Harriet J. VanZee
Harriet J. VanZee
  • December 25, 1924 - June 27, 2017
  • Centerville, Ohio

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VanZEE,Harriet Joan (Klein) 92, passed away June 27, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village of Centerville, Ohio. She was born to Gradus and Grace Klein December 25, 1924 and raised in Pella, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen Van Zee, and her sister Bernice Downey (Klein). She is survived by her brother, Jack Klein, and his wife Maryan, who reside in Denver, Colorado. Her nine nieces and nephews brought her tremendous joy. Harriet stood proudly beside Van throughout his lifetime career in the United States Air Force and loved traveling the world as a "military wife." She filled her home with keepsakes and treasures from their adventures, and loved telling stories about their two tours stationed in Japan. She played bridge until the end, holding court around the table for anyone within listening distance. A proud Dutchwoman, she celebrated her heritage at every opportunity.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Christ United Methodist Church,3440 Shroyer Rd. Kettering, Ohio 45429 Thursday, July 6 at 10:30 am. Arrangements in care of Tobias Funeral Home-Far Hills Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.