Theodore A. “Ted” VanLoo, 83, of Belding, passed away at home with his family and the support of Hospice by his side, on Monday, February 21, 2022, at his home. Ted was born May 28, 1938, in Alma, the son of Dr. Jacob and Dorothy (Mueller) VanLoo. He graduated from Belding High School with the Class of 1956, then proudly served with the US Army from 1957 - 1960. Ted worked for the City of Belding as the City Clerk for several years. He stayed active with the city by providing the City of Belding fireworks display for several years and serving as chairperson of the Belding Labor Day Committee for over thirty-six years. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville. Ted had wanted to become an architect in his younger years, but really enjoyed working with numbers and bookkeeping which led him to start his own accounting firm. He helped many area residents with their accounting needs and annual tax returns. Ted enjoyed vacations and boating with his family, many times renting a cabin where they all could stay and enjoy the water. He also enjoyed several trips with their grandchildren to Disney in Florida. Ted will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Ted is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carol (Bessinger) VanLoo, celebrating over 60 years of marriage. He is also survived by his son Mike (Laura) VanLoo, of Belding, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, his sister Martha Smith, and his brother Dr. Tim VanLoo.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kristy Kiste, and his sister, Judy Krampe.
Memorial services will take place Monday, February 28, 2022, at 1:00pm, at First United Methodist Church, Greenville, with Pastor Jeff Williams officiating. Visitation will take place from 2-5 on Sunday at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church. Inurnment will take place in the church columbarium.
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