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Van Maanen, Kenneth Lee 1935-2019


Posted By: Volunteer Transcriber
Date: 11/30/2019 at 12:27:05

Kenneth Van Maanen
April 5, 1935 - November 15, 2019

Kenneth Lee Van Maanen was born on April 5, 1935, on a farm near Leighton, Iowa to Brandt and Clara (Steenhoek) Van Maanen. In his younger years, his family moved to a farm near Fremont, Iowa. He attended country school and school in Fremont. Later when the family moved to Cedar, Iowa, Kenneth continued his education and graduated from Cedar High School in 1953. He attended Cedar Christian Reformed Church, where he made profession of his faith. Following his graduation, Kenneth worked for various farmers. On July 12, 1955, he was united in marriage with Jeanne Kelderman and they moved to Michigan where Kenneth worked for Osborn Builders of Grand Rapids, Michigan for 2 years. During this time their son, Randy Laverne, was born. Kenneth returned to Iowa and from 1959 to 1967 drove semi-truck for Peoria Stockyards and worked for a short term at the Sully Coop Lumber. During this time, Vicki Lynn and Linda Leann were born. Kenneth then began driving semi-truck for the Coca Cola Food Division. On September 5, 1969 he was united in marriage to Charlene Faye (Jansen) Van Wyk. Charlene had three children: Craig Laverne, Gail Diane, and Pamela Carol with her late husband, Carroll Dwain Van Wyk, and together Kenneth and Charlene welcomed into their blended family, their son, Kevin Joel. Kenneth began farming near Sully in February, 1971 and drove truck part-time for Lynnville Transport and Sully Transport. Kenneth and Charlene moved to an acreage west of Sully in December, 2009. He continued to farm with his son Kevin until the decline of his health in 2017. Kenneth enjoyed going on tractor rides with the WHO tractor ride and Red Rock Threshers. He served as a Deacon at the Sully Christian Reformed Church, served on the Sully Christian School Board, and the Sully Cooperative Board. He also found much fulfillment volunteering on CRWRC assignments.

On Friday, November 15, 2019, Kenneth passed away at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella, Iowa at the age of 84 years. Kenneth was a loving husband to his wife, Charlene, with whom he had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary; and a caring father and grandfather to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
They are:
Randy and Tracey Van Maanen of Eddyville, Iowa
Chelsea and JD Thompson
Dana and Steven McKim
Jaylynn Emanuel
Steven McKim, Jr.
Carson McKim
Vicki and Darryl Beach of Fremont, Iowa
April and Troy Conger
Zackary, Tanner
Kyle and Rachel Lappin
Damian, Serigha, Douglas, and Addison
Steven and Coltin Lappin-Lux
Linda Kirkland of Scottsdale, Arizona
Ashley, Heather
Gail and Paul Van Beek of Pella, Iowa
Hannah Van Beek
Abigail Van Beek
Nicholas Van Beek
Jeremy Van Beek and Ashley Lamfers, fiancee
Emily Van Beek
Pamela and Timothy Kramer of Sioux Center, Iowa
Hope Kramer and Dustin Geissert, fiance
Kevin and Melanie (Van Veldhuizen) Van Maanen of Sully, Iowa
Jenna, Erika, and Karson Van Maanen

Kenneth leaves his brother, Alvin Van Maanen and his wife, Marcia of Oskaloosa, Iowa, his sister, Joyce Groenendyk of Leighton, Iowa; and the following brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lilburn and Geneva Jansen, Marcille Jansen, Lois (Earl Jansen) and John Lanser all of Pella, Iowa. Kenneth was preceded in death by his step-son, Craig Laverne Van Wyk; his parents, Brandt and Clara Van Maanen; his parents-in-law, Cornie E. and Triny Jansen and his brother-in-law, Earl Jansen.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:30 am,
Sully Christian Reformed Church, Sully, Iowa.
Interment will follow in the Sully Cemetery, Sully, Iowa.

Visitation will begin Tuesday after 2:00 pm with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Sully Christian Reformed Church, Sully, Iowa.

Memorial contributions are suggested for the Bible League or Hospice of Pella. ~ The Van Dyk ~ Duven Funeral Home, Pella, Iowa 15 Nov 2019.


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