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Herbert H. KilsdonkSeptember 12, 1936 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 81)
Herbert H. Kilsdonk, age 81, of Little Chute, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He was born on September 12, 1936, son of the late Wilbert and Catherine (Coonen) Kilsdonk. In 1958, Herbert married Catherine Lorenz, and she preceded him in death.
Herbert worked at Thilmany Paper Mill for over 40 years. He enjoyed going to the cottage in Door County, fishing and boating. Herbert spent countless hours in his garage where he could fix or build just about anything. He was a self-taught carpenter. Catherine and Herbert enjoyed traveling to Florida to spend the winters in the warm weather. They also were foster parents for the Outagamie County Adult Foster Care Program, through which they cared for Ralph Rothlesberger for many years.
Herbert is survived by his sons: Anthony (Char), Kevin (Linda) and Dennis (Jane) Kilsdonk; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Kilsdonk; grandchildren: Amanda (Kevin) Penta, Korey, Jason, Megan, Ethan, Logan, Heather, Jessica and Andie Kilsdonk and Sara Stark; siblings: Ann (Joe) Brochtrup, Joe, Richard (Donna), Ronald (Carol) and Marvin (Lila) Kilsdonk and Mary Ellen Brownell; a sister-in-law, Pat Lorenz; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Herbert was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; parents, Wilbert and Catherine; sons: Timothy and Daniel Kilsdonk; siblings: Jerome (Lola) Kilsdonk and Grace (Roger) Rhyner; brothers and sisters-in-law: Alyce Kilsdonk, Roy Brownell, Norbert, John, Fredrick and Charles (Darlene) Lorenz and Helene (Donald) Van Handel; and a foster son, Ralph Rothlesberger.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Family and friends may call directly at the church on Thursday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The Kilsdonk family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of the ThedaCare Hospice Program for all of your compassionate care.