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Robert VandenBerg

Robert VandenBerg was born in Holland Township, Michigan on April 13, 1936 to Tony and Elizabeth VandenBerg. He graduated from Zeeland High School and Wheaton College and went to medical school at the University of Michigan. He married his wife of 52 years, Leone. He served his internship and residency at Butterworth Hospital and then served for six years in Oneonta, New York. In 1972, the VandenBerg family returned to Zeeland and Dr. VandenBerg worked for 28 years as an internist. As a physician, he served on short-term medical team missions to Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Dr. VandenBerg attended First Baptist Church of Zeeland where he served as an elder, deacon and also on the missions team. After his retirement, he worked winters in Texas and Florida with SOWERS and Hands of Service. Dr. Robert J. VandenBerg died on March 13, 2011 at age 74.