Obituary of Harvey Van Buren (1929 – 2021) – Belleville, IL

Harvey Henry Van Buren
June 27, 1929 – October 7, 2021
Belleville, Illinois – Harvey Henry Van Buren, 92, of Belleville, Illinois, died Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 27, 1929 in Carrollton, Illinois.
Harvey was a Korean War Army veteran and served from 1951 to 1953. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal and the Nations Service Medal. United. Harvey and Helen have owned Helen’s Restaurant in Belleville for 14 years. Harvey’s life as a farmer was his long-standing passion with his Oliver tractors. He also worked at the Millstadt Creamery, Dixie Feed Mill and Belleville Shoe Manufacturing. Mr. Van Buren was a member of the United Church of Christ of Concordia in Belleville, Ill., The Illinois Farm Bureau, the American Legion Post 502 in Millstadt, and the NRA.
He is survived by his children, Eric (Lisa) Van Buren of Waterloo, IL, Roseann (Chris) Weatherington of Nashville, TN, Paul (Angela) Van Buren of Prairie du Rocher, IL & Tom (Michelle) Van Buren of Millstadt , IL, her grandchildren, Erica (Jonathan) Timko, Douglas (Morgan) Van Buren, Taylor Stogner, Rebecca Van Buren, Derek Van Buren, Matt Lagermann, Jacob Van Buren, her great grandchildren, Beckett, Beau and Brewer Van Buren, Easton and Grayson Timko, his sister Esther (Herman) Kohldehoff, his brother Norman (LaVerne) Van Buren, as well as other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Helen Van Buren, née Stiffler, whom he married on May 12, 1957, his parents, John & Frieda, née Wolf, Van Buren and his sister and step- brother Florence and Melvin Veit ..
Visitations will be on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois, and Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. There will be an American Legion service on Monday evening at 7 p.m.
The funeral will be on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Il., With Pastor Joan Mier and Pastor David Krueger officiating.
Interment will follow at Concordia UCC Cemetery in Belleville, IL.
In lieu of customary commemorations, the family gratefully requests that commemorative contributions be made to The United Church of Christ of Concordia in Belleville, IL. For more information, please access our website, Arrangements were made by Leesman Funeral Home.

Posted by Belleville News-Democrat on October 10, 2021.

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