Ralph Andrew Vanderbush 80, of Beaverton, passed peacefully in his sleep, on the morning of May 23rd. He was born on March 21st, 1942 in Midland County. Son of the late James and Ethel (Butler) Vanderbush. He married Carol Lee Doane on June 3rd, 1967, and had two wonderful children.
Ralph graduated from Midland High School in 1960 and enlisted in the U.S Army where he served from 1964 to 1969. After serving in the Army Ralph worked for Dow Corning. He retired from Dow Corning where he was a Head Operator.
Ralph was also the Constable of Hay Township for 30 years.
Ralph spent his time outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He is a member of the Gladwin Chapter of Pheasants Forever. He enjoyed going bird hunting with his family, friends, and his dog Ginger. He would tell many stories about his time hunting on Pelee Island and hunting Caribou in Canada. He was always looking forward to the annual fishing trip to Dog Lake in Canada each June. Falls were spent in his deer blind hoping to add to the collection of antlers hanging in his garage. Ralph had spent summers up at the family seasonal campsite. Where he would watch the great-grandkids run around play and swim down at the beach even when the water was still too cold. The family was important to Ralph and was at all sporting and celebrations. He is known for having a kind soul and a friend you can depend on.
Ralph’s loved ones who preceded him in death are, His mother Ethel (Butler) Vanderbush, Father James Vanderbush. Wife Carol (Doane) Vanderbush. Sister Dorothy (Vanderbush) Conley, and Brothers; Harvey Vanderbush, Doug Vanderbush, and Pete Vanderbush. Sister-In-law Nancy (Bowman) Vanderbush and Jane Vanderbush.
Ralph is survived by his children Jeff (Joanna) Vanderbush, and Jennifer Vanderbush. His Grandchildren are Kaitlin Valadez, Kelsey (Ryan) Morley, and Andrew Vanderbush. His Great-Grandchildren Zoee Owens, William, Leo, Lucy Valadez, and Jackson Morley.
Funeral Mass was held Friday May 27, 2022 at 11 am from Our Lady of Grace-St. Anne Church , Edenville, Michigan. Family will greet family and friends at the church from 9 a m until time of mass.