In Memory

Dean Verbeke '70 - Class Of 1970

Dean Verbeke
Date Deceased: July-4-2004
Age at Death: 49 
Classmate City: Detroit
Classmate State: MI

Survived By: Son: Matthew Verbeke ; Parents: Joann & Edward Verbeke; Sisters: Denise Verbeke (Haas), Susan Verbeke (Elias) deceased 2005; Brothers: Dennis Verbeke, Randall Verbeke, Kenneth Verbeke; Nephews: Brandon Elias, Leonard Verbeke; Nieces: Amber Verbeke, Rachel Verbeke, Madeline Verbeke, Abigail Verbeke; Aunts; Theresa Verbeke, Judy Kovalcik, Jean Oliveri; Uncle; Steve Oliveri. 15 cousins and countless friends.

Dean Verbeke was a blue collar guy. He worked many nights running his cleaning business; Buffy Maintenance. He and his then-wife Diane gave birth to a son; Matthew Allen Verbeke, March 7th 1982. Matthew went on to become valedictorian of his high school. After graduation, Matthew went on to Purdue University where he graduated with a BS in Aerospace Engineering, 10 months after his father Dean's sudden and unexpected death. While Dean was not present to see his son Matthew graduate, he is enjoying his eternal reward.
                                                                                        (information provided by Randy Verbeke)