Mr. Gordon J. Vander Breggen

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Mr. Gordon J. Vander Breggen, age 81, of Cumming passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008. Mr. Vander Breggen was born April 19, 1927, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to the late Jacob and Celia Gates Vander Breggen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary Josephine Haulenbeek Vander Breggen, who passed away Nov. 17, 2007.
Mr. Vander Breggen retired from the Chrysler Corporation after more than 30 years. He was still consulting for some dealerships until his sudden illness seven weeks ago. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a devoted member of the Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church for 38 years, serving as a deacon and member of the adult choir.
Mr. Vander Breggen is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Lori and Dr. Jeff Lindsey of Carrollton, and Lisa Vander Breggen of Duluth; two grandsons, Daniel and David Lindsey of Carrollton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Madeline and Morris Dodd of Muskegon, Mich., Geraldine and Bob Koll of Grand Rapids; mother-in-law, Josephine Ingalsbe Haulenbeek of Kingston, N.Y.; sister-in-law and brother-in law, Jacqueline and David Dibble of Cazenovia, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. from the Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church in Norcross with the Rev. John Dorr officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ms. Lib Adams. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery in Chamblee. His family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 1-2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.
Sympathies may be sent to the family at www.miller-funeralhome.com.
Miller Funeral Home in Tallapoosa is in charge of arrangements.
Published in ForsythNews.com from Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2008
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