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“RIP Uncle Doug, You will greatly missed, I have so many great memories of you. What a great memorial, on Saturday to honor your life. My Condolences...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Starla Jordan - HOPE, MI - Family


2 of 14 | Posted by: vicki vanderbush - carleton, MI

“Doug Vanderbush had such a servant's heart. He married my sister Karen on April 20, 2001. From the beginning he did so much to help our family,...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Elaine Robson - Monroe, MI

“You were a wonderful friend. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Moore - Saginaw, MI

“Love you buddy ! You were always there for me with no question We had alot of good times over the years im glad to know you. You were a great friend...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jimmy Hensley - Monroe, MI

“Richard and I are very sorry for your loss. Doug was a great guy. Always helping others. Love you guys.. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn Troxell - Monroe, MI

“Already missed so much. Such a good and great man! ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Elaine Robson - Family

“RIP Uncle Doug. You will be missed ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Barry Vanderbush - Conrad, MT

“It just doesn't seem right, You were always there for anyone that needed help.Karen misses you terribly, we all do. It's only been a few days,and...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Troxell - Monroe, MI

“So sad the hear about Uncle Doug's passing. You were a great Uncle and we had a lot of fun hanging out with you back in the day. Thanks for the...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Fessler - Montague, MI

“So sorry to hear, praying for the family in your time of loss, Uncle Doug will be missed. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Rita Vanderbush - Midland, MI

“So sorry to hear this about a guy that was a "brother" to me most of my life. I grew up with his family since I was about 3 years old! His whole...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Nina (Heath) Priest - Flint, MI

“RIP Uncle Doug. You are loved and will be missed. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Barry Vanderbush - Conrad, MT

“We were so shocked and saddened by the passing of brother Doug..such a kind man..always in our thoughts..Condolences to Karen and Dale.. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Don and Jane vanderbush - NC


Born in Centerline, Michigan, Douglas was the son of James and Ethel (Butler) Vanderbush Sr. A graduate of Midland High School, he worked as a Janitor for Airport Community Schools for over 27 years, retiring in 2006. He was married to Karen Troxell April 20, 2001. Douglas was known as a handyman that could fix almost anything, somewhat of a "jack of all trades". He loved the outdoors, animals (especially birds) and working in his garden.
Douglas is survived by Karen, his wife of the past 16 years; children: Dale (Wendy) Vanderbush of Midland; step children: James (Melody) Hensley of Monroe and Kinsey Hensley of Monroe; grandchildren: James Vanderbush of Midland, Daniell Vanderbush of Hale and Samantha Vanderbush of Midland; as well as his step grandchildren: Ella Hensley of Monroe and James Hensley of Monroe. He is also survived by his siblings: James Vanderbush of Midland, Ralph Vanderbush of Midland, Pete (Joan) Vanderbush of Sanford, Don (Jane) Vanderbush of North Carolina and Bev Vanderbush of Ludington. Sadly Douglas was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings: Harvey Vanderbush and Dorothy Lori.