William W. VanCleef
November 12, 1928 - September 24, 2021
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Wednesday 9/29, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
8178 Cline Ave
Schererville, IN 46375
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
200 E. 78th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
Thursday 9/30, 10:00 am

William VanCleef, age 92, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021. William is survived by his children; Deborah (Randall Carlson) VanCleef, Dianne (John) Frankovich; grandchildren: Christopher (Andrea) Frankovich, Danielle (Alec) Takacs, Dr. Dominique (Lucas Gravell) Frankovich, Jonathan Frankovich, Cameron (Molly Wagener) VanCleef, Ali (Michael) Kassing, William (Stephanie) VanCleef III, Chad (Anne)…

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Sharon (Tournai) Newell left a message on October 4, 2021:
Dianne, Debbie and your families, The VanCleef and Tournai families have a long history of friendship. We've had many a laugh together over so many years. One thing that was always a constant was a VanCleef smile and Mr. VC always had a big smile. I would always try to say something to make him laugh and he the same to me. I felt a connection with him, as did most people who got to know him. I'm glad I had your parents in my life. God Bless. Rest in Peace.
Dan Dorulla left a message on September 30, 2021:
My condolences to the family. Some great memories of John and Bill Jr. back in the day at Andrean.
Rita and John Mastalski left a message on September 28, 2021:
So very sorry for your loss, so loved and will be so missed!❤️❤️❤️ May he Rest In Peace.
Patty Tournai left a message on September 28, 2021:
Mr. VanCleef always made me smile. I’m smiling right now just thinking about him. I loved his sense of humor. Our family saw a lot of him when we were growing up. I know he will be missed. I will toast him with Makers Mark! My condolences to his entire family.
Lea Jimenez left a message on September 28, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet and gentle soul.
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Anne Carlsson left a message on September 28, 2021:
Big Papa was soo loved and so valued. I will miss his warm smile, great hugs, laughing eyes and the gentleness he held for all of us. He was a wonderful man and made such a difference. Love you all and he will be missed.
Susan Christenson left a message on September 27, 2021:
Very sorry for your loss🙏🏻
Dawn Marie Odya —- My Uncle,Mom’s Brother Vivian left a message on September 26, 2021:
I’m sorry for the great loss of a beloved family member. I haven’t seen my uncle in many years. Reading the obituary about him I know he lived a blessed life and there are many memories to cherish. I grew up listening to Country music. I sang in a couple of bands in Wisconsin where I lived. So we had the love of country music in common. My mom also loved country music. I remember my grandpa playing guitar and I believe a bango. He would bring it over and I would sing. Grandpa left us all that joy. May Our Lord Jesus comfort you all and bless you. Love Dawn
Lee Dewes left a message on September 26, 2021:
I am going to miss Uncle Bill’s smile, big hugs and his joking around all the time. He is in heaven dancing with your mom!
Jim Marimpietri left a message on September 26, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was a great man . And friend to me and my parents. Remember so many past get togethers with him and Jo. Sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Jim Marimpietri left a message on September 26, 2021:
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Charles Dale VanCleef left a message on September 26, 2021:
Uncle Bill was always so kind and sweet. I'm sorry he's gone. The world was better with him in it.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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