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April 22, 1926 ~ June 27, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Willem Wythoff of Medford, NJ, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2023. He was 97 years of age. Willem was born in Sawahlunto, Sumatra - Indonesia.
After spending his childhood in Indonesia, Willem emigrated with his family to Holland. There he served as a lieutenant in the Dutch army, and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Willem met Antoinette “Meitie” Stephan, they fell in love and were married in Holland, which was economically depressed in the aftermath of World War II. Seeking a better life, they soon emigrated to the USA, in 1956. They had two children together – Robert and Barry. They spent most of their years in New Jersey, where Willem was a longtime employee of Campbell’s Soup Company, designing manufacturing lines for the company’s products.
Willem is survived by sons Robert Wythoff and Barry Wythoff, daughter-in-law (wife of Robert) Denise Wythoff, and their children, grandson Grant Wythoff, wife Sara, grandson Daniel Wythoff, wife Jennifer, granddaughter Erin Wythoff, husband Benjamin, grandson Leland Wythoff (son of Barry), and two great grandchildren, Harper James Wythoff (daughter of Daniel & Jennifer) and Asa Willem Grossman-Wythoff (son of Grant and Sara) along with his dear friend and companion Barbara Stiles, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Stow Funeral Home, 127 Medford-Mt. Holly Road, Medford, NJ 08055.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial donations are requested to The American Red Cross 5425 Rt. 70 West, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 www.redcross.org