Henry “Denny” Van Kooten, age 83, of Griffith, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharron Van Kooten; children Rich (Carmen) Van Kooten, Robert Van Kooten, Karen (Steve) Pollak, Denise (Glenn) Kincaid, Kevin Lee, and David Lee; grandchildren Richard, Ryan, Tyler, Zachary, Jason (Mary), Brandon (Hope), Christina (fiancé Christopher), Kaylee (Kraig Jr), Taylor, and Addison; great grandchildren Hunter, Mackenzie, Briar, Brinley, and Kraig III; and friend John Rivich. He was preceded in death by his brother Bruce and grandsons Anthony and Joey.
Funeral services will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave in Highland, on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10 am. Burial Chapel Lawn Cemetery. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 2-6 pm, with an Elk's service at 5 pm.
Denny was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a former Exalted Ruler of the Highland Elks # 981 and worked for the Calumet Press for over 60 years. He was a diehard White Sox fan and will be missed by all who knew him.
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