H. Van Cleef passed away Friday morning, December 18, 2015, at Northwestern
Memorial Hospital, in Chicago, Ill., due to medical complications, at the
age of 79.
He was born in
Northwest Indiana, April 5, 1936. Charlie is survived by his wife, Joanne
Van Cleef, brother William Van Cleef and sister Charlene Corrodo, sons
Charles Dale (Bonnie) Van Cleef and Terry Van Cleef, and daughter Cheryl
(Freddy) Pevar, two step-children, Holly Baum and David Baum; grandchildren
Tyson Hinkley, Charles Dale Van Cleef, Ryan Van Cleef, Christen Ball, and
Tiana Shelton, and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Charles and Edith Van Cleef, his sisters Vivian
Kastendieck and Sylvia Kenney, brother Bob Rickert and grandson Eric Van
Charlie bowled for
several years with friends and enjoyed yard work, fishing, writing letters
to the Voice of the People column and was a Bears fan. He retired from
NIPSCO after 35 years as a gas service man. He served in the U.S. Army and
the National Guard. He always helped neighbors, friends and family if he
could. He attended Liberty Bible Church. He will be missed by his dogs Rudy
and Murphy and his cat Ginger.
He chose to donate
his body to Indiana University for medical education.
A Memorial Service
for Charlie will be held Wednesday, December 30, at 11 a.m., at Liberty
Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Rd., (Old State Rd. 49) in Chesterton, IN.