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Joy Van Velzen

October 21, 1926 — March 25, 2022

Joy Van Velzen
Sheldon, Iowa

Joy Van Velzen, age 95 of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Cobble Creek Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa. Her Memorial Service will be at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Dave Van Kley ~ Officiating.

Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

A Family burial will be held in the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden, Iowa.

The arrangements are under the care of the Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOY J. VAN VELZEN

BORN
October 21, 1926 ~ Boyden, Iowa

PASSED AWAY
March 25, 2022 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
3:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Andringa Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
Pastor Dave Van Kley ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“Now I Belong To Jesus”
Sung by: Pastor Dave Van Kley

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN
“Victory In Jesus”
Pianist: Lisa Drost

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Nicole Van Velzen Hilary Engelsman
Lexy Ulrich Reese Engelsman
Josie Engelsman

CASKET BEARERS
Galen Van Velzen Steve Ulrich
Parker Ulrich Daniel Engelsman
Blake Engelsman

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Sheridan Township Cemetery ~ Boyden, Iowa


Arrangements are under the care of the Andringa & Vander Ploeg Funeral Homes, Sheldon, Iowa.
Joy Jean Van Velzen the daughter of Nic and Nell (Kwikkel) Rowenhorst was born October 21, 1926, in Boyden, Iowa, where she received her education and graduated from Boyden High School. On December 4, 1945, she was united in marriage to Henry Van Velzen. They spent several years in the Matlock, Iowa and Tyndall, South Dakota, where Henry passed away. Joy and children Galen and Barbara moved to Sheldon in 1965. She was employed for 19 years at Northwest Iowa Activity Center and Northwest Enterprises. She had made her home in the Christian Retirement Home and later at Cobble Creek Assisted Living in Sheldon. She passed away on Friday March 25, 2022, at Cobble Creek reaching the age of 95 years five months and four days.
She was a member of the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon and had been a volunteer at Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon.
Joy is survived by a son Galen and his wife Renee of Sheldon, Iowa; a daughter Barbara and her husband Steve Ulrich of Milford, Iowa; 4 grandchildren Nicole Van Velzen of Lawrence, Kansas, Hilary (Daniel) Engelsman and children Blake, Reese and Josie Engelsman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Parker Ulrich of Chicago, Illinois and Lexy Ulrich of Omaha, Nebraska; one sister LaVonne Meyn of Sheldon, Iowa, and a host of other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Delores Vander Wilt and brothers-in-law Cliff Vander Wilt and Kenneth Meyn.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon

1601 Park St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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