Cover photo for Carol K. Van Kley's Obituary
Carol K. Van Kley Profile Photo
1937 Carol 2021

Carol K. Van Kley

July 14, 1937 — June 15, 2021

Carol K. Van Kley
Sheldon, Iowa
Services for Carol K. Van Kley, age 83, of Sheldon who passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at her residence. Her memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 18, 2021, at First Reformed Church in Sheldon with Pastor Paul Van Maaren ~ officiating.
Her graveside service will be at 9:45 A.M. on Friday, June 18, 2021, at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation will be after 3 P.M. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Memorials may be directed to Sanford Home Health & Hospice.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROL K. VAN KLEY

BORN
July 14, 1937
Sibley, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
June 15, 2021
Sheldon, Iowa

MEMORIAL SERVICE
10:30 A.M. Friday, June 18, 2021
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Paul Van Maaren ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
Sung by: Pastor Paul Van Maaren
CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Because He Lives”
“Standing On The Promises”
Organist: Deanna Van Riesen

HONORARY CASKET BEARER
Ethan Kroeger
CASKET BEARERS
Jared Holtrop



Jordan Holtrop
Joel Crooks
Kaleb Heckstein
Randy Van Kley
Rick Holtrop

FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

After today’s service relatives and friends
are invited to join the family in the
fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
Carol Kay Van Kley, the daughter of Maynard and Martha Kruger was born on July 14, 1937, in Sibley, Iowa. She attended grade school in George, Iowa, and later attended Nettleton College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On March 3, 1961, she was united in marriage to Arlin Van Kley. They lived in Sheldon where she worked at H&R Block during tax season but otherwise was a devoted stay-at-home mother to Randy and Carmen.
Carol will be remembered for her love of sewing and baking, especially pies.
She enjoyed spending time with Arlin in Arizona each winter for over twenty-five years. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was strong in her faith and was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. She went to be with her Lord on June 15, 2021, at her home in Sheldon, reaching the age of 83 years.
Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 60 years, Arlin Van Kley of Sheldon, Iowa; her children: Randy and Brenda Van Kley of Spencer, Iowa and their daughter: Sara (Kaleb) Heckstein; Carmen and Ricky Holtrop of Sheldon, Iowa and their children: Carissa Holtrop, Jared (Cally) Holtrop, Jordan (Brittany) Holtrop, and Katlyn (Joel) Crooks; along with three great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Kruger of Mankato, Minnesota and other relatives.
Carol is preceded in death by: her parents, two brothers: Ivan and Mike, and sister, Ellen.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carol K. Van Kley, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 17, 2021

3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside

Friday, June 18, 2021

9:45 - 10:00am (Central time)

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Friday, June 18, 2021

10:30 - 11:15am (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree