Joseph van Waart

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Name Joseph van Waart
Born 1911-06-17 Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
Gender M
Died 2001-02-16 Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
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Father Pieter Maarten van Waart b. (1885-03-16, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) d. (1953-03-14, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California)
Mother Johanna Barbara Lijnen b. (1890-04-19, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Married 1910-06-15, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Family Rachel Small
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Family Living
Married 1954-09-01, Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota


February 19, 2001 12:00 am

Joseph Van Waart, 89, of Sioux City died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel with the Rev. George Zehnder of St. Paul’s Lutheran Ch-urch officiating, and military rites conducted by American Legion Monahan Post 64. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Van Waart was born June 17, 1911, in Sioux City, the son of Pete and Johanna (Lennon) Van Waart. He attended Sioux City schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Rachel Small, who later died. He then married Evelyn Huffman on Sept. 1, 1954, in Elk Point, S.D.

He worked for Terminal Railroad for more than 44 years as an engineer. He was a member of American Legion Monahan Post 64.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Donna Van Waart-Wendel of Sioux City; a stepdaughter, Connie Johnson of Ruthven, Iowa; five grandchildren, Cindy Williams, Julie Hansen, Mike Van Waart, Debbie Prior and Larry Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Hank, Hans and his wife, Frances, Pete and his wife, Esther, and Leo and his wife, Teresa, all of Sioux City; two sisters, Margaret Nelson and Pat and her husband, Gerald Dikeman, all of Sioux City; and many nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by a son, Laville Joseph Van Waart; a grandson, Craig Johnson; and a sister, Marian Young.

Pallbearers will be Mike, Josh and Bob Van Waart, Tom Hansen, Cody Hodgins and John Dye.