Floral 16

Nellie Van Wyk

July 6, 1920 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 101)


Nellie Van Wyk, daughter of John W. Van Manen and Maatje (Koopman) Van Manen was born July 6, 1920, in Kellogg, Iowa. She attended school in the Kellogg area, graduating from Kellogg High School in 1937.

On April 25, 1941, she was united in marriage to Kenneth D. Van Der Wilt in Sully. To this union two children were born: Bryce D. Van Der Wilt and Judy (Mrs. Dwight) Ver Steegt. Kenneth, Nellie and their family farmed the family farm at rural Lynnville. On February 1, 1966, Kenneth passed away suddenly. Nellie left the farm and moved to Pella. She worked at the Pella Hospital in the dietary department from 1966 – 1974. On September 28, 1974, Nellie was united in marriage to Bert Van Wyk. She was a member of Covenant Reformed Church in Pella.

Nellie is survived by her family:

Bryce and Barb Van Der Wilt

            Marla and Duane Van Rees

                        Drew and Leah Van Rees

                                    Max and Myles

                        Kyle Van Rees

                        Tara and Clint Stout

                                    Regan, Rees and baby this summer

                        Jade and Garrett De Hoedt

                                    Adler and twins Odin and Tate

            Monica and Brian Lanser

                        Bret Lanser

                        Matt and Megan Lanser

                                    McKenna and Marcus

                        Macy and Abe Flanders

            Maury and Stacie Van Der Wilt

                        Corey and Shelby Van Der Wilt


                        Kristen Bradley


Judy and Dwight Ver Steegt

            Deb and Scott Van Kooten

                        Megan and Matt Ross

                                    Beckett and Hunter

                        Ryan and Emilie Van Kooten


            Kendra and Calvin Groenendyk

                        Heidi and Braden Klyn and baby this summer

                        Olivia Groenendyk

She is also survived by two step daughters-in-law: Lois Van Wyk of Pella, and Susan Van Wyk of New York, many step-grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren.

Nellie was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, her husband Bert, her parents, four brothers: Johnny, Peter, Art, and Dick, her sister Gertie Verwers, and her step-sons: Norman W. Van Wyk, and Roger Van Wyk.  


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April 14, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Private Family Graveside Service
April 14, 2022

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


Oskaloosa Care Center
605 Highway 432, Oskaloosa IA 52577

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