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Jack Bennett Van Camp Sr., 85, of Danville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Pape's, with Tom Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with honors by American Legion Post 210.
Jack was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Danville to Sidrick and Pearl (Harrier) Van Camp.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After serving, he worked at General Motors for two years before spending 25 years working as a printer for the Commercial-News. After retiring from the Commercial-News, he worked for Danville Metal Stamping for another 10 years before retiring. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting, and was a big Cubs, Bears and Illini fan.
Jack married Patricia Nipper on Dec. 24, 1951. She preceded him in death 14 years to the day, on Aug. 26, 2003.
Survivors include his children, Jack (Kathleen) Van Camp Jr., Michael Van Camp Sr. and Wade Van Camp; grandchildren, Jared Van Camp, Katie (Scott) Hager, Nathan (Jordan) Van Camp, Michael (Melissa) Van Camp, Chad (Brandi) Van Camp, Tony (Britney) Van Camp and Morgan Van Camp; sister-in-law, Betty (John) Brown; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother Cid Van Camp; and sisters Angel McCoy and Patricia Krasovich.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page.
Published on August 29, 2017
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