Van Hees Family History

Francis Peter Van Hees

Male 1925 - 2003  (78 years)


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  • Name Francis Peter Van Hees  [1, 2
    Born 05 Apr 1925  Platte, Charles Mix, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 01 Apr 1940  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 07 Jun 2003  Norfolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Jun 2003  Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Frank P. Van Hees, 78, passed away on June 7, 2003 in Norfolk, Virginia, while visiting his daughter. He died of lung cancer. Born in Platte, South Dakota, to the late Henry and Arika Van Hees, he grew up in Grand Haven, Ottawa, MIchigan, and was a resident of Ft. Myers since 1969. He had a successful career as an insurance agent for more than 35 years. His brother, Henry Van Hees, predeceased him. He is survived by his former wife of 40 years, Sharon, nee Briggs, now of Morrisville, North Carolina; three sons, Frank Van Hees of Muskegon, Michigan; James Van Hees of Ft. Myers, Florida; and the late Robert Van Hees; two daughters, Susanne Ash of Norfolk, Virginia, and Shawn Van Hees of Morrisville, North Carolina. He loved his son-in-law, George Ash, as a son. He has 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was cremated by Smith & Williams Funeral Home in Norfolk, Virginia. A private memorial service will be held on June 21, 2003.
    Person ID I14  vanhees
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 

    Father Hendrik Abraham van Hees,   b. 15 Jun 1889, Bruchem, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1960, Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Areka Wilhelmina Hilgers,   b. 07 Apr 1886, Kamerik, Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1983, Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 14 Aug 1913  Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Doris Sietsema 
    Married 21 Aug 1943 
    Children 
    +1. Frank Robert Van Hees
    +2. James Mathew Van Hees
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sharon Briggs 
    Married 25 Feb 1964  [4
    Children 
    +1. Shawn Stormy Van Hees
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Apr 1925 - Platte, Charles Mix, SD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Jun 2003 - Norfolk, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Jun 2003 - Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Areka Hilgers 90th birthday
    Areka Hilgers 90th birthday
    Areka (Hilgers) van Hees at 90th birthday with sons Henry and Frank in 1976.
    Hendrik A. van Hees family
    Hendrik A. van Hees family
    (L-R) Frank, Areka, Hendrik (born 1889), and Henry (born 1914)
    Hendrik A. van Hees family 1929
    Hendrik A. van Hees family 1929
    (L-R) Hendrik van Hees (born 1889), Henry (born 1914), Areka (Hilgers), Frank (born 1925).
    Netherlands 2002
    Netherlands 2002
    Netherlands trip 2002 (L-R) Kees de Jong, Miranda (de Jong) Lamers, Bob van Hees, Mina (van Hees) van der Linden, Frank van Hees, Riena (van Hees) de Jong.

  • Sources 
    1. [S390] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,;), Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan; Roll: 1023; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 892.0; FHL microfilm: 2340758.
      Name: Francis Peter Van Hees
      birth date: 05 Apr 1925
      birth place: Platte, Charles Mix, SD
      residence date: 1930
      residence place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA

    2. [S389] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627;), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan; Roll: T627_1808; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 70-15.
      Name: Francis Peter Van Hees
      residence date: 1 Apr 1940
      residence place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
      birth date: 05 Apr 1925
      birth place: Platte, Charles Mix, SD

    3. [S293] Shawn S. Van Hees.
      Cremated, ashes disbursed over grave of Robert Van Hees, his adopted son.

    4. [S141] Francis Peter Van Hees.