John VanMersbergen, Jr.

John VanMersbergen Jr.  went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2019 at the age of 40.  Born in Chicago, Illinois to parents John and Sandra VanMersbergen.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife Amanda.  John is survived by his siblings Richard (Jessica), Melissa (Eric), and Daniel (Kate).  Also nieces and nephews Jared, Rachel, Parker, Isabelle, Alexis and Samantha.  Visitation will be Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Crowder Funeral Home in League City.  A Christian service immediately following visitation.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association is greatly appreciated.


  1. I am so blessed to have met John and spent time with him recently! Even though it was 2 hospital visits – his bright and friendly personality came shining through. I pray God’s comfort surrounds his family in the days ahead.

    Cherie Niscavits
  2. I knew John through his wife, Amanda. When I first met him, I was immediately struck by his vibrant blue eyes! I found over time that we could have quite the conversations through those eyes. So expressive and humorous. He kept me in stitches! I know that he and Amanda are running joyously together in Heaven. I laugh as I imagine those two together up there. NO telling what they are up to! Continued prayers for John Sr, Sandy and all his family. I know he is very much missed.

    Karen Daniel
  3. John Jr was an awesome guy who always had a smile and a great outlook! He challenged all of the boundaries of his MD and had a great life with loving family and friends. I am thankful I got to know him in Keller TX even if it was just for a little while. Love and prayers for all of you! Jaimie

    Jaimie Johnson
  4. It was such a pleasure having the opportunity to have you and your lovely family as our neighbors in Keller, TX. Lots of cherished memories made for sure! John was such an uplifting, wise, loving man who taught many of us to always be true to yourself. He lived his life to the fullest and was very happy all because of his loyal, supportive, loving parents and family. John will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Cathy and Mike Scruggs
  5. John will be missed and I am praying for all of you in the days and weeks to come! Sending Love from Northeast Texas!!

    Alesa Granberry
  6. I had the pleasure of meeting John many years ago. I was saddened by the news of his passing. He was a truly wonderful person who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

    Gina Jackson
  7. 40 years. He lived a full life. Sandy, I can’t thank you enough for being open about life and helping my family in the midst of our own DMD struggle. Much love. And big hugs.

    Debra Canter
    • I will be here for you whenever you need support. My heart is with you and Thomas will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

      sandy VanMersbergen
  8. I met John a little over two decades ago when we lived down the street from each other in Ft. Myers, FL. John and my son, Vince became instant friends. Vince had became wheelchair dependent from a rare bone disease and they shared their love of sports as well. John’s family moved back to Texas after a short time, but Vince and John kept in touch, as I did with Sandy.
    I was surprised to hear of John’s passing…So sorry.
    Prayers for God’s love and comfort to surround John’s parents, John Sr., and Sandy and the family. May God fill your lives with His peace and presence as you adjust to life without John. Your broken hearts will in time mend somewhat, and the hurt will get less painful, but the memory of John and how much he impacted your lives will live forever…till that day you see him in heaven. John is now without pain and suffering and in the glory of the presence of Jesus.

    Paula Hanley
  9. Sandy and John, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family.

    Renee Bishop
  10. My dear cousin has passed away. I’ll always remember our Chicago Christmases together. If only we had had more. At least we could wish each other well and talk back and forth with FB. If not in other In way I never got to know, he was truly blessed to be born into such a loving family. Big hugs and lots of love to all friends and family.

    Katie Linder
  11. We have been friends over 20 years. You have made me smile and laugh, and you touched my heart. I have so many memories of you I could never name them all. But one was when I visited you and we listened to worship music. To this day when I hear the song that goes .. Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, here I am to say You’re my God… I think of that day. We went through a lot together and you did everything you could to help me during bad times. I still have my t-shirt you made with our picture on it… and it says “John & Mel Friends Forever”.
    And forever friends will we be.
    I love you, John Bear.

    Melinda McQueen
  12. John was a dear childhood friend. He was always happy and lived life to the fullest. I remember him watching the weather channel with his brother and playing Nintendo. He had such a good heart and I had conversations with him on Facebook about education and his dream to work with children with disabilities. He loved God and I know he was welcomed home with great love.

