Gerald VanEnkenvort Obituary, Death – Gerald “Gary” Francis VanEnkenvort, 83, of Green Bay, died on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Bellin Hospital. Gary VanEnkenvort was born on August 13, 1939 in Mill Center to the late Francis and Irene (Kuske) VanEnkenvort. He graduated from Green Bay West High School. He was a proud United States Marine Corps man.
He was a fervent Republican who loved his country. On May 26, 1962, he married the former Judith “Judi” Lund. Gary departed from the Brown County Sheriff’s Department after many years of service as a Detective. Gary was most proud of the fact that he was the company’s creator and president. The Ashwaubenon Girl’s Softball Association received Gary’s first Van’s warehouse, which is still standing in Pioneer Park today. He also established General Maintenance Torq Tools and obtained his real estate license.
Gary was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay. He enjoyed golfing, boating, deer camp opening weekend, reminiscing about the good old days in Eagle River, family weekends on Crooked Lake, and attending car shows. He and Judi also spend time at their Florida home on Fort Meyers Beach. Gary enjoyed mowing the lawn, spending time with his family, and attending athletic events for his grandchildren.
Gary is survived by his wife, Judi; his children, Corey (Dawn) VanEnkenvort, Tina (George) Lambesis, and Mary (special friend Rod Martinson) Haen; his grandchildren, Sarah (Brian), Melissa (Heath), Cole (Molly), George, Gabriella, Henry, Logan (Emerson), Lauren (Spencer), Levi, and Lily; and his great-grandchildren, Landon and Emma. His nieces and nephews, as well as other family and friends, survive him. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Al Athey, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Gary’s funeral will be conducted at Grace Lutheran Church, 321 S. Madison St., on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., with Rev. Larry Lange officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family at the church on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Fort Howard Memorial Park.