Dennis Raymond Van Loo
October 26, 1949 - March 26, 2013
Dennis Raymond Van Loo, 63, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence. He was born October 26, 1949, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Sterling John and Viola Helen (Rackers) Van Loo. He was a graduate of Fatima High School in 1968. He was united in marriage on May 1, 1971, in Jefferson City, to Karen Ann Trachsel who resides at the home. Dennis had served in the Missouri National Guard for six years. Dennis worked for Meyer Electric for over 30 years as a general foreman and retired December 1, 1998. He also had worked for Evans Electric, Central Dairy, and International Shoe Co. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, American Legion, and the Brazito-Honey Creek Lions Club. Dennis was a volunteer firefighter with the Cole County Fire District. Dennis also volunteered at St. Mary's Health Center and at the election polls. Dennis enjoyed farming, fishing, spending time with his five granddaughters, and never met a nut that he couldn't crack. Other survivors include: two children, Derek (Dena) Van Loo, California; Danielle (Travis) Vieth, Ballwin; five grandchildren, Kaylee Van Loo, Brooklyn Van Loo, Megan Van Loo. Alexis Vieth, Lillian Vieth; and four siblings, Fred (Bernice) Van Loo, Jefferson City; Sandra (Roy) Boessen, Holts Summit; Donnie (Debbie) Van Loo, Wardsville; and Peggy Strope (Fiancé Tim Mebruer), Wardsville. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Allen Van Loo. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory C. Meystrik officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Rusk Rehabilitation Center for the benefit of the Brain Injury Support Group. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.