June 12, 2009
1:30 P.M., Monday, June 15, 2009
Sully Christian Reformed Church
Beginning at Noon, Sunday, June 14, 2009
with family present at 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
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Sully Christian School
Wife: Harriet Van Zante – Sully, Iowa
Children: Arlyn & Barbara Van Zante – Grinnell, Iowa
James & Marlis Van Zante – Lynnville, Iowa
Merl & Candy Van Zante – Reasnor, Iowa
Lloyd Van Zante – Lynnville, Iowa
September 8, 1918 - June 12, 2009
Wilbur Roy Van Zante, son of Arie and Martha Boomsma Van Zante, was born at Richland Township, Jasper County, Iowa on September 8, 1918. He graduated from the eighth grade at the Highland Country School.
On December 9, 1943, he was united in marriage with Harriet De Vries at her home. To this union, four children were born: Arlyn, James, Merl and Lloyd.
Wilbur worked the family farm nearly all of his life, until he and Harriet recently moved to the retirement home in Sully. Wilbur loved working around his farm or in his shop,and he especially enjoyed shelling corn. He also liked to visit with their neighbors and spend time with his family. Wilbur attended Sully Christian Reformed Church all of his life. He was also a member of the Jasper County Farm Bureau.
Wilbur is survived by his wife, Harriet, his four children and their spouses; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and his siblings: Anna Paulena Van Wyk, Bernard and Lois Van Zante, and Sarah Jonella and Harold Van Wyk.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Andrew in infancy, and his brother Delmon Van Zante.
Harriet Van Zante - Sully, Iowa
Arlyn & Barbara Van Zante - Grinnell, Iowa
Eric & Teresa Van Zante
Tad & Michelle Van Zante
Melinda & Kent Vander Velden
James & Marlis Van Zante - Lynnville, Iowa
Jason & Michelle Van Zante
Tyler and Megan
Cory & Keri Van Zante
Merl & Candy Van Zante - Reasnor, Iowa
Matthew & Tracy Van Zante
Landon & Jana Van Zante
Jordon Van Zante
Lloyd Van Zante - Lynnville, Iowa