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Kenneth (Ken) Van Cleave

September 1, 1935 - April 12, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Kenneth (Ken) Van Cleave was born September 1, 1935 in Tacoma, Washington and passed away on April 12, 2022 surrounded by his family. He loved sailing, fishing, wood working, cooking, baking holiday pies, friends and family. He was a 40 year friend of Bill W. and cherished the relationships that developed as a result of that friendship. He served his country in the US Navy and was a licensed Land Surveyor in the State of Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Pat and grandson, Raymond. He is survived by brother, Robert (Bob) Van Cleave, his children, Barbara (Ray) Ozanich, Kenneth (Peggy) Van Cleave and Kelly (Bruce) Pruitt, 7 grandchildren and, his ultimate pride and joy, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, located at 2215 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Elieso Health Center Life Enrichment Department (formerly Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community).

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