Farming Rural 06

Paul Vos

January 16, 1927 ~ August 8, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

Paul Vos was born the tenth of twelve children to Dirk and Jennie (Bruxvoort) Vos on a farm three miles west of Sully, Iowa, on January 16, 1927.  He was baptized at the Sully Christian Reformed Church. He reached the age of 95.

Paul said it was always fun to be part of a large family. His boyhood years were spent on the farm near Sully and on a farm near Pella. He received his education in both Jasper and Marion County Schools. Paul’s first real paying job as a boy was bringing fresh water to the threshing crew for a neighbor and was paid one dollar per day. He  pooled his money with brothers John and Harold  to buy a used bicycle for $9.21. Paul’s first car was a 1938 Chevrolet. Paul made profession of his faith at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella, where he met Marjorie Van Den Berg from Otley. After dating a while, Paul and Marjorie were married on August 12, 1948, in Otley. They farmed in the  Galesburg and Monroe area until 1986, when they moved to Pella. Paul and Marjorie enjoyed their travels to several states in the lower 48, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and fishing trips to Canada.

Paul and Marjorie had four children: Byron in 1949, Arvin in 1951, Mark  in 1954, and Ruth in 1958. Sorrow came into Paul’s life when after 59 years of marriage, Marjorie passed away October 14, 2007.

Paul was united in marriage to Marilyn Ruth (Van Gorp) Van Wyk on January 3, 2009, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church.  Together Paul and Marilyn enjoyed volunteering at Bibles for Missions and enjoying car rides in his 1966 Buick convertible with the Dutch Masters Club.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Marilyn and his family:

Arvin and Laura Vos, Pella

            Dale and Jennifer Vos, Pella

                        Trinity Vos

                        Treyton Vos

            Jana and Michael Noteboom, Pella

            Brenda Vos and Derek Moyer, Oskaloosa

                        Elizabeth Thomas

                        Beckett Moyer

                        Finley Moyer

Mark Vos, Brooklyn

            Rick Vos, Virginia

Paul is also survived by his brother Harold (Carolyn) Vos, his brothers-in-law:  Rev. John Van Den Berg, and Arie Boot, and Marilyn’s children and their families: Bonnie and John Verburg, Norma and David Y’Dean, Karen and Edwin Spoelstra, Rosa and Bernie Veenstra, Diane and Bob Mitchell, and Joy and Steve Flinchum.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, his son Byron in infancy, daughter Ruth Swihart, his parents Dirk and Jennie Vos, his sisters: Clazena (Henry) Roelofsen, Dirkie (William) Bandstra, Adrianna (Jake) Jansen, Rosie Van Den Berg, Helen Vos, and Laura (Andrew) Slings; his brothers: Bernie (Johanna) Vos, William (Marjorie) Vos, Richard (Wilma) Vos, Marion (Annette) Vos, and John (Alma) Vos; and his sisters and brothers-in-law: Junella (Lester) Van Haaften, Wilma (Neal) De Ronde, Josephine (Howard) Gosselink, Delos (Angie) Van Den Berg, and Alveretta Boot.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to World Renew.

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Services

VISITING HOURS
Thursday
August 11, 2022

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
408 Maple Street
Pella, IA 50219

VISITATION WITH THE FAMILY
Thursday
August 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
408 Maple Street
Pella, IA 50219

FUNERAL SERVICES
Friday
August 12, 2022

1:30 PM
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
408 Maple Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
Friday
August 12, 2022

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219

Donations

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