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Title: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Kerby Ross on December 02, 2017, 04:30:18 PM
So sorry to hear of her passing.

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Kerby...
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: snagmaster49 on December 02, 2017, 05:38:46 PM
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Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Ken D on December 02, 2017, 09:24:01 PM
Jan Van Hoesen judged the first piece I ever entered in competition which had quite an impact on me. She was an incredible gift to our industry. May she rest in eternal peace.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Richard C on December 02, 2017, 10:09:18 PM
My condolences to the family . I always enjoyed Jan and Jeans company at the shows . Jan was a great artist/taxidermist , rest in peace.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Rick Carter on December 02, 2017, 10:59:18 PM
i met Jan in 1992 at the World show in Gainesville, GA. She won Best in World with a Bobcat. I worked with Jan on several projects and videos over the year as well as judging at many shows with her. Jan stayed at my house several times and was over for dinner with Jean Roll when I was at WASCO. We always had fun and Jan was always professional and personable. It was always great to see Jan and Jim at shows. The Van Hoesen Family has always been an inspiration to me Jan will be missed terribly in the taxidermy industry.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Michelle B on December 02, 2017, 11:08:17 PM
I was so very sad to hear this news. Jan was a wonderful Sweet Lady as well as a tremendous artist. A pioneer for us women in this industry.

I had the privilege of sharing a hotel suite with her, Jeanie Roll, Wendy Christensen, Wendy Johnson, and Jane Dyke at worlds this year. We had a great time! I really had the opportunity to get to know these ladies! It was an experience I will never forget and will cherish always. Rest in peace Miss Jan.
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Post by: D. Price on December 02, 2017, 11:23:12 PM
WOW, was not expecting to see this tonight ! RIP Jan

DP
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: tazzymoto on December 03, 2017, 07:50:42 AM
Sorry to hear. Jan was a great taxidermist and teacher. RIP Jan
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Rick Krane on December 03, 2017, 08:07:01 AM
A true Lady and a true innovator in the industry of taxidermy. So sorry to hear this news. God Speed to you Jan! My prayers go out to the Van Hoesen Family.

Rick Krane
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Tom McNeal on December 03, 2017, 04:00:49 PM
So sad to hear this news.

Rest in peace Jan!  May perpetual light shine upon you and Jim.

Tom & Gail McNeal
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Jerry Huffaker on December 03, 2017, 05:17:27 PM
RIP Condolences to the family, Truly an Icon of our industry
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Skywalker on December 03, 2017, 05:58:52 PM
Her kind words to my daughter at this years world show personified her support for the young and up coming taxidermists. Her work in Green Bay NTA is what inspired myself to compete. She was one of the great ones. Godspeed Jan.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Bruce Rittel on December 03, 2017, 06:15:54 PM
I will miss her! She was a wonderful person to know and I always enjoyed her e-mails! God Bless her! RIP!
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: museum man on December 03, 2017, 06:47:08 PM
is there a link to her obituary?  I couldn't find it online
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Post by: Denton Shearin on December 03, 2017, 06:54:32 PM
So sad to hear this news.

Jan came to the Tennessee show to Judge and do a Seminar around 20 years or so ago.  She sat in on our business meeting and learned that we were struggling a little financially.  She donated a workshop for our auction that brought in almost $1,000 for our organization.  That's the kind of person she was.  She was very talented as well as kind and generous. 

