Gaven Lee Van Tassell, 14, of Cable, Ohio passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.
Gaven was born September 5, 2005 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed camping, swimming, fishing, gardening, and tinkering in the garage. Gaven loved playing with his dogs and cooking. He took pride in helping his neighbors and teachers.
Gaven is survived by his parents, Glen and Amy (Cromwell) Van Tassell; his brothers, Dylan and Adam; his sisters, Catherine and Savannah; his grandparents, Fred & Barbara Van Tassell and William Cromwell; his great grandmother, Ruth Lynn; his aunts, Kirstin Litwin, Susan (Eric) Beers, Mary (Rob) Davis, Laura (Steve) Fredericks, Nancy Mitchell, and Melissa Cromwell; his uncles, E.J. Van Tassell, Fr. Malachi Van Tassell T.O.R., and Bryce Litwin (Christine Brady).
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Gertrude Cromwell.
Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Private funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 with Rev. Malachi Van Tassell T.O.R., presiding. In addition, Live Stream will be available on the Vernon Funeral Home Facebook page starting at 10:45 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Vernon Funeral Home, 235 Miami Street, Urbana, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Julie Van Doren - Aug 11, 2020
I was looking for a family friend online (different Van Tassel) and somehow came across your son's obituary... I felt compelled to write something, as I lost a son Dec 12, 2014 and wanted to extend my sorrow and condolences to you.... My son was only 5 yrs old when he passed, but memories are so vivid and hearts hold so much pain and love at the same time. My heart hurts for you and I will pray for your family... God bless you and your son-- he must have been a very special boy. (I was also born not far from Altoona, PA, and I thought that was an interesting synchronicity...). My deepest sympathies...
Hailey Hunter - Jul 1, 2020
My heart is shattered into pieces for you and your family!! I’m pray everyday and night for you and your family!! I cry everyday and night about you Gaven I do have to say it hurts to see you gone and I could imagine what ur family is going through u will not be forgotten but ya will be missed and loved u were a amazing person to be around and to see u gone breaks my heart u were very kind u always try to be nice and kind and do ur best no u were perfect but it okay to make mistakes ppl learn from mistakes u were always there for someone if u weren’t u at least tried I love u friend ❤️❤️ Always will and I Miss u 💛💛and always will I know they say it hurts to see someone u know and loved walk away but I know ur better now ur not suffering and I know u won’t be alone one day we will be up there with u having a great time like we all did we were here it hurts to say my last words and hurts to us not making memories but I will always remember you and are moments and memories no we didn’t have a lot of memories with one another but the ones we made will not be forgotten and I will always love u and miss u
Allen Stokes - Jun 25, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers
Andrew Spence - Jun 25, 2020
Gaven is lost but not forgotten he will always have a spot in my heart and I am so sorry for the loss of the Van Tassell family, he always made everyone happy everyday at school and was always the class clown, he will be missed
Marian and Larry Logan - Jun 25, 2020
So sorry for you loss. Our prayers for your family
Susan & Eric Beer - Jun 24, 2020
Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies go out to you all. Gaven was such a special, sweet boy. You are in our hearts and prayers. May God give you peace, strength and encouragement during this difficult time. We love you!
CATHERINE KASCHOK - Jun 24, 2020
My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Allison Harlan - Jun 24, 2020
Gaven will be missed. I am praying for your family and friends. He was so funny in class and he will be missed a ton at school. His jokes would fill the whole room with laughter. God bless you.❤️
Terri Schmitt - Jun 22, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you feel the care and support of your community and your family as you grieve.
Justin Dawson - Jun 22, 2020
Glen and family, very sorry for your loss. May your son Rest In Peace. Godspeed
gene and virginia shelton jr - Jun 22, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family. God has a special place for all young angels. Miss you all
The Ballingers & Showalters - Jun 21, 2020
🙏🙏🙏 Many prayers for family and friends.
Erin Durand - Jun 20, 2020
My heart is shattered for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Adam, and your family & friends. You were such a sweet child and I will never forget all the times I subbed for you. Your smile always lit up the room. Rest peacefully sweet angel.
Kevin, Julie and Jacob Greve - Jun 20, 2020
With deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you.
Julie Goodman - Jun 20, 2020
I am so incredibly sorry for the sorrow, loss, and pain you are going through. My heart breaks for all of you. May God give you peace beyond all understanding and help you as you deal with the loss of Gavin.
Jaylin Jones - Jun 20, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Gaven was a great classmate and awesome friend.
corinna hasting (maryjanes grandma) - Jun 20, 2020
sorry for your loss sending lots of prayers.
Joni Parmer - Jun 20, 2020
Laura Cromwell / Fredericks - Jun 20, 2020
There’s no words to describe how special little boy you where .From the twinkle in your eye and the moment your aura catches a person , you were just consumed by a great smile . Your helping hand where always right there to dig in and get busy .Steve and I will greatly miss you and love you .God has called you home for greater things .
Nicole - Jun 20, 2020
Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you
Chrissy Mitchell - Jun 20, 2020
Gaven was truly blessed with such a strong and loving family. Sending you all my love and strength! ❤️