Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL



March 18, 1928December 22, 2019

Anita Van Ryn, nee Linstra, 91, beloved wife of John Van Ryn; devoted mother of Kenneth (Alice), James (Lu), Paul (Donna) and the late Kathleen (Ron) Rizz; proud grandmother of 9; great-grandmother of 9. Visitation Thursday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Service Friday 11:00 AM at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. Info. 708-636-1200.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Interment Friday, December 27, 2019



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Jay Sum

December 27, 2019

Aunt Anita was a wonderful woman. She was the last of the Linstra family to pass away. I will always remember visiting with her in Illinois when I was young.

Joan Young

December 27, 2019

Anita was one of those people who lived the joy of the Lord and it was contagious!

Wright Eavenson

December 27, 2019

Mrs. VanRyn was one of the greatest, loving souls I have had the privilege to pastor. I remember her almost mischievous laugh and her serious love of Jesus. My prayers are with John, Paul, Donna and your extended family. You are loved.

Pastor Rosie Bond

December 26, 2019

To the Van Ryn Family, it was an honor serving mom, I took pleasure in sharing words of comfort, making her laugh, and smiling over some comment Mr. John would make. I will cherish the moments we had together and the times she would say I can't do that, and I would say there is no such word as I can't [ I would say ; the word of God says I can do all things through Christ that strengthen me] she would smile and say that's right I can and she did. Mr. John thanks for all the wisdom nuggets that you given me so very much appreciate . family be strong in the Lord and the power of His might and continue to walk in Victory.
be bless and I say thank you for entrusting Mom's care with me. l Love you all dearly Rose aka Angel On Assignment