Obituary of Eunice Van Zandt (2021) – Amite, LA
Eunice Theresa Krohn Van Zandt passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday September 19 at the age of 95. She was married for 77 years to her lifelong sweetheart, George Ennis Van Zandt.
Daughter of the late Octavia Orgeron and Clarence Krohn and sister of the late Geraldine Krohn; born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Loving and cherished mother of Mary Ellen (late Johnny Odom), Theresa Ann (deceased), Michael (Aileen), Christopher (Michelle), Dennis (Monica) and Steven (Karen).
She is survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, as well as her three sisters-in-law, Mary Demos, and Daughters of Charity Sister Cecelia (Helen) Van Zandt and Sister Ellen (Margaret) Van Zandt.
Eunice was a longtime resident of Harahan and Amite, Louisiana. A passionate and determined woman, she paved the way for many businesswomen as a longtime real estate agent in the Parish of Jefferson. She was determined to help many people find their very first home and thus gathered many friends on her path who remember her with great fondness. Eunice and her husband have owned and operated their own business, George J. Van Zandt Real Estate and Appraisers, for 50 years. She was a member of the Jefferson Board of Realtors and chair of the Women’s Council of the National Association of Realtors. In 1977, she was named Woman of the Year by the Louisiana Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors.
A devoted Catholic and close to the Blessed Mother, Eunice was a caregiver who took care of her daughter Theresa, born with a rare syndrome; her sister Geraldine who was affected by scarlet fever and her stepmother, Mamo Van, who lived with Eunice and her family for many years.
Eunice, always full of zest and enthusiasm for life, enjoyed fishing, board games, soccer games, gardening, dancing, cooking her special dishes and spending time with her family and friends. friends. She was always ready to greet you with her sweet smile, a firm hug and a long hold of your hand.
Although the past few years have brought many challenges for Eunice, especially the separation from her family, she always had a smile and a chuckle for those who visited her. Until the end, she only wanted to spend time with those she loved.
The family are very grateful to the staff at Heritage Manor for the love and care given to Eunice.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Sainte-Hélène Catholic Church in Amite. Instead of flowers, masses can be offered for the repose of Eunice’s soul.
A second Mass will be celebrated by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, Province of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, in Los Altos Hills, California, on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Interment will be held in November at St. Patrick’s Cemetery # 1 in New Orleans.
Posted in The Daily Star on September 25, 2021.