VAN LAAN Earl Van Laan a man of God age 89 of Lowell went home to his faithful Lord on Saturday September 17 2011. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Walter and Hattie Van Laan and grandson Greg Williams in 1989. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Doris; children Patricia (Joel) Walker Barbara (John) Williams Mary (James) Craig Nancy Van Laan Susan (Philip) Dykstra Phillip (Rebecca) Van Laan Linda Van Laan Karen (Roger) Onan Ruth (Jeff) Gesselman; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; and a sister Jean Van Laan. Relatives and friends may meet with his family on 2-4 and 6-8 PM at First Baptist Church of Lowell 2275 W. Main. Funeral service will be at at the church. Pastor Burland Margesson officiating. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Childrens Bible Hour or First Baptist Church.