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Katherine Sumner VAN DYCK

Katherine Sumner VAN DYCK

Female 1916 - 2005  (89 years)

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  • Name Katherine Sumner VAN DYCK 
    Nickname Kitty 
    Born 3 Jan 1916  Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Aug 2005  San Marcos, Hays, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary
      Birth: Jan. 3, 1916
      New York, USA
      Death: Aug. 8, 2005
      Texas, USA
      Katherine Sumner VanDyck Turney, 89, passed away on August 8, 2005 in San Marcos, TX. "Kitty" was born in Schenectady, NY on January 3, 1916, the second of 8 children born to Louis Bevier and Marguerite Towle VanDyck. She was graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1934 and worked as a legal secretary for General Electric Company in Schenectady. She married Dillon Spielman Turney of Fairfield, IA on September 19, 1940.
      Four daughters were born to the couple: Christine, Kathryn, Isabel and Virginia. Following brief residencies in Washington DC, San Francisco, CA and Schenectady, NY, she lived in Fairfield until retiring to West Des Moines, Ames, and later to San Marcos. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, PEO, Fairfield Women's Club, and Fairfield Golf and Coutry Club. Her life long activities included knitting, painting, singing, bridge, quilting, golf and bowling. She loved her family, poetry and summer visits to Lake George, NY, and Minocqua, WI.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Virginia Larson, her brother Louis VanDyck and sister Anne McLaughry.
      Three daughters and their husbands, Christine and Larry Thomann of Riverside, IA Kathryn and Richard Allen, San Marcos, TX and Isabel and Hank Harris, Ames, IA survive her as well as son-in-law Fred Larson of Story City, IA. She leaves behind 12 grandchildren: Emily Cadell, Waco, TX; Edward (Ted) Weirbach, San Antonio, TX; Jesse Burns, North Liberty, IA; Margaret Fess, New Berlin, WI, Isaac Burns, Madison, WI, Annabelle Burns, North Liberty, IA, Dorothy Noreika, Bozeman, MT, Joel Harris, Ames, IA, Dillon Harris, Ames, IA, John Larson, Omaha, NE, Carrie Larson, Ames, IA, and Peter Larson, Story City, IA; 9 great grandchildren: Hunter, Sydney and Mallory Cadell; Justin Burns; Zane and Mae Weirbach; Sam and Ben Fess; and Lou Noreika. Surviving siblings are Peter Van Dyck, Bolton Landing, NY; Philip VanDyck, Schenectady, NY; David VanDyck, West Hartford, CT; and Richard VanDyck, Schenectady, NY; and her sister Margaret "Dolly" Fisher, Pattersonville, NY. She will also be missed by many loving nieces and nephews.
      Katherine will be buried in Fairfield, IA, in September 2005. Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.
      Memorials may be made to the Dillon S. and Katherine V. Turney Iowa State University Scholarship Fund at the First Lutheran Church in Fairfield, IA.
      https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40665636
    Buried Sep 2005  Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Member of First Lutheran Church, Kappa Kappa Gamma, PEO Chapter JZ, Fairfield Women's Club, and Fairfield Golf and Country Club.
    Person ID I127  Van Dycks | Ancestors and descandants of Louis B Van Dyck II
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2017 

    Father Louis Bevier VAN DYCK, II,   b. 11 Mar 1889, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1934, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Marguerite Justine TOWLE,   b. 19 Aug 1890, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1990, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1913  Metuchen, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dillon Spielman TURNEY,   b. 26 Apr 1915,   d. 2 Jul 1990, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1940  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    +4. Virginia Towle TURNEY,   b. 23 Jun 1953,   d. 30 Dec 1997  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart