Larry D. Van Buren

Date of Death: Dec 03, 2019
Larry D. Van Buren

1949 - 2019

Larry D. Van Buren, 70, of Waupun, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at UW Hospital in Madison.

Larry was born March 21, 1949 in Beaver Dam, WI, the son of Lester and Jeanette Tjepkema Van Buren. Larry attended Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School in 1968. Larry attended Moraine Park in Fond du Lac where he received an associate’s degree in accounting. On June 9, 1973 he married Christine Vossekuil. The couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Larry was employed his entire life in the family business, Van Buren Builders as a carpenter. Following retirement he worked part-time for the Waupun Area School District. He was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed his annual elk hunt in Colorado. Larry was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun where he served on the church council, was on the property committee, and a member of the church choir. Larry’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Larry is survived by his wife, Chris Van Buren of Waupun; a daughter Emily (Dan) Beekman of Spanish Fort, AL; a son, Adam (Samantha) Van Buren of Waupun; two grandchildren: Kian and Rhett Beekman; brothers: Jim (Cherie) Van Buren of Florida, Mark (Dawn) Van Buren of Waupun, and Kevin (Linda) Van Buren of Waupun; a sister, Betty Zellner of Waupun; mother-in-law, Doris Vossekuil of Waupun; brother-in-law, Gary (Sherry) Vossekuil of Juneau; step-mother, Minnie (Loomans) Van Buren of Fox Lake; and step-brother, Steve (Gwen) Loomans of Brandon.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Jeanette Van Buren; and father-in-law, Jerry Vossekuil.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 3-6 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Larry Van Buren will be held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Nicla officiating.


Private burial will take place on Tuesday at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

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  1. Elton & Sharon Posthuma Says: December 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Our sympathy to your entire family for the passing of Larry. May you find comfort in the memories & special times you had with him.
    God bless,
    Elton & Sharon Posthuma

  2. Charlie and Debbie Schrank Says: December 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Larry was such a special man; touching many lives, but none as much as his family. That is the one thing we remember most about him, his love of family. Our sympathies to Chris and his children and grandchildren. Taken too soon for sure. We hope loving memories and the support of many friends will ease your pain at this time.

  3. Rod Henning Says: December 5, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a classmate of mine, at WHS. I have fond memories of Larry and his constant smile.

    God’s richest blessings during this time of loss.

    Rod Henning
    Phoenix, AZ

  4. Gary and Sharon Vossekuil Says: December 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Gary and Sherry Vossekuil give our condolence to Chris and her children Emily ( Dan ) Adam ( Sam ). May the Lord give you peace.

  5. Carl & Judy Stobb Says: December 7, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Sorry for your loss. We enjoyed working with Larry.

  6. Holly Randahl Says: December 7, 2019 at 10:44 am

    So very sorry for your loss, all Van Burens. Larry lived a wonderful life and will be so missed by all.

    Holly Randahl, Cherie DeVries Van Buren’s sister,

  7. Gert Schouten Says: December 8, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  8. Phillip VANDE Kolk Says: December 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I worked with Larry for a few years. He was a great guy. To the family, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. Cherri Jenkins Says: November 3, 2020 at 9:24 am

    So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. He was a wonderful man. My condolences to the family.

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