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Thurl Charles (Chuck) VanKirk Jr. Obituary
Thurl Charles (Chuck)
Van Kirk Jr.
Thurl Charles (Chuck) Van Kirk Jr, Pastor of Rim of the World Community Church in Running Springs from 1985 to 2010, died May 25th at 1:30pm after a 4 ½ year battle with mesothelioma cancer. He was 65 years old. He served in the Navy in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. He married Diane Kay Lentzner on December 5, 1969 in Denver. They moved to Pasadena, California where he graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary. In 1985, they moved to Running Springs to serve as Senior Pastor at Rim Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Diane; their twin daughters Krista Moorman and Kelly Martens; and their daughter Lindsey Ferronato. They have 7 grandchildren. He was a Godly man who loved Jesus with all his heart, soul, and mind. "And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:15
Services will be at Calvary Chapel Camp, 32355 Green Valley Lake /Road, 92341 at 10:00am on Saturday, June 2nd. Burial service will be Monday, June 4th at 11:00am with military honors at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on May 31, 2012
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