He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Carol (and Martin) Zylstra.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Christian Reformed Church of Cedar with the Revs. Calvin Hoogendoorn and Norman Visser officiating. There will be a 9:45 family prayer service in the basement of the church. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery east of Oskaloosa. Military rites will be given at the funeral home Sunday at 4 p.m. by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation with the family present will be Sunday afternoon from 1-4 with open visitation to follow until 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International.