Garden Chapel

Raymond Van Wyk

February 15, 2010
Pella, Iowa

10:00 A.M., Friday, February 19, 2010
Otley Reformed Church
Otley, Iowa

Begins at noon on Thursday, February 18, 2010
with family present 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Otley Reformed Church
Hospice of Pella Comfort House

Oakwood Cemetery
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Raymond Van Wyk

February 20, 1921 - February 15, 2010

Raymond H. Van Wyk, son of Gerrit J. and Cornelia Roorda Van Wyk, was born February 20, 1921, near Eddyville, Iowa.  He passed away at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House on Monday, February 15, 2010, five days short of his eighty-ninth birthday.

He attended the Otley School and completed the eighth grade.

On January 20, 1949, Ray was united in marriage with Gertrude Van Wyk at the Sully Reformed Church.  They were blessed with two children: Linda and Galen.

For many years Ray was in petroleum sales, driving a tank wagon for the Otley Farmer’s Cooperative.

He was a member of the Otley Reformed Church where he served as a Deacon for two terms and as an Elder for seven terms.  He was also a member of the Men’s Brotherhood at the Otley church.

Ray loved gardening, watching baseball, especially his favorite team the Tigers.  He also spent considerable time reading his Bible.

Ray is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Gertrude; two children and their spouses; five grandchildren; his brother, Richard Van Wyk; sister, Geraldine Ver Ploeg; and two sisters-in-law: Margaret Van Wyk and Ada Van Wyk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Myron (Mike), Cornie, Gerrit, Alfred, Warren, Lewis; and his sisters: Adrianna De Jong Den Hartog and Fannetta Ver Ploeg De Cook.

Wife:  Gertrude Van Wyk – Pella

            Linda and Gary Snetselaar – Iowa City
                        Tyler Snetselaar
                        Jordan Snetselaar
                        Daniel Snetselaar

           Galen and Jayni Van Wyk - Pella
                        Katherine Sopher
                        Jennifer Sopher

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