Nicolas Vande Kolk

Date of Death: Oct 30, 2019
Nicolas Vande Kolk

1978 - 2019

Nicolas Vande Kolk, 41, of Waupun, passed away October 30, 2019 at his home.

Nick was born February 14, 1978, the son of Ronald and Donna Core Vande Kolk. Nick was a 1996 graduate of Waupun High School. On October 15, 2016 he married Carie Lewellyn in Saxeville, WI and the couple resided in Waupun. Nick had worked for Saputo Cheese in Alto for 11 years. Nick was an animal lover, enjoying almost any species, especially dogs and cats.

Nick is survived by his wife, Carie of Waupun; his parents, Ron and Donna Vande Kolk of Waupun; a brother, Eric Vande Kolk (Marcie Daniels) of Oshkosh; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Mary-Ellen Lewellyn of St. Petersburg, FL; mother-in-law, Cheryl Barnes of Pearland, TX; brother-in-law, Dylan Barnes of Austin, TX; step-daughter, Lily Lewellyn of Waupun; along with aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Nick was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.


Memorial services for Nick Vande Kolk will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Arica Leonard officiating.

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  1. Shelly Potter Says: November 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Nick had such a beautiful and kind spirit. He was a great brother-in-law and Uncle. I wish Ava and I could be there to pay our respects. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  2. Tom and Mary-Ellen Says: November 5, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    May God envelope you with his love and protection Nick. Your delightful spirit will be missed greatly by all who know and love you. God please guide Nicks family through this terrible time, giving them the gift of hope, strength and understanding.

    We express our deepest sympathies.

  3. Tammy Beekman Says: November 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I’m so sorry Ron,Donna and Eric Nick and I were good friends in elementary and middle school he helped me thru a lot of tough adolescent times I’m so sorry for your loss. Your all in my prayers and I’m my heart. He was an amazing friend to me years ago I will never forget him.

  4. Burt and Karen Hermann Says: November 6, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Hugh called to inform us of your loss. Our heart goes out to you as you deal with the grief. Our loss of our son, Heath back in 1992 still leaves an ache in our hearts. The good memories of time with them help in the healing. We are in Florida for the winter and hope to see Hugh and family soon.

  5. Larry and Judy Goebel Says: November 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the family. We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Jane Black Says: November 9, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Dear Carie and Nick’s families. I am so sorry for your loss. Our faith tradition tells us that Nick is with other loved ones who have gone on before to the kingdom of heaven where there is no pain, suffering or sorrow anymore. God will bind up your wounded hearts. Grace, peace and love to you all from Jane, Dave and Jordan.

  7. Jacqueline Dowland Says: December 23, 2020 at 2:36 am

    I feel blessed to call Nick my friend. He, our friend Bill, and I were the three Amigos of our home ec. class in high school. Nick was kind, easy-going, fun, and easy to talk to. Thoughts and prayers to his family from Texas.

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