Ronald Calvin Vande Voort was born July 17, 1939, to Everett and Harriet (Dieleman) Vande Voort in Newton, Iowa. He passed away at the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 22, 2021, at the age of 81.
Ron attended Jasper County Public Schools, Sully Christian Grade School, and was a 1958 graduate of Lynnville Sully High School. After graduation he worked for four years in the Sully Lumberyard doing both accounting and lumberyard work. He attended UNI at age 22, for business. At 25 he married Janice Van Zee. Ron was a bookkeeper at the Sully Co-op Oil Station and then moved to the main office. He retired in 2001. In 1967 he built a house in Sully. Some of his other interests included being a volunteer fireman, and EMT, and serving as an elder and a deacon at Sully Christian Reformed Church. For Ron, bookwork was both his hobby and work. Ron was a life-long learner; he donated time at The Well sorting books. He loved watching sports, playing games, and he loved his grandkids! He also loved to engage in deep discussion. He was a teaser, goofy, wise, stubborn, feisty, generous, detailed, strong and yet tender man.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife Janice, his parents Everett and Harriet Vande Voort, his parents-in-law John E. and Geneva Van Zee; and his siblings: Louise Vande Voort in infancy, Larry Vande Voort, and Chris Steenhoek.
Jeff and Linda Vande Voort, Waterford, Michigan
Julie and Mark Roose, Pella
Trent and Lauren
Karen and Rick Harrill, Pella
Amanda and Peyton Boyle
Ron is also survived by his siblings: the late Chris (Gerrit) Steenhoek, Lois (the late Melvin) Harthoorn, and Lucille (the late Ron) Vos all of Pella, and the late Larry (Carolyn) Vande Voort of Sully; Jan’s family: Elwood (Connie) Van Zee, Ken (Gloria) Van Zee, Gloria (Dale) Slings, Gin (Darrell) Vermeer, Joan (David) Jansen and Myron (Laura) Van Zee.
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