BENJAMIN MARK VAN ALSTINE 2/24/1939 - 10/17/2013 Benjamin Mark Van Alstine age 74, of Hesperia, CA, passed away on Thursday October 17, 2013 from a year long battle with Leukemia. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, shortly after birth came home to Ontario, CA where he lived until 1990 when they moved to Hesperia. He loved camping, fishing & hunting, but his greatest passion was gold prospecting (which he was good at). He was also a person who could build/weld just about anything he could dream up. He was a contractor and owned his own business for over 30 years. He worked for the City of Victorville's Public Works department for 8 years and retired in 2009. Ben was preceded by his oldest son Mark, parents Ben T. & Helen Van Alstine. He is survived by his wife Vicky of 54 years, son Michael & wife Christy, daughter Robin, sister Virginia & husband Robert, brother Clark & wife Karen, brother Jon & wife Marline, grandchildren Heather, Jacob, Michelle & Jennifer, great grandchildren Devin & Ethan and 9 nieces & nephews and their children. His graveside funeral will be on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Desert View Mortuary, 11478 Amargosa Rd., Victorville, CA at 11:00 AM.
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Published in the Daily Press on Oct. 22, 2013