John Van Soest, age 57, passed away on Feb. 13, 2014 in Colville. He was born on May 8, 1956, the son of Everardus and Maria (Olthof) Van Soest in Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands.
John grew up and attended school in the Netherlands, and worked primarily in the HVAC Commercial field. John moved to the United States 15 years ago and married Karen Nicholas. He continued his work in the HVAC industry, working for Col¬mac Coil in many departments at the manufacturing facility in Colville.
In his spare time, John enjoyed fishing, and was a member of the local Walleye Club. He loved spending time with his family, had a witty sense of humor, and an infectious laugh that will be remembered by many.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Everardus and Maria Van Soest.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen, who was blessed to have 15 beautiful years with her best friend and love of her life; sons Marc Van Soest, and Matt Aallard; daughters Esther Van Soest and son-in-law, Arnold De Peinder, and Sarah Hoggarth; and five beautiful grandchildren.
A memorial service for John will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs¬day, Feb. 20 at Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.