Marilyn Van Wyk
Marilyn L. Van Wyk passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020. Marilyn was born July 2, 1928 in Noblesville, Indiana to Charles and Martha (Pettijohn) Jackson. She graduated from Noblesville High School. Marilyn married Robert Ames in 1952 and moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin. They later divorced. Marilyn married Teunis (Tony) Van Wyk in 1978.
Marilyn served on the Board of Directors of Trinity Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School for fifteen years. Marilyn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a master’s degree in Education. She worked for the Cooperative Educational Service Agency as an education consultant for fourteen years. Marilyn also served as president on the boards of the League of Women Voters, Options in Reproductive Health Care, and the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center.
Her interests included volunteer work, travel, gardening, playing cards and spending time with her family.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Susan (Greg) Arroyo, her grandchildren, Jacob Bantley, Caitlyn (Dylan) Arroyo and Eric (Julie) Arroyo and great grandchildren Ayden, Owen, Alex and Fenix.
Marilyn is further survived by her stepchildren, Teunis (Pam) Van Wyk, Katrina (Wade) Turner, Kristina (Rick) Beckfeld and Katrinka (Greg) Rosenquist, along with their children and grandchildren.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Suzanne, husband, Teunis Van Wyk, Robert Ames and infant son, Joseph.
A private service will be held at a later date.