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Derek Van Deurzen

Derek Van Deurzen

Owner/Funeral Director

Derek Van Deurzen is a lifelong resident of Little Chute. He is a graduate of Kaukauna High School and Milwaukee Area Techical College where he majored in Mortuary Science. He has been employed by Verkuilen Funeral Home since 2009. On November 10, 2014, Derek purchased the funeral home from George and Ann Kessler. He is a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Little Chute JC’s, the Kaukauna Elk's Club, and the Little Chute Volunteer Fire Department. In his free time Derek enjoys being active in the community, playing volleyball, softball, tennis, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.


Wayne Marquardt

Wayne Marquardt

Funeral Associate

Wayne "Boots" Marquardt grew up in Little Chute and graduated from St. John High School. He then enlisted in the Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. After discharge, Boots worked in the electrical wholesaling field as outside sales for 30 years, retiring in 2001. He as been married to Linda for 42 years. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Boots is a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258, Little Chute Kiwanis Club and the Knights of Columbus. Boots enjoys volunteering his time helping these service clubs and spending time up north.


Patrick Fahrenkrug

Patrick Fahrenkrug

Funeral Director

Pat has dedicated his life to serving those in need. He has been in the funeral industry for over 25 years. For 10 years, he managed Leammrich Funeral Home in Menasha, and has worked at several other funeral homes along the way. 10 years ago, Pat purchased Forrest Run Pet Cemetery and Cremation Services in Sherwood. He currently owns and operates Forrest Run while working as a funeral director at Verkuilen-Van Deurzen part time. We are very excited to have Pat on our staff. 


Cheryl Golden

Cheryl Golden

Office assistant

Cheryl started working at Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home in March of 2015. She was hired as an office assistant, and has become a very helpful hand in all aspects! She helps keep the funeral home in tip top shape, the office organized, and has helped work funerals and visitations. Cheryl is married to John Golden and together they raised their two children, Kristina and Matt, in Little Chute. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 


Beth Janssen and Lori Evers

Beth Janssen and Lori Evers

Hairdressers

Beth (Hietpas) Janssen and Lori (Verhagen) Evers, are both life-long Little Chute residents. Both have been licensed beauticians for many years, and both own their own businesses. They do wonderful work and do a great job of helping our families have the best last viewing of their loved ones possible.    


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