John Larry Van Zandt
February 19, 1947 - January 6, 2023
John Larry Van Zandt, 75, of Deshler, Ohio passed away Friday morning, January 6, 2023 at The Laurels of Defiance, Ohio.
He was born on February 19, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio to the late John and Bernice (Howe) Van Zandt.
Larry was a graduate of Deshler High School and served his country during the Vietnam War in U.S. Army. While stationed in Vietnam, he served as a combat engineer with Company A of the 613th Engineer Battalion. For his service he received the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Air Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
Upon returning home, he enjoyed a lifetime on his family’s farm and enjoyed many years tending to the land and homestead. He also formerly worked for Kuesel Bros. Farms and eventually retired from Wood Lane Industries, Bowling Green, Ohio after working in the maintenance department.
Larry served his community as a Bartlow Township Trustee for several terms and was a member of Deshler American Legion Post #316. His family will remember him for always being fun and out-going. He enjoyed relating with his sons and adored his grandsons.
He is survived by a son, Michael Van Zandt; wife, Barb Roseboom; grandsons, Dillon (Nicole) Van Zandt, Lance Van Zandt, Joshua Brownfield, Dalton Stott; great granddaughter, Mila Jean; and brother-in-law, Eugene “Oggie” (Sandy) Yungmann.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Jamie John Van Zandt and sister, Beverly Yungmann.
A memorial gathering will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler. Graveside services with military honors will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler.
The family suggests memorials to Deshler American Legion Post #316.
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