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Kendall Van Buren

May 29, 1955 — July 22, 2018

Kendall Dean Van Buren, age 63, of Ripon, WI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at his home with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer.

Kendall was born May 29, 1955, in Waupun, WI, the son of Melvin and Alice (Veleke) Van Buren. He graduated from Waupun High School and went on to further his education at Moraine Park Technical Institute. In 1975, Kendall married Vikki Dale Graham in Waupun. He worked as a tool tech for a plastic manufacturing company. He loved wildlife, riding his motorcycle and taking out his kayak but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Vikki Van Buren of Ripon, WI; two sons, Corey and Eric Van Buren both of Ripon, WI; two granddaughters, Maddie and Kalinna; sister, Carol (Art) Lamonska of Green Lake, WI; twin sister, Karen (Rick) Beek of Alto, WI; four brothers, Dale (Norma) of DeForest, WI, Bruce (Marilyn) of Fond du Lac, WI, Robert (Bonnie) and Martin (Norma) all of Waupun, WI; mother-in-law, K. Deann Graham of Ripon, WI; four brothers-in-law, Jay (Brenda) Graham of Ripon, WI, Rick Graham of Battlecreek, MI, Tom (Kim) Graham of Pontiac, IL and Steve (Hope) Graham of Jacksonville, IL. Kendall is further survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Van Buren, parents and infant brother, Donald Van Buren.

Visitation for Kendall will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 4 – 7:00 pm at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971 and again on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 10 – 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Prayer Service for Kendall will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 11:00 am at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home with Reverend Robert A. Fictum officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. A memorial is being established in his name.

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