Obit: VandeBerg, Lory Lynn #2 (1961 - 2009)

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Surnames: VandeBerg, Erickson, Cook, Kleiman 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 24 June 2009 

VandeBerg, Lory Lynn (29 Nov. 1961 - 22 June 2009) 

Lory VandeBerg, 47, of Neillsville died Monday, June 22, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, June 13, 2009. 

Lory Lynn VandeBerg was born on Nov. 29, 1961, in Neillsville, the daughter of William and Carol (Erickson) Cook. She graduated from Granton High School in 1979 and then went to work as a hostess at Perkins in Marshfield. She was united in marriage to Bruce VandeBerg on Feb. 2, 1980, in Neillsville. After they were married, she stayed at home and raised their three children. When the children reached school age, Lory took a job at Mueller Realty as the office manager. Later, she worked for Leeson Electric in Neillsville in the assembly department and then was promoted to the office in the purchasing department. When Leeson was sold, Lory went to Doc's Diner as a waitress. In 2007, she went to work as a bartender at the Neillsville Country Club, where she was currently employed. 

Lory loved to travel and had been to many places in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. She also loved taking care of her two horses, walking her dog, dancing and riding her Harley motorcycle. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Lory's smile, quick wit and personality will be missed by all who knew her. 

She is survived by her husband, Bruce "Buns" VandeBerg, children, Clint (Kristy) VandeBerg of Green Bay, Brittany VandeBerg of Madison, and Casey VandeBerg of Eau Claire, her parents, William and Carol Cook of Granton, a sister, Shelly (Tim) Kleiman of Granton, a brother, Kurt (Geri) Cook of Iowa, and nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents. 

A memorial visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2009, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family for designated donation at a later date. 

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Lory's family with arrangements.