Samuel Vanderploeg, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at his home. He was born October 23, 1938, in Downey Precinct, California, the son of Samuel and Olive Maxine (Johnson) Vanderploeg. On April 13, 1963, he married his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Jean "Betty" (Batkins) Vanderploeg, and she survives. In addition to Betty, Sam is survived sister, Rosalie Heaton of Canada; brother, Mike Vanderploeg and wife, Debbie, of Boggstown; his extended family, Mark Mennonno and wife, Jackie, of Indianapolis; and grandchildren, Alex Mennonno and fiance', Brianna, and Erika Mennonno, both of Indianapolis. Sam leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved...