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“Uncle Paul was a great man. Love all the bus trip too St. Louis. My condolences to is family. Going to miss him. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Linda Kersten - crossville, TN

“So sorry, I have heard how good of a father he was. Condolences to his family & friends. ✝ ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Robin Engle - Oklahoma, OK

“Forever in my heart. I will love you forever more. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sheri Vanoosten - Edmond, OK

“Sending condolences to the VanOosten families. May fond memories help you through this difficult time. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Vicki Patterson - German Valley, IL

“You and Stan, have fun in heaven. Love you both. Semper Fi Dad ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Tom VanOosten - Sterling, IL


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Paul Van Oosten, 94, of Sterling, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Rock River Home and Hospice.

He was born on June 5, 1923 in Newton Township to Adolf and Marie (Lantinga) Van Oosten. He married Frances Stultz on November 15, 1946 in Dixon.

Paul served proudly in the US Marine Corps during WWII during China, Guam and Iwojima. He was a concrete driver for Sterling-Rock Falls Ready Mix for 35 years until retiring in 1995.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Sterling American Legion Post 296 and the VFW. Paul was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, loved to garden and was a hard worker who loved his family. He enjoyed pitching softball and played horseshoes, earning the championship for Whiteside County. He and Frances enjoyed going to Iwojima conventions.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughters, Paula (Allan) Millerschoen of Sterling, Robin (Doug) McDuffy of Polo and a daughter in law, Sheri Van Oosten of Edmund, OK; sons, Tom Van Oosten of Sterling and Scott (Lori) Van Oosten of Sterling; grandchildren, Staci Bell, Shane (Natalie) Van Oosten, Shannon (Justin) McKenzie, Jenny (Larry) Thome, Michelle (Preston) Zigler, Kayla (Keenan) Blakeslee, Kari McDuffy, Avery Van Oosten and Paige Mewhirter; 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Stanley, 5 brothers and 7 sisters.