Alan R. Van Natter, 73, died on May 4, 2022 in Oak Park. Born in Wichita, Kansas on April 24, 1949, he was the third child, and only son of Woodrow and Ima Van Natter.

A man of passions, his son Rees was his greatest. He loved children and shared with them his love for birding and the out-of-doors through his school, Prairie Home Kids. He loved blues music, and shared that as well, playing harmonica at circle time. He was an extraordinary father, husband, teacher, and friend. His kindness, generosity, and loving patience left an indelible mark on the Oak Park community.

He is survived by his son, Rees Van Natter; his wife, Pam Van Natter; and his sister, Beverly Morgan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials or remembrance may be sent via Venmo to a fund established to support Rees’ education: Rees-College-Fund.

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