Myrtle M. Van Laarhoven

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Myrtle M. Van Laarhoven, 98, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 4, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls with family present. She was born Oct. 17, 1919, in North Dakota to George and Mable (Runk) Keith.

On Sept. 21, 1939, she married Adrian Van Laarhoven in Coleman. Myrtle lived in rural Lena for most of her life and was once employed at Frigo Cheese. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Lena. Myrtle will be fondly remembered as a fabulous cook who loved to prepare meals for her family.

Survivors are her four children, Linda Urbaniak, Peshtigo; Dean (Judy) Van Laarhoven, Greenville; Ann (Terry) Hegeman, Suamico; Don (Grace) Van Laarhoven, Lena; two daughters-in-law, Donna Van Laarhoven, Billings, Montana; Mary Martin, Marion; 18 grandchildren, many great- and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adrian in 1991, two sons, Dennis and David, one daughter Mary Van Laarhoven, two brothers, Hank and George Keith and three sisters, Iletta Heckendorf, Dorothy Yarwood and Vi McDougal and son-in-law, Allen Urbaniak.

Visitation was held 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation continued after 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Lena until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Felix Abano officiating. Burial followed in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena.

The Van Laarhoven family would like to thank Dr. Genadi Maltinski and the wonderful staff at Atrium Post Acute Care for their many years of care and concern shown Myrtle, especially in her final days.