Fred A Vandermeulen

July 31, 1927March 24, 2017
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Fred A Vandermeulen, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away Friday, March 24th, 2017. Fred was born on July 31st, 1927 in The Netherlands. Fred’s life was one of service to others. During WWII he and his entire family supported the Allies in the underground during the Nazi occupation. When the allies liberated The Netherlands Fred joined the Royal Dutch Marine Corps and served five years as a Military Police Officer. He married Grace Meyer Vander Meulen on February 9th, 1953. Soon after their marriage they moved to the United States and they shared 45 wonderful years together until Grace passed away in 1998. Fred was a true patriot and proudly flew the American flag in his front yard and saw US citizenship as one of the greatest gifts he and his wife had ever received. He deeply loved his nation, but loved his family most of all. Survivors: daughters, Grace Bright of Littleton, Colorado, Dorothy Spirko of Fort Worth, Texas and Marion Taddonio of Arlington, Texas; five grandchildren, Nicholas Bright, Brandy Stadler, Matthew DiLaura, Andrew Taddonio, Meyer Taddonio; seven great-grandchildren, Maddy, Ally, Morgann, Landri, Eliza, Braylen, and Teagan.


  • Visitation Friday, March 31, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fred A Vandermeulen

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Rinske van der hoek-van der Meulen

March 31, 2017

Friday,March 31, 2017
Dear family, We believe God has taken to Him a wonderful person. Your dad, grandfather, and also a great- grandfather. You loved him all so much, now you lost him. Thats not easy, but you may know and believe our God put His arms around you all,
Uncle Fred We remember him as a wonderful person We loved him too. We think about you and we know God blessed you all , Keep the memories for ever in your hearts

Feije Jan van der Meulen

March 31, 2017

Though you're far away, you live on in our hearts. I hold on to precious memories.

Anneke and André van der Meulen

March 31, 2017

We believe:
God looked around His garden
and found an empty space.
He then looked down upon His earth
and saw his tired face.
He put His arms around him
and lifted him to rest;
Gods garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.

We have great memories. We loved him very much. Thanks for the great times you spend with us.

Riet vander Meulen

March 31, 2017

Almost 10 years ago he visited us for his 80th birthday. So good to see him again. We enjoyed to have him here and we had great times.
You all lost a great father, grandfather and a great-grandfather. We lost a wonderful uncle with a great heart.
In my thoughts I'm with you all.

Christine Archibald

March 30, 2017

I met Fred while working at Silverado and truly loved talking to him. He was and still is to me a wonderful man with a big heart. I will miss him. Thank you for letting me get to know him. I will be with you in spirit on Saturday. Christine Archibald Ft. Worth, Tx.

Det Frysinger

March 30, 2017

My thoughts and prayers to the Taddonio family. Mr. Vandermeulen sounded like a true patriot and a fine man. He was a hero during WW2. I wish I could have met him. God bless you Mr Vandermeulen.

Tom Slezak

March 29, 2017

God Bless sorry for your loss God has taken home a great angel prayers to the family

Rhonda Smith

March 29, 2017

Prayers for your family during this time.

Darlene Glaze

March 29, 2017

Prayers for your was a true pleasure to have known such a wonderful man. He was an inspiration to others in so many ways and will be greatly missed.

Judith Pickering

March 28, 2017

I am lifting prayer for your family. May you cherish memories of better times with both of your parents!