Leatrice M. Vande Streek
Vande Streek, 93, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April
3, 2020 at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac. She was born April 3, 1927, a
daughter of Clarence and Marcella (Koenen) Maurice.
graduated from LP Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac in 1946. After
graduation, she worked as a telephone operator at Damrow Brothers in Fond du
Lac. She then began working as nursing aide for 30 years at St. Agnes Hospital.
Lea met the
love of her life when he was on leave from the US Navy, serving his country.
She was united in marriage to Harrison Vande Streek at St. Louis Catholic
Church on October 22, 1949. They celebrated 70 years of marriage this past
Lea was an
excellent bowler. She enjoyed golfing and cooking. She was very active at St.
Louis Church in many different groups and then became a member of Holy Family
Parish. Lea was a proud member of The Homemakers. She spent time volunteering
with her husband at Loaves and Fishes. Lea loved her grandchildren and great
grandchildren dearly and always had a bowl of tomato soup waiting for them.
Lea will be
dearly missed by her husband, Harrison; daughters, Susan (Glen) Van Gheem and
Mary (Michael) Kuechler; brother, Jack (Linda) Maurice; brothers-in-law, Wayne
(Emma Jean) Vande Streek and Bernard (Doris) Vande Streek; sister-in-law,
Gladys Kastein; grandchildren, Chris (Terri) Kuechler, Kim (David) Mateljan,
Nicholas Kuechler, Brian (Kathie) Van Gheem, Kevin (Amy) Van Gheem and Steven
(Ann) Van Gheem; 19 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives
preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pat Meyer; brothers-in-law, Walter
Meyer, Kenneth Kastein, Melvin Ter Beest and Ted Kastein and sisters-in-law,
Cynthia Kastein and Eleanor Ter Beest.
private family gathering will take place with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum.
A public celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.
would like to give a special thank you to the St. Francis Home staff and to the
hospice staff for the kind and loving care that they gave her.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials in Lea’s name may be given to the Holy Family Parish or to
St. Francis Home.