Peter VenHousen

Obituary of Peter S. VenHousen

Peter S. “Pete” VenHousen, age 89, of Englewood, FL, passed away on August 30, 2022.  He was born in Oak Park, Illinois on March 25, 1933 to Peter and Catherine Venhuizen.

He owned and operated a Refuse Disposal Service in the Chicago suburban area.  He attended Cornell University taking courses in the Hospitality Industry.  Acquired Holiday Inn University Hotel Management Certificate of Completion.  Many years were spent in Management of Hotels including Food and Beverage.  He then partnered with his sons to own and operate three successful Culver’s Restaurants in Wisconsin.

Pete was always active in his church, serving where he could.  He was involved in every community he lived in, volunteering his time and expertise in various organizations.  He received numerous awards for his participation and contributions in these endeavors.

Married to Mariella (Essenburg) in 1953.  They were blessed with four children: Peter Jack and Kim (Miller), Mary Beth and David (Vander Velde), Billy Lee and Debra (Campbell), and John Edward and Kelly (Runge).  Nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren were added to the family.  His family meant everything in the world to him.

He was preceded in death by his son Peter Jack who passed away in 2016 and great grandson Luke passed away in 2015, as well as Pete’s parents, Mariella’s parents, brother, sisters and in-laws.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family home or to Farley Funeral Home. Please leave a comment or condolence on the website for the family.  Memorials may be addressed to the charity of your choice in his name should you choose.

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