Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

James VandenBerg

August 25, 1942 - April 21, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI


Memorial Buffet and Celebration of Jim's Life

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Brann’s Event Center
2900 Wilson Avenue
Grandville, MI


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

To The Charity of Choice

Life Story / Obituary



Grand Rapids, MI

Age 76 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Easter Morning 4/21/19, to meet his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Bud” and Ruth VandenBerg. Jim attended West Side Christian School, Central Christian High School, Calvin College, and ultimately earned his BSME from the University of Michigan. He was a member of Phi Alpha Kappa at U of M. Jim spent his career in the automotive industry, retiring from Auto Die International after many years. While a private man, Jim’s genuine and good-hearted nature endeared him to numerous friends during his lifetime. Many of these friends shared his love of the outdoors and have fond memories of camping, hiking, canoeing and golfing with Jim. Jim’s friends will miss his kindness and generosity and cherish the times they shared with him. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial buffet and celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Brann’s Event Center, 2900 Wilson Avenue, Grandville, MI from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.