Kim M. VanDamme

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died August 18, 2018

Kim M. VanDamme, age 61, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday night, August 18, 2018 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.

Kim was born December 31, 1956, in Escanaba, the daughter of Kenneth and Estelle (Christiansen) Depuydt. She graduated from Perkins High School in 1975 and spent the entirety of her career at UPCAP Services as an Executive Assistant.

Kim enjoyed traveling, reading, shopping, and, most of all, spending time with her family. She had an amazing sense of humor that remained throughout her illness and will be remembered by all who knew her.

Kim is survived by:
Son: Jay (Amanda) VanDamme of Arlington Heights, IL.
Daughter: Audra (Phil) Strom of Escanaba, MI
4 Brothers: Kent (Lori) DePuydt of Ada, MI
Jamie (Renee) DePuydt of Rockford, MI
Daniel (MaryBeth) DePuydt of Coloma, MI
Chris (Sonia) DePuydt of Oregon, WI
3 Grandchildren: Isla, Emery, and Finley
And numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

Kim is preceded in death by her Parents.

Family will receive friends Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM until Noon at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral Services for Kim will begin at Noon with Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Kim will be laid to rest in Perkins Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the VanDamme family.

9 Tributes for “Kim M. VanDamme

    Audra, Jay and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I worked with her for so many years, and quite frankly, she may have been the funniest person I ever met. There are so many stories I could tell, and I can’t even count the number of times she made me laugh so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes.

    She was a kind soul and an amazing person. I am thankful to have known her, and I hope your memories of her will bring you comfort and peace.

    I was so inspired by Kim. I met her after she had become ill. Each time that I had the good fortune to be in her company I was struck by her complete unselfishness, courage, and most of all her jolly good humor. I feel fortunate to have known her.

    I’m so sorry fo your loss ,
    I will miss all my visits with your mom. Every time I would walk into her room she would say so what’s new in Perkins and Rock , I would try my best to keep her informed all all the latest .Rest in Peace my Friend you were a beautiful sole ❣️

    Kim was one of a kind. Our class caretaker. Our rock. She was totally all you could ever ask for as a classmate and a life long friend. We grew up in a very small town, perfect for boys, not so much for Kim and Tracy. Only two girls. She had a very unique way of putting me in my place, the look!! My wife had never met Kim ,but she sure heard a lot about her. Not for me to say, but surely you are in a much better place now and we will definitely all miss you and the LOOK of Kim. Love, Mark and Laurie Branstrom

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