March 24, 2013
10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 28, 2013
First Reformed Church
Beginning at Noon on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
with family present 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Sully First Reformed Church - Legacy Building Project
Hospice of Pella
Wife: the late Lucille (Van Zee) Van Wyk
Children: Verlan and June Van Wyk – Sully
Marlin and Laureen Van Wyk – Sully
Carlyn and Jeff Zentner -- Pella
December 18, 1925 - March 24, 2013
Ralph Van Wyk was born on December 18, 1925, to John Will and Ella (Wyngarden) Van Wyk on the family farm northwest of Sully, Iowa. He passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of eighty-seven.
Ralph completed the eighth grade and soon started his career in farming. On September 8, 1950, he was united in marriage with Lucille M. Van Zee in Holland, Michigan. They were blessed with three children: Verlan, Marlin, and Carlyn.
He was a member of the Third Reformed Church and the American Legion. His favorite past-time was farming, which he did his entire life.
Those left to cherish his memory are his three children and their spouses: Verlan and June Van Wyk of Sully, Marlin and Laureen Van Wyk of Sully, and Carlyn and Jeff Zentner of Pella, twelve grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Lucille; his parents, John and Ella Wyngarden, and his parents-in-law, Andrew and Trynie Van Zee.
Verlan and June (Van Zante) Van Wyk – Sully
Erlene and Jamie Fopma
Kaleb, Noah, Jonah
Hannah Van Wyk
Amber and Aaron Shipley
Andrew Van Wyk
Aaron Van Wyk
Marlin and Laureen (Rook) Van Wyk – Sully
Lance and Amanda Van Wyk
Jordyn Van Wyk
Cody Van Wyk
Katelyn Van Wyk
Carlyn and Jeff Zentner – Pella
Kevin and Diana Graham
Shyla and Dale White