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
Tanya and Tom Demro
Rick and Cathy Van Wyhe
Steph, Carson Haines
Leora and Rick Bandstra
Monica and Todd Zylstra
Derek and Haley 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
Brandon and Lindsay Allen
She is also survived by her brother Glen (Betty) Vander Schel of Tracy.
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