Our most cherished, loving, Dad, Grandpa, our "Opa" passed away on his favorite holiday, Christmas. Opa was the most generous, giving, kindest person in the world and was loved by all who knew him.

He was born on January 15, 1905 in Dordrecht, Holland to Dirk Antonie and Cecilia Stolk van der Meyden. He was so proud to be the oldest van der Meyden to live out of 16 kids. Married Johanna van der Elst on July 18, 1935 and were happily married for 51 years until her death on July 8, 1986. Member of the LDS Church.He is survived by his family that he loved dearly and was so proud of, son, John and wife, Candie; grandson, Jeff and wife, Lesa; granddaughters, Andrea and Melissa; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nickolas, Jessica, and Danniel. We will all miss him greatly.

Funeral services Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994 at 2 p.m. in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 10600 South 1700 East, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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