Dennis Dwayne Vandiver II, formerly of Warsaw, affectionately known to his family as “Peeps,” passed away unexpectedly at 11:12 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Michigan City, at the age of 43.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1976, in Goshen, to Carolyn Jane Vest Wilson and Dennis Dwayne Vandiver.

Peeps was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where he attended Wawasee High School in Syracuse.  He worked in construction for the majority of his life.  He was a loving father and son and will be missed.

He is survived by his fiancée, Staci Willard, Warsaw; two sons, Braxton and Brody Vandiver, Warsaw; daughter,  Adrienne Caldwell, Logansport; three grandchildren; father and stepmother, Dennis Dwayne and Debra Vandiver, Anderson; and his mother and stepfather, Carolyn Jane and Kevin Wilson, Elkhart. He also leaves behind his brother,  Marcus Vandiver, Frankton; and two sisters, Julie (Sherman) Dalton, Statesville, N.C.; and Misty Neal, North Webster.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Christy Vandiver; and his grandparents.           

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.


Memorials to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, IN 46580 to go towards funeral expenses.

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