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Ruby Van Wyk

November 16, 1924 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 95)


Ruby Maxine Van Wyk was born November 16, 1924, to Paul and Gertie (Van Genderen) Van Der Kamp in Sully, Iowa. She passed away on October 31, 2020, at the St. Francis Nursing Home in Grinnell, Iowa.

Ruby lived in the Sully area her entire life, and attended country schools through the eighth grade. When she was young, she washed milk bottles at the Van Der Kamp dairy.

On November 17, 1943, she was united in marriage to LaVerne Van Zante at her parents’ home.   To this union they were blessed with three children: Barb, Bev, and Brad. After LaVerne’s passing in 1976, Ruby married Ralph John Van Wyk on February 10, 1978.  In 1991, Ruby and Ralph moved to Sully where they had a meter reading route for many years.

Ruby was a wonderful homemaker.  She would spend hours working in her vegetable garden, and took great pride in her flowers. She milked cows, and also raised chickens, butchered them, and sold eggs. She loved coloring, camping, volunteering, traveling, and going to the State Fair. Ruby was truly the best grandmother a person could have! She was a faithful member of the First Reformed Church in Sully.

Ruby is survived by her children, her step-children, her sister Neva Lanser, and her sister-in-law Dorothy Van Wyk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands: LaVerne Van Zante, and Ralph Van Wyk; her siblings: Irene (Walt) Vander Leest, Milo (Velma) Van Der Kamp, Cleo  (Maurine) Van Der Kamp, Floyd (Jeanetta) Van Der Kamp, and Vernon Van Der Kamp; and her brother-in-law Harry Lanser.


Barb and Paul Fynaardt, Oskaloosa

            Kim and Joe Albright

                        Austin, Haley, Caden

            Kevin and Robin Fynaardt

                        Mallory, Aaron

            Kendall Fynaardt

            Kraig Fynaardt (deceased)


Bev and Rod Van Maanen, Lynnville

            Kendra and Jon Rockhold

                        Kylee, Kale

            Londa and Jason Schnell

                        Riley and Cori Schnell and baby in March 

                        Emma, Parker, Lincoln, Jordyn

            Shawna and Cory Tice

                        Hadley, Kinsley, Brilynn

            Debbie and Chris Merten

                        Ellyse, Avery, Jaxson, Adalyn


Brad Van Zante, Grinnell

            Cameron and Hilary Van Zante

                        Silas, Ezra

Drake Van Zante

Easton Van Zante


 Phyllis (deceased) and David Zylstra, Pella

            Teresa and Brian Eschen

                        Brianna, Josiah, Risa

            Kyle and Shalene Zylstra

                        Lydia, Aidan, Norah, Gerrit


Delwin and Karen Van Wyk, Newton

            Heather and Matt Zylstra

                        Noah, Sage, Lily

            Heidi and Jeff Corbett, Steve Squires (deceased)

                        Elizabeth, Abigail, Sophia, Benjamin, Hudson

            Nathan and Elizabeth Van Wyk

                        Samuel, Jude


Ruth Renaud, Sully

            Hillary and Mike Engbers

                        Grayson, Gavin

            Holli Renaud

            Brett and Sierra Renaud

To send flowers to Ruby's family, please visit our floral store.


Socially distant visitation
November 5, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Funeral Service
November 6, 2020

10:00 AM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Interment following funeral service
November 6, 2020

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

Please note
Masks are encouraged for the visitation and the funeral service.


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