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In Memory of

Henry Van Dyk

December 28, 1935 - April 2, 2015

Obituary


Henry van Dyk, age 79, of Simi Valley, California, passed away early Thursday morning, April 2, 2015.
Henry was a beloved husband, father and brother who was very much appreciated and admired by his family, friends, children and grandchildren. Henry will be remembered as a kind and generous man who always put his family first.
Henry was born in Indonesia in 1935, and was orphaned at an early age. He grew up both in Indonesia and Holland; and in Holland he met his wife of over 40 years, Lily. Together they immigrated to...

Henry van Dyk, age 79, of Simi Valley, California, passed away early Thursday morning, April 2, 2015.
Henry was a beloved husband, father and brother who was very much appreciated and admired by his family, friends, children and grandchildren. Henry will be remembered as a kind and generous man who always put his family first.
Henry was born in Indonesia in 1935, and was orphaned at an early age. He grew up both in Indonesia and Holland; and in Holland he met his wife of over 40 years, Lily. Together they immigrated to the United States and raised six children: Nancy, Rene, Yvonne, Anthony, Frank and Janet.
Henry worked as a welder and machinist throughout his professional career; but would joke that his favorite job was "being retired."
He appreciated his retirement and all that he did during these cherished years. He enjoyed spending time with his many grandchildren: Craig, Addison, Katherine, Frank, Thomas, Ashley, Sierra, Hunter, Jacob, Madison and Vincent. He traveled to Hawaii, Las Vegas and Holland. And just this past year, his life was filled with many highlights including his sisters' visit from Holland and a recent fishing trip where he caught a 100 pound blue fin tuna. He loved playing cards, music, darts, eating Indonesian food and fixing up his beautiful Simi Valley home.
Join Henry's family in celebrating Opa's amazing life at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 4, 2015. Please RSVP to Nancy for Opa's Island Celebration at (805)428-9210. Tropical, island attire is suggested along with your happy memories of Opa's adventures. In lieu of flowers, please place a private message Janet Wood on Facebook or email her at socalwoods@me.com.
Heartfelt condolences to: Titi Melhbaum, Emmy Florentinus van Dijk , Jeanne Hicks van Dijk, the entire van Dyk family and all of the many friends and relatives who loved Opa, especially those who could not be here with the family to celebrate his life.