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Carroll Robert Van Gorp

June 17, 1929 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 92)


Carroll’s funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 20th at the Community Heights Alliance Church, 2500 S. 13th Ave. E. in Newton.

The family will greet friends from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, March 19th at the Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Burial with Military Honors will be at the Palo Alto Cemetery in rural Newton.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the Reasnor Fire Department. Memorials may be left at the church on the afternoon of the service or they may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Van Gorp Family on the envelope.

Carroll Robert Van Gorp, the son of Robert and Celia G. Millgate Van Gorp was born on June 17, 1929 on the family farm in rural Reasnor, Iowa. He attended a Reasnor country school just down the road from where he grew up.

Carroll was inducted into the U. S. Army on July 17, 1951 as a Private E-1. On January 16, 1952 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal (T). He was given an Honorable Discharge on July 8, 1953 at Camp Carson Colorado.

On January 25, 1957, Carroll was united in marriage with Lois Joan Van Genderen at the First Reformed Church in Sully, Iowa. They were blessed with four children, Kathy, Bryce, Bonnie and Barry. Carroll was a farmer his whole life north of Reasnor.

Carroll was a very active member of the Jasper County Farm Bureau. He held several offices with the organization and served on the membership committee for years. Carroll had also served many years as a Palo Alto Township Trustee in Jasper County. He filled many duties with his appointed office. Carroll was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, neighbor and friend.

Carroll died on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at his home in rural Reasnor surrounded by the love of his family. He was 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Wanda (Marion) Willemsen and Charlotte J. (Jerry) Damman; brother, Laverne (Emma) Van Gorp; sisters-in-law, Grace Van Gorp, Norma (Harris) Van Waardhuizen, Lois Van Genderen; brothers-in-law, Jim DeKruyff, Wilson Dop and Russell (Ruth) Van Genderen.

Those left to honor Carroll’s memory are his wife of 65+ years, Lois of Reasnor; four children, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.

Daughter:     Kathy (Curt) Nikkel of Monroe

                              Jamie (Marcee) Nikkel of Des Moines

                                    Tommy and Lily

                              Scott Nikkel of Altoona   

Son:     Bryce (Carla) Van Gorp of Reasnor

                     Kayla Van Gorp (Jeremy Armison) of Reasnor

                              Vanessa and Evan

                     Cassie Null (Shannon Trulzsch) of DeWitt

                     Christina Null (Jake Meier) of Davenport


                     Jacob (Bray) Null of Monticello

                              Grace and Nixon

Daughter:     Bonnie (Todd) Terpstra of Newton

                              Justin Terpstra of Bondurant


                              Jeremy (Taylor) Terpstra of Monroe

                                    Tayten, Tinsley, Teslyn and Taegyn             

                              Joey (Tommi) Terpstra of Prairie City

                                    Oaklee and Colbie

                              Brandi (Austin) Crady of Monroe

                                    Landon and Beau

Son:     Barry Van Gorp of Monroe

                     Ashley (Anthony) Wilson of Ankeny

                     Gavin Van Gorp of Monroe

Brother, Eldred Van Gorp of Newton; Sisters-in-law, Genevive Dop and Lila DeKruyff and Brother-in-law: Ronnie Van Genderen.

The family would like to thank Alisa Schleier and St. Croix Hospice for the wonderful care that they gave to Carroll.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carroll Robert Van Gorp, please visit our floral store.


March 19, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

Funeral Service
March 20, 2022

2:30 PM
Community Heights Alliance Church (Newton)

Burial with Military Honors

Palo Alto Cemetery
4968 Hwy S-74 South
Newton, IA 50208

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