Scott P. VandenBroek

Scott P. VandenBroek, 59, of Grayslake, died on October 15, 2017 with his family by his side.  He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Alexandra of Tacoma, WA, brother Mark and family Aurelie, Max, Lala, and Victor of Sarasota, FL, nephew James Faircloth of Erwin, NC, cousins Lori, Troy, Braxton, Logan, and Tyler of Erwin, NC, several aunts and uncles from Donna’s family, and many family members in Holland.  Preceded in death by his parents Johanna and Antonius VandenBroek of Cleveland, OH.  Scott was a retired Major serving 23 years in the United States Army Aviation.  Awards include: Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), Master Army Aviator Badge, Master Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.  One of Scott’s greatest joys was flying, he had great memories of all of his Army experiences and his most memorable was with the United States Army Parachute Team serving as the Team 6 leader for the aviation section.  After retiring from the Army Scott worked as a pilot with American Airlines; also, while on medical leave he worked part-time at ACE Hardware in Libertyville.  Scott was a Jeep enthusiast, Gold Wing enthusiast, and enjoyed many travels he and Donna have done over the years.  Scott was what a husband and father should be to the women in his life, his greatest joy were his girls: Donna, Alex, and Mallory the family dog.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Journey Care Hospice or American Cancer Society. Scott’s family will be accepting family and friends at their home in Grayslake on Saturday after the funeral service to share food, love and laughter.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

11 Responses to Scott P. VandenBroek

  • Kathy Burr says:

    Rest in peace Scott. You will be missed. Peace and prayers for you family. Signed a fellow 244th soldier: retired COL Kathy Burr.

  • Pat & Dave Nichols says:

    A kind gentleman and a generous soul. You will truly be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to cross your path in this life. May you rest in peace.

  • BG Matt Matia. says:

    Scott was an outstanding officer and Army Aviator, whom I had the great privilege of having access to his talents while serving in command positions. I always found his counsel to be concise, accurate, and always factoring in the welfare of his soldiers to accomplish any mission. I pray his departure and arrival on this last journey was done with his usual eye to detail and perfection. Safe travels, my friend. Vr BG Matt Matia

  • Judy and Odell Faircloth says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Donna and Alex. The world has lost a gentle soul and he will be missed by all who knew him. Luff

  • Robert Fisher says:

    So sorry to hear Scott’s passing, anytime Scott and Donna were in the area they always came to see my Mother even after she went to the nursing home. Scott loved my Mother and she loved him. Scott, as we say in the South was “Good People” !

  • Ken and Wendy Breeden says:

    God Bless Scott, Donna and Alex. Scott was always good to me, loved his work flying and was good to everyone surrounding him. He loved his US Army Golden Knights family. Godspeed in healing in our loss.

  • Conn McCarthy says:

    I flew many trips with Scott at American Eagle. He was one of my favorite people to work with. He will be missed. Rest In Peace.

  • Mary Ruth and Harold Bullard says:

    Donna and Family…..We are so sorry to hear of Scotts passing. Praying you will feel the effects of our prayers, and others praying, for The Holy Spirit to give you Comfort and peace that only HE can give. Thank God for Heaven where we can be together again and no more separation and no pain and sorrow. Hope you can feel the love and sympathy we are sending……God bless and comfort you until you see Scott again.

  • Richard Walters says:

    I only worked with Scott for a few months while TDY in Alabama back in 1998, but he left an indelible mark on my life. A wonderful blessing to me during the short time we served together and the years of friendship following. I always admired his love for Donna… LTC(R) Rich Walters

  • Danny L Greene says:

    Scott was a great Soldier and fine gentleman. One of the finest I’ve ever known. Paula and I are deeply saddened by this. He was my first Team Six Commander, and I knew right from the beginning I could always count on him 100 percent. Donna, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With greatest respect, Danny L. Greene, former USAPT commander.

  • Sonny & Linda Elayer says:

    Donna & Family so sorry about Scott`s passing we are so bless to have meet your wonderful husband & my nephew we love yall`s visits out to see us . I know for sure someday we will all meet in heaven for our reunion and that`s a memory we can share for now!! We love you Scott and will always love you Donna may you RIP Scott until we all meet again. God Bless