September 10, 2009
1:30 P.M., Monday, September 14, 2009
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
Beginning at 11 A.M., Sunday, September 13, 2009
with family present at 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Hospice of Pella
Christian Opportunity Center
August 17, 1930 - September 10, 2009
Elvin Edwin Van Wyk, son of Will D. and Nellie Bruxvoort Van Wyk, was born August 17, 1930 near Sully, Iowa. He passed away at his shop north of Pella on Thursday evening, September 10, 2009, at the age of seventy-nine.
Elvin attended the Brown School near Sully and graduated with his eighth grade class.
On September 27, 1950, he was united in marriage with Patricia Mae Van Arkel. Elvin and Patricia first lived on a dairy farm near Peoria and in 1959 they moved to a farm north of Pella. To this union five children were born: Linda, Elaine, Edwin, Ervin and Evonn.
Elvin and Patricia moved to Pella in 1994. Patricia passed away in 1997 after a brief illness.
On September 5, 1998, Elvin married Betty Van Sant at the Heartland Reformed Church. In 2000 he retired from farming.
Elvin was a current member of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church, Red Rock Threshers, and the Dutch Masters Car Club. He enjoyed organizing tractor rides, restoring old tractors (forty-five total), playing cards with his Tuesday night group, breakfast with children on Thursdays, fishing, and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his five children; step-daughter: Bonnie Vander Kraats; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and his sister: Gerdena Stursma of Pella.
Those preceding him in death: his parents; his wife, Patricia; sister, Nella Ruth in infancy; five brothers: Armour, Delmar, Wallace, Dennis, Norman; sister: Anna Mae Van Mersbergen; two brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
Wife: Betty Van Wyk of Pella, Iowa
Linda and Roger Hugen of Pella
Rochelle and Curt Veenstra
Micaela and Halie Veenstra
Dustin and Molly Hugen
Elaine and Duane Roose of Pella, Iowa
Josh and Lisa Roose
Colton and Makenna Goemaat
Brad and Carrie Roose
Payton Roose and Samatha Boetger
Edwin and Deanne Van Wyk of Reasnor, Iowa
Julia and Terry Roose
Claricia and Ava Roose
Travis and Jennifer Van Wyk
Joey, Jakob, and Riley Van Wyk
Ervin and Valerie Van Wyk of Pella, Iowa
Zachery and Kay Van Wyk
Sawyer Van Wyk
Benjamin Van Wyk
Elizabeth Van Wyk
Evonn and Marty Meyers of Pella, Iowa
Markus and Matthew Meyers
Bonnie Vander Kraats of Pella, Iowa