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Updated: 07/10/2014 07:32:47PM

John Van Slooten

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John Van Slooten

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John Van Slooten, 92, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 20, 2014.

He was a resident of Frostproof, Fla., since 1990, having previously lived in Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, and Kentucky.

John was born on Sept. 18, 1921, to John G. and Ida (Kuperus) Van Slooten.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army.

John was employed as a mechanical engineer by Honeywell, Xerox, and General Motors. He was the Chief Powerhouse Engineer when he retired in 1988 from the GM Corvette Assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

He was an avid golfer and was a member of many golf clubs, including Indian Hills Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky., and River Greens Golf Course in Avon Park, Fla.

John attended the First Presbyterian Church in Frostproof, and was active on the Long Range Planning committee.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 68 years, Zyl Van Slooten; brother, Andrew Van Slooten; and sisters, Julia Buisman and Jeanette Lofgren.

John is survived by his daughter, Debra J. and husband Bill Joysey of Lake Orion, Mich.; sons Brian G. Van Slooten of Frostproof, and Jack L. Van Slooten of Bowling Green, Ky.; brother James E. and wife Charlene Van Slooten of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sister, Esther M. Rosvold of Circle Pines, Minn.; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews.

Family visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 27 at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Palm Ave., Frostproof, with a memorial service immediately following.

If so desired, donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building fund or Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, 2590 Havendale Blvd. NW., Winter Haven, FL 33881 in memory of John.

Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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