830 South Colfax Street
West Point, NE 68788
Phone: 402-372-2022
Fax: 402-372-2033
James Van Cleave

James Van Cleave

Tuesday, May 5th, 1942 - Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Obituary

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.

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.

Survivors include-
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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Minnick Funeral Home-West Point
    Address
    830 S. Colfax St.
    WEST POINT, NE 68788
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    Notes
    There will be a Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Minnick Funeral Home-West Point
    Address
    830 S. Colfax St.
    WEST POINT, NE 68788
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    Notes
  • Service

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Address
    343 N. Monitor St.
    West Point, NE 68788
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Michael's Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    rural West Point, Nebraska
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Milt Sewell

Posted at 01:19am
I worked with Jim or as we called him “The Indian Fighter “he always came to work with a smile on his face and a hand full of trinkets he got from the casino RIP old buddy
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