who will miss her dearly. The couple were role models for their caring and supportive family.
She is survived by her children; Peggy and Bill Klipstine, Denmark, Daniel and Karen Van De Ven, Crivitz, David and Beth Van De Ven, Hartland, Pamela and Joe Walus, Abrams, Becky Bunker, Gresham and Richard and Cathy Van De Ven, De Pere; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; a brother, Norbert and Gloria Keyser, De Pere; four sisters, Jenny Anderson and Elaine and Dick Baeten, Green Bay and Betty Van De Ven and June Kurowski, De Pere.
She was in preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Ann Keyser and her husband, Donald on Feb. 19, 2012.
Friends and family celebrated her life at Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere on Sunday, March 30 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Monday, March 31 at 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Fr. Richard Getchel officiating.