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William Theodore Van Hook, 84, Batesville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at Margaret Mary Health.
Born July 27, 1932, in West Terre Haute, he was the son of the late Eugene and Pauline (Dierdorf) Van Hook.
William retired from Schirk's International, Greensburg, but was fleet maintenance director for Batesville Casket Co. for over 20 years. He was a member of the Ripley County Community Foundation, Social Lodge 86 Free and Accepted Masons, Terre Haute, and Scottish Rite Valley of Terra Haute. He served his county in the U.S. Army at the end of Korea. William married Marilyn M. Cook Sept. 1, 1956.
William is survived by his son Robert Van Hook, Napoleon, and several cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn M. Van Hook in 2007, his daughter Daryl Lea Van Hook and his brothers Lawrence Van Hook and Robert E. Van Hook who died in Korea in 1952.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5-7p.m. with Masonic services at 7 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at Meyers Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Flory officiating. Burial will follow services in the Methodist Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Ripley County Community Foundation Van for Veterans in care of Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006. Online condolences may be made at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 15, 2016
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