Kathy Vander Veen
Kathy A. Vander Veen, 59, of Wakefield, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor William Bertrand will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield.
Kathy A. Vander Veen was born Feb. 15, 1958 to Donald and Roberta (Clark) Puls in Wakefield. In 1976 Kathy graduated from Wakefield High School. Shortly after graduation, she married Calvin Vander Veen. To this union two children were born. Kathy worked in the medical field most of her life. She began her career at the Wakefield Hospital, later working in Wayne. From there she received her certification and worked as a Respiratory Therapist. She worked in Norfolk, Fremont and Bergan Mercy in Omaha. In 2001 Kathy and Calvin returned to Wakefield. Kathy left the medical field and worked for MCI and Target in Sioux City, Iowa and sold Country Peddler.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin Vander Veen of Wakefield; son, Brian Vander Veen of Fremont; daughter, Amy Weinman (Zeke Gardels) of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and her children, Caedence Weinman and Alex Gardels; mother, Roberta Puls of Wakefield; sister, Kristin (Bruce) Jorgensen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; brothers, Robert Puls of Wakefield and Richard Puls of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald, and her grandparents.