Helen Jane Vandenberg

July 29, 1927 - April 30, 2007 

Helen Jane Vandenberg

July 29, 1927 - April 30, 2007 

Obituary for Helen Jane Vandenberg

Helen Jane Vandenberg, 79, of Holland died Monday, April 30, 2007 at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Helen was born in Beaverdam, Zeeland Township, on July 29, 1927 to Henry and Wilhelmina VanFarowe. After graduation from Zeeland High School and employment at Zeeland State Bank, she attended Hope College and Western Michigan University

She taught school for 3 years prior to marriage in 1951. She served with her husband as he pastored 4 churches: Fellowship Reformed in Muskegon; Riverside Community in Cleveland, Ohio; Faith Reformed in Muskegon; and St. Paul’s Union in Chicago. She taught piano lessons, led women’s Bible studies and children’s ministries, and in retirement was devoted to these ministries at Lakeshore Vineyard Church, with special interest in mentoring young married couples.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Rev. Donald A. Vandenberg, and 5 children:
Jane and Richard VanMaaren of Sheboygan, WI
Mary and Rev. Dennis Cupery of Harbor Beach, MI
Carol and Richard Brook of Grand Haven
Dr. Daniel Vandenberg of Chicago, IL
Ruth and Jonathan Pratt of Zeeland
14 grandchildren
Sister in law:
June VanFarowe of Hamilton
Several nephews and nieces

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Lakeshore Vineyard Church, 710 Central Avenue in Holland. Dr. Paul Bradford and Rev. Dennis Cupery will be officiating. Burial will be in Beaverdam Cemetery.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2007 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeshore Vineyard Church or to WithOut Walls Vineyard Church. An on-line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com for those who cannot attend the services.

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