Harry van Loveren

November 30, -0001 - March 29, 2009

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VAN LOVEREN van Loveren Harry. Beloved husband of Gerda (nee Kian Nio The), loving father of Harry, Sylvia and Deborah, preceded by his son Nicholas and daughter Sylvia J., cherished brother of Rietje, Reindert, and Tonia, devoted grandfather to Mary, Sarah, Candace, Noel, Beth, Harry, Rachael, Mark, John, Kyle, Bryan, Jessica and ten great grandchildren. Sgt. retired Dutch Marine Corps who survived the German occupation of Holland and combat in Indonesia. Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Captain of the Assembly of Knights, 2299 Middletown Monsignor McNary Assembly, Council of St. Maximilian Kolbe 11355, Past Grand Knight. Passed away on Sunday morning from complications of a head injury. He was devoted to family, church, volunteerism and country. He brought life to the life story of St. Maximilian Kolbe through CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish), and participated in Answer The Call for Catholic men. Visitation will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5720 Hamilton Mason Rd., Liberty Twp., OH 45011 Wednesday 4-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday at 10 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the church. Condolences may be expressed at www.hodappfuneralhome.com


Garry Zimmerman - Apr 2, 2009

Dear Gerda and Family, I was deeply saddened upon hearing of Harry’s passing. I warmly remember as a child, our families getting together for certain festive occasions and playing with Harry Jr. and Nicky. I will always remember Harry as vibrant, upbeat and always with a smile. I was grateful that we had the opportunity to meet again last October at my Mother’s funeral and wake. Harry proudly displayed his Dutch Marine Corp lapel pin and told a story from the early days after arriving in the United States. God bless you and your family.

Shari (Rottmueller) Weber - Apr 2, 2009

Dear Harry, We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and our prayers.

With Love, All of the Rottmuellers (Sue, Paul, kids, and grandkids)

Mike Matias - Apr 1, 2009

Harry was a shining example of a man dedicated to his church, family and community. He will be deeply missed. I am grateful for the times I spent with him as a Knight. He has inspired me to be the better man of faith and service to others.

Mary Helen Fee - Apr 1, 2009

Dear Harry,
I was lucky enough to meet your dad last year. I knew right away that he was soooo special. He was ministering as a volunteer teacher to the folks at Scarlet Oaks Adult Ed Classes. I was ministering to a gal by providing transportation for her to your dad’s classes. He taught us both very much. What a kind and gentle chap. I enjoyed the pride he took in catching me up on you and Debbie. How cool it must be to walk out your back door right into the ocean! Now I know why you kids are all special,too. My mom just passed away on March 21st. I’m tied up with things for her and can’t get away to visit. I am sure they are both in heaven with Jesus enjoying Paradise. I will keep you all in my prayers and may your grief be short. Blessings to you.

Mary Helen Fee

Bob & Nancee Albright - Apr 1, 2009

My wife and I wish to express our prayers for the van Loveren family during this time of their loss. Nancee and I are privileged to know Mr. van Loveren’s son, Harry.

God Bless.

Sue Staley - Apr 1, 2009


So sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Just wanted you to know we were thinking of you.

Sue and Michael Staley

co Roelofs - Apr 1, 2009

my condolences voor the family
may he rust in peace

ome harry nog bedankt voor het steunen van ma ‘GREETJE ” tijdens haar leven

Doe ze vooral de groeten daarboven
Co Roelofs zoon van Greetje en Joop Roelofs

Rick Vanden Eynden - Apr 1, 2009

I just wanted to send my sincere condolences to Mrs. Van Loveren, Sylvia and thier entire family.
I really didnt know Harry but I have known of him all my life. Being a classmate of Sylvia as a small boy I did get a chance to meet him at their home on Poole Road in Colerain Township at Sylvia’s B-day party. It is a very fond memory of my early childhood. They even had a lake! Sylvia, I hope your pain subsides over time as mine did when I lost my father ten years ago. The pain you feel is a tribute to the man you loved and understand that someday we will all be reunited with our loved ones in God’s Kingdom. Peace!
Your friend,
Rick V

Larry and Bonnie Droesch - Mar 31, 2009

gerta and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have many great and joyful memories of Harry! He will be missed as a father, husband, and grandfather, but to us as a Knight, brother, and friend. We will cherish the memories of his unselfish help as a painter and his many visits “with Santa”. He was the best. May God bless and keep you and your loved ones in the absence of Harry. He is now with our Lord and Savior watching down over us and just talking it up with the angels in Heaven and doing some more K of C recruiting up there! We loved Harry and love you gerta. Please call on Bonnie or I if you need anything.

Jennifer Kodros - Mar 31, 2009

To Gerda, Sylvia, and Family:

Harry was an exceptional man. I can’t begin to remember how many holidays and Sunday meals we shared. I’ll never forget the day he put his hand on my dad’s knee under the table when he thought it was Gerda’s. We were all laughing so hard…and I think that’s how I will remember him: laughing and enjoying other people’s company. He always had something to say he was never afraid to tell you how he really felt! He will be missed and I have no doubt that he is up there with his hand on my dad’s knee…laughing…

You are all in my thoughts and prayers…how I wish I could be there to give you a giant hug…

Sylvia Rogers - Mar 31, 2009

Harry, our deepest condolences to you, your mother, and all your family on the passing of your father. What a remarkable and interesting man he was–and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather too. We will be thinking of you at this terribly sad time. Buck and Sylvia, Lila and John, Shelly and Eric.

Ron & Amy Burgess - Mar 31, 2009

Amy & I share your greeat loss. We had a family loss of two sons, Michael & Rob, in the last several years. We remember when we met in 1956 in John’s apartment in Mt Healthy, Nick and Harry were just kids like ours. Our best wishes for your kids and your many grandkids and great grandkids.

Amy & Ron

SK Peter Clark Blessed Scarament Assembly - Mar 31, 2009

Dear Gerta and Family,
You all have my sympathy on the passing of Harry. He was the best and most loveable Knight that I know of. Gerda you are a Saint for enduring Harry all these years! Harry has been taken home by our Lord Jesus Christ. Knowing Harry he will be joking around with all the Angels in Heaven as he waits for you with open arms. I have been blessed to know both of you.

Vivat Jesus Harry. Rest in Peace


Peter Clark

Diane & Mike Carrelli - Mar 31, 2009

We will never forget Harry’s kindness when we built our condo in 1983 on Mack Rd in Fairfield. As a young couple with two month old twins, Harry made sure everything was perfect for us. He bent over backward to make sure everything was right, long past when other builders would not have cared. He threw a wonderful party for everyone under the carport. We always said “look for the condos with the flag pole”. We look back fondly on those memories, and remember with utmost respect Harry van Loveren. God bless your family.

Tony Daniel - Mar 30, 2009

Condolences to the family in the loss of SK VanLoveren. I did not know him personally but his obituary speaks for itself. While we know not the day nor the hour the Lord will call us to answer, we are grateful for all of his service and the time the Lord allowed him to serve. May he rest in peace. SK Tony Daniel, St. Martin dePorres Council 5624.

Don Beeber - Mar 30, 2009

Harry was a good friend, a faithful Knight and a welcoming presence in our lives. To know Harry was to love him. He was a generous person and reached out to all of us. He always had a cheerful smile. His service to the Knights is a true legacy. God bless Harry and his family.