GENESEE DEPOT |
David Thomas Vandenberg
Loving husband and exceptional dad David Thomas Vandenberg, 82, of Genesee Depot, passed away in Oconomowoc at 9:41pm on November 12, 2016, with his wife and sons by his side.
Mr. Vandenberg was born in Appleton.
He was raised by his sisters Frances, Grace and Rosemary. David attended
Saint Josephís Orphanage of Green Bay together with brothers Aloysious
and Jack. In 1952, he graduated from Saint Johnís High School in Little
Chute, where he played on the basketball team, was a tackle for the
football team and a member of the Skulls, a gang of boys who still keep
track of one another today. After returning from Germany via a stint in
the Army, David received a track scholarship and in 1958 graduated with
a masterís degree in education from the University of Wyoming. David
taught English in Puerto Rico and in Chicagoís inner city, after which
David spent 36 years with Houghton Mifflin publishing company selling
textbooks to Wisconsinís schools. For 49 1/2 wonderful years, David was
married to Carol Herzog. They traveled the world together and raised two