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With sympathy on behalf of the Holy Cross Parish Family

Albert Vandenplas is the uncle of Holy Cross parishioner Mary Jane (Paul) Heim.

Albert E. Vanden Plas, Jr., 72, of New Franken, passed away unexpectedly, due to complications from a brief illness with Pancreatitis, on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was born on Nov. 30, 1936 to the late Albert E. Sr. and Mabel (Laurent) Vanden Plas. He married his high school sweetheart, Roselyn Schott on July 23, 1955 at St. Kilian Catholic Church in New Franken, WI. Albert graduated from Luxemburg High School, Class of 1954. While in high school he was on the wrestling and football teams. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 and was a Specialist First Class. He worked at Green Bay Packaging Mill Division as a pipefitter for 43 years until his retirement in 1999. Albert was an avid Packer fan and watched every game. He especially loved to watch his children and grandchildren participate in sports. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was very involved with many aspects of his church.

Dad believed that the three most important things to ask God for were faith, strength and courage. He was a good father, he was a wonderful father, he was a great father; and the greatest gift he gave us was the gift of life.

Survivors include his darling wife of 54 years, Roselyn; sons and daughters: Albert Steven (Jane) Vanden Plas, Crivitz; Daniel Vanden Plas, Green Bay; Michael Vanden Plas, New Franken; Jeffrey (Kay) Vanden Plas, Green Bay; Mark Vanden Plas, Green Bay; Cheryl (Darrick) Coisman, New Franken; Susan (John) Gross, Las Vegas, NV; Paul (Deana) Vanden Plas, New Franken; Patrick (Amy) Vanden Plas, New Franken; Timothy (Connie) Vanden Plas, Green Bay; nineteen grandchildren: Stephanie (Dennis) Ponton, Albert William (Rose) Vanden Plas, Melissa (Kyle) Carpenter, Amanda Vanden Plas, Nicholas Vanden Plas, Justin Vanden Plas, Nicole Vanden Plas, Amara Coisman, Matthew Gross, Taylor Vanden Plas, Riley Vanden Plas, Ethan Vanden Plas, Renae Vanden Plas, Nathan Vanden Plas, Jordyn Vanden Plas, Kyle Vanden Plas, Erin Vanden Plas, Austin Vanden Plas, Abbey Vanden Plas; Three great grandchildren, Kayla Ponton, Dennis Ponton, and Ella Oller; Step grandchildren, Nicole (Ben) Garbers and Glen Peters; step great grandchildren: Brennan and Kennedy Garbers; sponsored child, Edwin Sanjlaha Marandi, Kantichar India. He is also survived by one sister, Joan (Lee) Dworak, Denmark; one brother, Robert (Judy) Vanden Plas, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Betty Van Den Plas, Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ethel Mae Linzmeier, Richard (Bernadine) Schott, Robert (Donna) Schott, Cletus (Grace) Schott, Marcel (Eleanor) Schott, Marian (Robert) Lardinois, Joan (Richard) Bertrand, Rosalie (Edward) Kinjerski, and Lorraine (Leonard) Loberger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Sr. and Mabel; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Theodore and Florence Schott; two brothers, Raymond and Milton, one infant sister, Gloria; one great-grandchild, Daniel Albert Ponton; three sisters-in-law, Genevieve Pigeon (who also passed away Oct. 10, 2009), Bernadette Van Lieshout, Delores Schott; five brothers-in-law, Alvin Linzmeier, Orville Van Lieshout, Harry Pigeon, Hilary Schott, and Andrew Schott.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, 3rd floor ICU for the loving and caring attention they gave during Albert’s illness. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and all that came to visit our Dad during his brief illness.

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