Donald C. “Don” Van Duyse, Jr., 55, died Tuesday, November 14, 2023. He was born June 21, 1968, in Green Bay to Donald C. and Maty (LeSage) Van Duyse, Sr.
Don was a graduate of Premontre High School, Class of 19 86. Following graduation, he served his county in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1990 and was stationed in Hawaii. During his time in the service, he made many lifelong friends.
He married the love of his life, Stephanie Pierre, at Holy Cross Catholic Church on August 31, 1996. Together they had two wonderful children (who were both born during prime bass fishing season!) Hunter Dean Van Duyse, May of 1998, and Jensen Janae Van Duyse, May of 1999. Don was very proud of both his children. Whether it was in the woods, on the boat or running all over the state for their activities over the years, and the numerous trips to Mankato, he looked forward to spending quality time with them. He taught them both his love of hunting and fishing and that would be a piece of his children forever! His smile was always present while watching them both!
Don worked for the U.S. Postal Service during the last several years of his life and we all loved listening to his stories about his adventures delivering mail. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his love for the Packers, and for being a dedicated and loving husband and father.
Don is survived by his wife, Stephanie; his children, Hunter and Jensen; his parents, Don, Sr. and Mary Van Duyse; his brother, Doug (Sara) Van Duyse; his sisters, Michelle (Bob) Johnson and Monique Van Stechelman; his father-in-law, Greg (Debbie) Pierre, his mother-in-law, Sandy Pierre; sisters-in-law, Jamie (Pete) Claflin, Danielle (Tom) Pierre, and Heather (Lance) LaVine; his two dogs, “Ranger” and “Scout”; 4 nieces, 11 nephews, I great-niece and 2 great-nephews; numerous other relatives and good friends!
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dean, a brother-in-law, Jerry Van Stechelman, an aunt, Pat O’Keefe.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Tuesday, November 21 st, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Demuth officiating. Full Military Honors to follow. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of flowers other expressions of sympathy would be appreciated. To view the livestream please go to Proko-Wall Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
I choose to remember love, laughter and good times.
Forever in my heart.
Your Wife – Steph