Our Staff


Derek Van Deurzen

Derek Van Deurzen

Owner/Funeral Director

Derek 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.


Patrick L. Fahrenkrug

Patrick L. Fahrenkrug

General Manager/Funeral Director

Pat has been in the funeral profession since 1988 and has been with Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home since 2014.  In addition to being a licensed funeral director, he is also a registered Life Insurance Agent in the state of Wisconsin and assists with the pre-planning and pre-funding of funeral services. Pat is extremely passionate about funeral service and enjoys assisting Derek with the daily operations of the funeral homes.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his dog Marley, family and friends. 


Katie Krohn

Katie Krohn

Apprentice Funeral Director

Katie was born and raised in Oshkosh and graduated from Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Advanced College of Cosmetology, and the Fox Valley Technical College. She is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College to obtain a degree in Mortuary Science and has been an apprentice funeral director since March 2017. Katie has a big heart and a great passion for serving families through the tough journey of the loss of a loved one.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, camping, baking, crocheting, sewing, crafting, spending time with her husband and children and spending time up north.


Nathan Putskey

Nathan Putskey

Apprentice Funeral Director

Profile coming soon!


Lynn Vanden Bosch

Lynn Vanden Bosch

Office Manager

Profile coming soon!

Cheryl Golden

Cheryl Golden

Office assistant/facilities support

Cheryl started working at Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home in March of 2015 as an office assistant. 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 her grandson Bronson. 


Linda Hidde

Linda Hidde

Office assistant/facilities support

Linda is in charge of keeping the interiors of the funeral home facilities in tip top shape at all times. She also assists with office duties, family and customer service.  Linda is a lifelong resident of Appleton, and joined the staff in August of 2018. She is a proud mother and grandmother! Spending time with family is the most important thing for Linda.  She also enjoys her kitties,baking, and reading.  


Wayne “Boots” Marquardt

Wayne “Boots” Marquardt

Funeral Assistant

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.


Dennis Vosters

Dennis Vosters

Licensed Life Insurance Agent

Dennis is a resident of Freedom and has worked in the insurance industry for 30 plus years. He has been married to his wife Vicki for 48 years and has 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He has been a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church since birth. His hobbies include playing cards, golfing, downhill skiing and chasing grandkids. Dennis assists at the funeral home in the pre-funding of funeral insurance plans.


Beth Janssen and Lori (Verhagen) Evers

Beth Janssen and Lori (Verhagen) Evers

Hairdressers

Beth  and Lori 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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