In loving memory of

John VandeHey
February 27, 1943 - June 10, 2021

John VandeHey, of Antigo, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 78 years old. John was born on February 27, 1943, in Antigo, a son of Clarence and Lorraine (Jordan) VandeHey.

He graduated from Antigo High School with the class of 1961.

John served in the United States Air Force.

He was employed at Waukesha Bearings, Traditional Neon, Northern Aire, and various country clubs as a dining room manager. He also worked at Waukesha Foods and was a Pampered Chef consultant.

Mr. VandeHey enjoyed cooking.

John was a member of St. John Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of the Monsignor Conrad Saile Knights of Columbus Council 1002 and Assembly 1214.

Survivors include two sisters, Margaret "Maggie" Klessig of Harshaw, and Katherine Ellen (Christopher) VandeHey-Maule of Mosinee; three nephews, Richard (Bonnie) Stolzman, Robert (Dawn) Stolzman and John (friend Denise) Fischer; three nieces, Stacy (Ron) Neumann, Rebecca (Wes) Bluhm and Dawn Fischer-Packard; many great-nieces and nephews; Godchild, Kathy Augustyn, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary and Dorothy Jean VandeHey; brother-in-law, Robert Klessig; nephew, Michael Fischer and beloved dog, Gracie.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Antigo Veterans will provide military honors at the funeral home immediately following the service.


Kathy (Andres) Boksa wrote on Jun 12, 2021:

"Dear Maggie, Kathy and families, So sad for all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of John over the years, he was always so much fun to be around. Kathy"

Jil Schulz wrote on Jun 12, 2021:

"Maggie, so sad to hear of John?s passing. He was such a great guy and a great sense of humor. He definitely will be missed. Love and prayers. "

Terry and Jamine Kretz wrote on Jun 11, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother John. John has been a friend for so many of us in this community. He went through school with Terry, same age. He has fought a good fight for a long time. He will be missed, but is in a wonderful place! Jamine & Terry Kretz P.S. sorry we will miss the service, but thinking of all of you."

Suzanne Igl wrote on Jun 11, 2021:

"You were one hell of a neighbor John! We are going to miss you! Rest in peace. Kate, Maggie, and family; we are all so sorry and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Suzanne Igl"

Kim Smith wrote on Jun 10, 2021:

"Maggie and Rick, Sending condolences to you and your families on the loss of John. What I will remember most is that he always took the time to stop and connect when our paths crossed occasionally. The last time I saw him he was not feeling well, but was keeping a positive outlook. May your special memories of time with John give you comfort and peace. "

Cathy wrote on Jun 10, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathies?our memories of John will bless us always! Bill & Cathy Stowers "

Kate VandeHey-Maule wrote on Jun 10, 2021:

"So my dear brother it?s hard to say goodbye you were my rock even when you would have your moments my love for you will always remain in my heart R.I.P ??"