John Van Tussenbroek, 80, of Alto passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Alamogordo. He was born July 21, 1937 at Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to Lincoln County in November, 1981 from Phoenix, Arizona to become the regional manager of Contel Telephone Co. Following his retirement, he became a General Contractor and quickly developed the reputation for building quality award winning custom homes in the Alto Area. John was an avid golfer, enjoyed outdoor activities as well as socializing with family and friends. John was loved by all and he will be missed.
He married Alyce on July 21, 1976 at Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, his four children, one step-son, one sister and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His memorial service will be Thursday, April 19, at 2:00 P.M. at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso.
The family has requested memorials to Alzheimer’s Disease Research or Lincoln County Humane Society.
I had the pleasure of working with John for three years. He always had a great smile and a great attitude. One of those people who brightened the room when he walked in. He was well respected by his colleagues at Contel. I am sorry for his loss.
Charles BlumenkampSaint Petersburg, FL
We will miss that great smile and those many times with John.
Love and condolences to Alyce and family.
Lori and Jim MeyerHorseshoe Bay, TX
John was a great guy and will be missed. Condolences to family members.
Gary & Paula SchurLakeway, TX
So sorry to see this Alyce--John will be missed.
Charlie BowenKingsland, TX
Mike MorrisRuidoso, NM
All our love to John and his family. They were wonderful friends and neighbors. Many good times were had for a lot of years at Alto. Alyce, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Walter & Carol SingletaryFrisco, TX
I think John was a great guy and I cherish the good times that John, Alyce and the rest of us golfers shared. Love and prayers for Alyce and the family.
Karon PettyRoswell, NM