Born in Oskaloosa on July 28, 1929, son of Gilbert and Cora Van Maanen. Graduated from Pella High School, 1947. Married Luella Groenendyk, 1950. Children: Janna (Mrs. Doyle Voss) and Greg. Farm owner and operator since 1950. Korean War veteran, 1952-54; Twin Cedars School Board member, 16 years; Mahaska Hospital board of trustees, 10 years; 4-H leader, five years; Mahaska County 4-H Youth Committee, four years. Honorary 4-H Member Award, 1978. Member: Commission on the Aging, South Central Iowa Mental Health Board, Cattleman's Association, Farm Bureau, American Legion, Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce and Tracy Christian Reformed Church. Fourth term.