Jack VanderSanden, 84, a longtime Harrison area resident, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital following a stroke.
Jack was born on June 18, 1935 in Tomahawk to Martin and Alida (Swan) VanderSanden. He married Dolores “Dee” Lowe on Feb. 14, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona. Jack was a veteran of the US Army. He was employed by Drott Equipment for many years as a salesman and had worked in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other places across the country. He retired back to Harrison in 2001, and in 2015, he and Dee moved to Wausau to be closer to family.
Surviving Jack VanderSanden are his wife, Dee; Children, Tina (Michael) Meyer of Wausau; Michael (Chau) Grage of Australia; and Michelle (Randy Bowman) Grage of British Columbia. He is further survived by two grandchildren, Raymond Meyer and James Grage; Siblings, Alice Hoogervorst of Chicago; Mary Ann Behling of Wausau; Bernice (Ron) Anzia of Milwaukee; Martin (Judy) VanderSanden of Tomahawk; Tom (Carol) VanderSanden of Chicago; and Carl (Leona) VanderSanden of Gleason. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lorraine Weizenicker and Marge Loka.
Mass of Christian Burial with Military Rites for Jack VanderSanden took place on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. from St. Augustine Catholic Church in Harrison. The family received friends at the Krueger Family Funeral Home in Tomahawk Sunday evening from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., and again at the church Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at 11 a.m.
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