Garden Chapel

Carolyn R. Van Wyk

March 14, 2014
Grinnell, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Tuesday, March 18, 2014
First Reformed Church
Sully, Iowa

Beginning at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 17, 2014
with family present 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
First Reformed Church
Sully, Iowa

Sully First Reformed Church Music Program

Sully Cemetery
Sully, Iowa

In Memory Of

Carolyn R. Van Wyk
Grinnell, Iowa
(formerly of Sully)
(Age 72)

July 12, 1941 - March 14, 2014

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Carolyn Rae Van Wyk was born in Searsboro, Iowa, on July 12, 1941, to Abraham and Elizabeth (Jansen) Vos.  At the age of four Carolyn and her family moved to Lynnville, Iowa.  She received her education in the Lynnville Schools and graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School with the class of 1959. She was the valedictorian of her class. 

On June 9, 1959, Carolyn was united in marriage with Vernon W. Van Wyk at the Lynnville Friends Church. They were blessed with three children: Cindy, Kevin, and Rustin. 

Vernon and Carolyn farmed the family farm for many years before retiring and moving to Sully. They were members of the First Reformed Church in Sully. Carolyn enjoyed singing, sewing and gardening. She loved her family and enjoyed following her kids' and grandkids' activities.   

Those left to cherish her memory are: her three children and their spouses: Cindy and Wes Laverman, Kevin and Julie Van Wyk, and Rustin and Sharla Van Wyk all of Sully; her grandchildren: Dawnelle Laverman, Ryan and Jana Laverman, Levi Laverman, Joshua Van Wyk, Cale Van Wyk, Ross Van Wyk, and Shaleah Van Wyk;  and her sister-in-law, Virginia Vos of Lynnville.

Carolyn was preceded in death by: her parents; her infant brother, Robert; her husband, Vernon, January 3, 2014; her grandson, Jeremy Laverman; brothers: Clarence, Lee, and Wilbur Vos; and sister, Betty Huyser.

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