Marie Vande Zande

Marie Vande Zande, 93, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Marie was born July 13, 1927 in rural Brandon the daughter of Ben and Gladys Kettler Bronkhorst. On March 24, 1948 she married David Vande Zande in Brandon. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Brandon most of their married lives. The couple farmed for eight years until opening Marie’s coffee shop in Brandon. Her love for cooking brought her to Headstart at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun where she cooked for ten years. She was a charter member of Bethel Reformed Church.  

Marie is survived by a son, Mitchell Vande Zande of Waupun; a daughter, Debra (Michael) Hammer of Waupun; two grandchildren: Andrea (John) Huss and Steven Vande Zande; two great-grandchildren: Andy and Sadie Huss; a brother, Henry (Lorraine) Vande Zande of Waupun; two sisters: LaVerne Vande Zande of Waupun and Betty Bruins of rural Markesan; and nieces and nephews. 

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David; and three sisters: Ruby Brown, Jessie Vanden Berg, and Helen Vande Zande.

Funeral services for Marie Vande Zande will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon with Pastor John Tilstra officiating. Burial will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Please follow current COVID-19 guidelines with mask wearing and social distancing.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at for further information and to send condolences.