William F. Van Luven

November 21, 2012       

COPENHAGEN, N.Y.    William F. Van Luven , 93, of Doran Road, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, surrounded by his family at his home. 

funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown, with Pastor David Haldeman from the Carthage Mennonite Church officiating. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen. Calling hours will be 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the funeral home.

He was born in Harrowsmith, Ont., Canada, a son to Fred and Edna Campbell VanLuven. 

He married Genevieve Dailey on Oct. 12, 1939. Mr. and Mrs. VanLuven owned and operated a dairy farm in Copenhagen from 1953 until retiring in 1992. Mrs. VanLuven passed away Jan. 18, 2011.

Mr. VanLuven was involved in Agway, WMHR, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

He was a member of the Carthage Mennonite Church and a former member of the Free Methodist Church on Arsenal St.

Surviving are a son, Ronald, Leesburg, Fla.; two daughters, Carol McLallen, S. Edmeston, and Jean Brunson, Copenhagen; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Wincoff, Texas; many nieces and nephews. 

Two brothers, Charles and Allen VanLuven, and two sisters, Violet Sibley and Shirley VanLuven Rose, all died before him.

Contributions may be made to the Carthage Mennonite Church, 235 Spring St., Carthage, NY 13619 or Hospice of Lewis Co., Lowville, NY.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.