James “Jim” Walter Van Nostern, 83, of Yakima died Saturday. Mr. Van Nostern was born in Yakima. He belonged to the White Pass Ski Patrol for more than 40 years and served as patrol president. He was also an outdoor emergency care instructor.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Van Nostern of Yakima; three children, James, Jeana and Ben; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in West Hills Memorial Park, West Valley. Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.