Larry J. “The Legend” Kikkert
Larry James “The Legend” Kikkert, 64, of Fond du Lac, died
June 26, 2020 at Froedtert Hospital. He was born in Beaver Dam on August 9,
1955, the son of Eugene and Muriel (Vande Zande) Kikkert. Larry grew up and
graduated from Waupun Senior High School in 1973. On April 30, 1977 he married
the love of his life, JoAnn Hilt, at St. Mary’s Church in Lomira.
“The Legend” was a sports official since 1978, working games
for the ASA, YMCA, USSSA, WIAA, FSI, EAA, AAU, and Special Olympics. He enjoyed
officiating basketball, baseball, softball, flag football and volleyball
matches. He loved the opportunity to officiate contests involving all his
children. Centrally located in Fond du Lac, he traveled in all seasons from the
Fox Valley to Beaver Dam, and as far as Sheboygan to Princeton. He also enjoyed
going to any farm related events or activities.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn; four sons, Russ John
(Jill) and their daughter Zoey and son Isaac, Ryan James (Jessica), Lance
Jordan (Amanda), and Kyle Jeffrey (Kelly); and one dearly loved daughter, Kara
Ann (Micheal) and their son Myles. Larry is further survived by four sisters,
Donna, Brenda (Jim), Karen, and Kathy (Tony); brother, David (Lori); his
mother-in-law, Theresa; three god children, Stephanie, Sara, and Tiffany; and
many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded
in death by his parents; father-in-law, Raymond; grandparents, John and Jennie
Kikkert and Rein and Ruth Vande Zande; three uncles, Elmer Kikkert, Roger and
Theodore Vande Zande; three aunts, Charlene Kikkert, Hilda and Leona Vande
Zande; and a nephew, Nathaniel Kikkert.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from
1-4pm at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935.
Due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and the health and safety of all in
attendance, only thirty people (rotation) will be allowed in the funeral home
at a time to visit with family. In addition, per CDC guidelines, a mask is
recommended. A private family memorial service will follow the visitation.
Cremation has taken place.
Guestbook and tribute wall may
be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.