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Van K. Mefford

December 20, 1924 ~ May 1, 2019 (age 94)

Van K. Mefford 94

Born on December 20, 1924 in Des Moines, IA to Van and Helen (Cecil) Mefford. He lived in the Roscoe/Rockton area for 70 years.

Van married Ila Gannon in 1955 and after her passing in 1981, he married Pat Bowgren in 1983  who passed in 1999.

He was formerly a mechanical engineer with Borg-Warner for 30 years, retiring in 1984.

 He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army Infantry. Van was a member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church, Rockton Masonic Lodge #74 and various motorcycle clubs.

Survived by  his loving family and best friend Tazio; predeceased by his parents   and one sister.

Private family graveside services will be in the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery,  at a time to be announced

Arrangements by Anderson-Long-Klontz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., 6825 Weaver Road

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