GOSHEN — Mike Vanderpool 59, of Goshen, died on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital in Goshen.
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Mr. Vanderpool was born in Lackey, Kentucky on September 13, 1954 to the late Elliot and Barbara Ellen (Shepherd) Vanderpool. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Shawn Marie Oberlin on September 4, 2008. Mike was the warranty and service manager at Winnebago in Middlebury. He also worked at Coachman for 22 years.
Mike loved music and was a self taught musician. He played many different instruments by ear and loved playing his guitar, banjo, and piano. He loved boating on Lake Wawasee, fishing, playing a round of golf and mushroom hunting. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, and a good game of poker. He was a member of the American Legion Post #243 in Ligonier and D.A.V. in Goshen.
Survivors include his wife, Shawn Vanderpool of Goshen; a son, Michael E. Vanderpool of Kendallville; a daughter, Michelle Ellen (Josh) Cole of Kendallville; two stepsons, Clayton (Kimberly) Beckner of South Bend, and Christopher Beckner of Ada, Ohio; four grandchildren: Cody Cole, Nick Cole, Grant Beckner and Clayton "C.J." Beckner, Jr.; two brothers, Larry (Serena) Vanderpool of Garrett, and Elliot Vanderpool of Kendallville; and four sisters, Sharon (Jim) Sparkman of Kendallville, Marcia (Scott) Clements of Kendallville, Trish (Gary) Furlow of Rome City, and Diane (Mike) Gray of LaGrange.
Visitation and funeral services will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. The visitation will be from 11:00am-1:00pm with the funeral service beginning at 1:00pm. Officiating the funeral service will be Rev. Clarence Combs and Rev. Lee Combs.
Burial will be at Corunna Cemetery in Corunna. Preferred memorials may be made to Indiana University Health Goshen Heart and Vascular. Send a condolence to the family or view a video tribute of Mike by Tuesday at www.hitefuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.
Hite Funeral Home
403 S Main St Kendallville, IN 46755
Published in KPCNews on May 5, 2014