John Will Van Wyk

John Will Van Wyk was born July l, 1884, in Haarlemmermeer, Noord Holland, Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States with his parents, Willem and Trientje Vanden Heuvel Van Wyk, one sister, and ten brothers in June of 1892. John Will was eight years old when they came to America. His education was through the third grade. He then worked for his room and board for farmers in the area.

John Will married Ella Wyngarden (1891-1964), daughter of Jesse and Jessie Midema, on February 25, 1913, at the home of her parents. John Will and Ella lived on a farm west of Killduff until 1920 when they purchased a farm northwest of Sully and moved there. Farming was a significant part of John Will’s life.  He enjoyed livestock, raising hogs and feeding cattle.

John Will and Ella were the parents of six children: unnamed son who died at birth, Iola Jessie, LaVerda Arlene, Raymond Arthur, and twins Harold and Ralph.

John Will and Ella moved to the town of Sully in August of 1960. Ella passed away in 1964 after a short illness. John stayed in his home in Sully and continued his interest in the farming operations of his sons.

He passed away at his home June 14, 1971. John Will and Ella Van Wyk are buried in the Sully Cemetery, Sully, Iowa.

John Will (J.W.) Van Wyk (1884-1971) X1913 Ella Wyngarden (1891-1964)

  1. An unnamed son born and died on same day.
  2. Iola Jessie Van Wyk (1916-1999) X1942 Everett Marion Bartels (1910-1999)
    1. Beverly Ellen Bartels (1943) X1967 Ronald Melvin Blessing (1942)
      1. Andrea Lea Blessing (1968) X1993 Brian Lee Ries (1963)
        1. Peter Thomas Ries (1996)
        2. *Arnelia Marie Ries (2002)
        3. *Grace Ann Ries (2002)
      2. Barry Ronald Blessing (1972) X2005 Tabitha B. Hoskinson (1972)
        1. Hunter Barry Blessing (2006)
        2. Lincoln Barry Blessing (2009)
      3. Kara Kristen Blessing (1978) X2004 Shane A. Pastour (1975)
        1. Cameron Kody Pastour (2008)
    2. Arthur Lee Bartels (1946) X1971 Dorothy Irma Dipple (1949)
      1. Rachel Lee Bartels (1981) X2008 Cesar Augusto Vasquez Lizarraga (1983) — divorced 2011
      2. Ruth Abigail Bartels (1985)
    3. Barbara Kay Bartels (1951) X1983 Stephen Jay Piedt (1951)
      1. Hannah Elizabeth Piedt (1987)
    4. Robert Edwin Bartels (1955) X2007 Rebecca Leanne Skutt (1970)
      1. Brianna Kaylee Bartels (2009)
    5. Shari Rae Bartels (1957) X1994 Alan Wayne Beals (1960)
  3. LaVerda Arlene Van Wyk (1919-2002) X1949 Andrew Dick De Nooy (1917-2003)
    1. Dorothy Joan De Nooy (1949) X1968 Stanley Ray Hiemstra (1950)
      1. Sandra Lynn Hiemstra (1970) X1991 Matthew Brown (1964)
        1. Kaitlyn Marie Brown (1997)
        2. Ethan Andrew Brown (1999)
      2. Julie Renee Hiemstra (1973) X1994 Michael Vernon Miles (1970)
        1. Mark Allen Miles (1996)
        2. Jonathan Ray Miles (1998)
        3. Ryan Michael Miles (2005)
      3. Brian Ray Hiemstra (1978) X1999 Erin Renee Raney (1979) – divorced
        1. Jacob Ray Hiemstra (2003)
        2. Emerson Anna Hiemstra (2008)
      4. Bradley Ray Hiemstra (1980) X 2002 Kimberly Dawn Hudson (1982)
        1. Kyli Dawn Hiemstra (2005)
        2. Elah JoLynn Hiemstra (2008)
    2. Carroll Edwin De Nooy (1952) X1982 Debra Lynn Draayer (1958)
      1. Eric Lee De Nooy (1983)
      2. Loren Evan De Nooy (1985)
      3. Rindy Ranae De Nooy (1989)
    3. Arvin DeWayne De Nooy (1953) X1979 Brenda Sue Lanser (1961)
      1. Drew Jeremy De Nooy (1984)
      2. Benjamin John De Nooy (1987)
      3. Grant Austin DeNooy (1994)
    4. Ronald Gene De Nooy (1956) X1978 Bonnie Mae Bosch (1957) – divorced
      1. Timothy Troy De Nooy (1982) X2005 Rebecca Marie Veenstra (1982)
        1. Jessa Marie De Nooy (2005)
        2. Parker Troy De Nooy (2010)
        3. Lincoln Bernard De Nooy (2012)
      2. Marcus Michael De Nooy (1985) X2006 Tiffany Jo Sieck (1986)
        1. Peyton Jo De Nooy (2007)
        2. Bella Elizabeth De Nooy (2008)
        3. Davis Michael De Nooy (2010)
