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Schuyver Youin Edward 'Ed' "Papa Eddie" Van Schuyver


06/30/1928 - 06/25/2015 Obituary
Schuyver Youin Edward 'Ed' "Papa Eddie" Van Schuyver Obituary
Husband, Father, Papa, Papa Eddie, Son, Brother, Passionate Pie Maker and Cook, Fisherman,
Cotton Ginner, Mentor, Friend, Caregiver, Gardener, Industrial Artist, Farm Worker, Brave Adventurer, Self-Taught Poet, Reader, and Writer, the Sweetest Lover of Life, but most importantly Christ-Believer.
There are many words to describe the amazing man Ed was to all of us, but few to capture the great loss. Though we knew it was his time and we had been granted eight wonderful months with him that never were promised, the void we feel is nearly unbearable. We forever will miss his "Hi! How are you today?" greetings and sweet hugs or kisses followed by "I love you." We take comfort only in knowing that Heaven's gates were opened wide last Thursday, and Ed was greeted by our Savior and reunited with his wife of 65-1/2 years, Mary Louise (Van Worth) Van Schuyver.
Ed was born in Wanette, OK as the oldest of seven children to parents Jim and Willie (Crow) Van Schuyver. He lived most of his life in Bakersfield and Wasco. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary and two infant children Eddie Dean and Wanetta June, brothers Jim and Raymond Van Schuyver, and sister Wanda McCourt.
Ed is survived by two sons Donald (MaryLou) Van Schuyver of Bakersfield and Larry (Joy) Van Schuyver of Edmond, OK; three grandchildren Marla (Tony) Proffitt of Bakersfield, Desiree (Brian) Hammond of Long Beach, and Eric Van Schuyver of Norman, OK; seven-great grandchildren Nicklaus, Nolan, and Savannah Proffitt; Kylie Schat and Chloe Hammond; and Kory and Samantha Van Schuyver. Ed also is survived by sister Shirley (Ron) Hayes of Roanoke, TX; and brothers Ervin Van Schuyver of Shawnee, OK, and Norman (Lisa) Van Schuyver of Fort Myers, FL. Ed has a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m., Greenlawn Southwest. Viewing is July 1 from 4-8 p.m.
Thank you to the wonderful nurses, aides and chaplains from Hoffman Hospice.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 1, 2015
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