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John Anthony Van Ede

March 10, 1940 January 28, 2017
John Anthony  Van Ede
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Obituary for John Anthony Van Ede

Worthington, MN

John Anthony Van Ede, age 76, of Worthington, MN, died January 28, 2017 at his home. He was born March 10, 1940 in Chandler, MN, to John and Margaret (Nett) Van Eede. On January 16, 1965 he married Mildred Janet McCoy at St. Bridgets Church, Omaha, NE.

John grew up in Lake Wilson, MN, and was raised by his grandmother Meta (Martins) Nett. After high school graduation in 1958, he served in the United States Navy. Following their marriage, they made their home in a couple of places before settling in Worthington, MN, where they raised their twelve children ("the dirty dozen").

John was the Production Manager at Bedford Industries until his retirement in 2005. He was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church serving as Eucharistic Minister, Usher, and Confirmation Sponsor to many. John had a special place in his heart for the elderly volunteering faithfully at various nursing homes and homebound friends. John loved nature, early morning fishing and hunting trips, and gatherings involving family and friends.

John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred, and children: Janet (Kris) Jeppesen of Brookings, SD, Jackie Johnson of Worthington, MN, Janel (Jeff) Pond, of Tracy, MN, Joyce Christenson of Brookings, SD, Chad (Lacey) Van Ede of Sioux Falls, SD, Johnny (Rochelle) Van Ede of Wilmont, MN, Michelle (Mike) Van Ede of Worthington, MN, Mark (Carol) Van Ede of Burnsville, MN, Marie (Travis) Schutz of Worthington, MN, David (Darcie) Van Ede of Elkton, SD, Daniel (Nicole) Van Ede of Wilmont, MN, and Theresa (Luis) Van Ede of Worthington, MN; 40 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and grandson and granddaughter. One of many blessings John shared with his family was his love of the Rosary.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Rosary at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Worthington, MN on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.. Please join our family for lunch following the burial at St. Mary's school. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Compassionate Care Hospice, Worthington, MN.

Casket bearers are grandchildren: Jeremy Van Ede, Jackson Pond, Erik Van Ede, Kody Van Ede, Logan Van Ede, and Bailey Schutz; and friends: Steve Thill and Keith Fisher. Honorary casket bearers are grandchildren: Nichole Jeppesen, MacKenzie Christenson, Gabrielle Petersen, Jordin Mallett, Brooke Van Ede, and Isabelle Vasquez; and friend: Todd Samp.

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5:00 PM 2/2/2017 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/2/2017 8:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

8 pm Rosary

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States





10:30 AM 2/3/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Read Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

Read Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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