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Carol N. Van Kampen

December 14, 1931 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 90)


Carol Nelson Van Kampen was born December 14, 1931, to Jacob and Berdena (Van Kooten) Van Kampen, on a farm west of Sully, Iowa.

Carol’s family moved to a farm west of Oskaloosa where as a child he walked to school over a mile each day. Later the family moved south of Union Mills where Carol stayed home to help his dad farm. As a result, Carol did not go to high school.

Carol married Lavonne Dahm and to this union two sons were born: Dean and Darrell. Carol worked in construction and also a truck driver. He enjoyed driving truck and seeing the country. He bought an acreage east of Pella where he had 36,000 chickens. Later he sold the acreage and moved to Pella. He enjoyed early retirement until he got somewhat bored. Carol then went to work at Vermeer Manufacturing for 8 years. He retired from Vermeer and started going to Phoenix for the winters. Carol loved to travel and up to his death he still talked of travelling. Most of all, Carol loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Carol passed in Oskaloosa at the Mahaska Health Serenity House with family by his side.

Carol was a member of the Iowa National Guard. Carol was also a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.

Those left to cherish his memory . . .

Dean and Sharon Van Kampen

            Jordan and Michelle Van Kampen


            Nathan Van Kampen

Darrell Van Kampen

            Brayden Van Kampen

Carol is also survived by his sister Delores (Charles) Rus, his brother Lyle (Kay) Van Kampen, his sister-in-law Tina Van Kampen, and nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Berdena Van Kampen, his brother Edwin Van Kampen and his sister Cecelia who died in infancy.

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Visitation With Family Present
April 5, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Private Interment

Sully Cemetery
12772-12798 County Road F62
Sully, IA 50251


Mahaska Health Serenity House
630 N 12th St, Oskaloosa IA 52577

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