Mary Ann VerHage

Date of Death: Oct 14, 2019
Mary Ann VerHage

1932 - 2019

Mary Ann VerHage was born into eternal life on October 14, 2019. She passed away at Meriter Hospital peacefully from her earthly world into the Glory of Heaven.

Mary was born July 10, 1932 in Orange City, IA, the daughter of Angeline and John DeBlauw. In 1951 she came to Wisconsin after completing school at Northwestern Junior College. Her studies led her to become a teacher. She taught at Waupun Christian School and Fox Lake rural school. She has warm memories of her students and enjoyed the interactions that occurred in her adult years. On July 26, 1953 she married Donald VerHage. They always expressed gratitude for their “golden years” on Connors Lake in the Flambeau River State Forest. They generously included the family circle in those memories which their family cherishes. Mary was a charter member of Bethel CRC of Waupun and a current member of Faith Community Church in Beaver Dam. Throughout her life Mary enjoyed singing in church choirs. She recalled those hymns in later years and could often recite them. Mary leaves many rich legacies. She was an artistic person and created paintings and quilts. She was very gifted with interior design. Her children and grandchildren have ownership of those gifts of quilts and paintings that will be lifetime treasures. Her creative world also cherished the beauty of God’s creation. She passed down that love to her children.

Mary is survived by her husband, Donald VerHage of Beaver Dam; four children: Daniel (Cathy) of Pacifica, CA, Elizabeth (Brian) Zastrow of Watertown, Mark (Joanne) of Beaver Dam, and John (Keri) of Randolph; 12 grandchildren: Erin (Aaron) Chase, Kelly VerHage, Justin (Emily) Zastrow, Megan (Joshua) Seeger, Allison (Aaron) Hoppe, Kathleen (Matthew) Schilter, Zachary (Gabrielle) Zastrow, Marcus, Madeline, and MacKenzie VerHage, and Margaret and John VerHage; 14 great-grandchildren; and nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters: Trudy (Henry) Muyskens, Elinor (Tom) Noteboom, Betty Boss, Audrey (Case) VanZanten, and Laura Vermeer; and a brother, John DeBlauw Jr. (Helen Kranak).


At Mary’s request there will be a private service at Faith Community Church in Beaver Dam.

Special Thanks

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Joel Miller, Tina Bahr, and the staff at Christian Home and Rehabilitation facility and the Homestead in Waupun.

Memorial Contributions

Memorials can be directed to Bethany Christian Services.



  1. I express my Sympathy to Don and family in the loss of Mary. I enjoyed the times I worked with her with her sewing and making CWCS pillows for the schools auction. May God Bless you and Help you in your sorrow.Praying for you. Marge Vande Streek

  2. Dennis & Sandi Quest Says: October 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Mark, Joanne and Family – we were so sorry to read of the passing of your Mother. May she rest in peace and may Our Lord and Savior wrap his loving arm around you and your family at this difficult time. You will always remember the love she shared throughout her precious life; this will bring peace and comfort.

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