Elizabeth "Betty" Van Dyke, 97, of Madison, formerly of Columbus, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at the Countryside Home in Madison. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am Saturday at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Visitation is on Friday from 5-7 pm at St. Isidore's with a Vigil service at 7 pm, also at the church. Visitation continues Saturday morning from 9-10 am at St. Isidore Church. Interment is in Roselawn Cemetery.
Elizabeth, daughter of Gerhard and Sophie (Roufs) Geilenkirchen, was born on September 2, 1908, on a farm northwest of Lindsay. Elizabeth attended Holy Family School in Lindsay. She lived in Lindsay, Silver Creek, and Columbus areas all of her life.
On April 23, 1935, Elizabeth married Leo Van Dyke at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. The couple farmed and were loving parents to six children. After moving to Columbus, Elizabeth worked at Becton-Dickinson for 10 years.
Elizabeth, most recently, was a parishioner of St. Isidore Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her children:
Betty Van Dyke of Columbus
Dale (Barb) Van Dyke of Columbus
Dick (Carol) Van Dyke of Colorado Springs, CO
Kenny (Judy) Van Dyke of Manitou Springs, CO
Joleen (Ray) Parolek of Lincoln
Rick (Lori) Van Dyke
Sue (Jon) Muehlich
Lisa (Mike) Blanot
Christy (Mike) Mare'
Dana (Lori) Van Dyke
Denise (Brent) Mrofcza
Karen (Brad) Allen
Jonathan & Rachal Muehlich
Hallie & Katie Blanot
Jeremy & Grace Mare'
Derek & Logan Van Dyke
Brock & Kellie Mrofcza
Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law
Alvin & JoAnn Van Dyke, Frank & Lora Luetkenhaus, Tina Van Dyke, Doris Van Dyke, LaVerna Van Dyke, Stella Van Dyke, Helen Van Dyke, Agnes Geilenkirchen, Rose Geilenkirchen
Nieces and Nephews
She is preceded in death by:
Her husband Leo
Daughter Sr. Joleen
Daughter-in-law Pauline Van Dyke
Sister Mary Joerger
Sister Lena Loeffler
Brothers Fred, William, Gerhard, Dominic, and Joseph Geilenkirchen