William B. Van Fleet
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William B. Van Fleet

June 20, 1921 - July 14, 2011

William B. Van Fleet

June 20, 1921 - July 14, 2011


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Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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Obituary for William B. Van Fleet

William B. Van Fleet, 90 of Independence, MO passed away, Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Rosewood Health Center. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2011 at Mound Grove Cemetery. William was born June 20, 1921 in Rochester, CA to Nelson S. and Minnie E. (Kubitsky) Van Fleet. He Attended Graceland College and completed his MBA at Denver University. He had worked as a manager for rural telephone co-operatives from the 1950’s thru early 1970’s. He later retired in 1988 after working at various other endeavors. He enjoyed prospecting and geology. He was a member of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He proudly served in the US Coast Guard during WWII. He is survived by; his loving wife of 68 years, Lois Van Fleet; a daughter, Susan J. Knight (Stephen) of Independence, MO; 2 sons, Jay N. Van Fleet (Fay) and Mark B. Van Fleet (Ruth) both of Florida; a sister, Sarah M. Hoss and a brother Edgar E. Van Fleet (Kay) both of Independence, MO; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Frank, Ralph, Bernie and Robert.

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