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“Alan and I were classmates at Bellflower Christian School before he moved to Norco. I would see him from time to time as I had a sister in Norco...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Alan hogan - Bellflower, CA

“Happy Belated Birthday, Allen!!!! We love you and miss very much! Love, Glenda & Allen Jay ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Glenda Deatherage - Friend

“As I said at the funeral, the one thing I want people to know about Allen is the fact that he was such a blessing to me. To have been loved by him...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Vander Veen

“Sending all my love to Linda, Jason and Alina at this heartbreaking time. Allen was such a generous, fun loving, and helpful person. I will miss my...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Vander Veen - Riverside, CA

“Allen was my brother and best friend. I am sure going to miss him and all his humor. We talked every week on the phone and laughed about good old...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bill VanderVeen - Phoenix, OR

“An Angel called and took you by the hand. A heart of gold stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, he...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Glenda - Lake Elsinore, CA

“Alina, So sorry to hear about your dad. If there is anything we can do for you or your family, please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Lesley, Patrick, & Zach Shook - KS

“Jason, Linda & Alina, Breaks my heart! I am so sorry that once again this family must go through such a tragic loss! I love you all and please...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Babcock Construction Company - KS

“To The Family of Allen VanderVeen, With heavy hearts we send condolences for your loss of Allen. May you find some comfort in the Lord and in one...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Babcock Construction Company - TN

“Linda & Family, Please accept our condolences for your loss of such a wonderful husband and father. Our prayers and thoughts will be holding you...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Babcock Construction Company - MS

“My Dear Dear Friend Linda, Sweet Sweet Jason & Darling Little Alina... Once again I find myself without words that can appropriately express my...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Babcock - Petal, MS

“Linda and Family, my deepest thoughts and prayers lend a hand to support you, love to give you strength and prayers to keep you strong. Love Aunt...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Hunter - Iowa City, IA


Allen Jay Vander Veen, 61, of Arkansas City, KS died October 18, 2009, at his residence. Graveside services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2009, in the Riverview Cemetery. Viewing will be 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Friday. Allen was born December 20, 1947 in Artesia, CA to James and Anne (Kamstra) Vander Veen. He was reared and educated in Norco, CA. Allen Graduated from Corona High School in 1966. After high school Allen joined the Army in 1968. He served his country in Vietnam. He was later honorably discharged in January, 1970. Allen continued to serve his country in the Army Reserves until 1974. After being discharged from the Army, Allen attended Journeyman Carpentry School and Chapman Community College where he received his Associates Degree in Real Estate and Business Law. On August 21, 1971, he married Linda Emmons in Corona, CA. The couple made their home in Corona before moving to Arkansas City in 2009. While in Corona, Allen owned and operated Vander Veen Construction for many years. Survivors include his wife, Linda of the home; son, Jason Allen Vander Veen; daughter, Alina Anne Vander Veen all of Arkansas City, KS; brother, James Vander Veen of Medford, OR; sister, Patricia Vander Veen of Riverside, CA; brother, Bill Vander Veen of Phoenix, OR. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Ryan Jay Vander Veen. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.

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