Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Obituaries

September 6, 2013

Ed Vande Kamp

Knoxville — Funeral services for Ed Vande Kamp of Knoxville, were held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home with Elder Bill McDonald officiating.  Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery.  Casket bearers were  Jerry Williams, Donald Bailey, Neil Graves, Eric Vande Kamp, Ron Vande Kamp and Jeff Sandvig.  Honorary casket bearers include  Glen Vande Kamp, Dean Vande Kamp, Bill Vande Kamp, Jim Smith, Arden Graves, Bob Graves and Jim Bailey.  Music was shared by Jim Kidder, organist and Katie Davis, soloist.

Edgar John Vande Kamp was born July 27, 1921, in Leighton, the son of John and Gertrude (Ver Steeg) Vande Kamp.

Ed attended Fee Country School and eventually Knoxville High School.  He worked on the family farm as a young man and later drove a coal truck.  On Oct. 14, 1942, Ed was united in marriage to Anna Mae Den Burger in Lancaster, Mo.  Ed then took a job at Marion County Produce, and eventually became the manager.  He also traveled as a hybrid seed salesman, before becoming an insurance agent in 1960.  Ed and John Fee were partners in the Ream Insurance Agency for 35 years.  In 1987 they sold the agency to McKay Insurance.

Ed was active in the Knoxville community, having been a member of the Y’s men Club, Odd Fellows, Police Auxiliary and the Knoxville Cemetery and Parks Boards.  He also taught citizenship classes for many years to the Knoxville 4-H clubs.  Ed coached and managed several little league and Babe Ruth teams and was active in the First Baptist Church.

Ed passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the Knoxville Hospital at the age of 92 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude Vande Kamp and siblings:  Harry, Clarence, Harold and Ronald Vande Kamp and Clara Graves.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Anna Mae; children:  Gary D. Vande Kamp (Barbara) of Clinton; Jerry “Jim” Vande Kamp (Debbie) of Urbandale and Thomas E. Vande Kamp (Marylin) of West Des Moines; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Glen Vande Kamp of Knoxville and many other family members and friends.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be directed to H.C.I. Care Services, the First Baptist Church or to the Knoxville Police Reserves. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • McClatchey obit pic Robert McClatchey Robert James McClatchey, age 80 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday morning, July 5, 2014, at the Knoxville Hospital.Robert was born at home on May 10, 1934, in Mapleton, Iowa, the son of Christy William and Mary (Carroll) McClatchey. He was raised in

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Moore obit pic Raymond D. Moore Raymond D. Moore, 92, died at The Village in Indianola on July 6, 2014. His body has been donated to science. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola on Saturday, Aug. 2.Raymond was born June 4, 1922,

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Erna Crane Erna Crane, age 89, of Bussey passed away Sunday morning, July 6, 2014, at the Pella Hospice Comfort House.Erna was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Rodenbach, Germany, the daughter of Albert and Louise (Riese) Simosky. Erna was raised and attended school in Ge

    July 11, 2014

  • Death Notice-Erna Crane

    July 8, 2014

  • Death Notice-Ila Heidenwith

    July 8, 2014

  • Death Notice-Raymond D. Moore

    July 7, 2014

  • Death Notice-Robert McClatchey

    July 7, 2014

  • Frank J. Wadle

    July 3, 2014

  • Death Notice-Arthur Thomas

    June 30, 2014

  • Jones obit pic Teddy Mac (Ted) Jones Ted was the beloved husband of Judy: father to Jeff (Cindy), Jennifer (Daniel), Linda (Dave) and Shane (Kristin); grandfather to Alicia, Johanna, Anna Sophia and Kyle; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Ted was born in Knoxville, and relocated to

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

Features
AP Video
Two Huge Fires Burning in Northern California Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Suspect Dead, Marshals and Cop Wounded in NYC Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Arts, Humanities Awards Handed Out at WH Former Va. Governor's Corruption Trial Begins Trial Begins Over OKC Bombing Video $15B Deal on Vets' Health Care Reached Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Maine Police Investigate Deaths of Family of 5 UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

Yes
No
     View Results