He and his wife, Ruth, came to Refugio to manage the county airport in 1972.
Over his career, Vandervlugt accumulated more than 70,000 hours of flying time.
He was born May 10, 1936 in Holland.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hodge Vandervlugt of Refugio; one son, John Vandervlugt of Round Rock; one stepson, Billy Michelson of San Antonio; and a sister, Erna Fentener Van Vlissingen of Amsterdam, Holland.
A memorial service for Vandervlugt will be conducted at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 700 S. Upper Broadway Street in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, March 6, at 11 a.m.
Memorial remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.