Mr. Christopher Allen Van Fossen of Columbia (Sparksville) was born in Visalia, Calif on October 7, 1962. He departed this life on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Campbellsville at the Taylor Regional Hospital, being 57 years, 3 months, and 20 days of age. He was a former Correctional Peace Officer, a believer in Christ, and a cherished husband, father, and grandfather. His love and patience with troubled children helped countless young people improve their lives. He especially enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, and an extremely knowledgeable beekeeper.
He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Mrs. Sandra (Buck) Van Fossen of Columbia; his mother: Mrs. June (Bauer) Vollmer of Calif; seven children Benjamin Van Fossen of Md, Jessmyne Rodriguez of Calif, Victoria Van Fossen and husband Devante of Calif, Wendy Krauth of Bardstown, Jeremy Savicki of Calif, Lori Beadle and husband Glen of Calif, and Eric Savicki of Calif; two sisters Kimberly Bender and husband Richard, and April Alvarez, all of Calif; seven grandchildren Serenity, Neveah, Melody, Dante, Saria, Sybrina, and Raelynn; one great grandchild Trenton and a host of other family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his father Mr. Larry Van Fossen; and a grandson Dylan.
Mr. Van Fossen had requested that his body be cremated. Those arrangements were entrusted to the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Campbellsville. There was no public visitation.