John Van House

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 27, 2008

John Van House, 78
John Van House, 78, died at his home in Austin on June 25, 2008. He was born on April 27, 1930, the son of Archie and Effie (Jorgenson) Van House. He graduated from Austin High School in 1948. John was united in marriage to Doris Lukes on Feb. 23, 1957. He worked as a custodian with the Austin High School District for 40 years and was a member of the IATSE and worked on many stage productions, such as the Travel Adventure Series and Miss Minnesota Pageant. After his retirement in 1997, john enjoyed his work as a volunteer grandpa with local children and time with his beloved pets: Boo, Luna, Solei and Habbie.
John is survived by his wife, Doris Van House, Austin; three sons, Paul (Janic) Van House, Atlanta, Ga.; Mark Van House and Kara Johnston, Toronto, Canada, Wade Van House and Michelle Trombetta, Minnetonka, Minn.; grandchildren, Mandy Cheatham and Bryce Artukovich; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Caleb Cain.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Gary and LIsa and one great-grandchild, Joshua.
John’s son, the Reverend Mark Van House, will officiate a private family service on Saturday, June 28, The family welcomes family and friends for cake, coffee and remembrance after the family service at the Holiday Inn from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association.

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