He was born on October 14, 1935 in New London, son of the late Albert and Mary (Crain) Van Alstine. In August of 1958, he was married to Joan Ulman; she preceded him in death on January 14, 1972. On November 23, 1974, Pete was united in marriage to Jan Miller. He started his career as a meat cutter and in 1976 Pete started working for Standard Oil as an agent; he went on to start his own jobber business Van Alstine Oil; his business motto was “No Cold Feet with Pete”. He enjoyed participating in and watching athletics, he especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and life on the Wolf River. Pete had a passion for cooking and liked to try his hand at gourmet recipes.
He is survived by his wife Jan; daughter, Kathy (David) Derfus, Neenah; son, Joseph (Lori Dehlinger) Van Alstine, Waupaca and his children: Abby (Jason) Heinritz, Sam Van Alstine and Anna Van Alstine; son, James Miller, Northport, his children, Luke (Megan) Miller and Jaydee Miller; daughter, Christine Charlson, Verona, her children, Elizabeth and Marissa Charlson; daughter in-law, Kelly Van Alstine, Hortonville, her children, Hannah, Maddy and Emma Van Alstine. Pete is further survived by eight great-grandchildren, a brother Larry (Kay) Van Alstine, De Pere; brother-in-law, Claude Holzem, Sun Prairie, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Joan, son Patrick, daughter in-law Lori, and sisters, Barbara Holzem and Elizabeth (Ron) Tadych.
Funeral Mass for Pete will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, New London with Fr. John Kleinschmidt officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph Residence and the many friends and neighbors that supported Pete the last few years.