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Josh Vanderpluym

February 12, 1975 — September 17, 2017

Josh Vanderpluym, age 42, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away September 17, 2017, at his home.

Josh was born on February 12, 1975 in Hamburg, Iowa to Kathy (Eyberg) Bye and Dave Vanderpluym. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1994. After graduation, Josh worked in construction.

He married Laura Parkinson on November 30, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada and they moved to Blue Eye, Missouri, raising their two daughters, Carly and Taylor. Josh was the best dad ever and was dearly loved by everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Todd; and grandparents, Elmer and Darlene Vanderpluym.

Josh is survived by his wife, Laura and daughters, Carly and Taylor of Blue Eye; parents, Kathy (Bob) Bye of Council Bluffs, IA and Dave (Bonnie) Vanderpluym of Sidney, IA; sister Amy (Derek) Mach and their sons Chris and Charlie of Woodstock, IL; grandparents, Gene and Kathleen Eyberg of Atlantic, IA; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial has been established in his memory for later designation by the family. Condolences can be shared online at

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Skyline Sportsmans Club at 2556 150th St. in Thurman, Iowa. Please join us for a luncheon to share stories and remember Josh's life.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala, NE is assisting the Vanderpluym family.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Josh Vanderpluym, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Skyline Sportsmans Club

2556 150th St, Thurman, IA 51654

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