Theodore “Ted” Vander Woude

Date of Death: Dec 29, 2013
Theodore “Ted” Vander Woude
[highlight_text] (1925 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Theodore “Ted” Vander Woude, 88, of Waupun, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013. The family will cherish his memory and know he has gone to his Heavenly home by his loving wife of 61 years.


[leftcolumn] Ted was born August 10, 1925 in the town of Randolph, the son of Dirk and Gertrude Schaalma Vander Woude. On October 14, 1948 he married Gertrude Pater. The couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Ted graduated from Randolph Christian School. After he attended radio school in Chicago, IL he worked at Montgomery Ward. Ted was part owner/operator of Deep Rock Service Station in Waupun where he began collecting cars for his next business venture which developed into Van’s Auto Salvage. He ran the yard for 50 years while working 20+ years at National Rivet. In 1982 his son, Larry joined the salvage yard operation. Ted enjoyed traveling, visiting with people, fishing, and he always enjoyed a good joke. Ted was a member of First Reformed Church in Waupun.

Ted is survived by his four children, Larry (Jolene) Vander Woude of Waupun, Dennis (Carol) Vander Woude of Waupun, Shirley (Tom) Walters of Markesan, and Lori (Wes) Dalka of Oakfield; nine grandchildren, Greg Vander Woude, Aimee (James) Wilson, Brenda (Tony) Edmunds, Jennifer Meyer, Tamara (Clifford “Butch”) Kersten, Jesse Vander Woude, Artie (Katie) Garcia, Jeremy Vander Woude(special friend, Katie Howard ), Jamie Vander Woude (special friend, Cody Weber); 11 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Jordan, Jayden, Trent, Jon, David, Ian, Josie, Anthony, Ann, and Devan; two sisters, Catherine (Walter) Riel and Irene (Alvin) Van Loo; two sisters-in-law, Harriet Streekstra of Waupun and Betty Oonk of Cedar Grove; and nieces and nephews.

Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude on January 21, 2010; his parents, a sister, Cornelia Van Loo; two brothers, William Vander Woude and Peter Vander Woude; and a great-grandson Nathan Schmidt.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Ted Vander Woude will be held Thursday, January 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Bob James officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] The family requests that memorials be directed to the Randolph Christian School.



  1. Ruth Deichsel Says: December 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    With sincere sympathy in your loss of one who is held very dear to your heart. With the emptiness that your soul feels; be in comfort that he is now in the glory of our Lord. I pray for God’s strength and his never ending love for all of your family. May the Lord bless your family with friends and loved ones, giving you support in all that you may need.
    God Bless

  2. Gene & Sharon Kollman Says: December 30, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Our sincere sympathy-we will remember Ted’s sense of humor and love for homemade fudge.

  3. ELTON & SHARON POSTHUMA Says: December 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Expressing our sympathy to your family in the passing of Ted. May God be with you all during this time. May you find comfort in your fond memories of Ted. God Bless.

  4. Dave Van Loo Says: December 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Rosemary and I wish to express our sympathy to the family of uncle Ted. Prayers for peace in your hearts and minds.

  5. I am so sorry for your lost. Wish I could be there. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. kevin dalka Says: January 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your father. you are in my thoughts.

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