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Allan Van Wyk

September 4, 1947 ~ September 30, 2018 (age 71)

Allan Eugene Van Wyk was born September 4, 1947, to Raymond A. and Johanna (Harsselaar) Van Wyk, in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  He passed away on September 30, 2018, at his home on the farm near Lynnville.   

Allan, or “Crazy Horse” as his friends called him, attended Sully Christian Grade School.  On November 16, 1965, he was united in marriage to Marsha Castorf in Sully.  They were blessed with two sons, Scott and Bradley.  When Allan and Marsha were first married they farmed with his Dad.  In 1969, they moved to Prairie City, farmed, started his tiling and dozing business, and started trucking.  They later purchased the farm and continued farming, trucking and tiling.  In 2000, they moved to the family farm near Lynnville where they continued farming both places, trucking and tiling. 

Allan was so proud of his sons and grandson who helped him with all farm work and trucking.  Allan Scott “Buddy” is continuing the trucking business and the farming operation.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Marsha, son Bradley Van Wyk of Grinnell, sisters: Connie (Norm) Vos and Linda (Doyle) Huyser, sister-in-law Ruthanne Van Wyk, grandson Allan Scott (Renee) Van Wyk, great grandsons Waylon and Cash Van Wyk, mother-in-law Colleen Castorf, and sister-in-law Lynn (Clarence) Wyma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Scott, his brothers: Marvin, Jerry in infancy, and Kevin Van Wyk, and his father-in-law Carroll Castorf.

We would like to thank family, friends, and neighbors for all their acts of kindness.


Donations may be made to:

On With Life
Ankeny IA

Lynnville Friends Church
Lynnville IA

Diamond Trail Daycare
Lynnville IA