John D. Vanlerberghe, age 87, of Escanaba passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at the St. Francis Hospital.
John was the beloved husband of the late Renelle (Trottier).
He is survived by his sons, Mark (Marcia) Vanlerberghe of Modesto, California and Matthew (Belle) Vanlerberghe of Antioch, Illinois; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Steve Ekstrom), Catherine (Ken Barth) and John; two great grandsons, Nathan and Noah Ekstrom; one brother, Ernest (Jean) Vanlerberghe and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his wife, he was preceded in death by his father Elair and mother Amelia, five brothers and one sister.
He was a lifelong resident of Escanaba and spent his entire career working in the trucking and transportation industry until his retirement in 1975.
Memorial services will be on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 AM at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 615 South 30th Street, Escanaba with Pastor Paul Doletzky officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the church. The Vanlerberghe family is being assisted by the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba.