Born: Little Chute, WI on 27 February 1935

Passed away: Hortonville, WI on 08 September 2015

Aged: 80 years

Funeral Date: 11 September 2015

Service Details

Services were held Friday September 11, 2015 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute Wi. at 1:30 p.m. until the time of Mass which was at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Ronald Belitz officiated. Military rites were conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 following the Mass. His Committal to St. John Cemetery was held September 12th at St John's Cemetery in Little Chute, Wi.

Funeral Company

O'Connell Funeral Home

The Story

Clayton John Vande Burgt, Little Chute, age 80, died Tuesday September 8, 2015 after being diagnosed in July 2015 with Liver failure. He was born in Little Chute on February 27, 1935 to the late John and Antoinette (Van Ryte) Vande Burgt. He proudly served in the Army from 1955-1958.

Clayton married Agnes Verhasselt at Holy Cross Parish on August 22, 1959. Together, they enjoyed traveling and spending time together. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2014.

Clayton was a truck driver for over 40 years, officially retiring from Van Groll Trucking in 2005. He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 4489.

Clayton collected farm toys and enjoyed taking care of his yard. He will be loved and missed by many. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will love and miss him dearly.

Clayton is survived by his five children, 19 grandchildren and over 15 great-grandchildren. His children as follows; Dan (Diane) Vande Burgt, residing in Indiana, Theresa (Keith) Wolle, residing in Clarksville, TN, David Vande Burgt, residing in Colorado, Diane (Tom) Vande Burgt, residing in Beaufort, SC and Doris (Jeff) Vandenberg, residing in Hortonville, Wi, Grandchildren include; Sabrina Stanley, Amber Rich, Bonnie Rich, Paul Rich, Jo Ellen Fambrough, Erica Wolle, Carrie Krause, Jeffrey and Antone Vandenberg, Thomas E Johnson, Camron Clayton Johnson, Belton M Johnson and Kevin H Johnson, Destiny A and Clayton R Vande Burgt, Amber, Jessica and Conner Vande Burgt.

Great grandchildren; Tyler Stanley, Aylsia Stanly, Ashley Stanley, Raven Johnson, Dominic Johnson, Holly Rich, Gavin Stevenson, Katherine Rich, Henry Rich, Steven Fambrough, Abigail Fambrough, Elliot Johnson, Ethan, Evan and Aydan Krause

Siblings of Clayton include: Rose Seegers, Gerald (Rosie) Vande Burgt, Gloria (Merle) Verhagen and Duane (Shirley) Vande Burgt; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Louis Bellin, Joyce, Jim (Marilyn), Joe (Joanne), Earl (Dolly), Fr. Dave and Tom (Terri) Verhasselt, Dorothy (Ted) Vosters, Pat (Bill) Brockman and Evie Verhasselt. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife Agnes, Clayton was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Bellin; brother, Virgil (Beth) Vande Burgt; 2 infant siblings; brothers-in-law, Clarence Seegers, Len and Bob Verhasselt; and sisters-in-law: Betty (Rich) Van Zeeland and Elizabeth Verhasselt.
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Clayton doing Puzzles in 2011 while living at his granddaughters house. Love that old flip cellphone!

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