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Van Herold Willis

July 19, 1939 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Van Willis Obituary

Van Herold Willis, 84, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Van was born on July 19, 1939, in Bryson City, North Carolina to the late Reverend Garland and Rita Willis. 

Van retired from the Local #172 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and HVAC Union after many years of service. He served his country in the United States Army. 

On August 18, 1973, Van married Sandra Nelson who survives with children, Sherry (Brad) Hunt of La Porte, Darold (Joy) Willis of Walkerton, Indiana, Stanley (Holly) Willis of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; a step daughter, Cindy (Steve) Gazarkiewicz of La Porte; grandchildren, Tamra, Durelle, Tara, Tyler, Shawna, Sarah, Brandon, Bryan, Jacob, Katie and Rob; great grandchildren, Anaya, Alisa, Parker, Madelyn, Morgan, Rowan, Austin, Dallas, Molly, Devan, Brody and Piper; and sisters, Jewel, Eva, Clover, Marie, Clara, and Vergie. He was preceded in death by his parents Reverend Garland and Rita Willis, Stepmother Hazel Willis, brothers Richard and Clifford, and sisters Viola, Veronia, and Dorothy. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel in La Porte, Indiana. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to, Tunnel to Towers, https://dogood.t2t.org/ 

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