Mail Tribune Obituaries
Text Size: A | A | A
Print this ArticlePrint this Article Email this ArticleEmail this Article Bookmark and Share

Phillip James Van Keuren

Sign the Guestbook

Phillip James Van Keuren, 62, of Medford, Ore., passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at Providence Medford Medical Center.


He was born July 28, 1950 in Baraboo, Wis. to Earl L. and Dorine L. Van Keuren. After high school he entered into the U.S. Navy and served during wartime. His two passions in life were being in the Navy and aboard ships, especially aboard the U.S.S. New Jersey. After retiring from the Navy as a Senior Chief, he enjoyed gardening, camping, reading, and walking. He achieved his Master Gardeners Certification and was preparing to help coordinate the community garden. He was an active member of the local Alano Club and AA and enjoyed helping other people focus on their sobriety as well.


He is survived by his wife, Susanne, (they were married in Las Vegas July 7, 1991); his children, Leah and Eric Van Keuren; two grandchildren, Leah and Sabrina Van Keuren; four step-children, Danny, Chris, Frances, and Wallace Bonner; mother, Dorine L. Van Keuren, of Sparta, Wis.; two sisters, Mary (Jim) Hendricks, of Tomah, Wis. and Sheri (Derek) Egeberg, of Yuma, Ariz.; and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl L. Van Keuren Sr. and brother, Earl L. Van Keuren Jr.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Alano Club, 1921 Elm Ave., Medford, Ore. A guestbook is available to sign at

Sign the Guestbook
You may leave your condolences or share memories by signing the Guest Book here
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.