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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Thursday May 3rd, 2018
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Metamora
Friday May 4th, 2018

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F. Henry VanDenBerghe


F. Henry VanDenBerghe, age 81, of Metamora, Ohio, entered into eternal life, and was reunited with the love of his life, Marie, Monday morning, April 30, 2018, at Sunset Village in Sylvania.  He was born September 20, 1936 in Ninove, Belgium to Alice (Vermeulen) and Arthur VanDenBerghe.  Henry immigrated to the United States on January 4, 1948.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served four years.  On October 21, 1961, he married Marie Louise VandeWalle.  She preceded him in death twelve years ago to the day, April 30, 2006.

Henry worked as a bricklayer and was a member of Local 3 Bricklayers Union for over 50 years.  He retired from Spartan Construction. He also farmed for many years and was a partner in Flanders Rental Apartments.  Henry was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Assumption.

Henry is survived by his daughters, Simonne (Keith) Mildenstein, Lisa (Michael) Barnes, and Diane (Wayne) Cundick; several grandchildren; brothers, Peter (Sharon) VanDenBerghe, George (Rochelle) VanDenBerghe and Lawrence VanDenBerghe, several nieces and nephews; as well and many friends.

Besides his beloved wife of 44 years, Marie, Henry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathleen; granddaughter, Lauren Taylor; sisters, Rita Creps, Georgette Kniss and Goldie Eggers and brother, Albert VanDenBerghe.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, May 3rd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Prayers will begin in the funeral home on Friday, May 4th at 10:30 a.m., and follow with a Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption.  Fr. Michael Dandurand will preside.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. 

A special thank you to the staff at Sunset Village and Ashanti Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Henry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2649 US 20, Swanton, OH 43558.

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Larry our sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your brother.

Tom, Cheryl (Mann) & Justin Nisely May 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of F. Henry VanDenBerghe

Bob & Carol (Mann) Cain - Delta, Ohio May 4 2018 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was ordered on May 3, 2018

Expression of Sympathy May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy. Let God's promise soften your sorrow. Wishing you the peace that comes from knowing God is there. And praying that He'll keep you in He's promised, gentle care. Sincerely, John W. and Carla Laver

John W. nd Carla Laver May 3 2018 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on May 2, 2018

Expression of Sympathy May 2 2018 12:00 AM

A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was ordered on May 2, 2018

Expression of Sympathy May 2 2018 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was sent on April 30, 2018

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings in heaven where our loved ones shine down." Praying for you all with the loss his departure has created... Love you to infinity and beyond, Aunt Laurie (Kreuz)

Expression of Sympathy Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of F. Henry VanDenBerghe

Don and Bonnie (Bernath) Ditch Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM