Zoon van Gerrit Jan Ryken en Nellie De Jong, geboren 15-3-1897 USA IA Mahaska Co, overleden 14-1-1976 USA IA Oskaloosa en begraven Leighton Evergreen Cemetery
Trouwt 1925 Minnie De Vries, dochter van Siebren De Vries en Jacoba Stouwie, geboren 1-12-1895 USA IA Pella, overleden 31-12-1972 USA IA Oskaloosa en begraven bij haar man
Trouwt 10-10-1973 Petronella (Nellie) Kelderman, dochter van Teunis Kelderman en Emma Ryken, weduwe van Henry John Langstraat, geboren 2-10-1906 USA IA Taintor, overleden 14-2-1995 USA IA Pella en begraven Leighton Evergreen Cemetery (bij Henry)
Kinderen van Gysbert en Minnie:
On December 1, 1943, she was united in marriage to Elmer G. Ryken south of Eddyville. Elmer died in 1990. Following her marriage to Elmer, Anna stayed home to care for her family and home. In the late 1960’s, Anna went to work cleaning houses for people in Oskaloosa. She did that for nearly 20 years. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa where she was active in Ladies Bible Hour. She enjoyed sewing, making quilts, walking, reading, and gardening. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Anna’s family includes her five children and their spouses, Shirley and Richard VerSteegh of Oskaloosa, Don and Cheri Ryken of Grant Park, Illinois, John and Delores Ryken of New Sharon, Mary and Roger Lange of Lowell, Indiana, and Martha and Jerry Uitermarkt of Pella; thirteen grandchildren; forty three great grandchildren; one great great grandson; a sister in law, Dorothy De Ronde and a brother in law, Tunis Hol all of Oskaloosa.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Kryn and Jake and his wife Margaret De Ronde; and six sisters, Johanna De Ronde, Kay and her husband John Van Weelden, Jennie De Ronde, Elizabeth Hol, Wilma and her husband Jerry Deppe, and a sister in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend Dale Visser officiating. A prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. in the basement of the church. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Tuesday, November 10, 2015 after 11 A.M. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel from 5 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Oskaloosa Christian School or First Christian Reformed Church.
She married Gerrit Ryken in July of 1946. He died two years later and she went to Oregon with her aunt and worked as an aide in a doctor's office. She returned to Iowa and she married Paul Richard Stone on January 6, 1951 in Grinnell at the Presbyterian Church. To this union was born;Lowell, Marcia, Mary, Marla and Paula
They farmed south of Malcom until 1970 and moved to Grinnell where she was employed in retail sales at Graham's Department Store, Carousal Fabrics and later Cunningham Drug Store.
She held a strong faith and through the years she was a member of the Ewart Presbyterian Church, Grinnell First Presbyterian Church (former deacon) and the Grinnell First Baptist Church. She was an active member of the Lady Elks and a member and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star.
Joyce's pride and joy was her family and her time shared with them was always special. She loved them dearly and was always caring. She knew the importance of a strong work ethic and leading by example. She enjoyed camping in the area, playing cards, working crossword puzzles and gardening. She loved flowers, especially orchids! She was a good cook and seamstress and enjoyed keeping herself busy baking pies and making and mending clothes.
Obituary for Sybren James Ryken
Sybren James Ryken, 92, of Oskaloosa, died Monday, August 19, 2019, at Mahaska Health Partnership in the presence of his family. He was born April 9, 1927 to Gysbert and Minnie (DeVries) Ryken near Peoria, Iowa. He attended school in Peoria through the eighth grade, and then helped his family on the farm. In 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served only a few months until his honorable discharge when the war ended.
On June 11, 1947, he married Mabel Langstraat. To that marriage, 5 children were born - Jerry Allen, Roger Lee, Eugene Keith, Sharon Ann, and Cynthia Ruth. Mabel passed away in 1995, after 47 years of marriage. On July 26, 1996, he married Dorothy Rempe.
Sy spent several years working on farms, and eventually began delivering feed for J.H. Wake Feed Mill, a job he loved for over 30 years until his retirement. In his early retirement, he loved spending his winters in the warm climate of Arizona where he and Dorothy met, and spent his summers cutting grass at the Edmundson Golf Course. In his later years, he enjoyed playing dominos and Tuesday night auctions, but most of all, he loved the occasions when he could see all his children together at the same time.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy; his children, Jerry (Jewel) Ryken of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Roger (Beverly) Ryken of Denver, Colorado, Gene (Carolyn) Ryken of Conway, Arkansas, Sharon (Cary) Coop of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, and Cindy (Bruce) Nolin of Greenbrier, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; his-step children, Jerry (Kathleen) Rempe, Carol (Jerry) Hammer, Kenneth Rempe and David (Jen) Rempe. He is also survived by several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
Sy Ryken was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters, and his first wife, Mabel.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Reformed Church in Oskaloosa with Pastor Jon Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery near Leighton, Iowa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in the Bates Funeral Chapel beginning after 2:00 p.m. and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening to greet friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Central Reformed Church.
On August 12, 1949, he was united in marriage to Cobie Ryken, the love of his life until his death; Cobie died February 20, 2008. Melvin spent the first 28 years of his working life at Continental Manufacturing, maker of men's trousers, where he was production manager. He bought and sold real estate his whole life and enabled over 70 people to own their own homes, most of who would have never qualified for traditional home ownership.
For the past 41 years, Melvin and Cobie spent the majority of the year in Apache Junction, Arizona. A mechanical genius, Melvin was capable of fixing almost anything. Melvin especially loved Cobie, his wife, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church and an ardent supporter of Christian education.
Melvin is survived by his two sons and their spouses, Leon and Vicki Kelderman of Oskaloosa, and Rev. Duane and Jeannette Kelderman of Grand Rapids, Michigan; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister and her husband, Helen and Robert White of Phoenix Arizona; two brothers and their wives Herman and Bernice Kelderman and Lawrence and Marlene Kelderman all of Des Moines, and brother-in-law and his wife Sybren and Dorothy Ryken of Oskaloosa, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Gerarda, three brothers Robert, Harold and Rich and one sister Viola Groenenboom.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 11 am in the Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend Duane Kelderman officiating. There will be a family preyer service at 10:45 am in the fellowship hall of the church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery near Leighton. Graveside Military Rites will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Friday after 1 pm in the chapel with family present from 5-7 pm Friday to greet friends and relatives. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Safe Water International Ministries (SWIM).