February 16, 2009
10:30 A.M., Friday, February 20, 2009
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
After 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 19, 2009
Family will be present 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella Christian High School Endowment Fund
Pella Christian Grade School
Husband: Herman Van Mersbergen - Pella, Iowa
Children: Wayne & Marilyn Van Mersbergen - Pella, Iowa
Nancy & Marlow Ten Napel - Leighton, Iowa
Sharon & Tim Roose - Pella, Iowa
Howard & Myra Van Mersbergen - Hudsonville, Michigan
Arlene & Jim Dugger - Pella, Iowa
April 29, 1929 - February 16, 2009
Anna Mae Van Mersbergen was born on April 29, 1929, in Sully, Iowa, the fourth of nine children born to Will D. and Nellie (Bruxvoort) Van Wyk. Anna Mae passed away at Jefferson Place in the evening of Monday, February 16, 2009.
Anna Mae attended the Brown School in Galesburg, Iowa through the eighth grade. On January 26, 1950, she was united in marriage with Herman Van Mersbergen in Sully, Iowa. To this union five children were born: Wayne, Nancy, Sharon, Howard, and Arlene.
Anna Mae worked as a daycare provider for over 30 years at her home. She loved caring for children, especially her grandchildren.
Anna Mae was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed baking for her church and family, cake decorating, crocheting, knitting, making gifts for her grandchildren, tole painting, and going on walks. Anna Mae cherished time spent with her family, whether it be playing the piano and singing together, playing games, or family trips to Colorado. Herman and Anna Mae took several trips to Cary, Mississippi for mission work.
Those left to cherish her memory are: her devoted husband, her five children, fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grand children, one brother, Elvin Van Wyk, and one sister, Gerdena Stursma.
Anna Mae was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Nella Ruth who died as an infant, and five brothers, Armour Van Wyk, Delmer Van Wyk, Wallace Van Wyk, Dennis Van Wyk, and Norman Van Wyk.
Husband: Herman Van Mersbergen of Pella, Iowa
Wayne and Marilyn Van Mersbergen of Pella, Iowa
Jennifer and Ryan Noteboom
Lucas, Reagan, Drew Lauren
Lisa and Kurtis DeBruin
Jaren, Bethany, Erica
Jason and Kristin Van Mersbergen
Nancy and Marlow Ten Napel of Leighton, Iowa
April and Larry Carlson
Matt and Miranda Ten Napel
Joshua Ten Napel
Adam Ten Napel
Alissa Ten Napel
Sharon and Tim Roose of Pella, Iowa
Harold and Myra Van Mersbergen of Hudsonville, Michigan
Laura and Craig Peters
Kristin and Luke Bouman
Sarah Van Mersbergen and fiancè Joel Mulder
Arlene and Jim Dugger of Pella, Iowa