Joe VanBoxel, 69, died on Pearl Harbor Day, Saturday, December 7, 2019, after a short illness. He was born January 13, 1950, to Donald and Phyllis (Winiecki) VanBoxel. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served a tour of duty in Vietnam stationed at Marble Mountain near Da Nang. After his honorable discharge, Joe travelled the United States while working in the construction industry, living in California, Colorado and Florida. He returned to Green Bay in 1975, and worked for Track Specialist before retiring from Gauthier Construction.
Joe loved the time he spent with his buddies at the “Deer Shack” up north where he could be found trout fishing the Pine River or waiting for a big buck deer hunting. A talented athlete in his youth and high school days, Joe’s passion for sports continued throughout his life. He enjoyed playing softball, football, golf and weight-lifting as well as cheering on his favorite teams.
He is survived by his four brothers, Gary (Peggy) of Dyckesville; Glenn, Mike (special friend, Mary Walker), and Steve (Lynn) Van Boxel, all of Green Bay; nephews and nieces, Derek VanBoxel, Dylan VanBoxel, Maria (Nate) Przybelski, Breckin (fiancé, Josh Bergner) VanBoxel, Jenae VanBoxel, Erica (Mike) McCormick, Trevor (Elly) VanBoxel and Tearanie VanBoxel; great-nieces and great-nephews, Brailyn and Lyndin Przybelski, Kyler VanBoxel, Lucy McCormick, Brynn and Carter VanBoxel; three longtime friends, Tom Zenz, Ron Umentum and Jim Schroeder; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul VanBoxel.
It was Joe’s wish that no formal services be held. To honor his memory, please thank a veteran. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.