Eugene Clarence Kikkert

Date of Death: Apr 16, 2013
Eugene Clarence Kikkert
[highlight_text] (1934 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Eugene Clarence Kikkert, 78, of Waupun, passed away Tuesday Evening, April 16, 2013 at his home in Fond du Lac surrounded by his family.


[leftcolumn] Eugene was born July 12, 1934 in rural Randolph the son of John and Jennie Posthuma Kikkert. On October 20, 1954 he married Muriel Joyce Vande Zande at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. They were united in marriage for 48 years. Eugene was employed by National Rivet & Manufacturing Co. in Waupun for 30 years, retiring in 1999. His hobbies included riding bike to collect aluminum cans, having a huge garden every summer, riding along with his wife on the school bus when she would take high school teams to sporting events, and leaving before the sunrise with his wife to travel to vacation spots.

Eugene is survived by six children, Larry (JoAnn) of Fond du Lac, Donna of Gleason, WI, David (Lori) or Beaver Dam, Karen of Fond du Lac, Brenda (Jim) King of Fond du Lac, and Kathy (special friend Tony) of Fond du Lac; 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren with a great-grandson expected in July; a brother, Elmer (Charlene) of Beaver Dam; a sister-in-law, Leona Vande Zande of rural Waupun; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, in 2003; his parents, John and Jennie; mother-in-law and father-law, Rein and Ruth Vande Zande; a grandson, Nathaniel; two brothers-in-law, Roger and Theodore Vande Zande; and a sister-in-law, Hilda Vande Zande.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Eugene Kikkert will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Craig Van Hill officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Jill Bartelt (Jeanne's mom) Says: April 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know what that loss is. May he rest in peace.

    Jill Bartelt

  2. Betty (Van Buren) Fehl Says: April 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. Being his cousin (his dad John and my mom Nellie were brother and sister), I’m sorry to say that we haven’t kept in touch through the years, as so often happens to large families. I do want to extend once again, my sympathy and pray that God will give you the strength you need to carry you through these difficult times. Living in Black River Falls at the time, I will not be able to attend his funeral.
    Betty (Van Buren) Fehl

  3. Cindy (Bentley) & Fly Vanderkin Says: July 11, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Donna & David: We want to express our deepest sympathy for you and your family. We know how hard this must be for you.

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