Obituary: Kenneth J. Van Dellen

January 11, 1937 – June 12, 2019

information provided by Smits Funeral Homes

Kenneth J. Van Dellen, age 82, of St. John, IN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Beloved husband of Elaine Van Dellen, nee Sturwold, and the late Carol J. Van Dellen, nee Van Essendelft. Loving father of Thomas (Kathy) Van Dellen, Michael (Rhonda) Van Dellen, Cheryl (Travis) Fugate, and Cari (Matt) Van Wieren. Proud grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of 4. Dearest brother of Chuck (Julie) Van Dellen, Norma Fraser, Donna (Ron) Kamp, and Carol (Mark). Kind uncle of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Charles and Joan Van Dellen.

Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30 & Pleasant Springs Ln.), Dyer, IN. Funeral service Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with services conducted by Rev. Cal Aardsma. Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens – Schererville, IN.

Mr. Van Dellen was a retired school teacher and coach at Illiana Christian High School. He was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Illiana Christian High School or Lansing Christian School.

For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit www.SMITSFH.com.

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