She will be missed
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Michelle B on December 03, 2017, 10:10:58 PM
Please, if anyone knows arrangements please post it right away.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: finazducks on December 03, 2017, 10:28:25 PM
Such sad news. Always hard to see an icon like Jan Pass.  She will be missed.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: George Roof on December 03, 2017, 10:56:11 PM
Jan was one of my favorites.  She and I have a love hate relationship.  I loved her and she hated when I opened my mouth.  Still, we were always cordial and the day I knew she liked me was when we were in Huntsville, there was movie at the Space Center.  I went down front for the best effects.  Suddenly someone tapped me on the should and said, "Would you mind if I sat beside you."  It was Jan and we both laughed about being out in public together like that.  She once approached me and said she wanted an honest answer.  She was protective (as she should have been) about her manikins.  She said that one supplier wanted her to cut the toes off her bobcats and lynx forms. She wasn't happy about it and asked me for an honest opinion.  I told her though I lived her manikins and used them, I always cut the toes off and clayed them so I could adjust them to the diorama I was using.  She confided that she'd never thought of that.  I like Jan.  I liked her a lot and will sure miss her.  The industry with miss her much more.  God Speed, Lady.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: DLYORK on December 04, 2017, 01:34:38 AM
One of the sad things about aging is we go to more funerals than weddings.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Craig Lewis on December 04, 2017, 12:15:58 PM
It is always so sad when those we care about pass.  Jan was a special person with a special gift she gave freely to everyone.  My condolences to her family.  She leaves a wonderful    legacy of innovation and advocacy to the taxidermy world.  Gone but never forgotten
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Kim Owens on December 04, 2017, 02:33:47 PM
I'm sorry to hear this.  Jan was such a lovely lady and a pioneer to women in the taxidermy industry.  Danny judged with her many times and always appreciated her great knowledge of all things natural history and taxidermy.  At one UTA show the judges drew pictures of their area of specialization on the clipboards they were using for judging.  The artwork was then auctioned off to help raise money for the UTA.  Danny and I are the proud owners of Jan's picture- a bobcat head.  We will treasure it always. Rest in peace, my friend.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: antlermike on December 04, 2017, 09:39:08 PM
Sorry To hear of Jans passing
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Post by: Ron Kelly on December 05, 2017, 09:02:37 AM
So sad to hear this. Just saw her at the World show and we visited and  were remembering our times we judged together. Very Knowledgable and sweet lady.. RIP Jan. What a surprise.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: tomdes on December 05, 2017, 11:26:59 AM
A great loss to our industry, our condolences to the family.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: John Bellucci on December 05, 2017, 11:11:18 PM
I just learned of her passing.  Rest in Peace, dear Lady.  You will be missed by many.  She always had a smile, and always made it a point to come over and talk to my wife and me.  My sincerest condolences to her family and friends ...
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Bimini on December 06, 2017, 07:54:28 AM
Jan D. VanHoesen, 75, born May 5, 1942 in Mt. Pleasant, MI, passed away December 1, 2017.  Jan was a former science teacher in Leslie and Rogers City, MI and was an internationally recognized small mammal taxidermist.  She was the founding member of United Taxidermy Assoc.; former president of Michigan Taxidermy Assoc., and very involved in the Zonta Club of Rogers City.
Jan is survived by her sons, John (Lori) and Jay (Nicole) VanHoesen; five grandchildren: Adam, Mary, Tory, Clara and Elizabeth, and sister Pamela Dengler.  She was preceded in death by husband of 49 years, Jim, parents Robert and C. Joyce (Kincaid) KIine, and nephew Christopher Dengler.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zonta Club of Rogers City, 377 North 3rd St., Rogers City, MI 49779 or National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190.
www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Bimini on December 06, 2017, 08:06:03 AM
My Brother John and I thank you all for the wonderful comments.   Our family really appreciates the words of love and support.

Jay Van Hoesen
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: JL on December 06, 2017, 12:03:26 PM
I met Jan in 1992 in Gainsville Ga. at the world show where she had her magnificent bobcat laying on it's back in a bed of moss. Then I saw her again at the Conn. show and we discussed my Taxidermy Today article on making animal ear liners out of felt and Bondo. A great lady and admired by many including myself. Keep the gates open for me Jan.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: byrdman on December 06, 2017, 01:27:14 PM
She deserves to have a special award named for her , like the Inchumick award ....... most innovative, expressionism etc.   somebody can work out details but Van Housen is a name that should be remembered at all NTA competitions.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Mark Maier on December 06, 2017, 02:35:22 PM
We were neighbors by Northern Michigan standards. Nice lady. Sorry to hear this...
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Instructor on December 07, 2017, 11:32:52 AM
Very sad news to hear,Jan was truly an Icon in this industry,She was one of the first UTA Board members.I had the privilege to judge with her several times and learned a lot from this beautiful lady.She will truly be missed.

Blessings Jan,
May you rest in the Lord's peace.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Fred Barilla on December 07, 2017, 01:35:23 PM
This is a tremendous loss to our industry.  Condolences and prayers to friends and family

Fred Barilla
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Post by: Marty Dupertuis on December 07, 2017, 08:12:23 PM
 Very sad news   I never had the chance to meet her, but I admired her work very much.  Twice I reached out to her with a question, and twice I got a very detailed answer from her.  RIP and prayers to your family.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: NTA on December 08, 2017, 12:10:41 PM
On behalf of the NTA, which Jan was a former board member of, we wish to express our deepest condolences to her family and friends. A true icon of our industry, Jan will be sorely missed and forever remembered. Thank You Jan for all you gave to our industry. May you rest in peace.
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Fred Vanderburgh on December 08, 2017, 01:42:36 PM
I know for certain that we never lost Jan, even to death. Her teachings and talents will continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make while mounting any small mammal. Her love for nature and taxidermy leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We all will comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having known her as an artist and her love for taxidermy. I was so blessed to have spent a great deal of time with Jan and Jim at our home many times and also working with her in Rogers City, at the Rogers City Zoo as I called it.   

 When you think about Jan the artist we looked at her as one of our icons, and you assume she was instantly embraced. That usually was not the case. In reality, she had to overcome a lot of noes to get where she wanted to be. We taxidermists are childish about our celebrities and icons. We worship, then we denounce; we identify passionately with them and then, if they do something - anything - we dislike, we cast them off. She was blunt, stubborn, independent, forthright and stood for all that was right, as was evident at the NTA convention at Buffalo in 1997. But she never gave up her cause and went on to become a force in helping to form the UTA which she was so proud of.

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Jan's love for the taxidermy and taxidermists will leave an indelible imprint in our memories. We will all find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared the life of Jan Van Hoesen.     
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: museum man on December 08, 2017, 03:23:56 PM
had she been ill or was this something sudden?
Title: Re: Jan Van Hoesen
Post by: Jeff Lumsden on December 11, 2017, 09:57:46 AM
Such sad news, I also met Jan at the 1992 WTC. Our industry was fortunate to experience her talent and creativity -
Thank you Jan,
God bless,
Jeff