George Vanderheiden Obituary, Death – At home, George Vander Heiden passed away after a struggle with illness. He attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Chicago Art Institute after graduating from the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. He participated in World War II as an Army Air Corps member. On April 21, 1947, Dolores M. Stoffel and George got married. After his retirement, George, an art supervisor at American Can Company, worked for himself for a long time. He was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of American Can’s Quarter Century Club.

His lifelong interest was painting, and he displayed his watercolors in galleries across Wisconsin as well as at the International Watercolor Show in Chicago. Numerous honors were bestowed upon him, including the Grumbacher Award and best of shows. George enjoyed relaxing weekends at the cabin in the north with Dolores and painting on canvas. His legacy today is that he was a loving family guy in every sense of the word.

His devoted wife Dolores, their four sons and daughters-in-law, Mark (Patti), Paul (Ann), Neil (Clarice), and Richard (Kelly), ten grandchildren, Matt (Brook) Vander Heiden, Mary, Nic, Sara, Scott, Charles, Susan, Thomas, Amy, and Brian Vander Heiden, and a nephew, Stephen Vander Heiden of Jacksonville, Florida, survive him. His parents Lawrence (Magdalena) Vander Heiden, a brother named Frank, and a grandchild named Michael all died before him.

The Rev. Mark Vander Steeg will officiate at the Mass of the Resurrection on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH is located at Morrison Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton. St. Joseph Cemetery will serve as the site of interment. On Wednesday, from 9:00 AM until the start of mass, friends are welcome to visit at the church. There will be a memorial fund established.