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HOWARD VANDERLIP
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In memory of
HOWARD VANDERLIP
Howard "Butch" Vanderlip Lansing, MI Butch Vander lip, 73, passed from this world to the next on January 4, 2011. Always a man of action and not words, he changed this world in his own small way. Butch came to Brevard County in 1969 to co-own a McDonalds franchise. Never one to sit on his hands, he soon got into developing the Suntree area. He then wanted a fine dining place on Wickham Road for his family and friends. So he built "The Mill" which later became known as "The Old" Sweetwaters. Yes he was the one who put the koi in the pond. His favorite hobby at the time was his C.B. Radio, known worldwide as the "Wounded Buffalo". He loved his Internet of the 70s. After The Mill, he then developed Tortoise Island. Always a defender of something he loved and as fate would have it, he worked there as the front gate security guard for years. With a life of passion for mathematics he went to Rollins College to get his teaching degree. He taught at MCC from 89-91 where he became known as "Mr. V." Butch started the boys and girls varsity golf team while there with his own money. He moved back north in 1992. He is survived by his sisters, Colleen and Nancy Vanderlip; former wife, Jean Luft; sons, Tony (Cin dy) and Eddie; daughters, Jill and Sue; four grand sons and 14 grand-cats. No services were held at his request. A unique man, he would give the shirt right off his back to anyone try ing to make their way in this crazy world and would ignore anyone sitting on the corner with their hands held out. Any donations can be made to your local Humane Society. As a lifelong Spartan fan, Dad left us winning 3 consecutive games over our beloved Wolverines so we know he died with a smile! Love u Man
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In memory of
HOWARD VANDERLIP
Howard "Butch" Vanderlip Lansing, MI Butch Vander lip, 73, passed from this world to the next on January 4, 2011. Always a man of action and not words, he changed this world in his own small way. Butch came to Brevard County in 1969 to co-own a McDonalds franchise. Never one to sit on his hands, he soon got into developing the Suntree area. He then wanted a fine dining place on Wickham Road for his family and friends. So he built "The Mill" which later became known as "The Old" Sweetwaters. Yes he was the one who put the koi in the pond. His favorite hobby at the time was his C.B. Radio, known worldwide as the "Wounded Buffalo". He loved his Internet of the 70s. After The Mill, he then developed Tortoise Island. Always a defender of something he loved and as fate would have it, he worked there as the front gate security guard for years. With a life of passion for mathematics he went to Rollins College to get his teaching degree. He taught at MCC from 89-91 where he became known as "Mr. V." Butch started the boys and girls varsity golf team while there with his own money. He moved back north in 1992. He is survived by his sisters, Colleen and Nancy Vanderlip; former wife, Jean Luft; sons, Tony (Cin dy) and Eddie; daughters, Jill and Sue; four grand sons and 14 grand-cats. No services were held at his request. A unique man, he would give the shirt right off his back to anyone try ing to make their way in this crazy world and would ignore anyone sitting on the corner with their hands held out. Any donations can be made to your local Humane Society. As a lifelong Spartan fan, Dad left us winning 3 consecutive games over our beloved Wolverines so we know he died with a smile! Love u Man
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