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Christopher Adam VanGemertPassing: August 19, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

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Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, August 25th @ 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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MITCHELL – Christopher Adam VanGemert, 36, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at his residence.

Born September 22, 1983, in Beloit, Wisconsin, he was the son of Brian Keith VanGemert and Debora Michelle (Herold) Ward.

Christopher was previously employed at NetShape Technologies and was a 2004 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He was a Green Bay Packers fan and loved his dogs, cats, hunting, fishing, and gambling.  His family was his priority.

mother and stepfather,
Debora and Richard Ward II of Mitchell
Brian Keith VanGemert of Beloit, Wisconsin
long-time girlfriend,
Kayla Arthur of Mitchell
Nicholas (Anna) VanGemert of Mitchell
Joshua Ward of Beloit, Wisconsin
Amanda (Adam) Ward of Bedford
Brandi VanGemert of Beloit, Wisconsin
nephews and niece,
Brayden, Caleb, Bristin, Dawson, Jace, and Penelope
Sandy Herold of Little Rock, Arkansas
Gloria Ward of Beloit, Wisconsin

His grandfathers, Buford Herold and Dick Ward, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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26 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Kent Deisher | Mt. Carmel, Illinois
    Date: August 25, 2020
    So sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  2. Guest: Patty Hendrickson Klawitter | Beloit
    Date: August 25, 2020
    Brian, Our hearts are breaking for you and your entire family. Keeping you all in our many Prayers. Sending out Healing Energy. Phil and Anita Hendrickson Phil Hendrickson Patty and Steve Klawitter Sally and Harlan Southworth Terry and Lucy Hendrickson
  3. Guest: Dean Herold | Dousman, Wi.
    Date: August 25, 2020
    Debbie, I am sorry to hear that your son passed away. I remember meeting him when he was young. I pray that God will give you peace during this tragic time. With love, Uncle Dean & Aunt Jeannie
  4. Guest: Mandie Jones | Bedford
    Date: August 25, 2020
    Deb, I'm so sorry for your loss! Prayers to you and your family during this difficult th time 🙏
  5. Guest: Melissa Hopper | Beloit, WI
    Date: August 24, 2020
    My deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of Chris. McLenegan Friends Forever! RIP ChrisV
  6. Guest: Melissa Hopper | Beloit, WI
    Date: August 24, 2020
    My deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of Chris. McLenegan Gang Forever! RIP ChrisV ❤
  7. Guest: Judi Hutchinson | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: August 24, 2020
    My thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to the whole family.
    Date: August 24, 2020
    Fond memories of sharing a few weeks with Chris, his brother, and my parents, here in the southwest many years ago. Was also honored that he attended my fathers funeral. An unexpeced and sad loss. Rest in peace Christopher
  9. Guest: Stephanie L Madoff | Madison, WI
    Date: August 24, 2020
    Chris you are dearly missed. G_D Bless - RIP Chris V.
  10. Guest: Kyle Laws | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 23, 2020
    In this time of struggle, I pray the family finds peace. May his memory live on.
  11. Guest: Liz Hanna Bosetti | Beloit, WI
    Date: August 23, 2020
    Brian and Family, My sincere condolences on your loss, I can’t imagine what you are going through. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Liz
  12. Guest: Tygr | Mitchell, In
    Date: August 23, 2020
    So many memories with your crazy self. PIMP always had a way of making me laugh, and I still do looking back at some of the stuff he and boys pulled growing up. May you be at peace. Warmest thoughts to Deb and the family.
  13. Guest: Freddie &Carolena Harrison | Bedford indiana
    Date: August 23, 2020
    So very sorry for your loss our prayers are with you
  14. Guest: Angela L. Dace | Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: August 22, 2020
    Chris (PIMP) We were family from the start. You will always be my cheesehead and English mastiff brother. I'm so glad to be able say you were my friend. Rest in peace & until we meet again. Love always, Ang 💓
  15. Guest: Mike Gutierrez | Cleveland Ohio
    Date: August 22, 2020
    In our younger days we raised a lot of hell, many good times with him. I was glad to speak to him a week before he passed away. I hope you’re rocking and rolling upstairs!!
  16. Guest: Beverly Chastain | Mitchell indiana
    Date: August 22, 2020
    Vfw he was a customer loved him such a great loving and funny guy so sorry prayers to all the family
  17. Guest: Brittany | Briholsapple@gmail.com
    Date: August 22, 2020
    Thinking of you all 🙏🏼
  18. Guest: Shanell Parker-Vance | Beloit Wi
    Date: August 22, 2020
    My condolences too the family Chris was a great childhood friend Rip 😇😘
  19. Guest: Chris Mannix | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: August 22, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. No words can help you right now but know I feel your pain. May god lay his hands on you and give you some comfort and understanding in this terrible time. Chris and Cheri
  20. Guest: Mindy (Mecca) Nitz | Beloit, Wi
    Date: August 22, 2020
    Thinking of all of you. May the wonderful memories you have shared give you comfort during this difficult time.
  21. Guest: David Siebrasse | Belvidere
    Date: August 22, 2020
    So sorry for your loss, you all will be in our prayers!!
  22. Guest: Shelly Dobson Spearman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 22, 2020
    There are no words... my heart is broken for all of you. He will be missed...😢💔
  23. Guest: Kayla Sallee | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 22, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Chris was an amazing person and friend. We will truly miss him.
  24. Guest: Robin Wilson | Huron, In
    Date: August 22, 2020
    Prayers and God's comfort to your family. He was a sweetheart. He will be missed.
  25. Guest: Lucia Blöte | Beloit, WI
    Date: August 22, 2020
    My Condolences to the Family, GOD carry you in His Arms, no more pain and struggles. May you Rest in Peace dear Chris!
  26. Guest: Lisa & Paul Balderston | Little Rock, AR 72210
    Date: August 21, 2020
    I hope you are in peace Chris. I am really going miss hearing your voice on the other end of the phone. Tell grandpa and uncle Jeff we miss them too and take care of each other. Love you Crickett 💛💚💛💚 Aunt Lisa & Uncle Pauly