    Cassidy Garnica
  13. John has extremely wonderful parents who took great care of him. He was someone that I didn’t know well, but he has impressed me with his beautiful poems. I read the poem he wrote, Home at Last, to my mom today! He is flying with Angels and singing and his body is perfect! What a day that will be when we all meet in Heaven!

    Linda Quinty
  14. John was the sweetest, kind, loving person I have ever met. He will be greatly missed by everyone that he knew. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

    Lindsay Dinsmore
  15. John was a very loving and a great brother to me. My heart breaks that he is gone but I know he is in a better place and in no more pain. I’ll miss our talks and messages. He was always looking out for me. He will always be in my heart and one day I will see him again so I will just say see you later John. I love you!

    Melissa Henderson
    • John had a beautiful soul when I knew him. He was an Angel . We can only hope that he can sprinkle some dust on us down here. Praying for your family Sandy and John. Love to u all

      Adalinda Knowlton
      • thank you. I would love to talk. need your phone #

        sandy VanMersbergen
  16. We are praying for your family in this time of grief.
    With Love,
    The Tamayo Family

    Amanda Tamayo
  17. I went to school with John in Marshall, Tx. I knew he was a true friend from the beginning😇 He was always so kind & caring. After HS we kept in touch, though not as often as we should have. He would always check in on me & my kiddos, lol, just wanted to let me know he was praying for us & that he cared. He had a genuine spirit & a big ole heart💙 I love you John!! I’ll miss you friend. Tell my Mom Hi & give her a hug for me!! I’m so sorry Mrs Sandy & Mr John. My heart breaks for y’all😔 I am Praying Hard & sending Lots of love your way!!

    Cori Smith
    • thank you Cori. You were so special to him and us.

      sandy VanMersbergen
  18. John had such a beautiful soul. I will forever remember his smile and kindness that he had when I knew him. He was an Angel down here I can can only hope that he can sprinkle his dust down on us. I will forever remember him. My prayers go out to all family members. Sandy and John y’all did a great job with all. Love always Linda and family Knowlton

    Adalinda Knowlton
  19. I remember meeting this young man several years ago. My daughter was a friend of Melissas. John, was a fine man. I didn’t get it know him very well but he was so polite and kind. Thank you Sandy and John, for the gift of meeting him. I know when God takes me home, I ‘ll have the pleasure of getting to him. We ‘re praying for you. God bl4 sd

    Karen Roberts
  20. John was our first born of four children. They grew up together in a tiny house. We didn’t have much, but they always had fun and we were happy. Being the oldest, John was always the leader. He was a leader even as an adult. He had a strong will and a kind and gentle heart. He loved his family and friends and always tried to look out for all of us. He was the most giving and unselfish person I have ever known. He loved God with all his heart, mind and soul. He wasn’t able to attend church toward the end, but he always had church on the computer where he would praise and worship Jesus and learn from the scriptures. He led friends to Jesus also via the computer. He was allowed to preach one time at Agape church in Marshall, TX. It was quite short, but I was so proud of him. I love you John and I miss you. Your absence has left a giant void in my heart and my life that I don’t think will ever be filled. I must admit that I’m having a really hard time with your passing, but I would not wish you back here after experiencing Heaven and God’s love. I have so many remembrances of your life (our lives) there are too many to list. I know you are with Jesus now and you are made whole and I look forward to the day we will be together and rejoicing and praising God together with our family. Until that day I will continue to miss you and take comfort knowing you are happy and well. I love you John! DAD

    John VanMersbergen, Sr
  21. My sweet nephew Johnny will always be missed by many. He always had a great sense of humor and a sparkle in his eyes. He was very kind and caring and compassionate. It’s so hard to believe that he’s gone…he will always be remembered by those who loved him. Now he can sit at a table and eat with Jesus, Amanda and other family that passed before. And yes, now he can run! Love you always and forever Johnny. KISSES ON YOUR HEAD ❤️ Love, Aunt Sharon

    Sharon Kelderhouse
  22. I am still Johns mom even if I can’t touch him or see him. He is in my heart forever.There is so much I would like to say about him. He was a wonderful man of God and loving son. His life was physically hard but he had such a strong spirit. He ran the race and made it to his finish line for his reward. He is at home with the Lord and made whole. We will meet again in heaven. I will look forward to that moment but until then I will miss him very much. So privileged to have been your mom. I Love you John! Mom

    Sandy VanMersbergen

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