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James C. VanderReyden, 74, died Friday, Oct. 27, at Goshen Hospital.
He was born Jan. 23, 1943, in Goshen, to Calvin and Donna (Stump) VanderReyden.
On April 11, 1964, he married Betty Osborn, in Goshen. She survives along with three children, Kerri (Brett) Gessinger, Brian (Christine) VanderReyden and Michael (Maureen) VanderReyden, all of Goshen; five grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Diane Weaver, Syracuse, and Pamela (Brad) Myers, St. Joseph, Michigan.
A 1961 graduate of Goshen High School, Mr. VanderReyden served six years with the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a supervisor from Excel Rubber.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Goshen, Stone Lake Conservation Club and a former member of North Webster American Legion Post 253.
An avid Cubs fan, he also enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and watching professional wrestling.
Friends may call Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. A private graveside service will take place Thursday.
Memorials may be given to Elkhart County Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 30, 2017
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