Greg Vander Woude

Date of Death: Jan 25, 2017
Greg Vander Woude

1969 - 2017

Greg “Too Tall” Vander Woude, 47, of Waupun, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Indianapolis, IN following heart complications.

Greg was born October 15, 1969 in Waupun the son of Larry and Jolene Westra Vander Woude. Greg served three years with the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He worked at Van’s Auto Salvage for his grandpa and father, at Holiday Auto in Fond du Lac, drove truck for several local companies in the area, and most recently for Tralo Trucking where he was owner/operator for several years. Greg was a very generous person who helped others through difficult times. He was a person who would “give his shirt off of his back.” He had a fondness for all of his nieces and nephews and spent time with each one of them. He and his nephew, Trent, enjoyed raising chickens together. Greg had a fondness for restoring cars, a talent he received from his father and grandfather.

Greg is survived by his parents, Larry and Jo Vander Woude of Waupun; two sisters: Aimee (James) Wilson of Brandon, and Brenda (Tony) Edmunds of Waupun; nieces and nephews: Jon, Morgan, David, Jordan, Trent, and Jayden; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Greg was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his nephew, Nathan.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Greg would have said, “No need to dress up; come as you are.”


A celebration of Greg’s life will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun with Rev. Robert Sherwood officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

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  1. Lisa Rens Says: January 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Elton & Sharon Posthuma Says: January 26, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Sorry to hear ofGreg’s passing.May you find comfort in the good times you had together.

  3. sue binnebose(Riel) Says: January 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Larry,Jo,Aimee and Brenda, you have my deepest condolences of the loss of Greg. He will be greatly missed.

  4. John & Marilyn Vander Sanden Says: January 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to all of you. God Bless

  5. Tammy Bjelland Says: January 27, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Greg was a great guy and many will miss him. My prayers go out to his two sisters and Larry and Jo. May you find comfort that he is now with Our Savior and with all how have past in his life. God Bless You

  6. Donna Cooper Says: January 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this very sad time.

  7. Wayne and Jennifer Oppermann Says: January 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    We send our condolences to your family.

  8. Dean & Angie Wallendal Says: January 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    So sorry for your families loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

  9. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  10. Wanda Larson Says: January 27, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    My sincerest sympathy to you all. If I can do anything, please let me know.


  11. Helena Stiemsma Says: January 29, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Thinking of you and praying God gives you peace at this time

  12. Susan Aronson Says: January 31, 2017 at 11:41 am

    With our heartfelt sympathy in your loss.
    Too Tall made us smile – peace
    Aronson Family

  13. The Cole Family Says: February 21, 2017 at 6:31 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

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