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“Condolences to all the VanKampen families. Gumpy was a great person. He will be missed. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ed & Barb Hager - Fulton, IL

“So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Shafer

“We are sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Shafer - Other

“Sending our condolences to the entire family... ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Angie & Andrew VanKampen

“Our sympathy to the Van Kampen family. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Dan & Vicki Bly

“So sorry for your loss. Sending our hugs and prayers to you. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mike and Sheila Wiersema

“My prayers hugs and condolences Gary,Bern,Sue and Loren Loren in your loss. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn ziegler - Family

“Thank you for always helping keep an eye on me during my summer visits, you were very welcoming to me and Aimi. Such great memories, glad we shared...Read More ยป
8 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Van Kampen - Family

“RIP LeeRoy (Gumpy) ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda (Bielema)Council - Friend

“Sincerest sympathy to the VanKampen family in the passing of LeeRoy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ray and Miriam Babak - Fulton, IL

“I loved our night where we would go gets some frostys and sit in the dike and just talk. He was my buddy. May he fly high ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Mekah Jo Malone


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LeeRoy Van Kampen, Sr., age 75 of Fulton, died Saturday, April 23, 2022 at his home.

LeeRoy was born on November 16, 1946, in Savanna, the son of Roy and Marie (Gretencord) Van Kampen. He graduated Fulton High School in the class of 1964. LeeRoy is a United States Army Veteran and served our country from 1965-1968. He got his Associates Degree from Clinton College, graduating in 1978 with honors. LeeRoy married Dianna Cronk on April 23, 1987 in Morrison. She preceded him in death on October 28, 2013. He worked at Equistar from 1960-1994, then at CF Industries from 1994-2009, retiring after 20 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting.

Survivors include his children, Butch (April) of Fulton, Melissa Van Kampen of Fulton, and Shania Van Kampen of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Jacob Oldaker, Alyssa Van Kampen, Keegan Van Kampen, MaKai Hart, Aisha Van Kampen, Mekah Jo Malone, Corbin Van Kampen, and Jamison Horton; one great grandson, Laken; three brothers, Gary (Bernadine) Van Kampen of Fulton, Loren (Sue) Van Kampen of Fulton, and Roger (Sally) Van Kampen of Fulton; and his golfing buddy, Don Seil.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and one brother, John Van Kampen.

Special thank you to his nurse, Michelle, from Genesis VNA and Ray, Amber and Rod from Beacon of Hope Hospice.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton, 1601 16th Avenue. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Fulton Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fulton Township Cemetery.