Obituary: Gary Vandertie

Oct. 21, 1958 – March 19, 2020

Gary Patrick Vandertie, 61, of Casco died suddenly at his home. He was born in Namur to Patrick and Rose Mae (Jeanquart) Vandertie.

Gary attended Southern Door High School, then farmed in Brussels with his family for many years. He also worked as a blackjack dealer at the Oneida Casino. He especially liked helping his brother (and best friend), Dean, at the Belgian Delight Restaurant in Brussels. He really loved all the patrons of the restaurant and enjoyed the many card games played there. It always made his day whenever he was able to beat his mother at cards!

Gary had a great appreciation for Corvettes and owned several models. Gary was a very hard worker who always had to be busy. He often had his nephew Dakota at his side and considered him his “right-hand man.” Gary was also a very social person who just loved visiting and joking with everyone. He especially loved his family and his cats, which he considered “his kids.” 

He had a very special relationship with his mother. He was not only a wonderful son to Rose Mae, but he was also one of her best friends. He will be very deeply missed by his mother, brother and sister-in-law, his nieces and nephew, and many other relatives and friends.

Survivors include his mother; brother, Dean (Jill) Vandertie, Brussels; nephew and godson, Dakota; two nieces, goddaughter, Carrington and Gabrielle; uncle, Randy Jeanquart, Brussels; his cats, Dino, Bitsy Mae, Luke, Bobo, Lolitta, Sissy, and Latrel.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Private family services will be conducted at Forbes Funeral Home and St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels. For those who wish to be in attendance online, Gary’s funeral will be live-streamed on Fr. Looney’s Facebook page Monday, March 23, 12 pm. A public visitation will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in the church cemetery by his father. 

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Special thanks to Fr. Edward Looney and the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department and staff for the care and support at the house.

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