Daniel J. Vanderbeek


Daniel J. Vanderbeek, 52, of Adams died on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his residence.  He was born on August 19, 1964 in Beatrice, graduated from Adams High School in 1982 and received a degree in agriculture from UNL in 1985.  He married Jan Gottula on July 26, 1985 at the Pella Reformed Church in rural Adams.  He took great pride in operating the family farm north of Adams.   He was a member of the Pella Reformed Church of rural Adams.  He enjoyed water and snow skiing, snowmobiling, boating and spending time with his family, friends and pets.


            Survivors include two daughters, Jaycie Vanderbeek and significant other, Adam Sekora of Lincoln and Jenna Lempka and husband Dylan of Adams; two sisters, Sandra Coorts and husband Larry of Branson, MO and Patricia Kerrey and her friend Cynthia Stewart of Palm Desert, CA; one niece, Carla Coorts of Nixa, MO; one nephew, Jason Coorts and wife Nikki and their family of Nixa, MO; one aunt and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrett and Alberta Rathe Vanderbeek; his wife, Jan, who died on September 19, 2016; one brother, Mark Vanderbeek; parents-in-law, Melvin and Hilda (Alms) Gottula; one brother-in-law, Stuart Gottula.


            Private graveside services will be held at the Highland Cemetery in Adams.  Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing.    A guestbook for signatures will be available at the Fox Funeral Home of Adams on Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 P.M. with the family meeting and greeting friends and relatives from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. that evening.  The family requests no flowers or memorials.   www.foxfuneralhome.net.  Fox Funeral Home of Adams is in charge of the arrangements.

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Stephanie Torres

Jaycie and Jenna, I no no one can comprehend how you are feeling in such sad times but you will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. I grew up visiting with your parents and Melvin ever since I could remember. My heart goes out to you. I am so glad I was able to sit and talk to Dan and Jan this past summer on our trip. If you ever need anything please feel free to call. We love you.

 Posted May 29, 2017 - 1:06am
Glen & Libba Vanderbeek

Jaycie & Adam and Jenna & Dylan and Sandy and Pat; Libba and I are sending love and support to your family. I hope you are able to keep those you love close during this sad time. No one can really understand the emotions each of you are feeling; each of you are unique and loving individuals...however, know that you all are wrapped in love and comfort. Living each day committed to those you love and your own personal strength, will, I hope bring sunshine into each morning of your life during the grieving process. We love you!

 Posted April 15, 2017 - 10:08am
Carol Townsend

Dear Jaycie and Jenna,
I an so sorry you have loss your father, too. Uncle Melvin, Jan, and Dan have been so good to my family. I have a picture of your parents at my mother's funeral. I will send it to you. They were such a big help to us during that time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol Gottula Townsend
My parents were Elmer and Mary Gottula from Beatrice-

 Posted April 14, 2017 - 11:55am
Sharon Wusk

Dear Jaycie and Jenna, So sorry to hear about yet another loss for you. Know both your parents will all be missed by many - friends and family alike. Know, too, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. You are and always will be a dear part of the Gottula family.
Sharon & Larry
(Ruth & Clarence Gottula's daughter)

 Posted April 12, 2017 - 8:19pm
Lisa Fritsch

Dylan and Jenna -- So sorry for your loss. Prayers to both of you and your family.

 Posted April 12, 2017 - 7:39pm

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