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Janice Faye Vandenberge, age 82, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Gun Lake, Michigan, peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. She was born November 26, 1939, in Owosso, MI to the late Edward and Eva Dreuth.

Janice was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Vandenberge and her beloved son, Robert Vandenberge.

Survivors include her children, James Vandenberge of Grand Rapids, MI; William (Cathy) Vandenberge of Menominee, MI; and Jodi (Gary) Wiggins of Vermontville, MI; 9 grandchildren, Zach, Amie, Tonya, Eric, Ana, Beau, Ben, Daisy, and Jordan; 10 great-grandchildren, William, Kelsey, Caloeb, Karley, Hannah, Dylan, Gavin, Landon, Easton, and Masen; and 3 great-great-grandchildren, Christopher, Lennon, and Waylon.

Janice was a woman of faith and lived her life spreading her bright and colorful spirit with love and care to all that knew her. She devouted her life to her Lord & Savior and her family, which is what she cherished most. Janice had a special gift of making sure she had just the right snacks and food for everyone. She made sure that no one left her home hungry and they always had a special goodie bag to take with them. Janice spread her selfless love and had a giving heart to all she knew; leaving a little sprinkle of her bright spirit and love of life to everyone.

Janice will be sadly missed by her family, but they find comfort in knowing she is safely home in the arms of her Lord & Savior.

Per her request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held this summer at Gun Lake.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Sandra Owen on January 26, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Dear Family of Janice, I am saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. We had recently been in contact the last few years, via FaceBook. Her posts and photos gave me a glimpse of her love and care for her family members. Take comfort in your community of family and friends during this time of loss. Love, Sandra Dreuth Owen, daughter of William and Donna Dreuth, granddaughter of David and Katherine Dreuth

  2. Linda Rockwell on January 28, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    For my cousins, our love, condolences and prayers are going out to you as you grieve the loss of your Mother.
    She was a loving, sweet and fun Aunt to me growing up. She will always be fondly remembered. All my Love, Linda and Dave Rockweu

  3. Orion Shepard on January 28, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Janice Fae was a half sister to my late wife Virginia Shepard. After her Dad remarried Jan moved in with us and finished high school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jan became a big part of our family. We’ll miss her F/B communication!!

  4. Marty Dawson on January 31, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Dear family. Jan came to Westminster Meadows over 5 years ago , and we became good friends. Jan loved to go shopping, cooking, and spending time with others. We had fun just laughing at ourselves. Jan, spoke often of her family, and her faith. I am proud to have known such a wonderful lady.

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