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With Sympathy on Behalf of the Holy Cross Parish Family

Lawrence W. Vanden Heuvel, 85, Green Bay resident, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at his home.

He was born April 6, 1924, in Green Bay, to the late William and Helen (Lewins) Vanden Heuvel.

Larry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 until his discharge in 1945. He served in both the Pacific and Asiatic theaters.

Larry married the former Harriet King on May 11, 1947, in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on June 25, 1986.

On May 16, 1987, he married the former Darlene "Dolly" (Langenberg) Barry in Green Bay.

Larry was employed by the Guernsey Dairy as a milkman, a machinist for Northwest Engineering and the proprietor of Larry Van's Bay Bowl, Northside Lanes and co-founder of Willow Creek Lanes in Green Bay where he remains a partner.

He served his community as town treasurer for Preble and later as an alderman for Green Bay.

Following retirement, Larry volunteered as a driver for Red Cross and spent many hours in his woodworking shop at home.

He was a past football coach for St. Philip the Apostle grade school and a bowling instructor for many juniors. Larry bowled in many leagues and earned himself a spot in the Green Bay Bowling Hall of Fame. He was also president of the Bowling Proprietors Assoc. for seven years.

He enjoyed golfing in many leagues, fishing, playing cards and traveling around the U.S. Larry was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW Winiecki Post #9677. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish in Bay Settlement.

He is survived by his wife, Dolly; and his nine children, Sandra Schultz, Green Bay; Marcia Vanden Heuvel, California; Lorna Vanden Heuvel, Donna King, Paula (Paul) Rose and Carla (Robert) Peot, all of De Pere; Gina (Jon) Accola, Sauk City, Wis.; Rodney (Diane) Vanden Heuvel, Appleton; and William "Bill" Vanden Heuvel, De Pere; one stepdaughter, Leanne Barry and her fiancè, Todd Hinkfuss, Green Bay; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Henry "Hank" Danelski, De Pere; six sisters-in-law, Marlene (Joe) Greatens, Jackie King, Sharon King, Rena King, Marilyn King and Evelyn Vanden Heuvel; two brothers-in-law, Glen and Dale King; Dolly's family, Ethel (Louis) Monfils, Jerrie (George) Dorner, Harlan (Pat) Langenberg and Clayton (Rosie) Langenberg.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Darrel; his brother, Clifford; and son-in-law, Ron Schultz; grandson, Bradley Schauer; Dolly's parents, Carl and Catherine Langenberg; four brothers-in-law, Vern, Gerald, Don, and Wayne (Sally) King; sister-in-law, Marie (Gordon) Heimke.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Rd., until time of Mass. VFW memorial service 7:30 p.m. Thursday with parish wake service to follow. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Fr. Tom Hagendorf, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Vanden Heuvel family at http://www.prokowall.com/. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in Larry's name.

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