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John  P. Van Hamme
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Obituary for John P. Van Hamme

John Van Hamme, age 56 of Victor, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor with Pastor Jim Dotson officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Victor.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home and the family will greet friends from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Memorials may be provided to the family and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 485, Victor, Iowa 52347. Memories and condolences may be shared with John’s family online at www.smithfh.com.

John Peter Van Hamme was born on June 25, 1961, to Raymond and Ardis (McKusker) Van Hamme in Marengo, Iowa. He was raised in Victor and graduated from HLV High School in 1979.

John was united in marriage to the love of his life, Donita Clark on July 15, 1988 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple resided in the Victor area and John worked for many years at the Iowa Department of Transportation.

John enjoyed life to the fullest. He dearly loved his family and his many dogs. He was an outdoorsman, an avid hunter, fisherman and mushroom hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his five grandchildren, going four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, playing cards and board games with his family, and sitting around a campfire enjoying a beer or two.

John is survived by his wife of 29 years, Donita Van Hamme of rural Victor, Iowa; his step-daughters, Jamey (Ricky) Jenkins of Bolivar, Missouri and Amy (Brian) Longnecker of Belle Plaine, Iowa; grandchildren, Courtney, Rachel Anne and Bradley Jenkins of Bolivar, Missouri; Jakob and Emma Longnecker of Belle Plaine, Iowa; sisters, Sandra Arnold, Mary (Ron) McDonald, and Marie Louis; brother-in-law, Anthony Schirmer; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, General George Patton.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda and Alice; twin nieces, Amanda and Andrea; and many beloved dogs.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

22

Apr

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home

808 Fourth Street
Victor, Iowa 52347

funeral service

Monday

23

Apr

10:30 AM
Smith Funeral Home

808 Fourth Street
Victor, Iowa 52347

interment

Monday

23

Apr

11:15 AM
Calvary Cemetery

A Avenue / 190th Street
Victor, IA 52347

reception

Monday

23

Apr

11:30 AM
Victor American Legion

601 - 3rd Street
Victor, Iowa 52347

Cemetery Details

Location

Calvary Cemetery

Algona, IA

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