JASON R. VANDER WOUDE Jason R. Vander Woude, 42, died Monday, April 22, 2013 He was greatly loved by his family, friends, and colleagues. The son of Robert and Lois Vander Woude, Jason was born in Hammond, IN on April 4, 1971. He married Elizabeth I. Weninger on December 31, 2009. Jason is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Olivia; parents: Robert and Lois; sister, Jodi Rana (Tony); nephews: Nick and Zachary; brother, Adam (Kim); nephew, Jake; and nieces: Paige and Averi. Jason was a devoted son, father, loving husband, and brother. His professional career spanned 18 years, all at Southeast Alternative School School (SASED) in Naperville, IL. He taught physical education, was a dean of students, and most recently, was the assistant principal. Jason also coached basketball at Southeast and at Lake Park High School. He received his B.A. from Northern Illinois University and his M.A. from North Central College. Jason was a quiet, simple man, who was known for making family, friends, colleagues, and students feel safe and comfortable. He brought happiness to those around him with small gestures of kindness and love. He was organized, skilled, and creative with his hands, and preferred to stay in the background, leading and guiding through support. Visitation will be Friday, April 26, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Yurs Funeral Home
, 405 E. Main Street (corner of Rt. 25 & Rt. 64), St. Charles, IL 60174. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church 320 Franklin Street, Geneva, IL 60134. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Olivia Vander Woude Trust Fund, Elizabeth Vander Woude, Trustee. Please send donations to Olivia Vander Woude Trust Fund, Elizabeth Vander Woude, Trustee, 768 Pioneer Ct., West Chicago, IL 60185. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com
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