THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ronald Vanlerberghe, 74, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16 at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Born Oct. 19, 1939 in Escanaba, son of Howard L. and Anita (Davis) Vanlerberghe, he graduated from Escanaba High School in 1957. He was an Airman 2nd Class in the United States Air Force from July 1, 1957, until his honorable discharge on Nov. 30, 1959. He worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad, Marinette Water Utility and was the owner of MBK Sportshop in Marinette until his retirement.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting sports and spending time with friends at camp and was a Green Bay Packers fan. A member of the NRA, Ridgerunners Muzzleload Club, Porterfield Sportsman Club, U.P. Whitetails, M&M Whitetails, North American Turkey Federation and Great Lakes Sports Fisherman, he was also a hunter safety course instructor for 27 years.
Among survivors are a daughter, Rebecca Sue (Craig) DelFosse, of Little Chute; sons, Christopher Jon, of Marinette, Ross Steven, of Green Bay and Scott, of Waukesha; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Shirlee Lancour and Joan (Ross) Rhoads, both of Escanaba and three brothers, James (Joan), of Green Bay, Terry (Judith), of Rapid River and Dennis, of Long Beach, Ca.
Visitation was held on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 1 p.m. until time of military rites by The Delta County Veterans Council at 2 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba.