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Sara Marie Van Dyk

March 10, 1928 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 89)

Sara Van Dyk 89, went to Heaven to be with the love of her life, Bert Van Dyk, on December 3, 2017 in Salida, CA.  She was born on March 10, 1928 in Hasty, Minnesota. Sara leaves behind her loving children Janet (John) Crawford of Paradise, CA, Roberta (Jerry) Martin of Escalon, CA, Rie (Dave) Romano of Modesto, CA, John (Evy) Van Dyk of Escalon, CA, and her 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Bert Van Dyk, her parents Jan and Marie Hamel, and her brothers George, Mike and John Hamel and her sister Ann Webb.

Sara was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was very involved in the Mother’s Club of Ripon Elementary Schools. She was also very active in Bethany Covenant Heartland Community Church and loved singing in the choir. She will be missed greatly!

A Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 4-6pm at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel, 111 South Palm Avenue in Ripon. A Funeral Service will be held the following morning, Saturday, December 16th at 11:00am at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel. For condolences to her family, please visit her online guestbook at


 Service Information

December 15, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel
111 S. Palm Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366

Funeral Service
December 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel
111 S. Palm Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366

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