Rock Valley Iowa
November 27, 2021
Winifred Van Veldhuizen, 80, of Rock Valley, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.
Funeral service was Thursday, Dec. 2, at First Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley.
Winifred Eileen Van Sloten was born June 11, 1941, daughter of Gerrit and Gertrude (Pollema) Van Sloten. She grew up north of Hull, Iowa, attended country school and graduated from Hull Public School in 1959.
On Dec. 1, 1959, she married Edwin Van Veldhuizen. They made their home south of Doon, Iowa. Her husband was killed in a tractor/train accident May 20, 1989. She worked at Hegg Memorial Hospital and then for the Senior Citizen Center and Meals on Wheels until she retired.
Survivors include four children, Lorna (Brad) Kraayenbrink of Sheldon, Iowa, Sandi Wallenburg of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mary (Bruce) Wiersma of Orange City, Iowa, and Larry (Paige) Van Veldhuizen of Doon, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Norm (Bettie) Van Sloten of Boyden, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Coreen Van Sloten of Rock Valley and Barb Van Sloten of Spirit Lake, Iowa; in-laws, Joan Van Maanen, Elaine Bolkema and Ron (Gert) Van Veldhuizen, all of Rock Valley, and Claretta (John) Lobbes of Orange City, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, John Van Sloten and Gary Van Sloten; parents-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gerrit Van Maanen and Leroy Bolkema.