Van Hattum, William Evert

March 14, 1927 - January 17, 2020

William Evert Van Hattum was born on March 14, 1927 in the Dutch East Indies and passed on January 17, 2020 in Dallas, TX. He lived a vibrant 92 years. He was a member of the Dutch Army during WWII. After the war he moved to the Netherlands where he met his loving wife of 61 years, Hetty Van Hattum. In 1956 they moved to the United States and settled in Dallas, TX. William worked as a mechanical engineer for Otis Engineering for 36 years. William was preceded in death by his wife Hetty and his stepson Edward deBruyn. He is survived by his son, Robert Van Hattum; daughter Jeannette and her husband Greg Miller; grandchildren Ryan Miller, Anneka Miller, Edie and her husband Jeff O’Brien; Elana and her husband Chuck Cantu, and three great grandchildren Nicholas, Zach and Sarah.

A Memorial Service will be held
February 1, 2020 at 11AM
The Pickens Center Chapel
12477 Merit Dr.
Dallas, TX 75251

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to The American Cancer Society.

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A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214-340-8008

4 replies on “Van Hattum, William Evert”

Kathy Rush says:

Please accept our deepest condolences. We believe Wim and Hetty had long. interesting lives because of the good care of their children. We hope all of your family will prosper and thrive. Chuck & Kathy

Louise Wetzel Brough says:

My sincerest condolences regarding your dear loss of your father. I knew him well from the time your parents met mine in Dallas back in the 1950s upon our respective arrivals in Dallas. Your father was a great and wonderful man, a true friend. Again, my sincerest condolences.

Louise Wetzel Brough says:

My sincerest condolences regarding your dear loss of your father. I knew him well from the time your parents met mine in Dallas back in the 1950s upon our respective arrivals in Dallas. Your father was a great and wonderful man, a true friend. Again, my sincerest condolences for your loss.

Cameron Millar says:

I had the privilege of knowing Wim for over 17 years, having first met him in 2002. I will remember him as exceptionally mentally and physically fit, with a marvelous sense of humor and exceptionally warm and friendly disposition. The rich tapestry of experience that was his long life, lived in the Dutch East Indies (later, Indonesia), as well as the Netherlands and the United States was nothing short of remarkable. I will always remember him as a wise man filled with a wealth of experience and worldly wisdom. Goodbye my friend.

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