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George Robert Vorderbruggen, 70

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Bemidji Pioneer
George Robert Vorderbruggen, 70
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

George Robert Vorderbruggen, 70, of Bagley, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice.


The funeral will be held on at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran Church in rural Bagley. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, today at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley. Burial will be in the Bagley City Cemetery in Bagley.

Active pallbearers will be his grandsons: Jared Vorderbruggen, Josh Vorderbruggen, Eric Jemtrud, Jeff Capshaw, Ryan Hopke and Travis Halverson.

Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters: Melisa Jemtrud, Trisha Capshaw, Shawna Newland, Belinda Merschman, Shannon Hopke, Shannon Vorderbruggen, Jamie Dominick, Ashley Dominick, Kris Vorderbruggen, Karla Vorderbruggen and grandsons, Kody Anderson and Kameron Anderson.

He was born Oct. 4, 1937, to George and Alice (Sutherland) Vorderbruggen in Bagley.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eileen (Petersen) of Bagley; sons, George (Debbie) Vorderbruggen of Bagley, Tom (Wendy) Vorderbruggen of Bagley and Jim (Terri) Vorderbruggen of Clearbrook; daughters, Sue (Mike) Monsrud of Park Rapids, Janet (Mike) Dominick of Bagley and Jennifer (Kory) Anderson of Bagley, 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; step-father, Barry (Vera) Berry of Kennewick, Wash.; brothers, Donald (Carolyn) Vorderbruggen of Bagley, John (Susan) Berry of Belvidere, Ill., and Bill (Meryl) Berry of Genesee, Idaho; sisters, Darlene (Ron) Larson of Silver Bay, Minn., and Debbie (Craig) Clausen of Corcoran, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary.

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