Richard Van Beek

May 09, 1928 ‒ April 21, 2010

Delaware, Ohio

Richard Van Beek, 81, of Delaware died Wednesday evening April 21, 2010 at his residence. He was born May 9, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and served his country for 30 years in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Delaware Moose Lodge, life member of the Am Vets Post # 102, Delaware, and the St. Cloud, Florida VFW Post. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Marilyn (Brenner); 5 sons, Richard, Ronald, Russell, Randall, and Robert; 3 stepsons, Brett, Mark, and Steven; numerous grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 sisters. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted Rodman Neeper Funeral Home and Crematory to assist them and to share a memory of Richard or to offer condolences to the family, please visit