Mass of Christian Burial for James Van Cleave age 78 of West Point, NE will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point, NE. Interment with Military Honors will be in the St. Michael's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home with a Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m.
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Jim passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, NE.
James Henry Van Cleave was born on May 5, 1942 to Henry and LaVerne (Murray) Van Cleave in West Point, NE. He attended Guardian Angels, graduating High School in 1961.
Jim served honorably in the United States Air Force from July 28, 1961 to July 27, 1965. He worked for the Chicago & North Western Railroad for over 30 years.
Jim was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post #70. He enjoyed driving around and heading to the casino.
Brother-Gordon Van Cleave of Medford, OR
Nieces and Nephews- Christina Clark, Theresa Clark, Tami Nelson, Timothy Clark, Eugene and Sandy Crom, Sheila and Kelly Daniels, and Mike Van Cleave
Jim is preceded in death by his parents-Henry and LaVerne Van Cleave, and sisters-Janice Clark and Geraldine Crom.