Geraldine Vandenberg Obituary

Geraldine
Geraldine "Gerry" Vandenberg

December 4, 1922 - June 11, 2019
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin

Obituary

Geraldine “Gerry” Vandenberg, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Luther Home. She was born December 4, 1922 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Adolph and Elsie (Dassey) Bauman. At a young age she came to Marinette with her family and was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1940. After high school Gerry worked at the former Eisendrath Glove Co. for a few years. On September 1, 1945, she married Warren Vandenberg. Together they owned and operated Van’s Bar on First St. in Menominee for 52 years. He preceded her in death on February 13, 1999.
In earlier years Gerry taught Sunday School in Marinette. She was a longtime member of the Menominee American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by four children, Steven Vandenberg of Menominee, Debbie (John) Brofka of Marinette, Jim (Patty) Vandenberg and Mark (Ruth) Vandenberg, both of Wallace, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, Mike, Shelie, Stacey, Kirsti, Kate, Brenda, Stevie, Brian, Carrie, Stephanie, Courtney and Jami; and many great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jon; and a sister, Shirley Kaufman.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette. Services will follow with Chaplain Karen Ann Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Gerry’s family extends a special thank you to the D Section staff at the Luther Home, the Activity Dept. at Luther Home; Unity Hospice and for the daily visits of her nurse practitioner.
A memorial fund has been established.

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Visitation
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Friday, June 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Service
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Friday, June 14, 2019
6:00 PM