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LeRoy John Van Vleet

1931 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
LeRoy John Van Vleet Obituary
Mr. LeRoy John Van Vleet, age 83, of West Olive, passed away at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was born on May 11, 1931, in Ferrysburg to Ananias Lisle and Bernice (Kucks) Van Vleet. . He married the former Lula Cullum on December 1, 1956, in Grand Haven.

LeRoy served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a carpenter and diver for Consumers Energy. He was a member at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the American Legion in Lansing, and the Carpentry Union Chapter Local 335 and Local 100 in Muskegon. LeRoy loved fishing, hunting, racing motorcycles, cars, scuba diving, golfing, gardens- flowers and vegetables, drag racing, and golf carting. He enjoyed life to its fullest!

He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Lula, of 57 years; children, Douglas Van Vleet of Virginia Beach, VA, Reta (David) Walker of Grand Haven, Carolyn (Jerry) Sebright of Holland, Katherine (Ron) Cox of Saugatuck, and Lyle (Lynette) Van Vleet of Holland. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elsie Craig of Zephyr Hills, Florida; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; and aunts and uncles.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Grand Haven with Bishop Brian Bartels officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Historic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of LeRoy may be given to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Please share memories with the family at their online guest book at

The family is being served by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Grand Haven.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on July 18, 2014
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