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Sharon Vander Linden

February 10, 1943 — January 7, 2024

Sharon A. Vander Linden, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on January 7, 2024, at the age of 80. Born on February 10, 1943, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sharon was the daughter of Gordon and Helen De Broux, who preceded her in death.


Sharon proudly received her High School Diploma from Preble High School in Green Bay. After completing her education, she worked for St. Vincent Hospital and later became a homemaker, devoting her time to her family and creating a loving and welcoming home. On June 6, 1964 she married Norbert Vander Linden at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay. For 59 and a half years, they resided on the Vander Linden family farm homestead where they were blessed to raise their beautiful family.


An outgoing and free spirit, Sharon was a member of various clubs, including the Christian Mother's Society at St. Clare Parish, TOPS, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She found joy and fulfillment in pursuing her hobbies, particularly ceramics and bowling.


Sharon will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Norbert Vander Linden; children: Cindy (Mike) Gerrits, Keith (Vicki) Vander Linden, Terry (Lisa) Vander Linden, Tammy (Greg) Behling and Jamie (Jessica) Vander Linden; grandchildren: Matthew (Heather) Gerrits, Melissa (fiance Jacob) Gerrits, Megan (Ryan) Leick, Jonathan (Brooke) Gerrits, Lauren (Mitch) Krause, Logan Vander Linden, Jenna (special friend Alex), Brady, Ethan, Bryce (fiance Claire), Peyton (special friend Lexi) and Rylan Vander Linden; great-grandchildren: Mila and Tatum Gerrits, Juliana and Jayten Grassl, Isabella Leick, Kyler and Kayden Krause, Emberly Vander Linden and adding 3 more great grandchildren later this year. Brother Jim De Broux; in-laws: Mary (Dick) Rottier, Ann Vander Linden, Richard (Julaine) Vander Linden, Roger (Jeanne) Vander Linden and Rose Kramer; godchildren: Doreen Adams and Chris Vander Linden as well as special family members: Jerri Smith, Krystal and AJ Smith.


In addition to her parents, Gordon and Helen, she was preceded in death by her sister Sandy Vander Linden; special family member Ron Smith; in-laws August and Frances Vander Linden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Don (Donna), Carl, Ken, and Jerry Vander Linden; sister and brothers-in-law: Grace (Pete) Calaway and Joe Kramer; good friend Sandy Brown and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


Family and friends may visit at St. Clare Parish- St. Paul Site, Wrightstown, on Thursday, January 11, from 9:00am until 10:45am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am with Fr. Brian Wideman officiating. Interment will be in Allouez Cemetery.


Our family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice, Comfort Keepers and Brillion West Haven Assisted Living for their compassion and exceptional care. Also, our family would like to extend a special thank you to Vicki Vander Linden and Rose Kramer for all their love and endless support through the past years.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, January 11, 2024

9:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

St. Clare Parish-St. Paul Site

437 Main Street, Wrightstown, WI 54180

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Mass

Thursday, January 11, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Clare Parish-St. Paul Site

437 Main Street, Wrightstown, WI 54180

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