Preston “Pat” Vande Berg

Date of Death: Mar 20, 2017
Preston “Pat” Vande Berg

1937 - 2017

Preston “Pat” Vande Berg, 79, of Waupun, died Monday, March 20, 2017.

Pat was born April 7, 1937 in rural Brandon, Fond du Lac County, the son of John and Bessie Vanden Berg Vande Berg. Pat attended Brandon schools and later served in the U.S. Army with time spent in Germany. On January 14, 1959 he married Carol Westhuis. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Waupun area all their married lives. Pat worked at Silgan Containers in Waupun as a press mechanic and retired after more than 40 years of employment. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Fox Lake Country Club for many years. He enjoyed many sports, but most of all loved to watch his granddaughters participate in athletics. Pat was a member of Union-Congregational Church in Waupun.

Pat is survived by his children: Lecia (Jeff) Huenink of Waupun, Kevin Vande Berg of Waupun, and Jon Vande Berg of Fond du Lac; three grandchildren: Cassandra Vande Berg, and Erica and Emily Huenink; a great-granddaughter, Lillian Bailey; a brother, Wallace “Art” (Arlene) Vande Berg of Brandon; sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, in 2008; six brothers: Bernard, Alvin, Edward, Donald, Raymond, and Chet Vande Berg; and a sister, Henrietta Van Ruiswyk.


It was Pat’s request not to have a formal service but a celebration of his life will take place in the near future.



  1. Wendy DeMotts Says: March 22, 2017 at 11:45 am

    So sorry to hear of Pat’ s passing. We enjoyed him at the golf club. Our sympathy goes out to his family. RIP Pat and play a few rounds in heaven with Kevin.

    Wendy DeMotts and Rod Mocco.

  2. Mary Gloe Says: March 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    My sincere sympathy to Pat’s family on his passing. We saw him often at the golf course and Friday night dinners at the club. He will be missed very much. Rest in peace Pat…..

  3. Stacy Jach Says: March 24, 2017 at 10:18 am

    My condolences to all of you. Huge hugs Cass, Kevin and Lilly.

  4. B ud and Sylvia Landaal Says: March 24, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the family. May Pat rest in piece with Carol in heaven.

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