Published on 31 March 2013
"It was an honor and a privilege to render final honors for our brother Larry Van Loan today. Larry was a lovable, kind man. We mourn his death and celebrate his life."
~ David Lyle, AMVETS Post 115 Commander, on March 30th, 2013
Lawrence I. Van Loan, 74, of Kyle, Texas went to be with his Lord on March 26, 2013. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1956-1964 and was a member of the AMVETS Post #115 in Kyle. Larry will be remembered for his infectious sense of humor and twinkling blue eyes. He was a devote Christian who opened his home for fellowship and hospitality to people from all over the world. He had a passion for puzzles, reading and anything involving aviation. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Franklin and Doris Van Loan. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ramona Phelps Van Loan, his two daughters, Dawn and Patrick Thomas and Deborah Van Loan; three grandsons, Daniel and Rachel Calhoun, Michael and Tiffany Calhoun, and Justin Van Loan; and one precious great granddaughter, Kaida Maia Calhoun who was born on her Papa's last birthday. He is also survived by three sisters; Betty Button, Carolyn Button, and Rhonda and Clayton Austin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sunset meets the waterline
Night calm as she could be
And may there be no crying
When this sailor puts to sea,
Blended now to waves and foam
May we most Proudly render
Triumph in the last salute
For our comrade's life of splendor