John Van Wyk

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sanborn Funeral Home
401 Main St.
Sanborn, Iowa, United States
Family will be present for the visitation at First Reformed Church from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, October 30, 2017
First Reformed Church
512 Summit Street
Sanborn, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

Roseland Cemetery
Hwy 18 West
Sanborn, Iowa, United States
Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m., prior to the Memorial Service on Monday.

Obituary of John Van Wyk


    John Marvin Van Wyk, son of John Sr. and Coba (Humme) Van Wyk, was born March 5, 1954 at Sheldon, Iowa. He and his three brothers and sister grew up on a farm north of Sanborn, Iowa. He received his education at the Sanborn Public School, graduating with the class of 1972. Following high school, he attended Northwestern College at Orange City, Iowa for one year, returning to Sanborn to help with the farming operation.
    On July 23, 1976, John was united in marriage to Judith Lynn Kanengieter at the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. To this union, four children were born: Jason, Laura, Renae, and Brianne. Their married life began on the Van Wyk family farm north of Sanborn where they raised their family and farmed together for 26 years. In 2011, they relocated to an acreage east of Sheldon. For the past ten years, John has been employed as a truck driver for Deluxe Feeds out of Sheldon.
    Making memories on family vacations and spending time with his kids and grandchildren were the times he treasured most. He also enjoyed being a member of the Sanborn Gun Club and trap shooting.
    John was a life-long member of First Reformed Church in Sanborn, having served as an Elder and a Deacon. Over the years, he also gave of his time as a Sunday School teacher and Youth Group sponsor. John passed from this life on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 63.
   He is once again reunited with his parents, John Sr. and Coba Van Wyk; his brother, Denny Van Wyk; sister-in-law, Donna Van Wyk; and mother-in-law, Earlene Kanengieter.  
    John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Judy of Sheldon, Iowa; his children: Jason and Sarah Van Wyk of Alton, Iowa, Laura Wagenaar of Milford, Iowa, Renae and Matt Hartog of Sanborn, Iowa, and Brianne Van Wyk also of Sanborn, Iowa; eight grandchildren; two brothers: Arlan and Ken Van Wyk; one sister, Nelva Kleinhesselink; sister-in-law, Gert Van Wyk; parents-in-law, Andrew and Muriel Kanengieter; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.



John M. Van Wyk

Born ~ March 5, 1954 
Died ~ October 26, 2017
Age ~ 63 years    7 months    21 days

Monday, October 30, 2017  ~  11:00 a.m.
First Reformed Church
Sanborn, Iowa

Pastor Mark Waterstone
Music Provided by
Jill Bavier and Judy Dykstra

Songs of Praise
Processional ~ "How Great Thou Art"  #147
                          "He Lives"  #368
                          "Blessed Assurance"  #572
Recessional ~ "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"  #139

Matt Hartog    John Van Wyk    Luke Van Wyk
Jerry Van Wyk    Jay Van Wyk    Dave Van Wyk

Brian Wolfswinkel  ~  Randy Egdorf

Roseland Cemetery
Sanborn, Iowa

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