Danny A. Van Fossen

June 08, 1919 ‒ March 13, 2019

Croton, Ohio

Danny A. Van Fossen, age 99, of Croton, OH, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  Born on June 8, 1919 in Croton to the late Jesse E. and Susie (Hatfield) Van Fossen.  Life long member of Croton United Methodist Church.  Graduate of Hartford High School, Class of 1937.  Veteran U.S. Army, WWII.  Danny’s passion in life was farming and he was always active in and cared for his community.  He provided for his family in every way and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  Married for 71 years to Grace Smith Van Fossen who preceded him in death.  Also preceded in death by son, Jim Van Fossen; brothers, William G. and Glen L. Van Fossen.  Survived by daughter, Barbara McDavid; son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Lynn Van Fossen all of Croton; daughter-in-law, Terri Van Fossen of Florida; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.  Friends may call 6-8 PM Monday, March 18, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service with military honors will be held at 11 AM Tuesday.  Pastor Tim Lehman officiating.  Interment Hartford Cemetery, Croton, OH.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Croton UMC or Hartford Fire Department in Danny’s memory.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Danny’s family. Special memories and condolences may be shared at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Jess & Lynn,
    So sorry to hear about your dad, Jesse. Ninety nine is a good long life, but it is never easy to lose a parent. We are thinking about you
    Bob and Carol

  • Hey guys! We loved Danny!!!!! What a man! He made a HUGE footprint on this world!!! Honored to have known him!


  • Barb, Jesse, Lynn and family,.
    So sorry to hear the news of Danny passing…my parents were very fond of both Susie and your dad. I remember visiting them in Croton with my folks often.. Seems as though the elders of the family have left us. Take care and you all are in our prayers. Sincerely, Steve and Julie (Van Fossen) Atwood and family
    Tom and Judy Van Fossen and family
    Louanne (Van Fossen) Moberly and family

  • Shelley and family; We are so sorry for your loss. Please give our deepest sympathies to your parents and consider yourself hugged!! We will keep all of you in our prayers and thoughts.
    Much love,
    Rod and Rose

  • Shelly and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss . What a blessing to have him in your life for so long!!!! May he Rest In Peace knowing what a beautiful family he started! Cherish the memories! May God Bless you all!
    Love, The Dimarzios

  • Shelly and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have him in your lives for so long! May he Rest In Peace knowing he starting such a beautiful family! May God bless you!
    The Dimarzios

  • I’m sorry to hear about the passing of this sweet man. He and Grace were wonderful neighbors for many years. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Danny was a joy for me to visit and reminisce with! I look forward to seeing him again one day.

  • To the Van Fossen family. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our parents were great friends of both Danny and Grace. I remember the first time on a boat was with mom and dad visiting them in Florida! You have enjoyed many years with him. God Bless you all.
    Tom Witham
    Mary Ann Witham
    Julie and Don Sullivan and family

  • I am so sorry to hear that Danny is gone from us. I remember him, and all of you, fondly, and treasure the memories of gatherings at your house, our house, and Van and Mildred’s next door. Ctanking ice cream! Your dog Mitzi, and her puppies! Our trips to Anderson’s Acres on Lake Erie (you guys brought the giant tractor tire innertubes)! Wonderful times with wonderful folks. Peace be with you.

  • You were a treasure grandpa (adopted). Your family rises up and called you blessed. You loved big and those around you benefited greatly. Ms. Barb you were amazing and rose to the challenge caring for him. Having walked in those shoes I know the challenge. Marla, Melinda and Mike… carry on for grandpa. Live good..love big..and sow into those around you. His legacy is too big to let it fade away now. All I keep feeling when I think of his precious face and smile…He opened his eyes and saw Jesus…and his beloved wife. Hugs to you all.

  • Sorry we can’t be there for the services, but as you know, we left for Forida on Friday morning. Danny was certainly a dear and friendly person which is the legacy he gave to his entire family. Im sure you will miss him greatly, but he lived a wonderful life.

  • Our deepest condolences to the entire family. He was such a wonderful man. He has left an enduring legacy in his family: children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I was honored to have known him. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Friends, Have so many fond memories growing up around your families. We were all blessed to have known you all. May our Lord continue to bless you all and give you peace at this time. Lowell and Dee Rhodeback

  • Deepest condolences to the entire family. Sadly we have only know you for a few short years. You have a beautiful family legacy that lives on in your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In the years to come we will all relive the blessed life that you had given to all of us. Memories of you and all that you have given to us is a blessing.