Obituary: Ryan K. VanderWoude


December 15, 1966 – August 23, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Ryan K. VanderWoudeRyan K. VanderWoude, age 55, of Lowell, IN formerly of Hammond, IN passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Beloved husband of Sheri VanderWoude, nee Stremplewski. Loving father of Jake (Lisa) VanderWoude, Shane (Marissa) VanderWoude, Branden VanderWoude and former father-in-law of Heather. Devoted grandfather of Lia, Ava, Scarlett, Tate, Madi, Shane, and Savannah. Cherished son of William (Arlene) VanderWoude and Sheri Basden. Dear brother of Kellie, Mollie, Karen, Dana, Len, Keith, Max, and Paul. Ryan was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Ryan was a member of Local #150 Operating Engineers.

Private services will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Ryan may be given to his wife, Sheri, for the grandchildren’s College Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at