Calvin Gerrit Van Ee was born May 18, 1947, to William and Margaretha (Vos) Van Ee, in Otley, Iowa.
Calvin attended Pella Christian Grade School, and was a 1965 graduate of Pella Christian High School. He joined the Army in 1965, and when he returned he earned a degree from Iowa State University.
While in the hospital caring for his dad, Calvin met Debra Rydstrand and they were married on May 19, 1983, in Pella. Together they were blessed with five children: Joel, Jason, Jennifer, Jacklyn and William. Calvin owned a Country Acres Landscaping for 28 years. Some of his hobbies include bowling, gardening, being outdoors, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. His enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams: Iowa State, the Raiders and the Cardinals. Calvin was a member of the American Legion Post 89 in Pella, and loved being on their float for every parade during Tulip Time, and in the Veteran’s Day Parade at the Iowa State Fair.
He was a member of the Third Reformed Church, and participated in many missions trips to Texas, Mexico and Honduras. He also enjoyed singing in the church choir and in the Christmas post.
Debra Van Ee, Pella, Iowa
Joel and Wendy Van Ee, Sigourney, Iowa
Jacob Van Ee
Jordan Van Ee
Julia Van Ee
Jason Van Ee, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jennifer and Chad Rhodes
Jacklyn and Shane Adolphi, Pella, Iowa
William Van Ee, Denver, Colorado
He is also survived by his siblings: Frances and John Rus of Pella, Marlyn Rietveld-Ebbers and Jim Ebbers of Pella, Alice and John Vande Haar of Pella, William and Yvonne Van Ee of Holland, Michigan, and David and Carole Van Ee of Byron Center, Michigan.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Van Ee.