Randy Ver Hage

Date of Death: Oct 16, 2018
Randy Ver Hage

1949 - 2018

Randall “Randy” Ver Hage, 69, of Waupun, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Bluffton, SC.

Randy was born February 1, 1949 in Beaver Dam, WI the son of Lawrence and Henrietta Bossenbroek Ver Hage. Randy attended Central Wisconsin Christian Schools and graduated in 1967. Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army for 3 years, having served in Korea. On October 14, 1972 he married Janet VerHoven in Clifton, NJ. Following their marriage the couple moved to Waupun. Randy worked in the grocery business most of his life, having worked for Hull’s Shop Rite and became a partner in the business which later changed over to Piggly Wiggly, and retired September 1, 2017. Randy enjoyed family time on Tuttle Lake, golfing with friends in Waupun and Hilton Head. His grandchildren meant the world to him. Randy was active in the community, having served on the Waupun Memorial Hospital Board, Central Wisconsin Christian School Board, and the Rock River Country Club. Randy was a life-time member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6709 in Waupun and a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun where he served as elder and deacon.

Randy is survived by his wife, Janet Ver Hage of Waupun; two daughters: Cira Ver Hage and her husband Shane Berry-Wright of Milwaukee, and Becky and her husband Joe Lehman of Waupun; 5 grandchildren: Gabriel and Maxwell Berry-Wright, Gavyn Ver Hage, Amerie Bednarek, and Alexis Lehman; two brothers: Donald (Mary) Ver Hage of Beaver Dam and Tom (Laurel) Ver Hage of Naples, FL; three sisters: Eleanor (Alfred) Klevino of Stillwater, OK, Pat (Howard) Loomans of Waupun, and Barbara (Dick) Heeringa of Waupun; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harlyn Ver Hage; and his parents, Lawrence and Henrietta Ver Hage.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Randy Ver Hage will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Al Venhuizen officiating. American Legion Post 210 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6709 Honor Guard will provide military rites.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

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The family suggest memorials be directed to Central Wisconsin Christian Schools or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Sue ann Patrouille Says: October 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Jan I am so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my Prayers

  2. Bridget Haima Says: October 18, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Jan, you and your family have my deepest sympathy! Always a great neighbor who I admired! Always a nice chat when I would see him at the store! He will be missed! Many blessing in your future days bearing the loss of a loved one!

  3. Thelma Alsum Rozema Says: October 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. We were friends in high school. He always was a quiet, gentle man. So sad for the family’s sudden loss. May you feel God’s protection and peace during this painful time.

  4. Vito & Diane Dellibovi Says: October 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Janet & Family

    We are saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. It was nice to have spent some time with you both when you visited us on Cape Cod. We will miss him and will keep you both in our prayers. Please pass along our condolences to the rest of your extended family.

    Vito & Diane Dellibovi

  5. Heather Ripple Says: October 20, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Janet & Becky & family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family during this difficult time. Randy sure was a wonderful man who will be missed by many.

  6. Fran and Bob Ver Hoven Says: October 20, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Our hearts are breaking for you during this difficult time. Hugs to you, Becky, Cira and your grandchildren, especially Gavyn. Glad Randy got to see Gavyn go to college. He was so proud and loved all his family. We always enjoyed our time together especially in South Carolina. Call or text us any time. so sorry we could not be with you at this moment

  7. GODS peace and blessing on RANDYS family he was always a good friend LYNN TAVS

  8. Doug & Sue Olsen Says: October 21, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Janet: Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know him long but enjoyed seeing his smiling face whenever he visited Bluffton. He will really be missed.
    We will keep you and your family in our prayers
    Sue & Doug Olsen

  9. Bob Mahlstedt Says: October 21, 2018 at 7:44 am

    I was saddened to read of Randy’s passing. Although I didn’t know him personally, he was always a smiling and congenial person while he worked at Piggly Wiggly. My condolences to the entire family. May the presence of God comfort you always.

  10. John Riordan Says: October 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Randy played golf with us on Tues. and Thurs. he will be missed.

  11. Rich Berson Says: October 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    So sorry for your sudden loss. Hopefully, your family’s strength and faith will see you through the difficult times ahead.

    Although I didn’t know Randy for long, I looked forward to his company playing golf in Sun City. Always quick with a smile and good sense of humor, he made those days, even when we were playing poorly, more enjoyable and will be missed. Selfishly, I just regret that I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know him better.

  12. Dean and Wendy Lenz Says: October 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Please accept our sincere sympathy to the family. Randy will be missed.
    We send our prayers for comfort and peace to all.

    Dean and Wenda Lenz

  13. Heidi Ambos Says: October 22, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Cira. I cannot even imagine your heartbreak. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  14. LORI STEENBERGEN Says: October 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    My sympathy to you & your family.
    Sincerely, Leon & Lori Steenbergen

  15. Lois Fisher Says: October 25, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    The ones we love are never gone,they live within our hearts–
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Lois Fisher

  16. Judy and Jerry Malcolm Says: October 30, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Jan: Our deepest sorrow at learning of Randy’s passing. We were blessed to have spent so many fun times with you both here in South Carolina over the past several years. Take care. Judy and Jerry

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