Lee R Van Grinsven
Lee R. Van Grinsven, age 63, of Chilton, died on October 18, 2023, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. He was born July 31, 1960, son of Anna Marie (Summers) Van Grinsven and the late Dennis Van Grinsven. On August 3, 1996, he married Patricia “Trish” Fellers.
Lee was a certified mechanic all his life, but worked most of his career at the Leach Corporation as a foreman for their garbage truck manufacturing. When he left there he spent another 15 years with the Fond du Lac County Highway Department until his retirement. There were few things he enjoyed more than motorcycling, fixing cars, or even just hanging out in his shop or around a campfire having a drink and listening to music. He was a sports fan and always cheered for the Packers, but there was nothing he loved more than spending time with his grandkids.
Lee is survived by his wife, Trish; his children: Timothy (Samantha) Ratcliff, Cheyanne (Jacob) Sloan, and Alex Van Grinsven; six grandchildren: Logan, Landon, Paityn, Archie, Marley, and Skyler; his mother: Anna Marie Van Grinsven; his siblings: Guy (Chris) Van Grinsven, Roxane (Mike) Lisowe, and Tab (Chrissy) Van Grinsven; Trish’s mom: Odelia (Fellers) Hanks; in-laws: Jeffrey (Barb) Fellers, Roxanne (Victor) Ketchpaw, Ronald (Kristen) Fellers, and Brenda Bickelhaupt; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Lee was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Van Grinsven and Trish’s father, Donald Fellers.
A funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton, with Fr. Michael Betley presiding. Friends may call from 4:00 pm until 6:45 pm at the funeral home on the day of service.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the name of Lee Van Grinsven. Memorials can be sent to the Wieting Family Funeral Home c/o Lee Van Grinsven (411 W. Main St. Chilton, WI 53014)
A link will be available above closer to service time to watch a livestream or recording of the service, see a slideshow in honor of Lee, or to view flowers given to the family.
Trish, Beth and I were so sorry to here about the passing of Lee. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Paul and Beth Borg (Cousin) 2023-10-28 16:04:32
Trish & family we are so sorry for your loss. We listened to Lee’s service and the family did such a great tribute to him. You could hear the love and respect come through each message. Our continued prayers and support are with you all. Take care. Love, Tracy & Scott
Tracy Eckman (Cousin to Trish ) 2023-10-26 22:23:01
Patricia and family, Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Gone too soon too young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Robert and Christine Schmaltz (Aunt to Trish) 2023-10-26 18:46:37
Dear Trish and family, Eric and I would like to send our condolence. Lee was a wonderful man. We pray for you all in this sad time. Our hearts are with you and your family. sorry for your loss.???????????? Love Eric and Deb Schley
Eric and Deb Schley (Cousin ) 2023-10-26 16:25:19
Trish and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Lee was such a wonderful man. He will be truly missed. We are here for you in our hearts and will be praying for you and your family.???????????? Love, Eric and Deb Schley
Eric and Deb Schley (Cousin ) 2023-10-26 15:54:03
Trish. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the entire family. I grew up with Lee in Brothertown and I have many fond memories of the times we had with the horses and playing down by the crick. Lee will be greatly missed. Again we are so sorry for your loss.
Glenn and Charlotte Kees ( Punk and Charlie ) (friends) 2023-10-26 12:59:29
Trish and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Lee was such an awesome person. He struck it rich when he met you Trish. Trish, I will always remember the good conversations I had with your father. I will always remember Lee and his wonderful smile. Ride high, Ride safe Lee.
Heidi Konen (Friend) 2023-10-26 09:43:41
Trish… I am soooo sorry. I have no words. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Hugs sweet lady ??????
Christine Gonzalez (former co-worker ) 2023-10-23 22:08:30
So very sorry for your loss . Lee was such a happy go lucky guy!May your family be your strength.
Chuck and Gloria Maurer (Classmate) 2023-10-23 11:10:14
Trish, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary
Mary A Dickmann (Friend of the family) 2023-10-23 07:54:30
The guy who could set the room smiling and laughing, great memories when we first hung out together, You, Mike and Me, and your yellow chevelle, will miss you! Our sympathies to the family, Jim and Ann Holzer
Jim and Ann Holzer (Friend and classmate) 2023-10-21 17:56:04
With deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts. ???? May you be comforted by loving memories
Rose & Jerry Criter (Friends of Roxane and Mike and also Ann) 2023-10-21 14:50:30
Trish and family so sorry for your loss.
Sherry Wightman (friend) 2023-10-20 17:26:11
Our deepest condolences, so sorry Trish. Hugs and prayers to you and your family ????????
Robin Peters (Friend) 2023-10-20 16:29:19
I'm so very sorry Trish. I will keep you in my heartfelt prayers. ??
Kris M Gilgenbach (Friends ) 2023-10-20 15:11:01
Trish and Family. Very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Smith (Friend) 2023-10-20 14:57:06
I’m so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. I wish your family peace and comfort during the days ahead. I will always remember him with fond memories.
Marty Wenig (Friend and classmate.) 2023-10-20 14:20:35
So very sorry for your loss.. ????
Sharon Hertel (Friend of family ) 2023-10-20 13:14:07
Our deepest Sympathies to both families Hugs Trish prayers for strength
Vicky Pionke (Friend) 2023-10-20 13:06:50
Trish and family, so very sorry to hear about Lee’s passing. Much love during this difficult time ??
Jodi Greenfield (Friend/former coworker of Trish) 2023-10-20 12:32:19
Roxanne and Mike, Gary and I are so sorry to here about your brothers passing..sending hugs and prayers
Mary Anholzer (Friend) 2023-10-20 12:06:18
Trish and Family please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Our family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Love you all.
Kimberly K Kabat (Friend) 2023-10-20 10:25:05
To Lee's Family, So sorry to hear the sad news. Lee goes way back to his early years of working for Dan's Dad on the mill. He was a dedicated husband, father and above all his was so proud to become a new grandfather. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
Dan and Ann Konen (neighbor & Friends) 2023-10-20 09:22:01
Trish & family, words cannot express how sorry we are. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers. Uncle Royce sends his love also. He mentioned about Lee buying that old truck from him & how he restored it. Love & hugs to you all.
Shirley Ayers (Cousin to Trish) 2023-10-20 07:16:50
Please accept our sincerest sympathies for your loss. Lee was a close friend through high school.
Mike & Lisa Doss (Classmate) 2023-10-19 16:10:53
My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Diane Ecker (Dear friend of Ann) 2023-10-19 12:25:14
Trish and up. my deepest condolences to all of you. Sorry for not staying in touch more especially since we moved away. Lee was a good friend, and neighbor, while we were growing up
Davd Meuer (Old neighbor and classmate) 2023-10-18 20:59:43
My heart goes out to you all. Here for you Trish. I'm so sorry. Love you!
Kimberly Dudarenke (Friend ) 2023-10-18 15:54:56
I am so sorry for your loss. Keep all of the wonderful memories you have of him close within your heart. And may those memories help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Ziegler (friend) 2023-10-18 13:39:31