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Catherine Van Wyk

Dec 13, 1932 - Mar 16, 2019


Catherine Van Wyk, age 86, of Sheboygan passed away Saturday morning, March 16, 2019. Catherine was born December 13, 1932 in Sheboygan to the late Oscar and Maloa (Godard) Martin. Catherine attended Sheboygan schools and graduated from Central High School in 1952. Catherine proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy. Catherine graduated from the Sheboygan County Teachers College. She went on to teach 3rd grade at Pigeon River School. Catherine was united in marriage to the late Andrew Van Wyk on November 26, 1960 in Sheboygan.
Catherine worked as a nurses aide at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home for many years.
She enjoyed reading, bird watching and spending time with her friends and family.
Catherine was a longtime member of Bethany Reformed Church. She also had a long relationship with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where she worshipped, studied, and found fellowship.
Survivors include her daughter S. Elizabeth (Christopher) Florian of Milwaukee, son Drew Van Wyk of Milwaukee and many friends.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Andrew, parents, step-father Victor Brown, sons Dirk and Douglas and two brothers Arnold and Ronnie Martin.
Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Bethany Reformed Church, 1315 Washington Ave, Sheboygan from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Bakker will officiate. Burial to follow in the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Catherine’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Friday Mar 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Bethany Reformed Church [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday Mar 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Bethany Reformed Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Phyllis Worm Becker

My sympathy to Mrs. Van Wyk’s family. I have fond memories of her as my teacher from Pigeon River School. God’s peace to you at this difficult time.

Sue Gensch

Dear family of Catherine My deepest sympathy in the loss of Catherine. I worked at County Hospital and Rocky Knoll for 40 yrs and knew Dirk and Catherine quite well. So sorry to have missed the funeral. She was awesome and I always enjoyed her company. Sincerely, Sue Gensch

Jake Philaja

Drew, Sincere sympathies to you and your family. My condolences.

Bas and Diny van Andel

Dear relatives, We give you our sympathy with the death of your mother and mother in law Catherine. We wish you the strenght of Our Lord in these days. We remember her as a lovely woman, while we visited our relatives during our trips to the US and than Sheboygan Falls. Much love and greetings from Bas and Diny van Andel out of the Neteherlands. I (Diny) was a cousin of your father Andrew.

Gretchen von Moritz

Thank you for your service Catherine. Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts will always be a part of my family's Christmas tradition. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family. with fond remembrance, Gretchen

Dawne Alderman

Drew- I am so very sorry for your loss. Knowing the funny, kind, and big-hearted guy that you are, I know she must have been a very special woman. I hope happy memories fill your heart and help the healing.


My deepest sympathies to both of you. My prayers are with you as you go through this time. With deepest sympathies, Mikealynn


Catherines Family I dont know you or you me but I knew both your Dad and your Sweet Mother and she was a dear friend to my mother and father Jennie and Bill Kahr now they are all together in Heaven with Our Lord and Savior. I am back in Wisconsin after 24 years in the military the Navy like your mom. God Bless Your Mother who will be missed but never forgotten . Paul Kahr Family Nekoosa, WI

Monica Bonestroo

Elizabeth and Dirk, You have been in my thoughts and prayers for the past week. While it is hard to say goodbye, it is wonderful to know that your mother loved the Lord and she is no longer suffering. I will continue to pray that you will find comfort in the life and love you shared with your mom and that you would feel God's peace during this sad time. Monica Bonestroo (Pakkebier)