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Avis Van Wyhe

October 12, 1934 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 84)


Avis Leora Van Wyhe was born on October 12, 1934, to George and Pauline (Miller) Vander Schel, in Mitchellville, Iowa.  

Avis attended school in Sully and was a 1953 graduate of Sully High School.   On June 5, 1953, Avis married her blind date, Jacob Van Wyhe.  For the first five weeks of their married life, Jake and Avis lived in California where he was stationed with the military.  They were blessed with four children: Arnold Lee, Richard Allen, Leora Sue, and Harlan Gene. They lived near Killduff and Sully before purchasing and moving to a home in Pella. Avis worked at the Coffee Cup Café in Sully and in Pella, she worked at Central College and the Overall Factory. Later a move to Tracy gave them the opportunity to retire and spend time with their hobbies.

 Avis was preceded in death by her husband Jacob, her parents George and Pauline Vander Schel, and her son Arnold Van Wyhe.


The late Arnold and Sue Van Wyhe

            Aaron and Arenda Van Wyhe

                        Kylee, Kody, Karson, Karter

            Tonya and Dan Schutte

                        Hailey, Wyatt

                        Tanya and Tom Demro

                                    Cooper, Camden

                        T.J. Schutte


Rick and Cathy Van Wyhe

            Steph, Carson Haines


Leora and Rick Bandstra

            Monica and Todd Zylstra

            Derek and Haley Jansen

                     Oliver, Miles

            Lindsey Jansen


Harlan and Ronda Van Wyhe

            Tara and Jordan Vos

                        Jonah, Audrey, Reuben, Elise, Simon

            Victoria and Joel Lewicki

                        Benjamin, Violet, Silas, Penelope

            Auburn and Colin Van Kooten

                        Blaine, Beau

           Brandon and Lindsay Allen

                       Claire Rose

          Kayla Hipsher

          Bailey Hipsher

 She is also survived by her brother Glen (Betty) Vander Schel of Tracy.  

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September 24, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family
September 24, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

September 25, 2019

11:30 AM
Evergreen Cemetery
Eaton Avenue
Leighton, IA 50143

Memorial Service
September 25, 2019

1:00 PM
Tracy Christian Reformed Church
2451 Picard Drive
Tracy, IA 50256


With Love Toy Ministry
Pella IA

Hospice of Pella
Pella IA

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