Mr. Christopher Allen Van Fossen of Columbia was born in Visalia, California on October 7, 1962. He departed this life on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Campbellsville at the Taylor Regional Hospital, being 57 years, 3 months, and 20 days of age. He was a former Correctional Peace Officer, a believer in Christ, and a cherished husband, father, and grandfather. His love and patience with troubled children helped countless young people improve their lives. He especially enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, and an extremely knowledgeable beekeeper.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
His wife: Mrs. Sandra (Buck) Van Fossen of Columbia,
His mother: Mrs. June (Bauer) Vollmer of California,
Seven children: Benjamin Van Fossen of Maryland, Jessmyne Rodriguez of California, Victoria Van Fossen and husband Devante of California, Wendy Krauth of Bardstown, Jeremy Savicki of California, Lori Beadle and husband Glen of California, and Eric Savicki of California,
Two sisters: Kimberly Bender and husband Richard, and April Alvarez, all of California,
Seven grandchildren: Serenity, Neveah, Melody, Dante, Saria, Sybrina, and Raelynn,
One great-grandchild: Trenton,
And a host of other family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his father: Mr. Larry Van Fossen; and a grandson: Dylan.
Mr. Van Fossen had requested that his body be cremated. Those arrangements were entrusted to the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Campbellsville. There was no public visitation.
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