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We would like to send our prayers to the Art Van Furniture founder Art Van Elslander who has transitioned on Monday at the age of 87. A rep for the company confirmed that Mr. Elslander has passed away from complications due to his lung cancer.

Art Van Elslander, a Detroit native, started the furniture company in 1959 on Gratiot Ave and turned it into one of the largest independent furniture retail stores in the country.

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