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McCowen and Secord Funeral Home - Vicksburg
Monday August 16th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Vicksburg Cemetery
Monday August 16th, 2021

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Nancy Jo Vandergeest

Nancy Jo Vandergeest, of Three Rivers passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the age of 77. Nancy was born on June 13, 1944 in Boise, ID. She was the only child of William and Patricia Howe. Nancy was a graduate of Loy Norrix High School with the Class of 1962. After high school she met the love of her life, Stuart Vandergeest while at Wayside Bowling Alley. They married on March 3, 1967. She was loving and full time stay at home mother to their three children: Jody, Tim, and Mark. She worked for a period of time at Fannie Mae, but it was her time volunteering at Three Rivers Hospital that she really enjoyed. Nancy loved crossword puzzles, reading, planting and working on her flowers, caring for her chickens and her dogs. She entered many of her flowers in the St. Joseph County Fair. A big important time for Nancy was spending time with her grandchildren. Nancy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Stuart; three children: Jody (Bob) Morgan, of Jones; Tim Vandergeest, of Wyoming, MI; Mark Vandergeest, of Milford; two grandchildren: Jason and Erin Morgan of Jones. Nancy is preceded in death by her father, William “Bill” Howe and mother Patricia (Harold) Hagerman. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 16th from 11am until 1pm at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 1pm at Vicksburg Cemetery. While at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign Nancy’s guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions to the St. Joseph County Animal Shelter. The Vandergeest family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.

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You and your family were our neighbors back in 1976 when we moved to Portage. Rockford was our very first house. Thanks for being such great neighbors. Our sympathy goes out to Stuart and your family. George and Linda Schumacher

Linda Schumacher Nov 1 2021 6:16 PM

Dave and Eric Peterson

David Vliek Aug 16 2021 11:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Vandergeest

David Vliek Aug 16 2021 11:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Vandergeest

Arleigh Smyrnios Aug 16 2021 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Vandergeest

Linda Vanderberg Aug 16 2021 11:49 AM

Our Hearts and Prayers go out to Stewart and Children, Nancy will be greatly missed, we would see her out at the Grocery store and always visit, and we enjoyed the GTE Lunches and visiting with her. She was always a Happy person , We are so sorry to hear of her passing....Our Sympathy to the Family. Gene & Cheryl Ehrhardt

Gene & Cheryl Ehrhardt Aug 16 2021 10:28 AM

We have wonderful memories of Nancy, Stuart & family from our Rolling Clovers 4-H days. Nancy was always a positive smiling presence. We are saddened by your loss. Sally & Dale Stuby.

Dale & Sally Stuby Aug 15 2021 1:26 PM

Bobby Schreur purchased the Arrive in Style for the family of Nancy Jo Vandergeest.

Bob Schreur Aug 15 2021 11:16 AM

I love these pictures of a beautiful life well lived:two_hearts:

linda vanderberg Aug 14 2021 12:45 AM

Large Basket Garden was purchased for the family of Nancy Jo Vandergeest.

Aug 13 2021 8:04 PM

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