Mike Hietpas, age 76, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 16, 2023. He was born on August 29, 1946, son of the late John and Elizabeth (Vanden Heuvel) Hietpas. Mike married Jo Fleming on March 29, 1969.
Mike was a dedicated employee at Appleton Papers for many years. He always appreciated the simple things in life. Mike enjoyed golf, tending to his yard, and music. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Being a grandpa was one of Mike’s greatest joys in life. He always enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many activities and was always there for them. Mike’s love for his family was immense and he will be deeply missed.
Mike is survived by his sons: Craig (Erin), Matt (Stacy) and Josh (Jen) Hietpas; grandchildren: Tyler, Megan and Maddie Hietpas, Reed, Emma and Riley Hietpas; his siblings: Luke (Rosie) Hietpas, Clare (Lee) Van Boxtel, Sheila (Clyde) Schepp, Mark Hietpas, and Tom (Sheila) Hietpas; brothers-in-law, Russ Harmon, Gary Mathis and Tim (Janet) Fleming; as well as many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jo Hietpas; his parents; siblings: Don (Dorothy) Hietpas, Joyce (Emmett) McMorrow, June (Bob) Stuyvenberg, Helen Harmon, Claude (Lois) Hietpas, John (Shirley) Hietpas, Margaret (Carl) Peeters, Matthew Hietpas, Evelyn “Molle” Hietpas; father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Lois (Miller) Fleming; and sisters-in-law, Jane Mathis and Linda Hietpas.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 411 Vandenbroek Street, Little Chute, with Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogan officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
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