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Fred C. "Jug Head" Van Kirk

November 22, 1925 ~ April 12, 2018 (age 92)

Fred C. "Jug Head" Van Kirk, 92, of Steubenville passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Valley Hospice. He was born November 22, 1925 in Steubenville. He is the son of the late Harry and Verna Stillwagon Van Kirk. Also preceding him in death are one son Thomas Van Kirk; sisters Dorothy Medley, Hester McMillion and brother Lawrence "Snuffy" Van Kirk.

Fred was retired from Titanium Metals where he was a forklift and truck driver. Fred was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post 33, Weirton Moose, PNA, PAC, ABATE and the Memorial Motorcycle Foundation. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. 

Surviving are two sons Scott (Heather) of Brilliant and Lawrence (Nicole Ritchie) of Toronto; three daughters Lynn (Mike) Dheel of Etna, OH, Schelley (David) Brooks of Dillonvale and Tracey (Doug Young) Van Kirk of Steubenville; two sisters Delores Leas of Steubenville and Barbara Norris of Steubenville; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 am at the funeral home, Msgr. Gerald Calovini will officiate. Burial will follow in Fort Steuben Burial Estates.

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