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Robert H. Vanderbrugen


Robert H. Vanderbrugen

Robert H. Vanderbrugen

Robert H. Vanderbrugen, 69, of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, died Tuesday, September 5, 2023. 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Fern along with his sister Olive.

Robert is survived by his daughters Dawn (Milan) and Gina (Bill), his brother James, his sister Virginia, and his grandson Jake. 

Robert retired from the United States Postal Service after a 30-year career. Following that, Robert worked as a reporter for the Democrat News newspaper. He was an award-winning professional photographer, published poetry writer, and graduated from Pima Community College. Robert loved all things Star Trek, reading, and a hearty meal. Those who knew Robert will miss him dearly. 

Visitation was September 13, 2023, at DeFiore Funeral Home, in Huntley, IL. Following, inurnment took place at Whitney Cemetery, in Campton Hills, IL. For further information please contact DeFiore Funeral Home at 847-515-8772.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Robert’s name to the Anderson Humane Animal Shelter, 1000 S. LaFox St., South Elgin, IL 60177, 847-697-2880,  

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