Mr. Edward Henry VanVleet

  • Born: November 15, 1949
  • Died: October 26, 2018
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward Henry VanVleet, age 68, of Battle Creek sadly passed away on Friday evening, October 26, 2018. He was born in Battle Creek on November 15, 1949, the son of Edward and Pauline (Little) VanVleet. A true outdoorsman, Edward enjoyed fishing, hunting, and driving around watching the deer. He was a member of the P.N.A. and most of all loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Edward is survived by his children, Steve (Connie) VanVleet, Missa (Billy) Mexico, and Larry (Cindy) Seeley; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Yvonne Green; his former wife, Pat VanVleet; and his special nephew, Tony (Ashley) Rice. He was sadly preceded in death by his parents; his son, Todd Crane; his lifetime personal friend, Cathy Sue Pahl; and his nephew, Brad VanVleet.

A memorial gathering to celebrate Edward's life will be held 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4th at the P.N.A. (Polish National Alliance) 15 Clair Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to his family C/O his daughter, Missa J. Mexico. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Edward may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Have known Ed my entire life, he will be sadly missed by all. He was a family friend and I had worked with him at McClaines Towing for many years. My prayers to his entire family, from ours.

Posted by Michelle Swafford (Ernsberger) - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   October 31, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Eddie's death! We are first cousins & spent ALOT of time together growing up! I did get to see him every now & then at different places! He was Always such a good day! I'm sure he will be missed by all who Loved him! RIP EDDIE❤

Posted by Patty Daniel - Galesburg, MI - Family   October 31, 2018

Rest in peace old friend!

Posted by Dale Bradley - Cape coral, FL - Friend   October 31, 2018

So Sorry Missa, Steven, Larry and Yvonne. He will be missed by all. Sorry we are in Florida...........Love You All. Iris and Bruce Longanecker.

Posted by Iris Longanecker - Venice,, FL - Family   October 31, 2018

Condolences to the whole family and friends. Ed was a great, dedicated member of the PNA, and always had my back. Great guy.

Posted by Karen Tresler    October 31, 2018