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“I knew Wim, Sister Judy, and mother Jane. When I was a child my dad George Dehring and I Introduced Wim and his family to Kiel and Cedar lake back...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Chris Dehring - Bishop, GA

“We are sad at Wim's passing. I worked with him on several projects around Cedar Lake and he was a good guy to work with. We will keep you in our...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: James Peter - Cascade, WI

“I remember the day I met your family at Nennig Park. I was alone there and decided to move over to the swing set to give your kids some more room to...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: David Rozman - Chilton, WI

“Please accept our sympathy. Your entire family has been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Ed and Deb Rollmann, Faith Alliance...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ed Rollmann

“I am so sorry for your loss - Aunt Judy has been a friend for a long time - ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Ohrmundt - Carriere, MS

“You have my condolence, I will mis his comments at the recycling center ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Roger Schreiber - Kiel, WI

“Dear Janet and family, our prayers have been with you through this journey and will continue to carry you through these next days. I enjoyed seeing...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Diane - Chilton, WI - Church

“My brother and I spent summers on Cedar Lake in Kiel,Wi. Many great memories with Wim and Judy. We went to the dirt track races..waterskiing,hangin...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Todd Anderson - Racine, WI

“Janet, Erica, Wim, Ann, and Tye: "Although we don't always understand why things happen as they do, We must have faith that, in time, God will give...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy & Mike Mueller Family - WI

“Janet and kids., So sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. I lost my dad at age 7 so I understand somewhat the great loss it is and will be...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Lorenz - Chilton, WI

“Janet and family, and Judy and your family: I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good family man, he will be missed but never forgotten. Our...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Chris & John Kubichka

“Though we did not know Wim personally, we know he has a special place in the hearts of his family and our friends Judy and Con Gilsdorf and their...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: The Marini Family - Sun Prairie, WI


Wim van der Graaf, age 53, of Kiel, died following a year long battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. He was born March 16, 1959 in Cook County, IL, son of Wim van der Graaf, and the late Jane (Yeager) van der Graaf. Before marriage, Wim served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He married Janet Pitz on November 20, 1993. Most of his life, Wim had been self employed, and most recently had been working for Worthington Cylinders in Chilton. He was an LTC Grad with a degree in Welding. He enjoyed watching the Packers, being able to fix things around the house, spending time with his family, and fishing. Survivors include his wife: Janet; his father and step-mother: Wim & Marlene van der Graaf; his children: Erika (Mike) Losten of Maryland, Wim, Ann, & Tye van der Graaf, of Kiel; 2 grandchildren: Payton & Paige Losten; his sister: Judy (Conrad) Gilsdorf; mother-in-law: Frances Pitz; grandmother-in-law: Rita Binversie; and in-laws: Kathy (Mark) Lutzke, Barb (Mike) Jirikowic, Sandy (Mike) Mueller, Bill (Pam) Pitz, Dave (Julie) Pitz, and Gary Pitz. Wim is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father: Jane & William Binet, and his father-in-law: Michael Pitz. Funeral service will be at 6:00 PM on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (1212 Teckla Pl.) in Kiel with the Rev. Jim Jensen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM on Friday, April 13, 2012. The family would like to thank the Doctors and Staff of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, as well as the entire staff from the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for all of the loving care and guidance that was provided to Wim and his family. They would also like to thank the church family of Faith Alliance for all of the love, support and prayers.