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. Dwayne "Cowboy" Van Wychen (1939 - 2012) .

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. March 5,  2012  .
Green Bay Press-Gazette .

  Dwayne "Cowboy" Van Wychen, 72, Mountain, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Harbor House in Sheboygan. The son of the late Henry and Correne (Bowers) Van Wychen was born June 24, 1939, in Kaukauna.

      Mr. Van Wychen graduated from Wrightstown High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an iron worker and owned and operated Cowboy's Corral Bar in Mountain. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Dwayne loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

      Survivors include his children, Vicki (Dave) King, Tim (fianee, Lynn Christensen) Van Wychen, Troy (Kim) Van Wychen, Lisa (Dave) Piper, Richard Kennedy, Denise Baldwin; Cowboy's grandchildren, Lenora, Cody, David, Jr., Madeline, Elizabeth, Brennan, Sydney, Zach, Seth, Shilo, Valeen, Robert; and two great-grandchildren, Shay and Sadie. In addition, he is survived by his siblings, Margaret (Robert) Duescher, Ruth (Herbert) Kalies and Kenneth (Mary) Van Wychen.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Correne (Bowers) Van Wychen; and his wife, Madonna.

      Family and friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Father Richard Getchel officiating. Inurnment in Forest Home Cemetery, Crivitz. Please visit www.ryanfh to send online condolences to the Van Wychen Family.

      The Van Wychen family extends a special thank you to Todd with Heartland Hospice and the staff at Harbor House, Sheboygan, for their care and support.