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Mr. Edward Henry VanVleet

Mr. Edward Henry VanVleet
  • November 15, 1949 - October 26, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“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....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Michelle Swafford (Ernsberger) - MI

“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...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Patty Daniel - Galesburg, MI

“Rest in peace old friend! ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Dale Bradley - Cape coral, FL

“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. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Iris Longanecker - Venice,, FL

“Condolences to the whole family and friends. Ed was a great, dedicated member of the PNA, and always had my back. Great guy. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Tresler


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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 www.farleyestesdowdle.com.