William “Bill” R. Van Beek, 68, Zimmerman

Posted on Jun 9th,2013 in  Elk River

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William “Bill” R. Van Beek, age 68, of Zimmerman, MN passed away on June 1, 2013, after a brave fight with brain cancer. He was surrounded by loving family and friends at his side.

Predeceased in death by his parents, Ethelyn and Russell; brother, Robert; sisters, Kathleen and Helen.

Survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Heidi (Robert) Skuza, Bill Jr. (Kerri), Jennifer Lammers (Steven Zimmel) and Amy (Mathew) Reiter; siblings, Russell (Jacki), Nancy (Harry) Robinson, Edward (Kaye), Pete (Cindy), Tom (Nancy), Al (Joni), Sue Noel, Ruth Holum, Ethie (Jeff) Sutliff, Chris, Dave (Jody); adoring grandchildren, Mackenzie, Allison, Autumn, Jonathan, Cameron, Owen, and Ava; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and a proud member of the Local 49 as a crane operator. After re-building the 35W Bridge he retired to spend more time doing what he loved: fishing, hunting, playing cards, being on the lake, and spending time with family and friends.

Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 111 N. 6th Ave., Princeton, MN, 763-389-2671, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m.

Memorials preferred to Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 1020 19th St. N.W., Suite 475, Washington, DC, 20036.

Arrangements with Contemporary Cremation Society, 952-922-0100.

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