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Raymond Edward Van Natta, Jr, 83

Raymond Edward Van Natta, Jr, 83

Raymond Edward Van Natta, Jr, 83 of Hendersonville died Friday, April 03, 2015 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, he was a son of the late Raymond Edward Van Natta and Jeanne Gibson Van Natta. A resident of Hendersonville for the past 18 years, he graduated from the University of Illinois and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Lutheran General Hospital and Christ Hospital, both in Chicago; and Moody Bible Institute, WMBI Radio in Chicago. Ed was a member of St. James Church and was brought up in the Plymouth Brethren.

Surviving is his sister, Karen McKee and husband Robert of Connestee Falls; his longtime partner of over 40 years, Frank Scalia of Hendersonville; nieces and nephews, Sean and Matthew McKee and Erin Crossland; great-nieces and nephews Jansen Caleb McKee, Raelyn Greene Crossland and Reni Mae Crossland; and his beloved pets, Max and Hannah.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

To offer online condolences, visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.