Flanders, Van Ross

Flanders, Van Ross


Van R. Flanders, 70, passed away on June 1, 2015 in San Tan Valley, Arizona. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1944 to Betty and Mark William Flanders.He has two surviving siblings, Gary Flanders and Bonnie Flanders.  Van is also survived by his wife of 50 years, Pamela; daughter, Michelle Flanders; and son, Mark Flanders. He has four grandchildren Chelsey Ironmonger, Justin “Bud” Ironmonger, Jacob Flanders and Jaden Flanders. He is also survived by his two best buddies, Yogi and Chloey.  Van retired from Boeing in 2004. Soon after, Van and Pam moved to the Valley of the Sun. That was his little piece of paradise.  Van walked his dogs every morning. All the neighbors knew him well.  Van served in the United States Army from June 1965 to June 1972. He was stationed in Korea.
Van’s hobbies included walking Yogi and Chloey, taking Pam to the swap meet then lunch after and grabbing a pie for home, riding motorcycles then quads, shooting guns, puttering around the yard, swimming, and yes, Milwaukee’s Best.

So, this isn’t goodbye. It’s just we will see you later.

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14 responses to Flanders, Van Ross

  1. To my Aunt Pam and all of my cousins…My heart and prayers goes out to all of you. Uncle Van was AWESOME!!!! I will never forget when he and I talked forever about the TV show Three’s Company. Who knew that we both LOVED that show :)… Loss of a loved one is never easy and missing them makes each day a challenge, but I am confident that Uncle Van is close by showing signs that he is still with all of us. I love and miss all of you, and pray that Uncle Van rests peacefully. Love Always ~Toni Wilson~

    1. Thank you for sharing your memory of dad with us Toni.. We love and miss you too.

  2. Greetings from Canada. Saddened to hear about Van. Your family is in our prayers. Please accept our sincere condolences. Will call on Pam when I come this fall.

    1. Thank you Diana.

  3. Flanders family I’m very sorry for your loss

    1. Thank you Dusty.

  4. Ron Cundiff says:

    Pam, Michelle & family….

    I am so sorry to hear about Van. He was my brother Marvin’s best friend and
    they were so much alike that when I was around Van I felt that I was with
    Marvin that we lost years ago. Van was a great person and I will miss him dearly…

    Ron Cundiff…

  5. To Pam and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Van will alway be in our hearts and we will always remember the good times and smile. We are so greatfull that he was our friend.

    1. Thank you for all your love, support, and happy family memories. We love you all dearly.

  6. Ric Cundiff says:

    I second the comments of brother Ron. We were deeply sorry and stunned to hear this news.

  7. Pam – I was shocked to hear about Van and am so sorry about his abrupt passing. I will always have the memory of riding around with Van, Marvin and Ann cruising Stadium Boulevard on a Saturday night laughing and yucking it up. Van was a really nice guy. I am just sorry you had to lose him so soon.
    My deepest sympathies to your and your family.


    Nancy Bozeman

    P.S. I hope you remember who I am. I was the woman who had lunch with you at Dan’s in Saline for a reunion of sorts get together with Ron, Rick, Phil and you guys a couple of summers ago.

  8. John everson says:

    I’m so terribly sorry for the Flanders family loss. Van was a great man!

    1. Thank you John.

  9. Michelle my condolence for your loss. Give my regards to Pam and Mark.
    He was 100% Flanders.

    Phil & May

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