Mahaska County


Sgt. John VanOoyen



John Van Ooyen was born Mar. 16, 1921 to Lucas and Effie Brower Van Ooyen. He died Mar. 25, 1945 and is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.

Sgt. Van Ooyen served in World War II with the U.S. Army 113th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron and was KIA in Germany and awarded the Purple Heart.