Henry Van Wyhe
Henry Van Wyhe, 96, Hills, formerly of Steen, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.
A funeral service was Monday, Oct. 12, at the Reformed Church of Steen. Burial followed at Eastside Cemetery.
Henry Van Wyhe was born on June 22, 1924, to Henry Sr. and Christina (Berghuis) Van Wyhe on the family farm near Lester, Iowa. He attended country school and helped his family on the farm.
On May 28, 1946, Henry enlisted into the U.S. Army. Before being deployed, he married Lucy Van Wettering on her parents’ farm near Steen. Henry served his country in Korea and was honorably discharged on May 13, 1947. He and Lucy moved to a farm north of Lester where they raised their children and farmed and milked cows until 1991, when they retired. They moved to a home in Hills, where Henry lived until entering the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills in July of 2019.
Henry was a member of Steen Reformed Church. He enjoyed fishing and spent most of his later years wood working. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Henry is survived by his wife, Lucy Van Wyhe, of Hills; three children, Lee (Connie) Van Wyhe of Springfield, Missouri, Les (Leigh) Van Wyhe of Muskegon, Michigan, and Lori (Todd) Van Conant of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Joyce) Van Wettering of Hospers, Iowa, and Dick (Jeanette) Van Wettering of Enumclaw, Washington; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, James, Cornie, Bill, Garrett, Al, John and Chris Van Wyhe; an infant sister; and an infant brother.
Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, jurrensfuneralhome.com.