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Richard M. “Rick” Stuyvenberg, age 67, of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, after a long courageous battle with COPD. He was born on July 25, 1950, son of the late Richard and Bernice (Johnson) Stuyvenberg. On October 29, 1993, Rick married Carol Liebergen at St. Paul Catholic Church in Wrightstown.
Rick was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served his country in the Vietnam War. He then worked for 40 years as a pipefitter at the Combined Locks Paper Mill (Appleton Coated). Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting trains, his classic car and Harley Davidsons.
Rick is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Carol Stuyvenberg; a sister, Patricia Stuyvenberg, Kimberly; a brother, Jack (Peggy) Stuyvenberg, Appleton; nieces: Katie Stuyvenberg, Abbey Stuyvenberg (Goddaughter), and Molly (Cody) Vande Wettering; a great niece, Saylor Vande Wettering; mother-in-law, Lois Liebergen; brothers and sisters-in-law: Paula (John) Van Dyck and their children who are all Rick’s Godchildren: Alex, Eric, Ryan and Jennifer Van Dyck, Conrad (Lisa) Liebergen, Tim (Lou Ann) Liebergen and Mark (Jean) Liebergen; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Bernice Stuyvenberg and his father-in-law, Clayton Liebergen.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Full military honors will be performed by the Unites States Army and the American Legion Post #258 after the Mass. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com. A memorial is being established for the Old Glory Honor Flight.
Carol would like to thank in a very special way Jack, Peggy and Paula for being such an amazing support system for her during this difficult time. Also a thank you to the staff of St. Elizabeth’s 2nd Floor ICU for the compassionate care given to Rick and to the neighbors (and Harley) for helping keep an eye on things.