In loving memory of

Robbie Sue Van Syoc
August 14, 1951 - April 1, 2019

Robbie Sue Wear Van Syoc, 67, of New London, died Monday, April 1, 2019 at her home from complications following a fourteen year battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born August 14, 1951 in Keokuk to Harold Lynn "Butch" and Lucille Agnes Wozny Wear. On July 14, 1973 she married Larry Van Syoc in Keokuk.
Robbie was a 1969 graduate of Keokuk High School; 1973 graduate of Iowa State University; and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church serving for many years on the Altar and Rosary committee.
Mrs. Van Syoc was a homemaker, a meticulous bookkeeper for Van Syoc Farms, and a 4-H leader for the NL Lassies and Lads. She was active in many New London School booster clubs and enjoyed golf, knitting, reading, playing cards, family vacations and trips to Lake of the Ozarks. Her favorite thing was giving gator rides to her granddaughters. True to her kind heart and soul, she was an organ donor.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Stephanie (Craig) Nelson, New London; one son, Todd Van Syoc, Moline, Illinois; four granddaughters, Madelynn, Maison, Dakota, and Alexandra; three sisters, Joy (Wayne) Peterson, Hammond, LA, Judy (Lonnie) Swift, Round Rock, TX, Janice Wear-Winfield, Des Moines; one brother, Rick (Maryanne) Wear, Monte Sereno, California; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Christopher.
The funeral service for Mrs. Van Syoc will be 11:00 AM, Friday, April 5 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant with Father Paul Connolly officiating. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends at a luncheon at the church with burial following at Burge Cemetery, rural New London. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at Elliott Chapel with the family present to greet friends from 4 - 7 PM. Memorials have been established for New London Fire and Rescue and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Becky (Grice) Overton wrote on Apr 5, 2019:

"Fond memories in our very young days. Both our mother's worked for J. C. Penney and we always would play together at any of their family functions. Prayers sent to your family Robbie. "

Dan Wegener wrote on Apr 4, 2019:

"Robbie was a GREAT person! She always had that big smile on her face! She was one of the nicest people I have ever met! Her family meant the world to her! Rest in peace!"

Wanda Day wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"May you Rest In Peace. So sadden to learn this news We had some good times bowling yrs back when I lived in new London. Good times. Such a nice person you was. Prayers and hugs sent tomall your family"

Bill Jeannie Alan Mary Jo Sarah Peggy Julie Susan wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"The Goetz family of Keokuk Iowa have fun memories of Robbie and her sibblings on Franklin St. Prayers for the family of Robbie. "

Cheryl Parks wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"I remember when my son nathan parks and Tod use to wrestle and I had a little one Emily parks every wrestling meet robbie would have a bag of treats to give to her I miss those days and I will miss robbie so much cheryl parks"

CarolynJohnson wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"Joy and Judy so sorry for your loss"