Milford Dale Van Deven, age 73, of Saint Peters, Missouri passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He was born in St. Charles, Missouri on September 1, 1944 to the late Milford and Ida Van Deven (nee Scott). Milford, commonly known as Dale, worked for many years in automotive finance before retiring in 2007 from Citi Corporation.
Dale was an avid sports fan, who especially enjoyed golf. He was a lifelong guitarist and loved blues music and '50's and '60's era rock and roll. He also loved to dance and to spend time with his family. Nothing, though, could compare to the love he had for his grandchildren.
Dale is survived by his sons, Dale M. (Kim) Van Deven and Steve J. (Teri) Van Deven; step-children Angie K. (Steve) Smith and Rob J. (Maral) Marsh; fiancé Nancy L. Abel; grandchildren Emily Van Deven, Ashley Van Deven, Jodee Van Deven, Allison Van Deven, Adam Van Deven, Jake Smith, and Hailey Smith and a host of other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 1355 Motherhead Road Cottleville, MO 63304 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Mass will be at 2:00 PM Friday, June 22, 2018, also at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Reverend John Schneier presiding. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, St. Joseph Catholic Church or Evelyn's Hospice House in Dale's honor.
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