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Harold Vandeloo

Harold Lee Vandeloo

Sunday, October 29th, 1944 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Obituary

Harold Lee Vandeloo, 76, of Atchison, KS died Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Atchison Senior Village.

Memorial services due to COVID 19 will be at a later date and time at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Fr. Jeremy Heppler officiating. Friends may call, sign his register book and view a video tribute to Harold on Wednesday, Aug. 12th, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. The family request memorial contributions in Harold’s name be given to the Wounded Warrior in Action and should be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Harold was born on Oct. 29, 1944 in Atchison KS the son of Harold J. and Jessie L. (Armstrong) Vandeloo. Harold graduated from Atchison High School in 1962. He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. After returning from service he went to work as a mechanic for the Trans-World Airlines (TWA). He retired in 2000 after TWA was merged with American Airlines. Harold was a member of the St. Benedict’s Church, the VFW Post # 1175, Atchison the National Rifle Association (NRA) and was a member of the local union of Machinist (UIM). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Harold was married to Mary Durkin on Nov. 26, 1966. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include three sons: Shawn (Denise) Vandeloo, Lancaster, KS , Jeff (Kristen) Vandeloo, Olathe, KS and Scott Vandeloo, Atchison, KS, a brother Charles Vandeloo, Utica, NE and a sister Sharon Krick, Knox, IN, and six grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Location
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
    Address
    800 Kansas Ave
    Atchison, KS 66002
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  • Service

    Location
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    Address
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Service will be at a later date and time due to COVID 19.
    Officiant
    Fr. Jeremy Heppler

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Marilyn

Posted at 05:16pm
My husband Russell Madsen met Van when they both worked at TWA. They became friends and I met his sweet wife Mary. They were such a fun couple we kept in touch as much as possiblle. RUSS Worked in Hydraulics and passed in July 2007. Condolences to the family
Rip Van
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Shelby Singleton

Posted at 07:01pm
A true friend for many years. I enjoyed every shared encounter. He was a member of the TWA family that so many of us were blessed to be a part of. The memories are countless.
God bless and keep him.
Condolences to his family.
CY

chuck yohn

Posted at 06:41pm
I have known Harold for over 58 years, a great friend and outstanding Marine.
Harold and I met 1962 at our first duty station at Camp Pendleton, CA Delta Company 1/1.
We trained all over the Far East for a 13 month tour of duty, 1963-64 as Hotel Company 2/9 and training that would prepare us for Vietnam.
We came back to Camp Pendleton CA as Delta Company 1/7.
Once again we went back to the Far East for another 13 months this time in Chu-Lai, South Vietnam 1965-66.
After Vietnam around 2006 Harold and I met up again at a Delta Company 1/7 reunion in Sarasota, FL and this is where my wife Sid and I met Harold's lovely wife Mary.
As the years went on I met the rest of Harold's family at 1/7 Marine reunions in Washington DC and the dedication of a monument to the Marines of 1/7 that we were in Vietnam with.
A great family man, good friend and outstanding Marine!
chuck yohn
Huntington Beach CA
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Richard Failer (Bear)

Posted at 04:44pm
I worked with Harold for quite some time at the airlines. He always had a smile on his face and was always friendly . I know he will be missed. condolences to his family.
TB

Tom Bianco

Posted at 10:17am
Deepest condolences to the Vandeloo Family.. I met and worked with and around Van ( as I called him ) at the TWA Overhaul Base. Whenever a need was required on a aircraft metal job that I was working and needed a special tool or insight on how to go about doing the job I knew I could always count on Van to the base be there for help... He fabricated many items while he worked in the Hobby Shop which was a support system for the entire hangar.. He retired before I did and only saw Van on occasion when he visited base. I will always say about Van is that whenever any person needed Van's assistance he could be counted on to help.. Honor to have known Van.. Rest in Peace . Tom Bianco.... Effort ,Pa...
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