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Marlin "Bub" Van Wyhe

HAWARDEN, IOWA ~ Marlin “Bub” Van Wyhe, 81, of Hawarden, died suddenly on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church in Hawarden, Iowa with Rev. Mark Klompien and Rev. Duane Tinklenberg officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation with the family will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Ireton Christian School, Sioux Center Christian School, Siouxland Teens Encounter Christ, Hawarden Youth For Christ, or the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital.

Marlin “Bub” Van Wyhe was born February 13, 1936 on the family farm near McNally, Iowa to Lambert and Annie (Van Muyden) Van Wyhe. He graduated from Hawarden High School. He enlisted in the US Army November 1955. While on furlough he was united in marriage to Darlene Vander Lugt at the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church on June 28, 1956. On November 15, 1957 he was honorably discharged from the US Army. Bub moved to Ireton and farmed for many years. After retiring from farming he worked at the Hawarden Farmers Coop for numerous years. Bub enjoyed farming, golfing, playing softball, fishing, and attending all of his families sporting events and their winters in Texas.

He was a member of the Ireton CRC, Lebanon CRC and Hawarden CRC where he served as an elder and a deacon at various times. He also served on the Farmers Mutual Insurance Association Board in Hull, Iowa, the Hawarden Golf Board and the Hawarden YFC Board.

Bub also cherished his early morning Bible studies, his various mission trips, and serving at many Siouxland Teens Encounter Christ weekends where he shared his love for Christ.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife Darlene of more than 61 years, his 4 children and their families:

Al Van Wyhe of Hawarden, Iowa and his children:

Tyler Van Wyhe and Michelle Castle of Arlington Heights, Illinois

Todd and Amber Van Wyhe of Hawarden, Iowa and their children: Jett and Tucker

Ken & Gloria Van Wyhe of Stanton, Iowa and their children:

Stacia and Jason Kell of Collinsville, Illinois and their child Makenzie

Korey and Krystal Van Wyhe of Ida Grove, Iowa and their child Macy

Barb & Stan Hoekstra of Hawarden, Iowa and their children:

Karri Bushby of Hawarden, Iowa and her children: Shayla and Makenna and her granddaughter, Quinley

Kendra and Brett Kelley of Stewartville, Minnesota and their children: Addyson, Delilah, and Everett

Kelsi Hoekstra of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Terry & Linda Van Wyhe of Ireton, Iowa and their children:

Zack and Rhonda Van Wyhe of Ireton, Iowa and their children: Beau, Kasen, and Raelyn

Carissa and Josh Kirschbaum of Spirit Lake, Iowa

Also left to cherish Bub's memory are two brothers Duane and his wife Helen of Sioux Center, Iowa and Wayne and wife Hendrene of Hills, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Kathy Van Wyhe of Ireton, Iowa; and other friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lambert and Annie Van Wyhe; brother, Gordon Van Wyhe; five sisters, Margaret Vander Griend, Gertrude Webert, Dorothy Vander Griend, Alice Moerman, and Esther Vande Hoef; five brothers-in-law, Dick Vander Griend, Ordean Webert, Pete Vander Griend, William Moerman, and Dick Vande Hoef; a sister-in-law, Jennie Van Wyhe, and grandson, Travis Van Wyhe.

Visitation with the family

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ,Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Hawarden Christian Reformed Church
1515 16th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

11:00 AM ,Thursday, September 7, 2017
Hawarden Christian Reformed Church
1515 16th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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Our sincere condolences to Darlene and all of Bub's family. Such a kind soul; he will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family as they travel these difficult days ahead. God Bless.

Rick and Carol Salberg Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

Darlene, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. We will miss Bub as our Texas neighbour.

Rest in peace, Bub.

John Kristof & Lucy Freiburger Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM

May the peace of Christ be with you at this time. Bub showed me love and grace as a young teen and challenged me to grow in my commitment to Christ. His legacy lives on in my faith, and the faith of many others as well! I am
sure God was waiting for Bub to tell him "Well done my good and faithful servant."

Stephanie (Ells) Guzman Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Darlene and family, grace and peace to you as you grieve Bub's death, give thanks for his life, rejoice in his eternal life, and hope (confidently expect) to see him again, all through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. The Lord be with you all.

Cory Van Sloten Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and sympathy are with this family. In celebrating Marlin, you will be again celebrating Darlene. While working with Gloria, it was apparent these were two very loved people with many interests, who had the love of family and farm. Continue to share the memories Gloria, and they will always be in your heart. May God surround you as you heal.

Cathy and Allan Christiansen Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Well done, Bub.....your love for the youth here on earth will not go unrecognized in heaven TEC 21

Kristie Schram Martin Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Oh how I remember and cherish knowing Bub from TEC way back to TEC 14 when I went through with Tyler. Bub was a great man of God and I loved seeing him at every TEC I served on. He will be missed! Prayers to you all!

Lisa (Spencer) Talbert Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all with fond memories, thoughts and prayers as your family grieves this very big loss. Bub was a fun guy, a good man, and I know he will be greatly missed. Peace and comfort to all his family.

Donna VandeKieft Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

prayers to the family

pamela van wyhe star Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

Al, Ty, and Todd;

My deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your dad and grandpa. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days, weeks, and months.

Kay Moore Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

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