Edmond Arthur Van Thomme
- January 2, 1924 - September 4, 2011
- Macomb Township, Michigan
of Edmond's Passing
St. Isidore Catholic Church
18201 23 Mile Road , MI
Macomb Township, MI 48042
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Edmond 'Ed' Arthur Van Thomme was born January 2, 1924 to Frank and Mary (nee Van Pamel) Van Thomme in Detroit. He grew up in Fraser, the oldest of seven, working on the family farm. He met his wife of 62 years, Patricia, at a barn dance. They were married January 8, 1949 and a few years later purchased a farm on 24 Mile road, east of Romeo Plank. They first grew vegetables and later switched into the greenhouse business. He was one of the largest growers of perennial flowers in Michigan. They raised their four children on the farm. They sold the farm and moved to Washington Township.
He enjoyed hunting, his greatest feat was an elk he shot in Michigan. Along with hunting, Ed enjoyed bowling, casinos, and was an expert card player.
Ed was a founding member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Ed is dearly missed by his loving wife Patricia; beloved children Charles (Connie), Marlene (Lynne) Zienert, Donald (Tina), and Corrine (John) Bultynck.
Also by his dearest grandchildren Dale and Carrie; Eric, Brenden, and Tristan; Tracy, Erin, and Allison; Justine, Todd, and Chad.
And Great-grandchildren: Lucas, Rachel, Joshua, Dahlia, Lily and Jessica, Anthony, Vincent, Gracyn, Addison, and Gabrielle
Visitation is Tue. Sept 6 from 5 PM until 9 PM and Wed. Sept. 7, from 1PM to 9PM, with a Rosary service at 7pm, at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Rd., (south 21 Mile), Macomb, MI. Funeral Mass is Thursday, Sept 8, at 10 AM instate 9:30 AM at St. Isidore Catholic Church 18201 23 Mile Road Macomb, MI 48042. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Isidore Catholic Church