Obituary – Jeffrey Raymond VanderHeyden

Jeffrey Raymond VanderHeyden

May 16, 1963 – August 10, 2018
Age: 55
Residence: Branson, MO
Formerly of: Affton, MO

Jeffrey “Jeff” Raymond VanderHeyden, age 55, of Branson, Missouri, passed away August 10, 2018, at home. Jeff was born May 16, 1963, in Affton, Missouri, the son of John and Janet (Martin) VanderHeyden. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Jeff proudly served our country in the U.S. Army, working as a chef. His pastimes included cooking, hiking, fishing, and camping. A man of the outdoors, he enjoyed adventures. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his sweet daughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sandra (Smothers) VanderHeyden.

Jeff is survived by his daughter Meranda VanderHeyden; a brother, John (Beverly) VanderHeyden of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Jennifer (Dean) Clark of Branson, Missouri; soul sister, Christine Deer of St. Louis, Missouri; and loving cousin, Pam Hoock of Hecker, Illinois.

Inurnment with full military honors will be 11:00 AM, Friday, August 24, 2018, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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