ULYSSES, Pa. - Lynn M. Van Etten, 84, of Ulysses, Pa., died Thursday (Jan. 23, 2014), in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, Pa.
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Born Sept. 11, 1929, in Harrison Township, Pa., he was the son of Mark J. and Miriam Pride Van Etten. On Sept. 27, 1947, in Wellsville, he married the former Vivian L. Hamilton, who survives.
A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 in the medical corps, and was a ward master in the Tokyo Army Hospital. He was employed as a milk hauler for M.H. Rankin for 10 years and as a plant foreman/supervisor for Varcum Chemical in Niagara Falls for 28 years. Lynn served as a Bingham Township Supervisor for nine years.
Surviving besides his wife, Vivian, are two sons, Tom (Eileen) Van Etten of Latham, and David (Bridget) Van Etten of Murphy, Texas; a daughter, Lynda Van Etten of Albany; a granddaughter, Alice Van Etten of Latham; three brothers, Lyle (Joyce) Van Etten and Thomas (Sharon) Van Etten, both of Whitesville, and Richard (Mary Ellen) Van Etten of Wellsville; two sisters, Evelyn (Floyd) Buckley of Bath, and Carol Cady of Westfield, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Andrew Van Etten; and a brother, William D. Van Etten.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014), at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., with a memorial service following at noon. The Rev. Dennis Van Etten will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Association, Ulysses, PA 16948. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Feb. 12, 2014