Thursday, April 6, 2017

Arnold Van Faasen

Arnold Bernard Van Faasen

November 29, 1911
Holland, MI

August 15, 1936
Lansing, MI

1928-29 Christian High School - Holland, Michigan (High School)
1929-30 Christian High School - Holland, Michigan (High School)
1930-31 Christian High School - Holland, Michigan (High School)
1932-33 Michigan State University (College)
1933-34 Michigan State University (College)
1934-35 Michigan State University (College)
1935-36 Detroit Hed Aids (MBC)

Born to Bernard and Florence Van Faasen in Holland, Michigan, Arnold starred at Christian HS before heading to Michigan State, where the center became one of the school's all-time greats. Graduating in 1935, he took a job at the Michigan Vocational School for boys, with some time off to play professional basketball for the Hed Aids in the Midwestern Conference.

In early August of 1936, Van Faasen had an emergency appendectomy. He was on the mend when a secondary illness (probably an infection) struck him, and he died of the 15th of that month. He was only 24 years of age.

Lansing State Journal, August 18, 1936


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