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Dirk (Dick) Vander Meulen

December 6, 1927-July 30, 2013

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Dirk (Dick) Vander Meulen


POSTED August 2, 2013 4:40 p.m.

Dick was taken suddenly by the Lord on July 30, 2013 after a full life of 85 years.  He was born in Sauwoude, Holland on December 6, 1927 and came to the United States with his new wife Frances, finally settling in Ripon where he spent his last 48 years.
   He is survived by his loving wife Frances of 61 years.  He also leaves behind his six children, Robert Vander Meulen (Lu Ann), Pete Vander Meulen (Alice) Evelyn Tisdale, John Vander Meulen, Ed Vander Meulen (Carol), Rick Vander Meulen (Sarah).   He also leaves behind 14 beloved grandchildren Amy Thone, Jill Jacklich, Ann Vander Meulen, Alisha Vander Meulen, Moriah Vander Meulen, Aaron Tisdale, Daniel Tisdale, Angel Tisdale, Matt Tisdale, Sara Tisdale, Christine Tisdale, Tiffany Tisdale, Richard Vander Meulen, Elizabeth Vander Meulen and seven great grandchildren who will share their memories.  His eighth great grandchild is expected this month.

Visitation will be held at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Ripon on Tuesday, August 6, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.  The funeral will be held at 1st Christian Reformed Church, Wednesday, August 7, at 11:00 am and burial services at 2:00 pm at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon.  In loving memory in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ripon Christian Schools, 425 Maple Ave., Ripon, CA,  95366. For condolences to the family, please visit their website at

Dirk (Dick) Vander Meulen
December 6, 1927-July 30, 2013

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