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David Van Scoyk

January 18, 1948 — October 6, 2012

David Le, son of LeRoy and JoAnn (Davis) Van Scoyk, was born January 18, 1948 in Denver, CO. He moved with his family to Arizona where he attended school and graduated from San Manuel High School in 1965. After graduation, he enlisted in the United State Navy. He was stationed in Kingsville, TX where he was an airframes mechanic. During this time he met and married Reta French in 1967. One son was born to this union. After his honorable discharge David enlisted again. He was united in marriage with Caryll Shanon Swager. They were the parents of three children. David was served as a hydraulic specialist on the aircraft carrier USS Samuel Gumpers. The family lived in several communities before settling in Manilla, Iowa in 1980. He also helped raise her two children. In 1986 David was united in marriage with Loretta Baltzer Case. They continued to live in Manilla. During his life, David worked in repairing and building semi truck trailers; as a parts man for auto and truck parts retail store and as a mechanic for both autos and trucks. Eventually, his hobby of woodworking became his full time business. He restored and repaired furniture and made custom frames. In addition David was a musician, playing blues guitar and singing in several bands over the years, including the rock and roll band Junkin'. David was baptized as an adult at the Methodist Church in Defiance. He was a member of the American Legion. During his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping and was an avid reader. He had a very special knack for entertaining and reading to his grandchildren. Over the years, David was plagued with a number of health problems and in 1992 his health really started to decline. By September of 2011, his health took a turn for the worse and he died on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan. He was 64 years, 8 months and 18 days of age. Preceding him in death are his maternal and paternal grandparents; two granddaughters Patricia Van Scoyk and Jordyn Loretta Case, both in 2000. David is survived by his wife Loretta Van Scoyk of Manilla; children: Greg (Dawn) Van Scoyk of Council Bluffs; Tim (Stacey) Van Scoyk of Omaha, NE; James Van Scoyk of Council Bluffs; Anna Van Scoyk of Council Bluffs; Jeff (Rhonda) Swager of Manilla; Lisa Swager of Manilla; Rob (Jeannie) Case of Omaha, NE; Russell Case of Arnolds Park and Janelle (Mike) Brungardt of Denison; 22 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; parents LeRoy and Jodie Van Scoyk of Tucson, AZ; brother T. J. (Anna) Van Scoyk of Lawndale, NC; sister Debbie Van Scoyk of Tucson, AZ; other relatives and friends. Officiating Rev. Leila Blackburn Music "Comfortably Numb" Pink Floyd "Sympathy For The Devil" Stones "Mr. Banker" Lynyrd Skynyrd "You're My Soul and Inspiration" Righteous Brothers "You Decorated My Life" Kenny Rogers "Knocking On Heaven's Door" Eric Clapton Prelude and Postlude Medley of David's Music "Amazing Grace" "It Is Well With My Soul" Congregation Carlys Stribe, Organist "Starship" Written and performed by Butch Shanon and Dave Van Scoyk Honorary Bearers Larry Shanon T. J. Van Scoyk Josh Van Scoyk Greg Van Scoyk Tim Van Scoyk James Van Scoyk Anna Van Scoyk Rob Case Russell Case Janelle Brunqardt Jeff Swager Lisa Jo Penn Military Honors American Legion Post 132, Manilla, Iowa

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