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Dr. George William VAN HARLINGEN


News Death Notice

VAN HARLINGEN, Dr., George William 89, of Lebanon, died Tuesday April 9, 2013 with his family by his side. He was the only child of William and Irene (nee: Bradfield) Van Harlingen and was born on April 12, 1923 in Dayton, OH. Dr. Van Harlingen served in the Pacific during World War II as a medic in the US Army, Ohio 37th. Division. He took part in the liberation of Manila and earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for bravery in rescuing his commanding officer while under intense fire. Dr. Van Harlingen graduated in 1950 from Ohio State Medical School and practiced in Lebanon in private practice from 1951 to 1991. He also served on the Board of the Warren County Health Department and was a member of the Warren County Medical Association. He was a long time member of the Warren County Historical Society and the Lebanon United Methodist Church. He loved all kinds of animals and was an avid supporter of the Warren County Humane Society. He was also a great reader and supported the Lebanon Public Library. He spent many happy moments tramping the fields and woods of the country property he shared with his wife and children and at various times raised cattle, sheep, hogs and chickens. In his later years he enjoyed painting, wood working and model ship building. Dr. Van Harlingen is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia Lee Van Harlingen, one son, George W. (Debora) Van Harlingen, Jr., two daughters, Victoria and Christine and two grandchildren, Lydia (Matthew) Moeller and Nathan A. Roberts, all of Lebanon. Visitation will be held on Thursday April 11th from 5:00-8:00PM at the Lebanon United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held on Friday April 12th at 11:00AM also at the church. Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. George Van Harlingen's name to the Warren County Humane Society or to the Warren County Historical Society. Arrangements made by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon. Online condolences can be sent to the family buy visiting www.hoskins.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 10, 2013
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