Maarten VanZevenbergen

Oct. 27, 1929 – Oct. 1, 2010

Maarten VanZevenbergen, 80, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. He was born Oct. 27, 1929, to Gerrit and Petronella VanZevenbergen in Rotterdam, Holland.

Martin came to the United States on March 5, 1957, a date he celebrated every year. He and fellow Dutchman, Jan Van Dam, operated a janitorial business in Waukesha for many years and then Martin became a custodian for the Waukesha School District. At the time of his retirement, he was the head custodian at Horning Middle School.

Martin will be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of family, his love of life and his love of country. He felt voting and serving on a jury was a privilege and never shirked his duty. He posted his citizenship papers on the wall so everyone would know he was an American.

He will be sorely missed by his wife, Karen; his daughter, Elly McHenry, and her children, Cale, Michele, Ben, Colleen and David; his son, Michael VanZevenbergen, and his children, Sadie and Carly; his son and daughterin-law, Jay and Michelle McSorley, and their children, Ian, Lucy, Athena, Oliver and Finley; his son and daughterin-law, Marc and Heather McSorley, and their children, Connor and Olivia; his greatgrandson, Roan McHenry; and great-granddaughter, Charley Bentfield.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Saturday, Oct. 16, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1997 MS3050, Milwaukee, WI 53201, would be appreciated.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.