Gilbert C. “Gil” VandenBush, 89, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in the Town of Eaton on Oct. 7, 1931, to the late John and Caroline (VanGoethem) VandenBush. Gil served in the Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. On June 19, 1954, Gil married Carol Ronsman at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church. Gil drove truck for a variety of dairies before retiring from Hansen’s. He was an active member of Prince of Peace Parish. Gil loved spending his time golfing, dancing with the Happy Hoppers, working in his garden and spending time with family and friends. He cherished time spent caring for his grandchildren.
Gil will be deeply missed by his wife, Carol; 3 children, Ken (Linda) VandenBush, Karen (Joel) Walton and Janice (Jeff) Walton; 6 grandchildren, Chris VandenBush (Dani), Josh VandenBush (Caitlin), Makesha, Mariah, Zac and Saige Walton; 2 great grandchildren, Brody and Brantley VandenBush; 2 sisters, Yvonne (Ron) Wypiszenski and Joan (Jim) Berger; sister-in-law, Bernice Bomske; and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by 7 siblings, Cliff (Jean), Ed (Theresa), Clem (Lucille), Ardeal (Jackie), Joe (Rosie), and Ralph (Doris) VandenBush and Ellen (Lloyd) Strebel; and brothers-in-law, Gerald (Vicky) and Bud (Dolores) Ronsman and Dan Bomske.
Visitation will be at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Rd., from 9:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021, with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing. The Funeral Mass will be available via livestream on the Church’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/popgb54311. Entombment will be in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Prokowall.com.
Gil’s family would like to thank the staffs of Unity Hospice and Comfort Keepers for their excellent care and support.
We knew your time was coming and you were ready. You hung on for mom and us despite your pain. Rest well dad, in the faith you taught us.