David A. van Gorkom


David A. van Gorkom, 97, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Miller Point in Mandan, ND. He was born February 17, 1925, in Salt Lake City, UT to DR. Jacob and Marion van Gorkom. He served alongside his identical twin brother, Paul van Gorkom, in WWII in England as a mechanic and served 33 months overseas. He came back and graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in Fort Wayne, IN in 1951. He graduated in the morning and married Barbara Dalley in the afternoon May 25, 1951. He pastored churches across Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Iowa. He pastored for 50 years. He loved camping, golf, traveling and playing trumpet and musical saw.

He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara van Gorkom; brother, Paul van Gorkom and his wife Ruth van Gorkom; parents, Dr. Jacob and Marion van Gorkom. He is survived by daughter, Sheryl (Mike) Forshier of Amery, WI; sons, Timothy (Michelle) of North Branch, MN, David (Susan) of Minot, ND, Daniel (Nadine) of Garrison, ND; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren

A private family celebration will be held in Berthold, ND.

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Sorry for your loss. May you feel the Lord’s comfort and peace during this time! 🙏

David was a wonderful man. He got me onto watching JD Farag. I am grateful for getting to know him as a good friend and resident.