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Roy W. VanDerKamp
Roy W. VanDerKamp
January 22, 1919 - September 08, 2012
Davenport, Iowa

Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. Friday September 14, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport, Iowa
Visitation: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday September 13, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Illinois
Roy W. VanDerKamp, 93, of Davenport, formerly of Rock Island, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Crest Health Center, Davenport.

Memorial services are 1:00 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Davenport. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. The family will also greet friends Friday following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Churches United of the Quad City Area or to a favorite charity.

Mr. VanDerKamp was born on Jan. 22, 1919 in Pella, Iowa, the son of Wilber and Joanna Boot VanDerKamp. He married Helen M. Vredenburg on Dec. 20, 1945 in Corydon, Iowa.

Roy graduated from Central College, Pella and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa in 1943. He first practiced law with the law firm of Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio. Roy returned to the Quad Cities in 1944, where he practiced law until his retirement in 2010.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Joel Lamplough, Wayne, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, David VanDerKamp and Jean Norton, Bettendorf; and his granddaughter, Chrystene VanDerKamp, Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Joanna VanDerKamp.

Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.



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My condolences to Helen and the family. From time to time, Roy and I would talk I always enjoyed visiting. His views on the law and life itself always remained in my thoughts. He will be missed not only by his family but also by many, many friends. I will always remember Roy as a friend and mentor. He will be in my prayers and those of my wife Pat. The world has lost a sparkling gem.
-- Ned Wehr

Please accept my sincere sympathy on Roy's passing. Roy was a respected member of the legal community and served as a mentor to many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- Linnea E. Thompson, Attorney

I cherish the memory of Roy and his family. He was a genuine and good person. You find few such people in life-He was one. When I was part of his family many years ago, I felt his warmth and friendship. I will remember that friendship and warmth forever. Mitch Kuhn
-- Mitch Kuhn

I have fond memories of 'Mr. VanDerKamp' from my elementary school days and friendship with Laura (and family). Amid heavy hearts, you have a wonderful father and husband to celebrate. Prayers and love to all. Jan Keny
-- Jan Keny

Roy was the best attorney we have ever had. He set up our trust in a very efficient manner. The moment we walked into his office we felt that here is someone who really cared about us. What a fine gentleman he was. He will be missed by all his family, friends, and clients. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Keith and Nancy Schmidt
-- Keith and Nancy Schmidt

Mrs. Van Der Kamp and family. Roy was a consummate gentleman and brilliant counselor. My family continues to benefit from his wise advice to me and to my great Aunt and Uncle, Mollie P. and Thomas C. Montgomery. He was so proud of all of you and spoke fondly of you often. Very sincerely, Jane Abernethy
-- Jane Montgomery Abernethy

Roy and Dad can now be partners in Heaven as they were on Earth.. Roy was always very good to all the Roberts family and we know, Helen, he will be missed...
-- Ron Roberts

Dear Helen,Laura and David----Roy was the finest of men and a superb attorney. He guided Dr. Motto and me through some very difficult times I cherished our medical relationship. I will never forget him or your family.--Love--Erling and Jan---Jacksonville, FL
-- Erling Larson