American Patriotic 11

Carl Van Der Veer

October 28, 1940 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 79)


Carl Wayne Van Der Veer was born October 28, 1940, to Clarence and Mabel (Braak) Van Der Veer in Pella, Iowa.

Carl graduated from Pella High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army in October 1963, and was a clerk with the 65th MP’s in Toulle, France. He was proud to serve our country and was honorably discharged in October 1965. After returning home he worked in the factory for Pella Corp.

On October 12, 1968, he was united in marriage to Karen Musgrove in Pella. To this union they were blessed with two children: Wayne and Natalie.

Carl loved spending time with his grandchildren and celebrating all of the holidays with his family.  He loved Tulip Time, was proud of his Dutch heritage and worked at the Historical Village over 30 years. He was a member of the Open Bible Church where he was involved with the Senior Saints, Wednesday night preschool, and many other activities.  

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Karen, and their family:

Wayne (Joy) Van Der Veer of Pella

               CJ Van Der Veer (Ceaira Schub)

               Alaan (Laurel) Van Der Veer

                               Parker, Oliver, Oaklynn

               Danielle (Josh) Jones

Natalie (George) Wesselhoft of Lincoln, Nebraska

               Lexi Wesselhoft

               Jordan Wesselhoft

               Zach Wesselhoft

He is also survived by his sister Mildred  (Robert) Marsh of Villisca, Iowa, his brothers: Harry and the late Julie Van Der Veer of Knoxville, and Bobby Van Der Veer of Newton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Kenneth and (Phyllis) Van Der Veer.

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July 14, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family
July 14, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
July 15, 2020

10:00 AM
Church of the Open Bible
837 Washington Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
July 15, 2020

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219


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