THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Donald E. Vandermuss
Issue Date: April 11, 2019
Donald E. "Don" Vandermuss, 92, of Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Born Aug. 18, 1926 in Green Bay, to Isadore Joseph and Cecelia Ann (Balza) Vandermuss, he graduated from Central Catholic in 1944 and served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 with the 96th Division and 86th Division in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines. In 1946, he served in the 887 Field Artillery Reserves in Green Bay and was in charge of a survey team stationed in Europe during the Korean War. On Sept. 4, 1948, he married Audrey Martell and they loved to golf and dance. He worked for 44 years at James River as a Supervisor in the Traffic Department.
An officer of the Whirlaways Square Dancing Club, he was also a Boy Scout Leader and a member of Annunciation Parish where he sang for 25 years in the Annunciation and St. John's Choirs. He loved technology, enjoyed model trains, making some elaborate setups and loved adventures and traveling by RV. He was a gentleman and never raised his voice or cursed. He participated in the Honor Flight a couple years ago.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Mike Vandermuss and Julie (Peter) Tinsley, both of Green Bay, Barbara (Bob) Brown, Washington, Mo., Pat (Rich) Wagner, Marinette and Beth (Mark) Bellardini, Norwood, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sue (Ken) Harris; a brother-in-law, Dick Boucher; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; a daughter-in-law, Mary Vandermuss and a sister, Ruth Boucher.
Visitation was held at Annunciation Catholic Church in Green Bay on Monday, April 8 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Schmidt officiating. Entombment was in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Blaney Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Memorials can be made to Paul's Pantry or the Chapel in Champion, (Our Lady of Good Hope).