John Richard “Dick” Van Der Wege, 82, of Lindsborg passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Bethany Home, Lindsborg. John was born Nov. 27, 1937 in Denver, Colorado. He is the son of the late George and Mabel (Duff) Van Der Wege.
John was a United States Navy Veteran. He married Elnor DeBoer on Oct.17, 1959 in Prairie View, KS. John was a plumber and worked at the Norton County Hospital, Bethany College, and Bethany Home. He was also the owner and operator of Van’s Plumbing and Repair.
He was a past member of the Lindsborg Lions Club and was the Lindsborg Blood Drive chairman for many years. John was a faithful member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Lindsborg. Both John and his wife Elnor were long time supporters of the Brazil Christian Mission, and they were members of the board.
He is survived by daughters: Eva Hawks (Tom), of Smolan, Nancy Bolden of Lindsborg; sons: Philip Van Der Wege (Helen) of Roswell, New Mexico and Larry Van Der Wege (Rebecca) of Lindsborg; sister: Roma Lougheed; as well as ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
John is preceded in death by his parents; wife: Elnor; as well as 4 sisters.
Visitation will from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 20, 2019) from at Crick-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m on Saturday (Dec. 21) at Evangelical Covenant Church, 102 S. Washington, Lindsborg, with Pastor Jeff Waugh officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Home, Evangelical Covenant Church, or Brazil Christian Missions. Memorials may be sent in care of Crick-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, KS 67456.
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