VAN BEEKUM , John, 74 of Wyckoff went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 on the day honoring those who have served our country, which John did, faithfully, in the U.S.Air Force during the Viet Nam war.
John was formerly of Midland Park and moved to Wyckoff, in 1972. John was an electrical contractor, owner of Van Beekum Electric in Wyckoff. He was a dedicated and active member of the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, where he served as leader for the Cadet ( scouting club of the church) for over 60 years. He was chairman of the Audio/ Visual team. He used his talents there, to teach many kids to also use their skills for that ministry
He and his wife homeschooled their children for 16 years. His audio tech skills helped produce their musicals, graduations and various programs for the homeschooling group as well as for those of Eastern Christian School Assoc.
John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, brother in law and uncle. He was known for his servant’s heart, and quietly touching the lives of everyone around him ,walking by faith and loving others with all he had.
His greatest joy was spending much time with his wife, and family and especially involved with his grand children’s lives. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
John leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years, Trudy (Borduin) Van Beekum, his son Mitchell and his wife Roselyn of Hoptacong, son Jonathan and his wife Jenn of Midland Park, son David and his wife Melissa of Florida, daughter Laura Beth Runyon and her husband Christopher of Parsippany, and his son Christopher and his wife Carly of Highland Lakes. Adoring grandfather of Josh, Samantha, Kaitlyn, Val, Aiden, Julia, Gianna, Myra, Eliana, Eowyn, and Teddy. Dear great-grandfather to Jaxon. He also leaves behind his sister, Linda Baker and her husband Jack of Wyckoff, and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, 183 Godwin Ave, Midland Park, NJ at 11:00am on Saturday, December 4th, 2021
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Wounded Warrior, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the Paramus Veteran's Home, 1 Veterans Way, Paramus, NJ 07652.