Wilma Altena

Wilma Altena


George, Iowa

July 10, 2019

Wilma Altena, 93, of George, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of George. 

Funeral services were Friday, July 12, at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley, Iowa, with interment in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley. 

Wilma Wynia was born April 6, 1926, in Rock Valley, the daughter of William and Jennie (Vugteveen) Wynia. 

On Feb. 18, 1948, she married Sam Altena. They made their home on a farm southwest of George. Upon retiring in 2008, the couple moved to an apartment in George. Her husband died Jan. 10, 2012. She moved to Aspen Heights in Hull, Iowa, and later the Good Samaritan Society in George. 

Survivors include her children, Eloise “Toni” Healy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Paul (Kathy) Altena of George; two grandchildren, Christopher Healy and Cory (Shelly) Altena; two great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Louis Altena, and sisters-in-law, Joyce Vander Well and Marlene Te Slaa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Lorna Altena, and son-in-law, Ron Healy.

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