Ada Kay Van Maanen, 78

Ada Kay Van Maanen, 78, passed away on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 3, at Sully First Reformed Church. Interment was in Sully Cemetery. Memorials have been designated for Bible League International and Lynnville Historical Society.

Ada Kay Van Maanen was born Dec. 3, 1941, to Dick and Martha (De Kraai) Van Wyk, in Rose Hill.

Ada grew up in the Monroe area, attended country school north of New Sharon and Monroe Elementary School and was a graduate of Pella Christian High School. After high school, she worked for the Pella Overall Factory until she was married.

May 16, 1963, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Van Maanen at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella. To this union four children were born.

Ada was a homemaker and stay-at-home wife while her children were young and went on to work for the Lynnville Café for nearly 20 years. She was a “Diamond Trail News” columnist for over 35 years, and she was a dietary supervisor for Hilltop Manor for 15 years.

Ada was a life-long follower of Christ and a member of Sully First Reformed Church where she was a faithful member of Sunday School.

She dearly loved her grandchildren and all her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Gilbert and their children: Verlan (Cathy) Van Maanen, Carla Van Maanen, Carol (Scott) Torra, and Terry Van Maanen; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Bernard (LaVonne) Van Wyk of Sully, Donald (Lucille) Van Wyk of Pella, Dick  (Linda) Van Wyk of Monroe, Harold (Twyla) Van Wyk of Monroe, and Ruby Van Wyk of Sully; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Walton (Violet) Van Maanen of Lynnville, LeRoy (Ruth) Van Maanen of Lynnville, Arlene (Arnout) Dunnick of Barnes City, Dorothy Van Maanen of Grinnell, Marilyn Van Maanen of Newton, Dennis (Linda) Van Maanen of Kellogg, Shirley (Melvin) Uitermarkt of Leighton, Karen (Frank) Van Soelen of Sully, Rodney (Beverly) Van Maanen of Lynnville, and Dale (Ruth) Van Maanen of Lynnville.

Ada Kay was preceded in death by her parents, her parents-in-law Teunis and Rika Van Maanen, sister Jane Ann Van Wyk, and brothers-in-law: Marvin Van Maanen, Norman Van Maanen, Irvin Gene Van Maanen who died in infancy, and Ralph J. Van Wyk.


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