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Maynard Carlyle VanAntwerp
September 6, 1939 – July 20, 2017
Maynard Carlyle VanAntwerp, 77, passed away peacefully with love and care from his family and Above and Beyond on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
His funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin. The family requests that all in attendance wear casual attire. A visitation was from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, July 24, at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin. Burial was at Green Center Cemetery in rural Morley.
Maynard Carlyle VanAntwerp entered this life on September 6, 1939, in rural Anamosa (Landis Road), the son of Mark and Cecile (Parmenter) VanAntwerp. He grew up in the family home on Slide Rock Road and graduated from Morley Consolidated School with the class of 1958. He started working on farms in his early years and with Collins Radio in Anamosa shortly before his marriage to Coleen Hay on September 25, 1959. To this union were born Julie, Scott and Deanna.
Most of Maynard’s career was in sales at Linn-Jones Farm Service and Shaul Grain. He received salesman of the year awards, and he considered many of his patrons as good friends. His last few years of employment were at Anamosa Wal-Mart.
Community was most important to Maynard. He was an active member of Morley First United Methodist Church; Morley alumni, including past president; offices in Morley Community Club and was fire chief when funds were raised for Morley’s new fire station.
Maynard also served as Morley town marshal for almost thirty years until the State of Iowa no longer recognized that position. Most of all was Maynard’s heartfelt association with the Green Center Cemetery near Morley. He and the family mowed the cemetery for twenty-seven years, and he served on their board from 1985 until recently. Each family he worked with received the same compassion.
Family left to share memories are his wife, Coleen; three children; Julie (Mike) O’Connor, their daughter Tashsa (her children Carter and Isabella) and son Wyatt; Scott, his son Colby (Tabitha), (his children Chance and Dazzalynn) and daughter Brooke and step-daughter Cindy (son Jackson); Deanna (Carey) Glick, their children Andrea Beddingfield, (her children Tristan, Maverick and Cael), Rachel and Zander.
Maynard is also survived by his brother, Richard (Reva) VanAntwerp; stepsister, Beveraly (Richard) Strand; and sister-in-law Sue (Don) VonBehren.
Preceding Maynard in death were his mother, Cecile; and stepfather Clarence Ricklefs; his father, Mark; brother, Arlo; and stepbrother, Marvin Ricklefs. Also preceding Maynard in death were his father and mother-in-law, Cecil and Myrtle Hay; and brother-in-law, Bruce Hay.
We’ll miss you, but we’ll follow your foot print.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 27 July 2017


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