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Jedd Vander Zanden

August 16, 1953 — January 2, 2018

On January 2, 2018, Jedd James Vander Zanden of Kaukauna, 64, passed away peacefully under the loving care of the staff at Cherry Meadows, after a two year battle with cancer, with his sisters by his side. He was born on August 16, 1953 to the late Charles and Elaine Vander Zanden. He attended Kimberly schools and lived in the Fox Valley all of his life. Prior to his illness, he enjoyed his job at Ariens Company in Brillion. His passion in life was fishing, either by boat or on the ice. The lakes in the northwoods were his favorites- fishing for bluegill, walleye and perch. Because of his love for the outdoors, he was very concerned about the environment and global warming.

Jedd is survived by his four sisters: Judy Ziegler, Appleton, Pat (Mike) Mathis, Madison, Kay (Randy) Ponschock, Grand Chute, and Nora (Ken) Hermus, Crandon and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

As per Jedd’s wishes he was cremated and all family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life on JANUARY 19, 2018 at 1000 ISLANDS NATURE CENTER, 1000 Beaulieu Court, Kaukauna, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. All friends are welcome to share memories and stories of our beloved brother and can be expressed at

His request was for all of the proceeds of his estate to go to help families of children with cancer to ease their burden.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of Jedd’s caregivers over his two year battle for their care and compassion.

“Enjoy Fishing in Heaven”
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Friday, January 19, 2018

4:00 - 4:00pm

1000 Islands Nature Center

1000 Beaulieu Ct, Kaukauna, WI 54130

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