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James J Van Wyckhouse, Jr.

August 6, 1952 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 68)


James Van Wyckhouse, Jr., 68, of Franklin Lakes, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.  Born in Midland Park, he lived in Waldwick before moving to Franklin Lakes in 1999.

Jim owned and operated Van Wyckhouse Tree Service for 25 years before going on to work for his son at Top Notch Tree and Excavating for 10 years before retiring in 2016.

Jim is survived by his long time partner Deborah A Laggner, his son James Van Wyckhouse III and his fiance’ Ingrid Mota, and his grandchildren: Summer Ann, and Danica Van Wyckhouse.  He is also survived by his siblings: Henriette Lutz, Margaret Fylstra, Jentien Nywening, Carol Flystra, and Beth Mark.

Jim was predeceased by his daughter Rachael Van Wyckhouse-Harris in 2013 and his brother Glenn Van Wyckhouse in 2021.

The family will receive friends on from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home,  www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. 

A Graveside Service will be at 10:00am on Monday at the Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory can be made to Rachael Forever, care of Michelle Petruzziello, 9488 Southeast Sharon St., Hobe Sound, FL 33455 or St. Jude Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN  38148-0142.

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June 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Graveside Service
June 14, 2021

10:00 AM
Fair Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
22-21 Maple Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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