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Carol Jean Vander WystApril 29, 1930 ~ October 22, 2017 (age 87)
Carol J. Vander Wyst, age 87, of Green Bay, formerly of Little Chute, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was born on April 29, 1930, daughter of the late Lambert and Maybelle (Rohm) Schommer. Carol married Richard J. Vander Wyst on May 20, 1950, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. After her children were born, she went back for her teaching degree and graduated from UW Oshkosh and taught at Little Chute Middle School for 7 years. After her husband passed away, Carol moved to Green Bay where she pursued her passion of sewing and started her shop called The Stitchery. She also enjoyed spending time at the cottage on Archibald Lake.
Carol is survived by her children: Kay Dehn, Sue (Royce Finne) Bischel, Rick (Mary) Vander Wyst, and Amy (Dave) Powers; grandchildren: Ben, Ashley (Cory), Alison (Todd), Jordan (Katie), Dana, Kaye (Scott), Andy (Michelle), Craig (Kiley), Maria (Dane), Nathan (Sarah), Hannah (Jamie), Alex (Samantha), Kelly (Dan), and Paige (Allie); great grandchildren: Colton, Weston, Logan, Bailey, Wyatt, Kaylee, Luke, Parker, Brayden, Lyla, Connor, Mason, Mackenzie, Jackson, Caden, Autumn, Morgan, Oliver, Evelyn, Declan, and Kieran; a brother, Bruce “Buzz” (Grace) Schommer; sisters-in-law: Bernice Blohm and Betty Vander Wyst; a special friend, Bob Burgess; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband Richard J. Vander Wyst on December 18, 1972; a daughter, Mary Johnson; son-in-law, Dennis Dehn; brothers and sisters-in-law: Marge (Ray) Vandenberg, Joe (Betty) Vander Wyst, Dort (Jim) Van Deurzen, Pat Blohm, and Butter Vander Wyst.
Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.