Alfred P. Verhoeven, 83, of Crystal River, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Health Center at Brentwood in Lecanto. He was born Aug. 22, 1929, in New York, N.Y., to Alfred and Juliette (Sperber) Verhoeven. He came to Crystal River 17 years ago from Old Bridge, N.J. He was a retired insurance agent with New York Life with 25 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River, the St. Benedict's Catholic Men's Club and he was a former Catechist teacher at St. Benedict's.
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He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Margot Verheoven, Dec. 12, 1997. He is survived by his daughter, Gretchen McCarthy (Keith) of Monroe, N.J.; his sister, Gloria Apfel of Crystal River; two grandsons, Keith Schauer Jr. and John Henry Schauer III.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River with Father Ryszard Stradomski as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 30, 2013