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Marlan Vande Steeg Aug. 24, 1962 - Jan. 3, 2013

Marlan Vande Steeg Aug. 24, 1962 - Jan. 3, 2013

PRINSBURG - Marlan Vande Steeg, 50, of Prinsburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 3, at his home in Prinsburg.

Memorial services will be Thursday, January 10, 11 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg. Interment will be at Holland Township Cemetery in Prinsburg at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg.

Marlan Jay Vande Steeg was born August 24, 1962 in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Clarence and Martha (Breems) Vande Steeg. He grew up in Prinsburg and graduated from Central Minnesota Christian School. He lived in the Twin Cities for a short time and worked doing janitorial work for Riverside Towers and at Attracta Signs. In 1985, he married Rhonda Schwengler and they made their home in Winsted, where Marlan owned and operated Van’s Signs and Screen Printing for many years. Marlan moved to Hutchinson in 2008 and spend much of his time in Prinsburg, caring for his mother.

Marlan was a gifted artist and wood carver. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially camping and canoeing.

He is survived by his three children, Jason (and Teri) Vande Steeg, Laurel Vande Steeg and Aaron Vande Steeg, all of Hutchinson; his mother, Martha Vande Steeg of Prinsburg; two brothers, Ken (and Julie) Vande Steeg of Maple Lake and Larry (and Jodi) Vande Steeg of Willmar; a brother-in-law, Everett Buss of Clara City; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Vande Steeg; and a sister, Myra Buss.