Jack VanderBaan, 92, of Wayland, MI passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Metro Health Hospital. Born May 26, 1927 in Workum, Netherlands, he was the son of the late Gerlof and Janke (Emgersma) VanderBaan and the husband of Vivienne (Henkel Spray) VanderBaan and the late Lina VanderBaan. Mr. VanderBaan served proudly in the United States Army as a military policeman while in Germany. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW. Mr. VanderBaan had been a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dorr for over twenty-five years. He retired from General Motors after thirty-one years of employment.
In addition to his wife, Vivienne, Mr. VanderBaan is survived by his stepchildren, Jane Gollan, Randy (Anna) Spray, Jim (Mary) Spray and David (Kathy) Spray; his siblings, Sidney (Delores) VanderBaan and Helen VanderBaan; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Along with his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Barbara Edwards.
The family will receive friends at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4219 Park Lane, Dorr, MI on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4219 Park Lane, Dorr, MI 49323. Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.