June 27, 1929 - October 7, 2021
Harvey Henry Van Buren, 92 years old of Belleville, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1929, in Carrollton, IL. Harvey was a Korean War Army Veteran and served from 1951 - 1953. He received the Korean Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. Harvey and Helen were the owners of Helen's Restaurant in Belleville for 14 years. Harvey's farmer life was his life long passion along with his Oliver tractors. He was also employed at the Millstadt Creamery, Dixie Feed Mill, and the Belleville Shoe Manufacturing. Mr. Van Buren was a member of Concordia United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL., Illinois Farm Bureau, 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, his grandchildren, Erica (Jonathan) Timko, Douglas (Morgan) Van Buren, Taylor Stogner, Rebecca Van Buren, Derek Van Buren, Matt Lagermann, Jacob Van Buren, his great grandchildren, Beckett, Beau and Brewer Van Buren, Easton and Grayson Timko, his sister, Esther (Herman) Kohldehoff, his brother, Norman (LaVerne) Van Buren, along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Helen Van Buren, nee Stiffler, who he married on May 12, 1957, his parents, John & Frieda, nee Wolf, Van Buren and his sister and brother-in-law Florence and Melvin Veit.. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, IL., and on Tuesday October 12, 2021 from 10 a.m.-11 am. at the funeral home. There will be an American Legion service on Monday evening at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Il., with Pastor Joan Mier and Pastor David Krueger, officiating. Interment will follow in the Concordia U.C. C. Cemetery in Belleville, IL. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to Concordia United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were handled by Leesman Funeral Home.
Harvey Henry Van Buren, 92 years old of Belleville, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1929, in Carrollton, IL. Harvey was a Korean War Army Veteran and served from 1951 - 1953. He received... View Obituary & Service Information
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