Van Gemert Historical Picture

About Us

In 1909 Victor L Van Gemert started what is know today as Van Gemert Memorials in West De Pere. Victor was a brick layer by trade, so he knew how to work with marble, granite and with his hands. He hand tooled every monument that went out of the doors of Van Gemert Memorials.

After some years Victor's four sons joined him in the family business: Clement F, Alton C, Arnold R, and James V. They ran the business out of many small buildings in West De Pere, the last one being on 300 Main Street. In 1952 the company moved to it's current location at 3742 Riverside Drive. About 20 years after opening the new location, Clement, Alton and Arnold retired and the youngest brother James bought out his brothers.

In 1989 Thomas J Van Gemert, James's oldest son, bought the business from his father and became the third generation Van Gemert to own the company. Tom started when he was a young boy in the shop sweeping, cleaning, cutting, carving, hand tooling and setting monuments in the cemetery. He is currently the President of Van Gemert Memorials and also the person you will still see in the cemeteries setting monuments. Tom is a hands-on owner in every aspect of the business, which is why you feel like family when dealing with Van Gemert Memorials.

Throughout the history of Van Gemert Memorials our goal has always remained the same; to provide superior service and high quality products for the communities of Northeast Wisconsin.

It was truly a pleasure working with you to get the perfect headstone for our daughter, Elena. Your kindness and generosity are beyond compare.

Kyle & Maria Kearns

Words cannot express our gratitude for taking care of John's monument. We are very grateful.

The family of John Leiterman

Thank you on behalf of my family for the beautiful memorial marker you did for my brother, the design is so fitting for him. It is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man.

Lynn Janssen

Thank you very much for your care and concern for me and our family as we chose our memorial. It looks "awesome".

Marjorie Wellner

Thank you for the wonderful job that everyone had done for us on the memorial stone. It is so beautiful.

Pete, Dan & Holly Sternard

Your service is wonderful and the stone is beautiful!

Sharon Kent & Family

Thank you for all your patience, guidance and support through the process of creating the memorial stone. It was truly a blessing to have you there to help us.

Debbie & Jenny Anderegg

Just a note to tell you how please we are with the headstone you engraved for us. The quality of work is unsurpassed.

David & Elaine Demro

You all did a very good job, the monument looks just great! I will pass the good word out.

Marv K.

Thank you so much for the work on our monument. It is beautiful and exactly what I wanted. I am more than satisfied, I am grateful.

Mary Carlson