Jeff C. Vonderheide, 61, Birdseye

Jeff VonderheideJeff C. Vonderheide, 61, of Birdseye, died Wednesday (September 2) at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, October 11, 1953, to Charles and Joan (Schnell) Vonderheide. He married Vicki McKinney June 23, 1973, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville.

Jeff was a employed by the Laborers Union Local No. 561 in Evansville. He enjoyed fishing, University of Louisville basketball, his dog “Romeo”, disc golf, playing games, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Vonderheide; four daughters, Angie Myers and husband Josh, Celestine, Erika Gehlhausen and husband Kevin, Schnellville, Sarah Felker and husband Jason, Taswell, and Clara Vonderheide, Huntingburg; his father, Charles Vonderheide, Birdseye; one brothers, Joe Vonderheide, Birdseye; two sisters, Jane Schnell and husband Ted, Schnellville, and Jean Bockelman and husband Mark, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, Tristen and Ethan Myers, Hailei and Kenlee Gehlhausen, Seth, Jayden, Brycie and Sophie Felker, and Fiona Vonderheide.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Vonderheide, and one son, Seth Vonderheide.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following at a later date. Pastor Albert Madden will officiate.

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