M. Noreen VanderBeek obituary

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M. Noreen VanderBeek

M. Noreen VanderBeek, a former finance clerk in accounts payable at Western Michigan University, died June 1, in Jackson. She was 96.

VanderBeek joined the WMU staff in 1970 and retired in 1986 after 16 years of service to the University. She was a staff member in the University's business and finance division at the time of her retirement.

VanderBeek was born in Australia and came to the United States as a World War II bride. She was married to the late Dr. Leo C. VanderBeek, a WMU biology and biomedical sciences faculty member who preceded her in death in 1996.

Services and remembrances

Services have been held and burial has taken place in Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Visit obits.mlive.com/obituaries/kalamazoo for the family obituary or to make a memorial guestbook entry.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Leo C. VanderBeek Graduate Student Plant Biology Award. Checks should be made payable to the WMU Foundation, Leo C. VanderBeek Award, and mailed to: WMU, 1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49208-5403.