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Scott G. VandeBerg

Scott G. VandeBerg

Scott Gordon VandeBerg passed away January 13th after an unexpected injury at his home. Scott was born in Baldwin, Wisconsin. He graduated from high school at Menomonie in 1961 and obtained a teaching degree from UW-Stout. He taught Industrial Arts and Driver’s Ed for a short time, and then sold Wausau homes until he purchased Van’s Appliance Store in Menomonie from his father Gordon in the mid-70’s. After selling the store, he then owned and operated the Best Western Holiday Manor and the AmericInn in Menomonie with his brother Steve until the motels were sold in 2008 and then he retired. He attended Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Menomonie, where he married Carol Redgren in 1963-they divorced in 1990. Most recently he had been attending Cedarbrook Church, Menomonie. He was a proud member of AA since 1988.  

Family meant more to Scott than anything.  He was a loving, generous and kind dad and grandpa and had a great sense of humor. He was a “do-it-yourself” type of guy and took on many projects for his family when the kids were growing up, and he continued to help as they became adults.  He enjoyed watching his daughter with her horses and animals; and going to motorcycle and snowcross racing evets with his son and grandson. He was very proud of his granddaughter’s modeling career.

Scott is survived by his children Lisa VandeBerg and Jeff (ex-wife Leann) VandeBerg; grandchildren Dakota and Kado; brothers Steve (Sue) and Lee (Dina); 5 nieces; and many grand-nieces and nephews with special grandnephew Will (Jill) VandeBerg; his pets Ozzie and Wilson; and other friends and family. He was preceded in death by his mother Esther, father Gordon; youngest brother Chris; and beloved dogs and cats.

In lieu of flowers, etc., memorials can be made to the Dunn County Humane Society, Cedarbrook Church or the charity of your choice.

A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held on his birthday, June 1, 2024—time and place for the event as yet to be determined. His ashes will be buried in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery.



  1. Brenda Smith

    I am so saddened to hear the passing of Scott. I have knowen him all my life. He will be missed. Prayers for you all.

  2. Laura Bagan

    To the family of Scott,
    Scott was truly a good funny guy. I had the opportunity to work with Scott and Steve at the Best Western and American Inn. Scott would put a smile on my face!

  3. Judith Boe

    To Scott's family...My early memory of Scott remains with me because of the photo of our 5 year old Sunday School class. We stand in snow wearing snow gear. Scott continued to be a classmate until my family moved after our sophomore year. I think his "love of family" stems from his loving family who shared love and care with mine. Rest in Peace Scott.

  4. Shelly Battenberg

    So sorry to hear about your father I remember the many stories you had about him. Hugs & peace to you.

  5. Rick Walleen

    We are so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of your dad and mine sharing laughs.

  6. Cally Youngberg

    Steve, we are so sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Cally and Jim

  7. Bill Warner

    Lisa and Jeff I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I have so many wonderful memories....Scott always had a joke to make me laugh. God speed Scott.

  8. Dennis and kim

    Our deepest condolence to the family and a salute to the wonderful years Scott and Lucy enjoyed their beautiful friendship. We love you Scott, and will miss you.

  9. Donn L Warner

    Lisa and Jeff I am so sorry to hear of Scotts passing. I often think about the laughs we had when he stayed at the Warner Deer Camp many years ago. May comfort be with you at this sad time. God Bless

  10. Ginger

    So very sorry Lisa, to hear of your Dad's passing! You will soon realize how precious memories can be!! Hugs to you!

  11. Shelly

    Lisa, Jeff and family, so sorry to hear of this. Scott was a great boss, and in some ways like a father figure.
    I always enjoyed hearing the crazy tales of his antics with the housekeeping staff.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Shelly A. Creaser

  12. Mary VandeBerg Haugen

    My deepest sympathy Lisa & Jeff! Your family was such an important part of my families life. I just loved your dad, so many wonderful memories!!! Sending hugs & love, I will keep you in my prayers.

  13. Patrick

    A wonderful friend and mentor. Scott and Lucy were great friends in recovery. He taught so much in life. He was the reason I bought my Harley in 2000. Teaching me to enjoy life and to do the things that charged batteries and spirit to help me be the man I am today. God's speed my Friend

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