Farming Rural 06

Dave Vander Pol

September 30, 1943 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

Dave was born on September 30, 1943, to Sarah (Willemson) and Alexander Van Der Pol at home on their farm south of Sully.  He was the youngest of five children and made a grand entrance, weighing 11 lb. 2oz.  He attended Battle Creek Country School south of Sully through the 5th grade, Pella Junior High School, and graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School in 1961. He made profession of faith at the Sully Reformed Church.  He met Phyllis Struik at the Newton Christian Reformed Church and they were married May 6, 1966, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa.  Dave and Phyllis lived in Newton where Dave worked at Parsons.  In 1968, they moved to the family farm where he farmed for 52 years.  They had three children; Tim Vander Pol from Newton, IA, Laura Hoffman from Centennial, CO, and Jane Huss from Urbandale, IA.

Dave served as Elder and Deacon at Pella Trinity Church, was on the Pella Cooperative Electric Board and on the Key Coop Board for several years.

Dave enjoyed visiting with many friends over coffee, fishing with buddies in Canada every summer, deer hunting and attending farm sales.

He enjoyed nature, loved farming, and looked forward to planting every Spring.   His favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon was to ride his 4-wheeler through his fields to check his crops and see how they were growing.  He had fun every day, even in his work, stopping to talk with or help someone, play with his kids and grandkids, or play a joke on someone. 

Dave loved family!  He was so proud of all his kids, grandkids and great grandkids and loved to spend time with them.  He was invested in each of them, knowing what each of them was doing, attending as many of their events as possible.  It was tradition to take them to Adventureland every summer for 50 years.  They also looked forward to their annual hot dog roast, paddle boating on the pond, bike rides, swimming, playing games and sharing treats. Many memories were made around the table with family members at holiday gatherings, birthdays, and Sunday lunches.

Dave and Phyllis also enjoyed traveling, playing cards with friends and biking many bike trails for over 25 years!

Dave accepted his sickness, never complained and lived life to the end, going on a fishing trip with his son and grandson during his final weeks and a drive to the farm with his son to check his crops for one last time.  He was at peace and very thankful for the many blessings in his life of 78 years. Dave loved so many.  He was SO loved.

Dave is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 56 years, three children, five grandchildren and two great granddaughters:

Tim and Susan Vander Pol

      Ethan and Dallas Vander Pol

              Henlie and Maelie Vander Pol

      Holly Vander Pol and Tristan Peters

      Garret and Erica Swank

              Cade Swank

      Peter and Jessica Swank

             Dawson Swank

 Laura and Kevin Hoffman

       Hannah Hoffman

Jane and Nathan Huss

        Emerson and Adelyn Huss

He is also survived by his siblings, sisters and brothers-in-law: Darlene Kool, Janice and Gene Kaisand, Howard and Betty Van Der Pol, Mary and Rich Terpstra, Lowell Vande Lune, Linda and Loren Vande Lune, Loretta Struik, and Carol and Ben Van Zee. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law: Alexander and Sarah Van Der Pol and Hubert and Hendrika Van Norden Struik.  Brothers and sisters-in-law:  Allen Kool, Lois Vande Lune, Helen and Maurice Groenendyk, Marvin Struik.  Nephew and niece: Don Van Der Pol and Debbie Van Der Pol.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 10, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Trinity Reformed Church
407 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family Present
Friday
June 10, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Trinity Reformed Church
407 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 11, 2022

10:30 AM
Trinity Reformed Church
407 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

Family Interment
Saturday
June 11, 2022

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219

Please note
The funeral service will be Livestreamed on Trinity Church Pella YouTube page.

Donations

Lake View Camp
P.O. Box 836, Pella IA 50219

Trinity Reformed Church
Pella IA

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