H. (De Bruin) Biertzer
10, 1929 — March 3, 2019
H. Biertzer, age 89, of West Bend, passed away on March 3, 2019. She was
born in Fond du Lac on July 10, 1929, daughter of the late George and
Helen (O’Hearn) Young. Jean was married to Marvin De Bruin for 51
years before his passing. She then married Sylvester “Jake” Biertzer
and they spent seven years together before his passing.
graduated from St. Mary Springs Academy in 1948, and went on to Cardinal
Stritch University in Milwaukee for two years, where she majored in
voice. She later sang for countless weddings and funerals with her
husband Marvin. Jean was a member counselor for AAA for 17 years and
also worked as a telemarketer for many other companies including Kirby
Company, Struensee Manufacturing, etc. She was also a very proud 52year
member of the Catholic Daughters Court Ave Maria.
is survived by her 10 children: Ken (Paula) De Bruin, Mary (special
friend, Dave) De Bruin, Sue (special friend, Vern) Verkuilen, Karen
(Jeff) Lambie, Greg (Jeannie) De Bruin, Bob (Stella) De Bruin, Colleen
Peterson, Joe De Bruin, Gary (Kari) De Bruin and Dan De Bruin;
grandchildren: Ali (Pat) Ambroso, Tammy (Lyle) Thomas, Heidi (Jason)
Wilcox, Jeremy Lambie, Chris (Beth) Lambie, Sarah (Zach) Andruecci,
Michelle (Larry) Dillenberg, Andy (Krista) De Bruin, Benny (Jenny) De
Bruin, Jared De Bruin, Josh De Bruin, Amanda De Bruin, Emily De Bruin,
Jessica De Bruin, Mikey (Jeanine) Peterson, Matt (Cassie) Peterson, Joey
Peterson, Anna (Michael) Hartman, Angie (Brad) McMahon, Beau (Danielle)
De Bruin, Brandon (Brenna) Uhlig, Sophie (Wade) De Bruin, Julia De
Bruin, Laura Verhagen, Amber Berkley and Bryant Berkley; 25
great-grandchildren; stepchildren: Peggy (David) Kurer, Mark (Judi)
Biertzer and Tom (Terri) Biertzer; step-grandchildren: Corey Kurer,
Amanda (AJ) Fowell, Jed Kurer, Gabe (Elisa) Biertzer, Ali (Aaron)
Christ, Luke (Rachel) Biertzer, Pete (Ari) Biertzer, Dan (Lynn) Biertzer
and Jeff Biertzer; brother and sisters-in-law: Darlene Young, Bernice
Hahn and Floyd (Karen) De Bruin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives
was preceded in death by her husbands Marvin De Bruin and Jake Biertzer;
parents, George and Helen Young; daughter-in-law, Wendi De Bruin;
grandson Eric De Bruin; great-granddaughter Layla Lambie; brother,
George Young; Marvin’s parents, Joseph and Leona De Bruin; his
siblings: Benny Hahn, Fritz (Carol) De Bruin, Eileen (Jim) Johnson and
Carol (Doug) Vandenberg.
services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, at St.
John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with
Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen officiating. Visitation will be at the church on
Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Entombment will be in
Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being
established. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
family would like to extend a special thank-you to all of her doctors,
Community Care (especially Michele and Debbie) and Kathy Hospice for all
of the wonderful care given to Jean.
Deurzen Family Funeral Home, Kaukana, is serving the family. For further
details, call (920) 766 2099 or visit www.verkuilenfh.com.