      3. Derek Dean De Nooy (1987)
      4. Samuel Scott De Nooy (1992)
    5. Carla Joy De Nooy (1959) X1978 Leslie Wayne Nieuwsma (1956)
      1. Levi Wayne Nieuwsma (1981) X2005 April Jean Bolkema (1982)
        1. William Asher Nieuwsma (2010)
      2. Luke Wade Nieuwsma (1984) X2008 Jeanetta Engelina Groenendyk (1985)
        1. Lydia Layne Nieuwsma (2011)
      3. Lance Jay Nieuwsma (1986)
  4. Raymond Arthur Van Wyk (1921-2000) X1944 Johanna Harsselaar (1921-2000)
    1. Marvin Lee Van Wyk (1945-2001) X1964 Ruthanne Ver Woert (1943)
      1. Gregory Jon Van Wyk (1965-2008) X2000 Leni Cooper Liston (1957)
        1. Chadwick Cooper (1982)
      2. Jennifer Leanne Van Wyk (1968) Brenda Lee Meidema (1966)
        1. Taylor Leanne Boertje (1998)
        2. Wyatt Lee Meidema (2007)
      3. Jessica Ruth Van Wyk (1972) X Curtis Keenan – divorced; 2X 2002 Richard Mathew McLaughlin (1974)
        1. Zachary Curtis Keenan (1991)
        2. Tyler Jon Keenan (1993)
        3. Austin Lee Keenan (1995)
        4. Noah Gregory Keenan (1998)
    2. Allan Eugene Van Wyk (1947) X1965 Marsha Ann Castorff (1950)
      1. Scott Allan Van Wyk (1966-2010) X1990 Kimberly Frushon — divorced; 2X2004 Wanda Rains (1979)
        1. Allan Scott Van Wyk (1991)
      2. Bradley Eugene Van Wyk (1969) X2010 Brooke Person ( 1979)
    3. Connie Louise Van Wyk (1948) X1966 Norman Lee Vos (1945)
      1. Shelly Lynn Vos ( 1966) X1987 Darryl Grant De Ruiter (1964)
        1. Derek James De Ruiter (1994)
        2. Morgan Leigh De Ruiter ( 1995)
        3. Jacob Ray De Ruiter (1997)
      2. Stephanie Dawn Vos (1970) X1991 Gailen Jay Veurink (1968)
        1. Erika Leigh Veurink (1996)
        2. Grant Christian Veurink (1998)
        3. Sarah Elizabeth Veurink (2002)
    4. Linda Mae Van Wyk (1954) X1974 Doyle Gene Huyser (1952)
      1. Erica Lynn Huyser (1978) X2003 Chad Christopher Kluver (1970)
        1. Jacob Raymond Kluver (2004)
        2. Chase Vernon Elmer Kluver (2006)
        3. Avery Mae Kluver (2009)
      2. Amy Jo Huyser (1981) X2004 Nicholas Kurt Harthoorn (1981)
        1. Kate Johanna Harthoorn (2007)
        2. Brooke Henrietta Harthoorn (2009)
        3. Aubrey Jo Harthoorn (2011)
      3. Alex Gene Huyser (1988)
    5. Jerry Dean Van Wyk (1957-1957)
    6. Kevin Arthur Van Wyk (1960-2006) X1985 Linette Sue Vierow (1962) — divorced
      1. Brittany Dawn Van Wyk (1985)
      2. Phillip Raymond Van Wyk (1989)
  5. *Harold Van Wyk (1925-2010) X1960 Sarah Jonella Van Zante (1929)
    1. Marla Joy Van Wyk (1961) X1983 Dan J . Nieuwsma (1962)
      1. Eric Jon Nieuwsma (1986)
      2. Katie Lynn Nieuwsma (1989)
      3. Brett Arvin Nieuwsma (1992)
    2. Joel Weston Van Wyk (1964) X1992 Heidi Kay Hackert ( 1970)
      1. Abby Christine Van Wyk (1994)
      2. Rachel Ann Van Wyk (1995)
      3. Jesse Wade Van Wyk (2000)
    3. Jeffrey Harold Van Wyk (1965) X1988 Deborah Lynn Roozeboom (1969)
      1. Courtney Brooke Van Wyk (1989)
      2. Taylor Danae Van Wyk (1992)
      3. Braden Jeffrey Van Wyk (1994)
  6. *Ralph Van Wyk (1925) x1950 Lucille Minnette Van Zee (1927-2008)
    1. Verlan Eugene Van Wyk (1955) x1981 June Erlynn Van Zante (1957)
      1. Erlene Verlynn Van Wyk (1982) X2001 Jamie Lee F opma (1980)
        1. Kaleb Lee Fopma (2004)
        2. Noah James Fopma (2006)
        3. Jonah Averey Fopma (2011)
      2. Hannah Lynn Van Wyk (1984)
      3. Amber Lynae Van Wyk (1986) X2010 Aaron Michael Shipley (1987)
      4. Andrew Eugene Van Wyk (1992)
      5. Aaron Earl Van Wyk (1995)
    2. Marlin LaVeme Van Wyk (1958) X1980 Laureen Lou Rook (1958)
      1. Lance Christopher Van Wyk (1983) X2008 Amanda Leigh Miethke (1985)
        1. Jordyn JoLeigh Van Wyk (2011)
      2. Cody Lee Van Wyk (1986)
      3. Katelyn Sue Van Wyk (1992)
    3. Carlyn Lorraine Van Wyk (1962) X1984 Danny Lee Graham – divorced; 2X 1997 Jeffrey Joe Zentner (1956)
      1. Kevin Patrick Graham (1986)
      2. Ashton Nicole Graham (1989)

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