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John Michael Van Hoosen , Age 61

October 12, 1960 --August 08, 2022

John M. Van Hoosen, age 61, of Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. John, son of Russell and Dorothy (Seitz) Van Hoosen was born Oct. 12, 1960 in Baraboo. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School, Class of 1978. On Sept. 26, 1987 he was united in marriage to Deborah "Debbie" Ramsey; she preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2006. He was employed by Isenbergs then Turners Water Care for many years until he started for the City of Baraboo; he retired from the city in January. On Oct. 17, 2009 he was united in marriage Brenda Padley. In his free time, he enjoyed building Jeeps, spending time with his buddies, hunting, four-wheeling and drinking Busch Light. In his younger years he loved to spin his records at Keuler's Corner Bar. John was a member of the F.A.T. Club and was a Road Commissioner for the Town of Fairfield. His family will remember him as the best family pig cooker. John had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone. As big of a man as John was, his heart was ten times bigger especially when it comes to the love for his family.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda; children, Justin (Dori) Van Hoosen, Tyler Van Hoosen, Michelle (Josh) Bahe, Megan Padley, Michael (Gina) Padley, Matthew (Marissa Marshall) Padley; grandchildren, MaKenna, Cameron, Hoffman, Scarlet, Gianna, Layton, Otto; mothers-in-law, Donna Ramsey and Peggy Buffington; brother-in-law, Bryan (Cathy) Buffington as well as other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Debbie; sisters, Betty Walburg, Patti Van Hoosen and Tammy Van Hoosen; fathers-in-law, Richard "Dick" Ramsey and Robert L. Buffington.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Bupp officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 at church from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be used in Johns name at a later date. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Sam and Mary Howard August 09, 2022

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories and all the good times you shared. His spirit will live on through all of your family.

Bob Spencer August 09, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

John will be missed by many. He was always a pleasure to talk with and enjoyed life to the fullest.

Tim Gaffney/Lois Patterson August 09, 2022

Friends North Freedom , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear of John's sudden passing. John was in Tim's class of 1978 and Lois got to know him and Debbie thru Randy. We will always remember John with a big smile and a friendly greeting. May his memories live on thru his children and grandchildren. Tim & Lois xoxo

Todd Geary August 09, 2022

Friend DeForest , Wisconsin

I am so sorry for your loss. I have known John for many years. I cannot remember him ever being in a bad mood. He always brighten my day and many others. John will always have a place in my heart and remembered always.

George Stopper August 09, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

What a terrible loss. John will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to the family.

George Stopper August 09, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

What a terrible loss. John was a wonderful person and a presence not to be missed. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Thomas Wedekind August 09, 2022

Friend/Class mate Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am so sorry for your loss, John was a great guy, He was witty, always smiling or laughing, Junior High, and Senior High John and I were locker partners, we hunted together and later we drank together while he was DJ ing. My prayers are with you!

Shaun Luther August 09, 2022

Friend Rock Springs , Wisconsin

Please accept my sincere condolences. John was a great man. He will be missed by many.

Sue Losch Skidmore August 09, 2022

Friend Port Haywood, VA 23138 , Virginia

Another good one gone way too soon. I have fond memories of him from years past. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. I know he will be missed deeply by many.

G Goeb August 09, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear about the loss of John. He would go the extra mile for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cameron Campbell August 09, 2022

Friend Superior

Just a tragic loss. Just a great guy I’ve know for 40+ years. Loved his Jeep restoration pictures. He will be truly missed and Debbie and John together again. Prayers for his family

Becky Giebel August 09, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Dear Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear this. May you find the peace that only God can give and may God bring to mind all the best memories you had together. Becky and Rick Giebel

Mary Ann Hanson- Condon August 09, 2022

Classmate Chicago , Illinois

John was in our class of "78". Always fun, the type of guy you could crack a few cold ones and have a good laugh.. My sympathy to his family. RIP

Todd Krueger August 09, 2022

Friend Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

Sorry for your loss 🙏

Christopher Sulik & Family August 10, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

John was an amazing co-worker and friend. Great person to be around. Always happy. And loved his family.( and his Jeeps 😊). He will be missed dearly.

Pamela Coy August 10, 2022

Friend Reedsburg

Gone way too soon! Jeff & I will miss his smile n laugh. What a great guy n friend I will forever miss his babysitting skills too! Lol Our hearts break for your family

Garth Henriksen August 10, 2022

Brother-in-Law on Ramsey side Rio , Wisconsin

Fairwell John been good to know you, and we may meet again in heaven.

Ed T Kinney August 10, 2022

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

My sympathy goes out to the Van Hoosen Family. I just visited with him in June at the Fairgrounds in Baraboo. His group made the meal for the drivers and families and pit crew. John was always smiling and cutting up. He was serious on if the meat was cooked at the right temperature or not. His crew made a mean Macaroni and Cheese on the grill. RIP, John, cooked the good meals in Heaven. I will miss his smile and visiting about the cooking of the meal.

Terry Spencer August 10, 2022

Friend Baraboo

I’ve known John for most of my life. He was my go to guy for the town of Fairfield. He was a super guy and will be missed by many for his many talents. Rest In Peace my friend you found your way home.

Josephine Heath August 10, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear of John's sudden passing. May your many happy memories sustain you in this difficult time.

Laurie Berendes Stout August 10, 2022

Classmate Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am very sorry for your loss. John was a great guy; always smiling and a friend to all.

Kathleen Johnson August 11, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

My heart aches for all of you . What a fantastic man

Pam Turner-Christy August 11, 2022

Friend Anchorage , Alaska

John was one of a kind. He always had a smile on his face and loved to make us smile and laugh. He will be dearly missed. Hugs and prayers for peace to all.

Donda Daniels August 12, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget the kindness John showed me and how he always made me feel welcome. He will be missed by so many.

John A Gunnell August 12, 2022

acquaintance Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am so sorry for your loss. John was such a wonderful guy. He was a kind and generous family man who will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to your entire family. May peace be with you.

Theresa and Ken Kohlmeyer August 13, 2022

Classmate Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Prayers for you and your family. We can look to the sky and see the stars. Those stars are our loved ones watching over us.

Brenda and family, August 15, 2022

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

Brenda, Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. I just saw him a couple of weeks ago, mowing our neighbors yard. He was much too young. God be with you.