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Leo Van Waart

August 29, 1918 — January 4, 2019

Leo (Leonardus Gerardus) Van Waart, 100, of Sioux City, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Sioux City.
Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the chapel at Sunrise Retirement Community. Private family graveside service will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes.
Leo was born on Aug. 29, 1918, in Sioux City, to Peter and Johanna (Lijnen) Van Waart. Leo proudly served with the U.S. Army 34th Infantry Red Bull Division during World War II.
He married Theresa Buka on June 8, 1968. After 44 years as a machinist, he retired from M&S Auto Parts and Machine Shop in 1983.
He was a member of Nativity Church of Mater Dei Parish in Sioux City.
Leo is survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sisters, Marion Young, Margaret Nelson, and "Pat" Corrine Dikeman; brothers, Joe Van Waart, Hank Van Waart, Hans Van Waart, and Pete Van Waart.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be offered to Nativity Church.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leo Van Waart, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Sunrise Retirement Community Chapel

5501 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106

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