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Steven Vandeberg, age 47

Steven Vandeberg, 47, of Lonoke, Arkansas passed away March 19th, 2023. Steve was born November 11th, 1975 in Tyler, Minnesota to his loving parents Sheryl and Norman Vandeberg.

His history of hardwork started young as he worked through highschool as well as enlisting to serve the United States Air Force directly after graduating in 1994.

During his time with the Air Force he relocated to Lonoke, Arkansas where he welcomed his children Justin and Jessica Vandeberg. He there later met his Wife, Nona Vandeberg and her two children Lucas and Darby

He later retired from his 20 years of service as TSgt.

Outside of working he helped found the Arkansas Rock Crawlers group, mixing his passion of the outdoors with his love of the automotive.

Whether it was family or friend, Steve was always there to lend a helping hand. He prospered helping people with any project he could. Steve could always be found with a big smile and at least a little bit of grease from bringing these projects to fruition alongside friends and family.

Steve is Survived by his parents, Sheryl and Norman Vandeberg; wife, Nona Vandeberg; children, Justin and Jessica Vandeberg, Lucas and Darby Diffy; siblings, Stephanie Zomermaand, Sara (Kris) Hennings, Nolan (Courtney) Vandeberg. He is also survived by his Found Family including Chris Kitchens, Clay “Roy” Pogue, Trevor Wilson, Jeremy Collie and countless more.

There is to be a Celebration of Life service for Steve’s Family and Friends at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas on Tuesday, March 28th 2023 at 11:30AM.

Steve is to be laid to rest Tuesday, March 28th 2023 at 01:00PM in the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

To view a tribute slideshow of Steve, please follow the link provided below.


  • Russ Davis Posted March 22, 2023 2:21 PM

    Steve was a Great Friend! I’ll miss you, buddy!

  • Keri lynn Posted March 22, 2023 2:36 PM

    Steve was one of a kind person. He always made you feel welcomed he will be truly missed. I’ll be praying for his family and friends during this difficult time.

  • Lisa LeHew Posted March 22, 2023 3:00 PM

    While I didn’t know Steve as well as I knew Nona, I knew that Steve had to be a great guy to keep a smile on Nona’s face the way that he did. My deepest condolences to Nona and to the rest of his family and dear friends. I pray that you all can find comfort in knowing that Steve is no longer in pain. He’s no longer confined to a hospital bed – his body is healed and he’s living the good life! Don’t cry because he’s gone, smile and rejoice because he lived and touched the lives of so many people. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jason Fields Posted March 22, 2023 5:01 PM

    Jason Fields, Zachary Rhinehelder, Will Lamb, Robert Sikes, the crew from A.P..E we’ll sure miss that big Ole dude walking up in hhe shop ready to help out or just be goofy, known Steve for over 20 years, what a great guy, always eager to help, loved 4X4ing welding an anything automotive related…true gear head, fly high my friend, we shall meet again!

  • Michael Dunn Posted March 22, 2023 8:01 PM

    Steve was one of my first mentors in the AF and helped me develop to be the person I am today. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his many friends.

  • Marg Vis Posted March 22, 2023 8:28 PM

    We are sorry to hear about this! He was a cousin of me. Margie Hoogendoorn married to John Vis

  • Deb Kavanaugh Posted March 22, 2023 10:59 PM

    To all Steve’s family and friends, You have my deepest sympathy. I pray that Steve is resting with the Angels as he waits to enter Heaven’s Kingdom and into the arms of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. And Allana, you too are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Be strong especially for you and your children and know that Steven is in a good place. My heart of hearts believes this is what Steve would want for all of us is to be strong and be happy for him. Cherish all the good memories. Till we meet again, I’ll always love & miss you Steven! God Bless you.

  • Shannon Sansom Posted March 23, 2023 4:33 AM

    Rest in love Steven

  • Brian De Weerd Posted March 23, 2023 8:19 AM

    Sheryl my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Harlan and Carol Van Voorst Posted March 23, 2023 3:21 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss

  • Doug & Sam Severson Posted March 27, 2023 1:37 PM

    You are all in our hearts and prayers!

  • Alvin and Lois Zomer Posted March 30, 2023 8:58 AM

    So sorry to hear,, life is so uncertain,our deepest condolences

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