Born Feb. 9, 1950
Departed Nov. 24, 2009
He was a long-time teacher & coach at Xavier High School, Appleton. The Prayer Garden at Xavier, named in memory of Dennis Oudenhoven, is now located near the main entrance to the high school, near the cross and door # 5. It was moved in 2015 to make room for the new Fitness Center at XHS.
'The Lord is my light and my salvation' Ps 27:1a
"The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want." Ps 23:1
Oudenhoven Scholarship Fund
An endowed scholarship has been established in memory of Dennis Oudenhoven, who was a teacher and coach at Xavier for 32 years. For almost 40 years Coach O was involved in Catholic education in the Fox Valley. Your donation to the Oudenhoven Scholarship will help make it possible for individuals to receive the benefits of a Catholic high school education at Xavier... via the Xavier Catholic Schools Foundation. Please contact Xavier HS to make a donation.
I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. 2Tim 4:7a
Whether you knew him as Denny O, Dennis, Denny, Mr. O, Mr. Oudenhoven, or as Coach O -- or any other moniker -- he was a tremendous teacher, coach, colleague and role model in his
nearly 40 years of teaching and coaching in the Fox Valley. He battled heath problems since June, 2008.... returned from the hospital in late October, 2009 for hospice care at home, and passed away Nov. 24, 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 27 for Mr. O and a standing-room-only crowd said its final farewell as nearly 1,000 people packed St. Mary's Church on State Street in Appleton for the funeral services.
Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come.
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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES --- HIS LEGACY
ONE OF THE VETERANS PC COLUMN--DVP