Arthur J. Ver Vooren

Feb. 16, 1940 - May 8, 2011

Arthur J. Ver Vooren, 71, of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the veterans home. Arthur was born in Waukesha on Feb. 16, 1940, the son of the late Ernest P. and Alma E. (Petterle) Ver Vooren. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Arthur is survived by his daughter, Kimberly R. Ver Vooren of Elgin, Ill.; his former wife, Rose Ver Vooren of Reeseville; a stepson, Donald Athas of Merton; and his sister, Grace Ver Vooren of Brookfield. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Richard and Donald Ver Vooren; and a sister, Laura Howard.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Thursday, May 12, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home-Olson Hall Chapel in King, with Sister Cathy Wottreng officiating. Military graveside services will follow in Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Wisconsin Veterans Home, N2665 Highway QQ, King, WI 54946-0600.

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