VandenBerg, Sandra Kalamazoo Sandra Joan VandenBerg (Sandy) age 86, formally of Kalamazoo, passed away of natural causes Thursday May 28, 2020. Sandy was a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and received her B.A. from Michigan State University in 1955 and her M.A at Western Michigan University in 1963. Most of her adult working life she spent as a school Director of Guidance and Counseling at Portage Central High School from 1960 - 1990. In her retirement she kept active traveling across the country. She was especially fond of the American Southwest where she would meet up with family and friends. During her free time she loved spending time at Lake Michigan at her mom's cottage with family. She had a lifelong love of all animals, especially cats. Preceded in death by her parents Harold and Joanna VandenBerg as well as her brother Ward VandenBerg. She is survived by her sister-in-law Carol VandenBerg, nephew Neil VandenBerg, niece Jennifer Fielding and Jennifer's children, Braden, Abbey, Lilly, and Sandy's very good friend Linda Dalrymple. Those who knew Sandy will remember her most by her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. A gift in remembrance of Sandy can be made as a donation to Kalamazoo Humane Society.