Henry B. Vandenbusche, age 88, of Blissfield, Michigan, and a lifelong farmer, entered into eternal life, Friday evening, November 2, 2018, just shy of his 89th birthday. He was born November 21, 1929 in Gross Pointe Park, Michigan to Lucille (Lazoen) and Robert Vandenbusche. He was a 1948 graduate of Metamora High School and was drafted into the United States Army and served during the Korean War. On December 27, 1952, he married Marilyn “Jean” Baldwin.
Growing up he loved being around horses, and in his later years enjoyed fishing and hunting. He and his wife, Jean, looked forward to wintering in Seminole, Florida. Henry was a member of Light of Christ Parish in Blissfield and was a past member of the Moose Lodge in Adrian, Elks Lodge in Wauseon, Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Ogden Center, and Catholic War Veterans Post #306 in Assumption.
Henry will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 66 years, Jean, daughters, Deb (Dan) Bailey, Darlene (Steve) McClain, Lori (Mote) McDonnell; grandchildren, Steven (Amanda) Burgermeister, Brian McClain (Michelle Brockway), Jennifer (Jason) Root, Emily McDonnell, and Lucas McDonnell; step-grandchildren, Holly Bailey-Deeds and Jolie Bailey; great-grandchildren, Kenley and Braxton Burgermeister and Blake and Lilly Root. Henry is also survived by his siblings, Lillian Loeffler, Norman (Patricia) Vandenbusche, Jane Gillen and Larry Vandenbusche; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arthur Vandenbusche; and step-granddaughter, Lyndi Bailey.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 7th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main St. in Metamora (419.644.3601). Visitation will continue Thursday, November 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Light of Christ Parish, 309 S. Lane St. in Blissfield, where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., with Father Jeffrey Poll presiding. Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at Amboy Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, 1903 Wolf Creek Hwy., Adrian, MI 49221 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.