Paul James Van Leeuwen

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Paul (61) of Midvale, UT passed away peacefully on Feb 3, 2021, surrounded by his family, to join our Heavenly Father. Paul was born in Salt Lake City, UT to James Melvin Van Leeuwen and Virginia Rae Van Leeuwen on March 11, 1959. He was the oldest of their 5 children. Paul grew up in Emigration Canyon and later moved to the Sandy area. He was a passionate and skilled craftsman who worked in construction for over 40 years, building many incredible homes. In 1981 he met his wife Teddi Howell and they were married in the Salt Lake City temple in the spring of 1986. They had 6 children together (Nick, Dustyn, Carly, Kason, Skyler and Kenzi). Paul was a great father who was always there for his children and anyone who needed help. Paul loved teaching the Elders Quorum and his lessons are talked about to this day. He spent some time in the oil fields of North Dakota and made amazing friendships there. Paul enjoyed camping, fly-fishing, and loved the great outdoors. He enjoyed history and astronomy and had a wealth of knowledge. He loved to take his kids to star parties and always found a good view to watch a thunderstorm roll in. Paul had a huge impact on everyone he came in contact with. His love and humor will be dearly missed.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents James Melvin Van Leeuwen and Virginia Rae Van Leeuwen and father-in-law Ted J. Howell. He is survived by his wife Teddi and children Nick, Dustyn, Carly, Kason, Skyler, and Kenzi and his siblings Ralyn (Keith) Pearce, Terrel (Sonya) Van Leeuwen, Steven (Dianne) Van Leeuwen, and Julie (Marc) Jentzsch.

Services will be held Tuesday, February 9th at 11:00 A.M. at the Midvale East LDS stake center: 240 Greenwood Cir (7570 S), Midvale, UT 84047. Viewing for friends and family will be from 9:30-10:45 A.M. COVID precautions will be taking place with masks and social distancing. Funeral will begin at 11:00am and will be televised for those unable to attend in person. In lieu of flowers, the family has a gofundme page to assist with medical and funeral costs.

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Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2021 12:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mountain View Cemetery
3115 Bengal Blvd
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121


Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Midvale East Stake Center
240 Greenwood Cir
Midvale, UT 84047

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Midvale East Stake Center
240 Greenwood Cir Midvale
Midvale, UT 84047

Services Handled By

Independent Funeral Service - Salt Lake City
2746 S State St.
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 06, 2021


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I am so sorry for your loss. I did not personally know him, but I do know Teddy and the Howell family.

Laureen Taylor Thomas , Midvale, UT, US Feb 07, 2021

So sad for your family. God bless you and your family.

Nannette Stone , Sandy, UT, US Feb 07, 2021

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Carter Tobin , Phoenix , AZ, US Feb 06, 2021