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Peter David Vandenberg

September 28, 1958 — September 21, 2010

Peter David Vandenberg, age 51, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at his home in Oshkosh. He was born September 28, 1958 in Manila, Philippine Islands, son of Priscilla (Gallarin) Vandenberg and Roy Vandenberg. Pete was a graduate of Appleton East High School and University of Wisconsin - Platteville with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Pete worked at Pierce Manufacturing. Pete had an intense passion for biking, woodworking, nature, camping and the outdoors. He was a perfectionist in everything he did. He became an excellent photographer and was always taking the photos at our family gatherings. He would email amazing photos of humming birds, bees and flowers to his brothers and sisters. He was an inspiration to us in so many ways for overcoming his disability from childhood polio. Pete endured many surgeries as a child and yet was an excellent athlete and biker. He also inspired us with his generosity to Joshua Gulusi and Bridget Bagaya, highschool students in Uganda by providing school fees and encouragement. They corresponded with him weekly, loved him dearly and called him Dad.He is survived by his devoted wife Victoria (Binder) Vandenberg, Stepson Tim ORourke (finance Samantha Toland) Oshkosh; inlaws Norm and Pat Binder and their five children, Oshkosh, his mother Priscilla (Gallarin) Vandenberg, Appleton and five brothers and sisters: Patrick (Carol Hawes) Vandenberg, Racine; Ann (Tom) Warzyn, Pewaukee; Susan (Scott) Gendreau, Milwaukee; Paul (Amy) Vandenberg, Neenah; and Joan (Mike) Woldt of Oshkosh. Seven nieces and nephews, and his Aunt Patricia (Tom) Cox, Sun City, AZ.Pete was preceded in death by his father, Roy J. Vandenberg. A private memorial service for the family will take place at 2 pm Friday, September 24, at Konrad Behlman funeral home (Westside) located at 100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh with Fr. Doug LeCaptain officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to the Association for Youth Achievement which benefits the children of Uganda and World Bicycle Relief which provides impoverished people from third world countries bicycle transportation to improve their lives.

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive

Friday, September 24, 2010

St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, WI

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