|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1933|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 2012|
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Henry De Haan, 78, of Orange City passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at a Sioux City hospital.
Memorial services were 11 a.m. Tuesday at Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers, Iowa, with the Revs. David Powers and Michael Gewecke officiating.
Henry Lloyd was born on Dec. 26, 1933, in rural Hospers, the son of Louis and Stella (Vander Maten) De Haan. He was raised in the Newkirk area, where he graduated from high school. He served in the United States Army during peacetime.
On Oct. 2, 1959, he married Loretta Mae Korver in Orange City. They lived in Orange City for a short time, but made their home on two farms near Newkirk for most of their married life. In 2002, they moved into Orange City. "Hank" was a farmer, who was active on agricultural boards of directors, including being a founding member of Rural Water System No. 1.
He was also an involved member of the Newkirk Reformed Church, serving on the consistory as both a deacon and an elder and teaching Sunday school and catechism classes. Hank enjoyed getting to know people over a good cup of coffee and was always willing to help a neighbor.
Survivors include his wife of more than 52 years; four children and their spouses, Douglas and Pamela R. De Haan of Alton, Iowa, Renae and Al Christensen of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Rona and Keith Harmelink and Derrick and Pamela M. De Haan, all of Orange City; 13 grandchildren, Rosalyn De Haan, Rachelle (Michael) Gewecke, Jon, Rebecca and David De Haan, Jenna, Joel and Jared Christensen, Aimee, Breanna and Carlee Harmelink and Larkin and Trenton De Haan; a great-granddaughter, Emily Gewecke; and two brothers and two sisters, Frank De Haan of Hudsonville, Mich., Arvella Schuller of Orange, Calif., and Margene Van Ommeren and Stanley De Haan, both of Orange City.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kade De Haan; and a brother and a sister, John De Haan and Winifred Bosman.
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Jan 31, 2012
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