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Official Obituary of

Ernest J. Eysink

January 9, 1931 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Ernest Eysink Obituary

Ernest J. Eysink was born at home January 9, 1931, to John and Johanna (De Jong) Eysink, in Sully, Iowa.

Ernest was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952, served as a gunner in the Korean conflict in Japan, earned the rank of Corporal, and was honorably discharged in 1954. 

On June 14, 1957, he was united in marriage to Joan Van Manen in Lynnville, Iowa.  To this union they were blessed with three daughters: Faye, Louise and Bernice.

Ernest farmed his entire life, both livestock and grain farming. He was a member of Gideons International, Christian Farmers, 4-H member and leader, Jasper County fair board, and Farm Bureau. Ernest was a member of Sully Community Church where he served on the church board, Youth for Christ, was a Sunday school teacher, mid-week teacher, elder, deacon and treasurer. In 1987 he became active in the Gideons International.

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

Faye and Darwin Vos

            Andy (Victoria) Frye

                        Natilia Spoelstra, Sophie Morrison, Hayden Frye

            Amanda (Brady) Van Maanen

                        Riley, Ayla

            Jacob Vos and Brittany Newton

Louise and Jim Redding

            Thane, Jordan, Skyler (Nicki) Redding

Bernice and Tim Sigler

            Netanya, Atalya, Asher Sigler

Also survived by his brother-in-law Norman Van Manen, sister-in-law Barbara Van Manen, and many nieces and nephews.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents John and Johanna (De Jong) Eysink, parents-in-law Peter and Minnie (Vonk) Van Manen, sister Norma (Raymond) Terlouw, son-in-law Keith Frye, and close friend T.J. Redding.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Ernest’s Testimony

Ernie remembers Al Larson speaking at the Plymouth Brethren meeting room often about the need for a personal relationship with Christ.  He went forward at a meeting with speaker Clarence Erickson of the Heaven & Home Hour radio broadcast. He was convicted by Romans 10:13-14 of the necessity of making a public profession of his faith. He was baptized in a livestock tank. After his baptism he took communion each week at the meeting room. In 1958 he joined the Sully Community Church and served in various leadership positions. 

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April 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sully Community Church
12559 S 92nd Ave E, Sully, IA 50251
Sully, IA 50251

Visitation With Family Present
April 2, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sully Community Church
12559 S 92nd Ave E, Sully, IA 50251
Sully, IA 50251

Funeral Service
April 3, 2024

10:00 AM
Sully Community Church
12559 S 92nd Ave E, Sully, IA 50251
Sully, IA 50251


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