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Arthur M. VanLeer


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Arthur M. VanLeer Obituary
Arthur "Art" Marvin Van Leer, 92, Wentzville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Gardenview Care Center, O'Fallon.

Art, a former tool inspector, was born Aug. 15, 1925, in St. Charles, the son of Arthur M. Van Leer Jr. and wife Rose, nee Tihen. He was the beloved husband of Frances Van Leer, nee Castor, Wentzville. Art served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945. He worked for Wagner Electric, Van Leer's Lawn Service, Van Leer Cleaning Service and Watlow Electric. Art was a wonderful husband, and dedicated father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Art is survived by his wife, Frances Van Leer, Wentzville; three sons, Jerry (Christina) Van Leer, St. Charles, Greg (Debbie) Van Leer, Wright City, and Steve (Lorna) Van Leer, Trenton, Texas; two stepdaughters, Diana (Rick) Forrest, Lacey, Wash., and Sandy (Mike) Mayernik, Springfield; step-daughter-in-law, Jeannie Hada, Woodson Terrace; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur M. Van Leer Jr.; mother, Rose Van Leer; first wife, Hazel Van Leer; stepson, Larry Hada; daughter, Lisa Van Leer; brother, Raymond Van Leer; and sister, Ruth Long.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment followed at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.

Memorials may be made payable to Church of Christ-Wentzville, in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

The family was served by Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville.
Published in The Missourian on Mar. 1, 2018
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