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Edward  G.

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Visitation Monday, October 12

WISCONSIN MEMORIAL PARK “Chapel of the Chimes”

13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield

1:00-2:00 PM with Funeral service at 2:00 PM.


VanAacken, Edward G.

With heavy hearts we regret to inform you all of the passing of our father. His warm and helpful heart, sense of fun and humor, dependability and loyalty will be deeply missed.

May you ride high in the sky, dad!

Reunited with his beloved wife Linda (nee Broege) on Friday, October 2, 2020 age 72 years.  Loving father of Cary (Linda Ivarson), Cathy (Dave) Renly, Kevin (Kamy), Tiffany (Derrick) Coleman and Angela (Holly) Escalante.  Further survived by 12 grandchildren, brothers, sisters, many other relatives and friends.

Visitation Monday, October 12 at WISCONSIN MEMORIAL PARK “Chapel of the Chimes”, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield from 1:00-2:00 PM with Funeral service at 2:00 PM. Entombment to follow.  Due to covid-19 social distancing and face coverings required.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Guardians of the Children, in his name are appreciated.


  1. Jim Muckerheide October 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Sure going to miss this man he was a great friend and deer hunting partner put many miles on are bikes many laughs truly will be missed in my heart

  2. Suzanne Muckerheide October 2, 2020 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    So many wonderful memories; our wedding, st.germain, Wisconsin dells, bowling, and house parties. Such great memories that we had. My condolences to the family. He had a personality that would light up the room. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Theresa Sailer October 2, 2020 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    We lost a good man. We had a lot of fun.
    Prayers for the family.

    R.I.P Eddie

  4. Martha Newman October 2, 2020 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Shakey..Give Linda a hug for me..You’ll be missed!!

  5. Tom Wissing October 3, 2020 at 5:14 am - Reply

    A good friend, we shared many memories! Riding to SanFrancisco and back for the HD 100th Annivery, many chapter events and of course Deer Hunting! You will forever be in our hearts until we meet again. RIP my friend!

  6. Lisa Weger October 3, 2020 at 6:28 am - Reply

    I’ll never forget how you welcomed me in your home, as a middle schooler. Angie and I were inseparable back then and I was just accepted in as family. So many family gatherings and summer lake house trips. Thank you for making me feel like one of your own kids! Love you Mr V! Have a great ride on the highway to heaven!

  7. Michele Alghetta October 3, 2020 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Uncle Ed. You were more than an uncle. You were a great man and will be deeply missed. Thanks for all of the smiles you brought the past few years and so many more! I can see you sitting on your Harley in Heaven with your beaming smile! Ride on!

  8. Bobbi and David Paul October 3, 2020 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    May his memory be a blessing.

  9. Todd carver. Preacher October 4, 2020 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I know I’ve been gone for a bit but I had some good conversations with shaky , He was a man with a big heart I was putting the kids first. He also had a love for his brothers and sisters That could not be measured. Rest with our lord see you on the other side

  10. Sue Robb October 6, 2020 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Rest in Peace sweet Ed What a beautiful video you surely will be missed I treasure all the memories we shared at GRS Thank you to you and Linda for all the help you gave us !!!

  11. Jean Wagner October 6, 2020 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Rest in peace Eddie! You are with Linda again. Celebrate!! You will be missed

  12. Deb Thomson October 12, 2020 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    You will be greatly missed, Ed, by so many people! I wanted to go to your Service today, but I may have been exposed to COVID, so I’m unable to be there in person. I am with your family in Spirit, though, and praying for all of you. Ed, you are one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and you’ll always be in my heart. Rest in the sweet peace of Jesus, my dear friend.

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