THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Deloris F. VanLaarhoven
Issue Date: January 3, 2018
Deloris F. VanLaarhoven, 92, of Oconto Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.
Born March 7, 1925 in Oconto Falls, to the late Arthur R. and Agnes (Birr) Krause, she married Emil Jaeger on March 13, 1943 and he preceded her in death June 23, 1956. She then married Jake VanLaarhoven on Aug. 12, 1967 and they enjoyed many years of fishing together until he preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1993.
A gentle soul who loved her family, she trusted in God to help her through life and liked to make everyone happy. She loved horses and earned money milking cows to buy her own horse, Babe and shared many memories of growing up on the farm.
She babysat for many families over the years and shared her love with each of them. Losing her husband as a young mother, she struggled raising her children on a tight budget but with success. She maintained her sense of humor with a twinkle in her eye.
Surviving are three children, Gerald (Linda) Jaeger, Curtis (Charlene) Jaeger and Deb (Pete) VanRemortel; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Sally VandenBush; two sons-in-law, Louis Skarda and Leo Borley; two sisters-in-law, Irene Houck and Janette Loberger and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and both husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Borley; a granddaughter; a brother and his wife, Kenneth and Jean Krause; two sisters and their husbands, Arlene and Art Jaeger and Betty and Gary Hudson; a sister-in-law and her husband Alma and Lloyd Ollman; three brothers-in-law and their wives, Clarence and Dorothea Jaeger, Louis and Wilma Jaeger and Arnold and Delores Jaeger Black; three brothers-in-law, Wally Jaeger, Joe VandenBush and Harlan Loberger and a step-daughter, Patricia Skarda.
The family greeted relatives and friends at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Wayne Garman officiated with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.