Loretta “Lolly” Mae VanDeWege-TeRonde-Wade
Lolly of Sheboygan, WI went to her heavenly home on April 20, 2020. Lolly was born May 27,1940 in Cedar Grove, WI to the late Christian and Helen (Lubbers) VanDeWege of Oostburg. She graduated from Oostburg High School in 1958.
She was united in marriage to David TeRonde on January 24, 1961 at Oostburg Reformed Church. They lived in Cedar Grove, Madison, Hackensack-NJ, Chicago, and Detroit area. They made their final home in Oostburg. David preceded her in death June 25, 1991. Lolly married Robert L. Wade March 12, 1994 at Oostburg Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death April 26, 2019.
Lolly owned Lolly’s Floral and Gifts from 1974-1979. She also owned the Knotty Pine Restaurant from 1979-1999. She continued to share her talents at both The American Club and The Bull.
Lolly was active in both the Reformed and Presbyterian churches where she was a member. She especially enjoyed sharing her culinary skills in their kitchens. Following the loss of her son (Rodney) she started a support group for survivors of suicide within the office of MHA. In her 25 years as a facilitator she made many friends and helped many people through one of the most difficult times of their lives.
She is survived by her daughter Kristi & Robert Heimerl and granddaughters Ally and Dani of Sheboygan. Her stepchildren Robin & Stephanie Wade and grandchildren Carlos, Alecs, Maria and Karla of Los Angeles. Steven & McKenzie Wade and grandchildren Savannah, Lilly and Riley of Irvine, CA. Melody & Mark Tritschler and grandchildren Ashley, Jordon, Justin and Amanda of Shady Shores, TX and several great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Don & Lee VanDeWege of Oostburg and Mark VanDeWege of Plymouth. Her brother in laws Marc & Jean TeRonde of Gainseville, WI, Don & Karen TeRonde of Denver, CO and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Rodney TeRonde, husbands David TeRonde and Robert Wade, her parents Christian and Helen VanDeWege, her in laws Irwin & Carol TeRonde, Lucille & Howard Wade, sister in law Debbie VanDeWege and nephew Paul TeRonde.
Special thanks to Dr Alexander, Dr “Woody”, Dr Mercy, Sheboygan Fire Department and EMTs, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Emergency Room employees, Orange Cross EMTs and especially the staff at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. A special thank you also to her church family at Bethany Reformed Church and pastors Steve Bakker and Jon Garbison.
A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date. Until then, please continue to celebrate life and enjoy your loved ones!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lolly’s family. We always enjoyed her smiling face at Bethany Reformed Church and the good meals she made there. She will be missed. Barb remembers her floral business & her owning Knotty Pine. I’m sure you have good memories. Barb Scholten & Bill Stalter
My sympathy to your entire family. I loved Lolly. We go way back! My family lived across from the Kleene tavern, and Lolly and family lived up the hill. When Lolly started first grade, I was in thrid grade, so I walked with Lolly to school every day. It was a trek just short of a mile. Quite a walk twice a day for a little one. Just a short time before Helen V. died, she sent me a note and in it thanked me for "watching over" Lolly each day. We were close as neighbors and friends. May you find comfort in the memories you have. In Christian love, Mary (Lensink) TenHaken-Theune
My thoughts go out to those who grieve the loss of Lolly. I knew her as a woman who was generous with her time. She took the pain of losing her son to suicide and chose to reach out to others who experienced the same sort of unexpected loss of a family member. Under Lolly's leadership, the Suicide Loss Support Group supported many individuals over the years. She will be missed.
Christy & Bob,
We're so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was my employer & friend for many years & I always enjoyed working for her. I know that you will miss her but will also have many good memories to hold on to. We will keep your family in our prayers!
With sincere sympathy, Mucks & Carol
This message is for the entire family but especially for Kristi. I am Merle Edwards. Mike Edwards my brother, Mary Wilterdink, my sister, and Margi Heinen, my sister all pass our condolensences to you and your family. Please also tell Mark and Don we are very sorry for your loss.
To Kristi and entire family,
I’m SO sorry you lost Lolly. She was a dear friend of mine especially when she ran the support group for survivors of suicide. I lost 4 dear friends to suicide within a 5 year span and Lolly was the one who got me thru the lowest part of my life. God Bless Lolly- what an amazing woman she was! I will never forget her! I’m sending you my deepest condolences. Sincerely,Libby Cape
Mike and I are so sorry for your loss but know Lolly is in glory! She was a special person to so many of us. She shared her culinary talent with us at Bethany, Lolly always knew how to make everything she did look special and professional. I always appreciated her cheese tray designs as a centerpiece for funeral luncheons, she was the BEST! Sending love and prayers, we will miss her greatly! Mike and Bev. Foley
sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful lady- and I enjoyed the times I went to pick up flowers from her.