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Claude Jay Van, age 64,

Claude Jay Van, age 64, of North Branch, MN passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024, in Perryville, Arkansas. He was born on September 12, 1959, to Claude Edward and Yolanda Van in St Paul, MN.

He is preceded in death by his parents Claude Edward and Yolanda Van.

Claude is survived by his children Amanda Lohmann (Justin), Anthony Van, and Christine Keller (Mike), three grandchildren and his sister Maryann Gapinski (Richard).

He loved fishing, going camping and traveling. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends around a grill or camp fire.  He loved his children and grandchildren and anything to do with trucks.  He left this world way to early and will be truly missed by all.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400

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  • Jimmy North Posted February 11, 2024 7:22 PM

    Gonna Miss you CJ. You’re in God’s hands now. Thank you for all the memories and praying for the family.

  • Jesse & Angela McNally Posted February 12, 2024 9:21 PM

    Wow, I’m at a loss for words buddy. We’ve had our differences and we’ve definitely had some wonderful times and memories to last a life time. We are going to miss you very much. Love ya buddy. RIP

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