Chris Edward Vanden Broeke
Chris Edward Vanden Broeke, 76, a resident of N. Ft. Myers and a native of Denver, CO, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born January 21, 1944 in Denver to Marinus and Fannie Vanden Broeke, now deceased.
Chris was a graduate of Denver Christian High School, Denver, CO and was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, Denver. He was self-employed for many years before joining Belfor Restoration where he retired as a superintendent. Chris loved hunting with his sons and grandchildren. He thoroughly enjoyed his lunches with his sister and cruising with friends as well as collecting coins.
He was married to Ruth Slater on March 30, 1962 and remained married for over 50 years before her passing 2017.
Chris is survived by his three loving children, Jeanne Beaulieu (Dan) of N. Ft. Myers, FL, Troy Vanden Broeke (Tania) of Centennial, CO, and Travis Vanden Broeke (Jenni) of Blaine, MN; three siblings, Margie Parks, Shirley Stark and Jim Vanden Broeke. He also treasured his eight grandsons, three granddaughters; and the apple of his eye, his great granddaughter, Ari; as well as many, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death two by sons, Terry and Todd Vanden Broeke and his sister, Lorraine Baxter.
Due to the current environment in our country, private family committal services will be held at the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Centennial, CO with Pastor Joel Schreurs officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Memorial Contributions in memory of Chris Vanden Broeke are suggested to Volunteers in Action care of First Christian Reformed Church, 1814 S. Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80210 or Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation 12902 Magnolia Drive MBC-FOUND Tampa, FL 33612 or Kids Minds Matter, PO Box 2218, Fort Myers, Florida 33902.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care in Florida.
Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary is entrusted with final care in Colorado.