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Robin M. VerVelde

Oct 05, 1958 - May 16, 2020


Robin M. VerVelde, age 61, of Howards Grove, joined her Savior in Heaven on Saturday, May 16, 2020 while at home surrounded by her family. She was born to Elwood and Joyce (Hahn) Neils, of the Town of Rhine, on October 5, 1958 in Plymouth, WI.
Robin attended Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Schools and graduated from Elkhart Lake High School in 1976. On March 7, 1987 she was united in marriage to Jeffry VerVelde at St. George Catholic Church in Six Corners.
A proud homemaker, she loved her family most and was dedicated to raising their two children, Andrew (Rachel) VerVelde, now of Ludington MI, and Collin (Nick) VerVelde, now of Wauwatosa WI. Robin served as church secretary at Luther Memorial Church in Sheboygan, and most recently worked for the Howards Grove School System in food service.
Robin was a current member of The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren Jane, Amelia, and Henry VerVelde, who knew her as “Grammy”. There was never a time that the family got together when cards weren’t played and laughter wasn’t shared. Robin enjoyed traveling with her loved ones and capturing those memories in photographs.
Robin’s family includes two sisters, Michelle Pfeifer, of Kiel and Julie Wagy, of Plymouth; and two brothers, Rick Neils, of Glenbeulah and Shawn (Katie) Neils, of Elkhart Lake. Robin is now reunited with her father Elwood “Woody” Neils, and brother-in-law Larry Wagy who have gone on before her.
A private service for Robin was held at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Her family asks that in lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions in Robin’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, as well as Dr. Bettag and his staff for the compassion and care that was given to her.
Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Thomas A Wiegand

I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. I didn't know her well but I pray for her and you every night .I know it hurts but she's in a better place now. When things start to get better maybe we can get the gang together and have a few. Hang in there buddy.

Rick & Sandy Hoffmann

Jeff & Family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Robin was a very sweet and special person. She will truly be missed. Rick & Sandy

James and Melody Brinks

What a beautiful woman and friend! She was a true fighter and fought with dignity and courage. We will greatly miss her...heaven is lucky to have such a beautiful angel.

Robin M. VerVelde

Jeff, You have my deepest sympathy.. You were a very good husband to her. Thinking of you as you morn her loss.

Cynthia J Conrad

Dear VerVelde Family, You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of a beautiful lady, inside and out. She will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed her great laugh and gorgeous smile. Thank you for your friendship and all the beautiful memories. For instance when we rented the houseboat and went on the Mississippi River with our families. So much fun.! Also, spending time in Wisconsin Dells at the Wilderness Inn. We loved having your family up to The Lake for boating, swimming, and campfires. We were all die-hard soccer parents watching our boys play soccer, even in all types of weather:). We had a lot of fun and laughter during this time. It is going to be very hard for you through this difficult time. But we thank you for all the great memories and friendship throughout the years. She will be greatly missed. Please stay in touch our door is always open. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Your family has made our family richer for all the times we spent together. Take Care, The Conrads' (Duaine, Cindy, Donald, and Carmen)

Sandi and Rick Entringer

So sorry to hear of Robin’s death. Our Deepest sympathy to her family. Rest is peace cousin! Till we meet again.

Sheryl Urner Schwochert

To Julie and the entire Neils family, our hearts ache for your loss. Condolences from Matt and Sheryl (Urner) Schwochert

David J Anderson

Jeff, I pray that you are doing OK, hang in there.

Mike & Alice Liebelt

Jeff, our prayers are with you and your family. Take care and God bless you.