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Kenneth Van Egtern, 78, Waupun

October 28, 2018

Kenneth H. Van Egtern, 78, Waupun, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2018, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac surrounded by his loving family.

Ken was born March 2, 1940, in Waupun, the son of George and Eunice Armga Van Egtern. Ken graduated from Waupun High School in 1958 and began his career in farming. On Sept. 30, 1960, he married Jan Mueller at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Waupun until 1973, when they moved to Mount Horeb. In 1982, the couple moved to Lomira and in 1989 moved back to Waupun. At this time, Ken was employed by Farmer’s Elevator in Waupun, and retired after 20 years. Ken loved spending time with family and enjoyed bowling, sports and snowmobiling. He loved watching his son and grandchildren participate in various athletics. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun.

Ken is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jan Van Egtern; four children, Lori (John) Haack of Cross Plains, Lisa (Doug) Brinker of Baraboo, Lois (Keith) Sternat of Fond du lac and and Kent (Stacy) Van Egtern of La Crosse; 11 grandchildren, Jared (Carly) Haack, Justin (Alexis) Haack, Jillian (Brian) Wolters, Brent (Marianne) Brinker, Kayla (Gary) Bowar, Kelsey (Robert) Fisk, Lindey Sternat, Lacey (Tim) Benike, Logan Sernat, Trenton Van Egtern (fiance Sara Wade) and Trevon Van Egtern; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Margaret Mason of Waupun, Janice (Melvin) Pluim of Waupun, Phyllis Hofman of Waupun,and Gladys (Ronald) Vick of Fox Lake; a brother, Richard (Sharon) Van Egtern of Fond du Lac; a sister-in-law, Margaret Van Egtern of Fox Lake; nieces; nephews; and Jan’s brothers, sisters and their spouses, who Ken loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Van Egtern; eight brothers-in-law; and four sisters-in-law.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with the Rev. Dennis Overlien officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton. Friends and relatives may call on the family Monday from 3-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family. Visit wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for more information and to send condolences.