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John J. Van Natta
1937 - 2017

John J. Van Natta, Sr., 79, passed away in his home Saturday, May 13, in Iowa Park.

A Rosary was held Wednesday at Dutton Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be held today at 1 p.m. at Saint Benedict Orthodox Church, Wichita Falls with Father Peter Kavanaugh officiating.

Interment will be at Highland Cemetery.

John was born Dec. 23, 1937, to John Rome and Agnes Van Natta in Dresden, MO. He graduated from Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ., and continued his work on his B.S. and Masters Degrees at Sul Ross State University at Alpine. After graduation, he continued to further his studies at Missouri State University, Arizona State University, and University of California State. He was an educator. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling and visiting with friends and family. He married Mae Walz on May 26, 1962. They have lived in Iowa Park since 1988.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eddie Mullin of New Jersey.
Survivors include his wife, Mae; daughter, Amy Van Natta of Iowa Park; son, John Van Natta, Jr. of Wichita Falls; a granddaughter, Alexander Van Natta of Iowa Park; a sister, Priscilla Sue Corson of La Mesa, CA.

The family suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls and to Saint Benedicts Orthodox Church in Wichita Falls.

You may share your tributes with the family duttonfuneralhome.com.


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