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home : obituaries : obituaries   April 29, 2016

1/2/2013 11:34:00 AM
Clifford Van Rheenen



Clifford C. Van Rheenen, 93, of Mendota died Dec. 30, 2012, in Mendota Community Hospital.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church, Mendota, with the Rev. Michael Morrell officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Pella, Iowa.

Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday. Arrangements were provided by Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

He was born April 23, 1919, in Pella to Henry and Maggie (Mathes) Van Rheenen. He married Ada Van Steenis on Oct. 23, 1941, in Pella.

He farmed for several years on the family farm, sold agricultural supplies, life insurance and worked construction. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mendota.

He is survived by one daughter, Ferne (Jim) Sweany of Chicago; four sons, Kenny (Kim) Van Rheenen of Mendota, Randy (Lucy) Van Rheenen of Ottawa, Arvin (Mary) Van Rheenen of Elmore City, Okla., and Darl (Barbara) Van Rheenen of Amana, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Brad, Rick, Shawna, Sean Patrick, Jack, Travis, Logan, Kristin, Beth and Mandy; 11 great-grandchildren, Blaize, Jeremy, Issac, David, Ellena, Mike, Tanner, Taylor, Tori, Suzanne and Eric; and special friend, Harriet Selders.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2002; five brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be directed to his church or Heifer International.






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