Memorial services for William E. Van Dyke, 89, Lawrence, KS will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. William died Friday, June 15, 2012 at his home.
He was born June 12, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Henry & Emily Kelly Van Dyke.
He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1941 and later graduated from Ottawa
University in 1950.
Bill served as a medic in the U.S. Army serving with the 772nd Tank Destroyer Battalion during WWII.
Bill worked at the Kansas Color Press for 30 years and later worked for the University of Kansas School of Business. After he retired he served as a volunteer for Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of the Lecompton United Methodist Church and the Lecompton Historical Society.
He married Beverly Bahnmaier on June 4, 1950. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Joan and husband, Mark Workman, Barbara Van Dyke, Lawrence; one son, Nelson Van Dyke and wife, Donna of Topeka; four grandchildren, Brian and Kevin Workman, Sean and Whitney Van Dyke; one brother, Henry Van Dyke, Ann Arbor, MI; and one sister, Lucy Martin, Albany, OR. He was preceded in death by one son, David on September 13, 2005.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Lecompton Historical Society, Lecompton United Methodist Church, or Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary.