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Dutch Van Eck
Dutch Van EckFishermanDutch Van Eck, 78, of LaRue, died Friday evening March 20, 2020 at his home.

He was born Johannes Cornelius Theodoris Van Eck II in Utrecht, Holland to the late Johannes Cornelius Theodoris and Alltje (Peters) Van Eck, he was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald and a brother, Billy.

Dutch immigrated to the United States, coming to California. He worked as an engineer while there. Dutch and his family moved to Ohio in 1994.
He was veteran of the United States Army.
His Ohio career consisted of being a car salesman, a job he greatly enjoyed. He also had worked for Kalmbach Feeds in Upper Sandusky.
Dutch loved boating and fishing, his special place was the Pacific Ocean in California (the fish are bigger there).

Surviving is his wife, Carolyn Rose (Hempy)Van Eck, they were married April 10, 1968 in California. Also surviving are his children: Melody (William) Baker of LaRue, Donald (Angelique) Van Eck of Show Low, Arizona, Bridgette Smith of Virginia and Clarresse Van Eck of Show Low, Arizona
Grandchildren: Donald, Cecelia, Patrick, Christole, Raymond, Caitlynn, Chloe, Thomas, Katelynn and Cody
Four Great grandchildren
Siblings: Cornelius (Barbara) Van Eck of Kelseyville, Ca., Adrianus Van Eck of Montana, John (Joanne) Van Eck of Kelseyville, Ca. and Jannetje Anita (Glen) Thomas of Kentucky

Graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Thursday March 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the LaRue Cemetery, Pastor Steve Whitaker will officiate. Due to current health concerns, private family visiting will be held.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is assisting the family.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Kelly. VanGundy
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:16 PM

Our prayers are with you all!

#2 from: Claudia Weist Hicks
La Rue
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:17 PM

Carolyn, Melody and family,. Sending our sincere sympathy at this sad time for you.  Dutch had a zest for life that made everyone that knew him enjoy.  Hugs, love and prayers to you all.

#3 from: Beth Wood
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss.Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

#4 from: Dixie
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:35 PM

Prayers and sympathy for your family

#5 from: Bridgette Van Eck/ smith
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:48 PM

I am so sorry for everyone loss. My dad is now with Oma and Opa. He leaves behind 3 daughters and 2 sons, plus 6 grandkids. 5 great grandkids that never met him before his passing.

#6 from: Cyndee I Stevens Thompson
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:48 PM

Carolyn, Melody and family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you for healing hearts and minds.
Joop's laughter and smiles will definitely be missed but will still be sweet memories for us.
We love you!
Cyndee and Tommy

#7 from: Melissa McKinniss
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:57 PM

I am so sorry to this. Sending you my thoughts and hugs Carolyn.

#8 from: Melissa McKinniss
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:58 PM

I am so sorry to this. Sending you lots of love at this difficult  time.

#9 from: Christa Adams
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 3:08 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Hugs to the family.

#10 from: Bonnie Lowry
New Riegel, Ohio
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 3:39 PM

Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a unique and honest man that loved you so much. I will never forget him or his sense of humor. I miss you so much. I pray you and your family are ok in these trying times. May he Rest In Peace.

Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 5:18 PM


#12 from: Eva Myers
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Melody and family, praying for God's comfort for all of you.

#13 from: Linda
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 10:47 PM

So sorry Carolyn  prayers

#14 from: Dennis Clark
Jacksonville,  Oregon
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 2:58 AM

Sorry for your loss,  I donít think I met joe as the clark boys called him unless I was a baby but got to meet a cousin last summer.  Always nice to catch up with family even though distant.  Blessings to you all !  

#15 from: Phylliss Taylor
Bakersfield, CA
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:19 AM

My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. May Mr. Van Eck rejoice in Heaven and find peace at the feet of Jesus.

#16 from: Laura Widder
South Carolina
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 12:37 PM

Carolyn and family
Prayers to you

#17 from: Heil
Berry creek
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 2:24 PM

Condolences to the family, Dutch was a stern influence and a sound mind always making us look two directions

#18 from: Pastor Stephen Whitaker
Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Thank you for giving me thr honor of serving you today. I am keeping all of you in prayer as you remember, laugh, grieve and celebrate the the life of Dutch.

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