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William VanKoevering Obituary
William H. "Bill" Van Koevering, 88

Avon

Feb. 14, 1925 - Jan. 26, 2014

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Avon Community Church for William H. "Bill" Van Koevering, age 88 of Avon who passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Pastor Chuck Pelkey will officiate. Burial with military honors will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Avon Community Church. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Bill was born February 14, 1925 in Lyons, New York to Dr. Henry and Sarah (Libbert) Van Koevering. He was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. Bill married Patricia A. Helfer on July 28, 1951 in Lyons, New York. He was employed by the St. Regis Paper Mill in Deferiet, New York until his transfer to Sartell in 1967. He retired from the Champion Paper Mill in 1988. He was a member of the Avon Community Church and volunteered at Meals on Wheels.

Bill enjoyed living on the lake, working in his yard, golfing, spending winters in Florida and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; children, Deborah (Mark) Jarboe of Nisswa, Holly (Dennis Kennedy) Marmas of Sartell, Hank (Corky) of Holdingford and Bill (Janet) of Sartell; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Brandon Jarboe; sisters, Ruth Wadsworth and Martha VanDerpool.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 28, 2014
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