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Kathleen
Kathleen

Kathleen "Kate" Van Beek

Born in Bellevue, WI on Aug 17, 1926

Died on Jul 31, 2019 and resided in Green Bay, WI

Kathleen “Kate” M. Van Beek, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She was born in Bellevue on August 17, 1926, to the late Matthew and Antoinette (Parins) Denissen. Kate married Vernon “Jake” Van Beek on June 3, 1944, at SS. Peter & Paul Church, he preceded her in death on February 15, 1998, after 53 years of marriage. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish. The most important things in Kate’s life were her faith and her family.

She is survived by her nine children; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tom (Barb) Van Beek, Vernon (Karen) Van Beek, and Jim (Shelby) Van Beek; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Mary Kay (Richard) Birkholz, Patti Osmond, Jo Anne (Chuck) Strachan, Cindy (Randy) Jakubowski, Anne (Mark) Hill, and Lori (Mark) Pennings; 31 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Janice Cavil; two sisters-in-law, Therese Denissen and Sue Finnell; along with nieces and nephews.

Kate was preceded in death by her husband Jake; three daughters, Theresa Van Beek, Kathleen Collins, and Linda Van Beek; two grandsons, Luke Pennings and Joey Van Beek; sons-in-law Gary and Dan; brothers, Roman (Ursula), Orland (Elayne), Matt (Cathy) Denissen, and Peter Denissen; sisters, Fern (Kenny) Derouin, Mary (Norbert) Gillis, and Eloyse (Richard) Mikulsky; her father and mother-in-law; and two brothers-in-law and their spouses.

Friends may call at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St, on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until the Funeral Mass at 5:00 p.m. Rev. William Hoffman will preside. Entombment will be in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of floral expressions, a memorial will be established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the McCormick Home and to Heartland Comfort Care, for all the care they gave to Kate and her family.


Funeral Mass: Monday Aug 5, 2019, 5:00pm at St. Philip the Apostle

Visitation: Monday Aug 5, 2019, 3-5pm at St. Philip the Apostle

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Shawn Kamke

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