Lenwood Harold VanNatter
07/10/1938 - 04/06/2020
Obituary for Lenwood Harold VanNatter
Lenwood "Len" Harold VanNatter Sr., 81, formerly of Sparta, MI, passed away in Kokomo, IN at 6:50 pm Monday, April 6, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born, July 10, 1938, in Chelford, Arkansas, the son of the late Harold Elvin & Esley Estelle (West) VanNatter. Lenwood spent his life working and being a farm manager at apple orchards. Later he self-taught himself the installation of satellite dishes and ran his satellite installation Company in West Michigan for about 15 years. He then moved to Arkansas and started and operated a flea market there. Lenwood loved his family and enjoyed tinkering where he built machinery for the orchards he worked for. He was such a soft-spoken man with a very strong southern Arkansas drawl, polite, funny, and one of those quiet pranksters/jokers and he always had a smile on his face. Lenwood is survived by his life partner of 7 years, Wilma Thomas; children, Lenwood (Judy) VanNatter Jr., Victor (Tabetha) VanNatter, Denise VanNatter, Rhonda (Jim) Berry, Bob Atkins, Joe Atkins, Mary Dunivan, Malinda Townsend, Sam (Jen) Mansfield, Dan (Bessie) Mansfield, Dena Terwillegar, Jennifer (Dave) Schrovenwever; grandchildren, Aaron (Crystal) VanNatter, Amanda VanNatter, Matthew VanNatter, Sarah Berry, Andrew Berry, Daniel VanNatter, and Adam VanNatter; many step grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caidence, Wyatt, and Harper VanNatter; siblings, Velma Andrew, Calvin (Darlene) VanNatter, and Laymon (Sue) VanNatter; many nieces and nephews. Lenwood was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Anthony VanNatter and Scott Atkins; stepmother, Doris VanNatter; siblings, Thelma Gatlin, Junior VanNatter, Betty Andrew, and Evelyn VanNatter; and great-grandson, Everett VanNatter. No services are planned at this time. Inurnment will take place in Fairplains Cemetery in Sparta, Michigan next to his father.
Photos & Video
Add New Photos & Video
Leave a message to share your favorite memories and offer words of sympathy and comfort:
To leave a condolence message, add photos, or add videos, please provide your name and email address.