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.