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Mitchell J. Vanden Broek

August 1, 1960 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Mitchell Vanden Broek Obituary

Mitchell J. Vanden Broek

Mitchell J. Vanden Broek, age 63, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Son of Clayton “Carp” and Pat Vanden Broek, he was born on August 1, 1960. Mitchell entered the U.S. Army in 1979. Mitchell married the love of his life, Martha “Marcie” Zirbel, on August 25, 2010. Mitchell worked for the Brown County Landfill for many years as well as Darboy Goodwill. During his time in the Army, he had the opportunity to live in 14 different states and his family loved hearing the many stories about his travels, especially his time in Layton, Utah. Mitchell had a passion for motorcycles as well as classic cars. He went on many motorcycle trips and attended many car shows. He especially loved showing his 1955 Chevy First Series pickup truck, his 1927 Buick Master Six, and his 1979 Firebird. Summers spent at Evergreen Campground in Wild Rose and trips to the cabin on Lake Winnebago held some of Mitchell’s most cherished memories. He also had a knack for making his own maple syrup, a tradition started by his father when he established the Sugar Shack that Mitchell proudly carried over to his own family.

Mitchell is survived by is wife, Marcie; his son, Henry Lee Vanden Broek; his step children: Elizabeth (Andy) Watters, John Koester, and Dylan Koester; step grandchildren: Joey and Brandi Hoes, Rylee Watters; his beloved dog, Shadow; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his very good friends: Marshall and Terry Reich, and Bo Waalkens.

A memorial service for Mitchell will be held at 12:00 p.m. at Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna, on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The memorial service will be livestreamed on the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Facebook page. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

Mitchell’s family would like to thank Thedacare Hospice for the great care and compassion they provided.  A huge thank you to Angie Skenandore for being with Mitch.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 6, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Verkuilen - Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home - Kaukauna
2401 Fieldcrest Drive
Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 6, 2024

12:00 PM
Verkuilen - Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home - Kaukauna
2401 Fieldcrest Drive
Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130

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