AMerican Veteran 11

John Larry Van Zandt

February 19, 1947 ~ January 6, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
Obituary Image

John Van Zandt Obituary

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.

Messages and memories can be left for the family at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Larry Van Zandt, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know John Larry Van Zandt?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor John's memory.


Memorial Gathering
January 11, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home
133 East Maple Street
Deshler, OH 43516

Graveside Service
January 12, 2023

10:00 AM
Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home
133 East Maple Street
Deshler, OH 43516


Deshler American Legion Post #316
505 South Stearns Avenue, Deshler OH 43516
Tel: 1-419-278-3836


© 2023 Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility