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John Stephen Van Zelf December 5, 2020

John Stephen Van Zelf

John Stephan Van Zelf, 75 of Parma went to be with his Lord and Savior at 12:04 a.m. on June 14, 2019 at the Veteran`s Memorial Hospital in Boise, Idaho.

John was born to John and Irene Van Zelf on March 21, 1944 in Nyssa, Oregon. After high school, John worked for the Amalgamated Sugar company, in Nyssa Oregon. Later he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was part of the 589th engineers. He served two tours in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, John returned home where he went back to work for the Amalgamated Sugar Company in Nyssa, Oregon. John worked for the Ag Department for 40 years before retiring.

John was an active member in his church serving in various ministries. He was also very active in the Disabled Veterans Organization. He served as the district commander for a year and was a chapter commander for 5 years. John made an impact in the lives of the many veterans he worked with.

John married the love of his life, Rhonda McDaniel, on June 23,1973 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Nyssa, Oregon. They created a loving home in Parma Idaho where they raised two children, Rory and RoJon.

John was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. His greatest pride was his family.  He attended ball games, 4H events and enjoyed shuttling the grandkids to school and their various activities.

John was preceded in death by his parents John and Irene Van Zelf and his brother-in law Lee Green.

John is survived by his wife Rhonda, son Rory (Staci) Van Zelf of Vale, Oregon, daughter RoJon (Casey) Echevarria of Wilder, grandchildren, Shiana, Elizabeth, Trevor, Harley, Jess, Zoe and Teagan, one great granddaughter Lynn and his siblings Donna Green, Bill Van Zelf, Diana (Larry) Fifer, Roger (Debbie) Van Zelf all of Nyssa, Oregon.

Memorial services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Parma Idaho on June 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM.