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James Joseph Van Dyke was born August 26, 1940 in Atchison, Kansas to Charles Elwin and Shirley Ann Van Dyke. Jim was the oldest of three boys. Dennis Michael and Richard Leo Van Dyke were his brothers. He grew up in Atchison and was on the dive team and football team and attended Maur Hill-Mount Academy.
He retired from Anheuser Busch after 40 years. Jim had a love for football and spent most of his days watching the KC Chiefs and the KU Jayhawks. He was often seen in his neighborhood on his scooter and made friends with just about anyone. His big personality and smile will be missed for years to come.
Jim is survived by his wife Christine, daughters Rhonda Heltzel, Brenda (Peter) Kotar, son Joshua Van Dyke and seven grandchildren, Samantha, Abby, Sophia, Michael, Jada, Owen, and Bennett.