Wednesday, December 15, 2021 ~ 11:00 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
In care of the family for future designation
Michael J. Vandeman, 62, of Gretna, NE, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE. He was born on August 29, 1959 in Wahoo, NE to Jim and Judy (Briggs) Vandeman. Michael graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School in 1977. On February 14, 1981, Michael was united in marriage to Shellie Iske at First Christian Church in Ashland, NE.
Michael worked as a machinist for most of his life. Early on he worked for Klaudt Machine Shop in Omaha and then Superior Metal Products in Omaha. The past 23+ years he spent working for Conductix-Wampfler in Omaha.
Michael was a past member of the Ahamo Archery Club, the NBAA and he served on the Thomas Riverside Acres Homeowners Association. He was an avid fisherman, a great archer and trap shooter and he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shellie Vandeman; children, Misty (Jody) Green and Micky (David) Finnigan; grandchildren, Kaiden Green, Raegan and Riley Finnigan; mother, Judy (Vandeman) Green; sister, Lori (Carter) Jackson; brother, Steve Vandeman; many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by father, Jim Vandeman.
Mike was a wonderful neighbor and better friend. I will miss him. We spent a lot of time fishing together. It’s hard to accept that he is no longer with us. The bass at Riverside Acres are breathing easier. Mike used to work them over pretty good.
My prayers for Shellie and Family is to feel the presence of God’s love and comfort during this time of unimaginable loss. May Shellie and each of the Family find the strength and healing from the eternal love of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
My Condolences to his entire family
We are so sorry for the loss of Mike, the husband, father and grandfather loved by all. Our love and prayers go to Shellie and the family.
Shelly, Misty, Micky & families,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike was such a great guy!! I always enjoyed seeing him at the office. He will truly be missed.
Carrie Bingham (from Dr T’s office)
We at Conductix-Wampfler send our deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort to Shellie, Misty and Micky and the family. Mike was the best friend and co-worker you could have on your team. He was always willing to help anyone at work and when we did volunteering. He was always looking out for others. He was a coach and mentor to many here at work. He was great to chat with and share a funny story with. We will miss him greatly. May his and God’s love carry you all and surround you always.
I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Mike. Prayers that the Lord will comfort you and your family during this incredibly difficult time.
Mike Vandeman will be missed by many others like me. One who got to be trained up in the ways of a wise and skilled machinist. My journey in the life of machining was changed, for the better, with Mike as a teacher. I know I am not the only one to feel this way. Once you got to know Mike, he would not hesitate to share what he knew if that meant making you better. I appreciate the kindness and wisdom of Mike V.
To the closest one to Mike, losing a loved one is hard and I, unfortunately, get to know that more than I wish. Please know that I, and many others, reach out through our thoughts and prayers as we mourn with you.
May God’s peace be poured out to you.
With sorrow, a fellow machinist that followed the footsteps of Mike V.
I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers to family and friends. You’re in my thoughts.
We had a falling out but I didn’t want to see him dead. I feel bad I never told him I was sorry for my part in it.