Garden Chapel

Vernon W. Van Wyk

January 3, 2014
Grinnell, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Tuesday, January 7, 2014
First Reformed Church
Sully, Iowa

Beginning at Noon on Monday, January 6, 2014
with family present 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
First Reformed Church
Sully, Iowa

Sully First Reformed Church Legacy Project

Sully Cemetery
Sully, Iowa

In Memory Of

Vernon W. Van Wyk
Grinnell, Iowa
(formerly of Sully)
(Age 75)

November 3, 1938 - January 3, 2014

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Vernon Wayne Van Wyk was born on November 3, 1938, near Lynnville, Iowa, to William G. and Johanna De Jong Van Wyk.  He passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, at the Grinnell Health Care Center at the age of seventy-five.

Vernon received his early education at country schools near his home. On June 9, 1959, he was united in marriage with Carolyn Vos at the Lynnville Friends Church. They were blessed with three children: Cindy, Kevin, and Rustin.

Vernon farmed the family farm along with various other jobs. Later he became a machine operator at Precision Pulley in Pella. He and Carolyn were members of the First Reformed Church in Sully of which he was a lifelong member. He served as an Elder and enjoyed teaching Jr. High Sunday School, which he did over forty years.

Vernon enjoyed life which included playing softball, woodworking, fishing, and following his kids' and grandkids' activities.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Carolyn of Grinnell; his three children and their spouses: Cindy and Wes Laverman, Kevin and Julie Van Wyk, and Rustin and Sharla Van Wyk all of Sully; his grandchildren: Dawnelle Laverman, Ryan and Jana Laverman, Levi Laverman, Joshua Van Wyk, Cale Van Wyk, Ross Van Wyk, and Shaleah Van Wyk; his two brothers: Ralph J. (Ruby) Van Wyk, Wilmer (Dorothy) Van Wyk; and sister-in-law, Esther Van Wyk.

Vernon was preceded in death by: his parents; his brothers, Guysbert and Forrest Van Wyk; his sisters, Anna Mae Dunsbergen and Gertrude Van Wyk; and his grandson, Jeremy Laverman.

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