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“Julie - Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She accomplished quite a bit in those 90 years; I never knew you came from such a big family! Hopefully...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Randy - Ripon, WI - Friend

“Julie I'm very sorry to hear of your mother passing. I know she was very special to you. You always took time for her. I'm sure she was very proud...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Carrie Rand - Oshkosh, WI

“Julie, I am sorry to hear of your mothers death. What a wonderful woman she was to produce such a caring, kind, patient and thoughtful daughter. She...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Ellen Ruffing - Neenah, WI

“Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your mother. May God bless and keep you. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Elizabeth Gaffney - Kaukauna, WI

“Julie, Dennis & I are both so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We know how speclal your mother was to all of you, but especially to you &...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Petra - Kaukauna, WI

“Julie was a co-worker of mine, and a friend. I know how much she cared about her Mother, and how close she was to her. I am sorry to hear of your...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Lou Anne Gipp - Seymour, WI

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you All. May she be at Peace with the Lord! ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: JEANNE & KERRY KLOTZ - CHILTON, WI

“Steve, Lori, John, Ryan & entire VandenBoom Family Our deepest sympathy. May the loving memories bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time....Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis & Lorie - Malone, WI

“Your times together have become precious memories that will stay with you forever. My thoughts and my prayers are with you in this sad time. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Kathie Menting - Kimberly, WI

“Julie- so sorry to hear the news of your mother's passing. I know what a special relationship you had with her and how important her role has been...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Beth Tomsyck - Appleton, WI

“Julie, I never knew your Mom, but knew she was very special and important to you. You look very much like her and I can see in her eyes that she...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Joan Roberts - Combined Locks, WI

“Heaven gained another angel.... She was beautiful, sweet, and caring. May you rest in peace. You will be greatly missed. THoughts are with your...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: amanda clark - Chilton, WI

“Anna Rae was probably one of the kindest people I have ever met in my life. I enjoyed her welcoming smile and soft toned voice as well. She truly...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn Tasch

“We were so sorry to hear about Anna Rae's passing. We have many great memories of family gatherings and good times with Anna Rae and Charlie. Our...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Susan and Steve Neuber - WI

“Dear Chuck VandenBoom and family - Sorry to hear of your mothers passing - She lived a long and interesting life - Sincerely, Stephen & Joyanne...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: STEPHEN & JOY PFEFFER - VERONA, WI


Anna Rae Vanden Boom, age 90, of Stockbridge, died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Good Shepherd Nursing Facility in Seymour. She was born November 1, 1922 in Alabama, daughter of the late James N. & Norma A. (Lorenz) Turner. She married Charles E. Vanden Boom on July 20, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. Following her graduation from Chilton High School and shortly after being married, Anna worked at the Chilton City Clerk office. Later in life, she worked at Chilton Metal Products until her retirement at the age of 65. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Christian Women, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Anna liked to be outdoors tending to her flowers or caring for the large garden she used to keep every year. She looked forward to getting time out with friends or family by going shopping or going out to eat, however, home was always where Anna's heart was. One of her favorite phrases was 'Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig'. Anna truly treasured everyone in her family. Although she frequently said, "You wanted all these kids, Charley", her heart and her home were always open to those she loved. She especially enjoyed sturgeon fishing with her family and visits from her grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Mary (Melvin) Ecker, Charles (Jane) Vanden Boom, Jr., David (Penny) Vanden Boom, Steven (Lori) Vanden Boom, Robert Vanden Boom, Kay Van Rossum, Julie (Michael) Jehle, Brian (Paula) Piper; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Verna Schneider and a sister-in-law: Arlene Turner. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter: Ann Beth (Vanden Boom) Piper; step-father, William Oakley; 3 brothers: Harold Turner, William (Grace) Oakley, Jr., & Frederick Oakley; a sister: Margaret Winkle and infant sister Mary Anita; and a brother-in-law: William J. Schneider. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 am until 10:45 am. A Parish Vigil Service will be held Tuesday evening at the funeral home beginning at 7:00 pm. Anna's family would like to thank the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Facility and the Heartland Hospice Nurses and staff for all of the loving and kind care shown to Anna.