Charles Robert VanDyke

1954 ~ 2021

VANDYKE, CHARLES ROBERT, age 67, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Fyfe) VanDyke; brother-in-law, Gary Hesburn; and his parents. Charlie will be lovingly remembered by his sisters-in-law: Susan and David Schildhouse, Cynthia Hesburn; many nieces and nephews: Michael Schildhouse (Zach and Chase), Mark Schildhouse, Jeffrey and Tricia Schildhouse, Kathy and Hector Leal (Aaron and Jeanette, Shannon and Sam), Kari Bucher (Caleb and Emily (Annaleigh, Addison), Ben, Rachel, Bo), Kelly Hesburn and Aaron Canto (Samantha, Jackson); brother, Tom Van Dyke; and many good friends. Charlie always loved talking and spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Dr., Belmont. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Resurrection Life Church or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent online at www.stegengafuneralchapel.com.

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September 02, 2021 8:33pm

Rest In Peace dear Charlie. You truly are a good human. We will miss you.  We take comfort in knowing that you and Betty are together again in Gods glorious kingdom.

- Brian and Sharon Sheets

September 01, 2021 8:20pm

Oh Charlie!.  You are and will be dearly missed!.  We were blessed to cross paths with you and get to know you over the last 3/4 years.  I will miss your laugh, hugs and your nickname for me “Man-dye”. May you RIP and dance with Betty!

- Mandy and Jason Smith

August 31, 2021 5:46pm

Worked with charlie at promed
ambulance muskegon very dedicated enjoyed him will miss him rip buddy

- Jack vangeison

August 31, 2021 5:45pm

Worked with charlie at promed
ambulance muskegon very dedicated enjoyed him will miss him rip buddy

- Jack vangeison

August 27, 2021 6:13pm

I had the pleasure of working with Charlie as a medic for Rockford Ambulance. Always knew I’d be taking care of the patient and he’d be driving so he didn’t get car sick . Rest In Peace my friend .

- Sandy Ellenwood




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