Josh Vanderpluym (1975 - 2017)

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Josh Vanderpluym, age 42, of Blue Eye, Mo., passed away Sept. 17, 2017, at his home.
Josh was born on Feb. 12, 1975, in Hamburg, to Kathy (Eyberg) Bye and Dave Vanderpluym. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1994. After graduation, Josh worked in construction.
He married Laura Parkinson on Nov. 30, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nev. and they moved to Blue Eye, Mo., raising their two daughters, Carly and Taylor. Josh was the best dad ever and was dearly loved by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Todd and grandparents, Elmer and Darlene Vanderpluym.
Josh is survived by his wife, Laura; daughters, Carly and Taylor of Blue Eye, Mo.; parents, Kathy (Bob) Bye of Council Bluffs and Dave (Bonnie) Vanderpluym of Sidney; sister Amy (Derek) Mach and their sons Chris and Charlie of Woodstock, Ill.; grandparents, Gene and Kathleen Eyberg of Atlantic; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established in his memory for later designation by the family. Condolences can be shared online at
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Skyline Sportsmans Club at 2556 150th St. in Thurman. Please join us for a luncheon to share stories and remember Josh's life.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala, Neb. is assisting the Vanderpluym family.
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602 North Spruce Street
Ogallala, NE 69153
(308) 284-4055
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Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Sept. 20, 2017