Barbara J. Van Wyngarden, 69, of Newton, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2020, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. A time of remembrance and celebration of life was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Newton Church of the Way. Burial was in Newton Union Cemetery.
Barb was born the daughter of Wilbur Harold and Jennie (Van Norden) Van Sant, on Apr. 12, 1950, in Newton. She was a graduate of Lynnville-Sully High School Class of 1968. May 12, 1970, Barb was united in marriage with Larry Duane Van Wyngarden in Newton. To this union two children were born: Steve and Suzy.
Barb was employed by Lynnville-Sully School in food service. She enjoyed her grandchildren, hot air ballooning, her cats, the outdoors, NASCAR, and attending Newton Church of the Way. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, and friend. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Barb is survived by her children: Steve (Amanda) Van Wyngarden of Newton and Suzy (Joel) Foley of Lewiston, ID; her six grandsons; a sister Marcy Morrison; a brother Willard Van Sant; her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many good neighbors and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Larry Duane Van Wyngarden on May 10, 2017.