Gerrit C. Van Dijk, beloved husband of Albertje B. Van Dijk, passed away Saturday afternoon December 1, 1990 at his home in Bountiful, Utah at the age of 74.
He was born November 20, 1916 to Gerrit C. Van Dijk and Aaltje J. Huisinga in Utrecht, Netherlands. He married Albertje Bouwmeester, February 15, 1940 in Utrecht; marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple after they and their children joined the LDS Church and immigrated to America in March 1954.He was a gifted pianist and organist, always ready and willing to share his talents. An active member of the LDS Church, he worked for twenty years in the LDS Church Geneolgy department until his retirement, and has continued active service in the Family Extraction program and as a temple worker. Above all, he was a most wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Albertje, Bountiful; children, Robert Van Dijk, American Fork; Alby Jackson, Bountiful; 10 grandchildren, sister, Alida J. Vermeer and brother, Frederick Van Dijk, both of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 1990 10 a.m. at the Lakeview Memorial Estates Chapel, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful.
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