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Kevin Van Sloun

Kevin Van Sloun, age 89, of Spicer, died Friday afternoon, November 30, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, at the Church of Our Lady of the Lakes in Spicer.  Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post #167 of Willmar.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, at Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer and will continue one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday.

Kevin Van Sloun was born December 25, 1928, in Richmond, Minnesota, the son of Leo and Helen (Rief) Van Sloun.  He grew up and received his education in Richmond, graduating from Richmond High School.  Kevin then attended barber school and worked as a barber in Two Harbors.  He served stateside in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  On June 18, 1954, he married Arliss “Mona” Ramlo in Crystal and they made their home in Golden Valley.  Kevin worked for Bell Systems / AT&T until 1970 when they moved to Willmar and he began working for Minnesota Microwave.  They moved to George Lake in 1981 and Kevin retired from Minnesota Microwave in 1988.

Kevin’s priorities were his faith, his family and his friends.  He was an active member of the Church of Our Lady of the Lakes, where he volunteered much of his time, especially making repairs at the church and with the audio/visual equipment.  Kevin could fix anything and was eager to help his friends and family whenever he could.  He enjoyed gardening, spending time in his workshop, hunting, fishing, and camping.  He was proud to have lived independently until his recent illness.

He is survived by two sons: Kevin (and Deborah) Van Sloun of Forest Lake, and David (and Pamela) Van Sloun of Andover; a daughter: Julie (and Michael) Lindholm of Minnetonka; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law: David (and DeVada) Theisen; two sisters-in-law: Kathy Van Sloun and Eileen Van Sloun; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Mona in 2012; three brothers: Leon, John “Jack”, and Peter; and three sisters: Faith, Helene, and Carol.

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Good memories of Kevin and Aunt Mona's visits in Hendricks at Grandpa and Grandma's home. Lots of coffee-cards-food and noise when all came home. Kevin took our wedding pictures 53 yeas ago. Great man and cherish the memories. Special thoughts.

Neal and Janice Nelson Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

So many wonderful memories of our times shared with Kevin along with Dave and Pam as we winter in Texas. .. Kevin a grand man who made everyone feel special . Dancing at Bandera TX was always a special time and Our Grand daughter Abbey remembers the fun happy hours in Texas with Kevin and family enjoying Root Beer with Kevin . A man who left a special impression to many . R.I.P. Great man .Thinking of you Dave and Pam and all your family at this time . Wayne and Debbie Turner and Family

Debbie and Wayne Turner Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

We are going to miss the times/visits with Uncle Kevin. We spent some time with him and Aunt Mona at their lake home and Uncle Kevin took us for a boat ride around the lake and showed us the lake which was a great day. Always enjoyed seeing Kevin and Mona when they visited mom and dad in Hendricks; enjoyed the card games and conversation. We have the bird feeder that Uncle Kevin made for mom and dad at our lake home on Lake Cochrane, a good reminder of the wonderful person he was. We'll truly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. God bless. Jon & Lon

Jon Ramlo & Lon Clemensen Dec 2 2018 12:00 AM

Of all our years of traveling in our motorhome, Kevin stands out as the most memorable and fun times in Kerrville, Texas. We will miss you bud. Condolences to you Dave and Pam and family you always made sure he was taken care of and loved.

Steve and Barb Hanson Dec 2 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Kevin was a great man--always smiling and filled with kind words and wisdom. We always enjoyed the times he and Aunt Mona came for visits--lots of dominoes and games of Rook were played as well as great conversations filled with lots of laughs, and many cups of coffee. One of our favorite memories of Kevin was a time when he and uncle Joe came out to our farm and harvested a handful of wild turkeys with my dad. They were like 3 little boys excited for their hunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin's family. Sorry we will not be able to make it over for his visitation and funeral.--Byron, Carla, Mason, Kylie, Mattilyn, and Kyrsten Ramlo

Byron and Carla Ramlo Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to see of Kevin's passing. He was a fun guy to visit with. We saw him & Mona many times when we stopped at Kay & Dons. You are in our thoughts and prayers.....God bless him memory......

Edna & Keith Lee Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM