August 29, 2016
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/31/2016 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/1/2016 11:00:00
Joel H. Van Loo, age 69, of Plymouth, OH, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Willard Mercy Hospital in Willard, Ohio. He was born May 15, 1947 in Willard, Ohio to the late Henry & Martha (Redden) Van Loo, and had lived in the Willard and Plymouth area all of his life. He retired from NCR Corp. in Dayton. He was a member of the Willard American Legion Post 514 and was a Navy Veteran.
He is survived by sister, Ruth (Alfred) Sharp of Willard; 2 sisters-in-law, Geraldine Weiss and Diann (Frank) Anderson, all of Willard; 2 brothers-in-law, Jack (Betty) Carney of Willard and Joseph Carney of North Fairfield; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jan Van Wagner and the Metzger Family.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn (Carney) Van Loo, who died Dec. 19, 2005; a brother Raymond Van Loo; and a sister-in-law, Suzanne (William H., Sr.) Krabill.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Dear Ruth and family,
I am sorry to hear about Joel. I have many fond memories of us all growing up in Plymouth and wonderful family times together. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. He was a best friend all thru our school years at Plymouth and our working days at Donnellys. After high school we both had a passion of drag racing each other in our Chevelle Malibu’s and just hanging out on the old Plymouth Square. Great times! He always carried a happy smile and friendly welcome. Rest peacefully dear friend. We will miss you. Clarence & Nancy Ousley
Joel will be truly and deeply missed he was one very special man….There will be a hole in my heart forever….He was the absolute most caring person I have ever met
Dear Surviving family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Joel’s absence will leave a big hole in all of our hearts.
I believe that we never lose the people we love; the memories we have of them enrich our lives through the shared love we had with them when they were with us.
As Helen Keller said, “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
Joel will be in my heart forever.
Very sad news.Goodbye old friend.