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Visitation:

Monday, October 9, 2017
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Monday, October 9, 2017
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Laurel Hill Cemetery
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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George M. Van Zandt

Berwick

George Maynard Van Zandt, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, with burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

George was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Ethel “Sissie” Van Zandt; second wife, Phyllis Ann (Kratzberg) Van Zandt; his parents, George William and Ethel Mae (Waltz) Van Zandt; and his siblings, Barbara, Alice, Donna, LeRoy and Ernest.

George was born November 25, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa. He retired from Firestone after 33 years. He enjoyed any activity that involved the outdoors. Some of his favorite pastimes included fishing, trapping and hunting. George played softball and coached baseball in his younger years. He was an avid Cubs, Bears, and Hawkeyes fan. He also enjoyed bowling and golfing.

He is survived by his sons, Edward (Suzanne) Van Zandt and Floyd Van Zandt, daughters, Vickie (Sam) Chavez and Sharon (Roger) Jones, seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren and his brother, Harry.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.