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Peter J. Vanderbush, 78, of Midland, passed away at his home on July 28, 2019.  He was born on February 1, 1941 to the late James and Ethel (Butler) Vanderbush.  On August 22, 1959 he married Joan Horton and they had 60 wonderful years together.


 Peter owned and operated Van’s Construction for 32 years.  He loved his family and enjoyed looking for and rebuilding old cars, going to flea markets and spending winters in Florida.


Peter is survived by his wife, Joan, children: Peter (Rita) Vanderbush, Jr., Barry (Gina) Vanderbush, Penny Vanderbush, Starleen (Phillip) Eddy, Starla (Jody) Jordan, grandchildren: Christopher Vanderbush, Matthew Vanderbush, Kristi (Fred) Hansen, Norman Vanderbush, Brandon Vanderbush, Bradley Vanderbush, Kailee Keenan, Kameron Keenan, Kenzie Keenan, Michael Eddy, Steven Eddy, Cameron Eddy, Austyn Eddy, Ashley Huizar, Kari Jordan, Kody Jordan, Justin Jordan and great grandchildren: Zachary Vanderbush, Madalynn Vanderbush, Tessa Vanderbush, Eli Vanderbush, siblings: Donald (Jane) Vanderbush, James Vanderbush, Ralph Vanderbush, Beverly Fessler and many nieces and nephews.


 Peter was predeceased by his daughter, Kristine Vanderbush, grandchildren; Joshua Jordan, Jared Jordan, great grandchild, Gage Vanderbush.


 A Funeral Service will be held at Open Door Baptist Church on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor Jody Ellis officiating.  Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4-7 pm and at the church on Saturday from 10 am until the time of service.  Burial will take place at New Hope Cemetery.


 Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in his memory. 


On line condolences may be left at smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Cathy mayer

    09 August 2019 2 years ago

    Pete and family so sorry for your loss.

  2. Kristine Theisen (Davis)

    03 August 2019 2 years ago

    I’m very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. I got to know the family through Starla and Starlene. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there today.

  3. Virginia Wackerle

    02 August 2019 2 years ago

    Joan and family, my sincere sympathy goes to all of you. Pete, was a wonderful God loving person and will be greatly missed by all, but stay strong and know that the lord is with you and it will get better with time. God’s love to all from Ginny Wackerle

  4. David Mcknight

    01 August 2019 2 years ago

    Joan and family,
    More than fifty years have passed since we first met. Sallie and I send our condolences and prayers for God to comfort you all. The Apostle Paul writes we are to expect parting in this world but also that we have a Comforter when such occurs. We commit each of the family to our Lord, the Comforter. May God’s peace surround you each moment.
    David (Pete) & Sallie McKnight

  5. Johnny horton

    31 July 2019 2 years ago

    I’m so glad i got to see him at harris hill my heart goes out to you all and I wish I could be there I hope to see you all soon I love you vanderbush famialy

  6. Danny & Louise James

    30 July 2019 2 years ago

    Our condolences & prayers are with & for the family. We knew them from going to our church, Grace Baptist, in Belleview Fl.
    We liked them very much.
    In Christian Love,
    Danny & Louise james

  7. Scott Coltson

    30 July 2019 2 years ago

    Dear vanderbush family.My heart felt sympathy’s go out to all of you’s.But this is not good bye,just a short seperation til we see pete again in heaven.

  8. Walter Arnold

    30 July 2019 2 years ago

    Sorry for the death of Pete. 44 Years in the Gideons-What a Saint!
    Walt Arnold
    Midland Gideon Chaplin

  9. Debra Dodge

    30 July 2019 2 years ago

    Prayers & Condolence to Pete’s family! We are thinking of all of you during this time. May the Lord give you peace in the days ahead.
    Debbie, Kelly & Becky Dodge

  10. Linda Horton

    29 July 2019 2 years ago

    Pete Vanderbush SR. Is my uncle , he was a very kind , gentle , funny man . I love him very much , he will be missed by all that knew him . The last three years when they came to NY to visit I spent the entire time with my BEAUTIFUL Vanderbush family , we got to be close . They were planning to come to NY in a couple of weeks , now there will be a huge void without him being here with the rest of my Vanderbush family. My heart goes out to all of them . I LOVE ALL OF YOU DEARLY . I wish I could be there to say goodbye to Uncle Pete , I will be thinking of all of on that day .

  11. Lisa Maynard

    29 July 2019 2 years ago

    Prayers for the family and peace for the coming days ahead.
    Lisa Maynard and Family

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