Ada Kay Van Maanen was born December 3, 1941, to Dick and Martha (De Kraai) Van Wyk, in Rose Hill, Iowa. She passed away on January 29, 2020, at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
Ada grew up in the Monroe area, attended country school north of New Sharon, Monroe Elementary School and was a graduate of Pella Christian High School. After high school, she worked for the Pella Overall Factory until she was married.
On May 16, 1963, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Van Maanen at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella. To this union four children were born.
Ada was a homemaker and stay-at-home wife while her children were young, and went on to work for the Lynnville Café for nearly 20 years. She was a Diamond Trail columnist for over 35 years, and she was a dietary supervisor for Hilltop Manor for 15 years.
Ada was a life-long follower of Christ and a member of the First Reformed Church in Sully where she was a faithful member of Sunday School.
She dearly loved her grandchildren and all her family:
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Gilbert, and their children and their families.
Verlan and Cathy Van Maanen
Jessica Van Maanen
Jordann, Elsie, Kami, Lyza, Isabelle
Zachary Van Maanen
Trisha Van Maanen
Carla Van Maanen
Carol and Scott Torra
Terry Van Maanen
Kaylee Van Maanen
Tessa Van Maanen
Jarret Van Maanen
She is also survived by her siblings: Bernard (LaVonne) Van Wyk of Sully, Donald (Lucille) Van Wyk of Pella, Dick (Linda) Van Wyk of Monroe, Harold (Twyla) Van Wyk of Monroe, and Ruby Van Wyk of Sully; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Walton (Violet) Van Maanen of Lynnville, LeRoy (Ruth) Van Maanen of Lynnville, Arlene (Arnout) Dunnick of Barnes City, Dorothy Van Maanen of Grinnell, Marilyn Van Maanen of Newton, Dennis (Linda) Van Maanen of Kellogg, Shirley (Melvin) Uitermarkt of Leighton, Karen (Frank) Van Soelen of Sully, Rodney (Beverly) Van Maanen of Lynnville, and Dale (Ruth) Van Maanen of Lynnville.
Ada Kay was preceded in death by her parents Dick and Martha Van Wyk, her parents-in-law Teunis and Rika Van Maanen, and sister Jane Ann Van Wyk, and brothers-in-law: Marvin Van Maanen, Norman Van Maanen, Irvin Gene Van Maanen who died in infancy, and Ralph J. Van Wyk.
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