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Vander Beek, Arthur
M: Jennie Beernik


Children of Arthur Vander Beek and Jennie Beernik:

Harold Vander Beek

Mildred Vander Beek

Melvin James Vander Beek
B: 24 Nov 1018, on the family farm west of Edgerton, MN
D: 01 Oct 2006, at the Edgebrok Care Center
M: 09 Apr 1948, Wilma Vander Pol, d. -

Following his education, Melvin entered the U.S. Army on March 21, 1942. He served in the European Theater of Operation, specifically Belgium, Holland, and Germany. His unit participated in the Battle of the Bulge. After receiving his honorable discharge in January of 1946, Melvin returned home and began driving a truck for Muilenberg Oil.

On April 9, 1948, Melvin was united in marriage to Wilma Vander Pol at her parents' farm in Pipestone County. Following their marriage, they lived and worked on the family farm until 1999, when they moved off the farm and into Edgerton.

Children of Melvin Vander Beek and Wilma Vander Pol:

Judy Vander Beek
M: James Tureson

James Vander Beek
M: Terry

Mary Vander Beek
M: Timothy Toso