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Trinity Christian Reformed Church (Rock Valley)
Monday November 23rd, 2020
2:00pm - 7:00pm

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Alan Van Bemmel

Rock Valley, IA: Alan Van Bemmel, 59, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 24, at 2:30 PM at Calvary Protestant Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa with Rev. Allen Brummel officiating. The service will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/bgofg_48O4A. Private family burial will be held prior to the service at Hillside Cemetery in Doon, Iowa. Public visitation, with no family present, will be held Monday, November 23, from 2:00-7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Masks are mandatory at the visitation and strongly recommended for the funeral service. Memorials may be given to the Protestant Reformed School of your choosing.


   Alan Van Bemmel, son of Leonard and Sonja Ruth (Andres) Van Bemmel, was born April 7, 1961 in Sioux Center, Iowa. He was united in marriage with Gloria Spaans on May 26, 1981 in Rock Valley, Iowa. Alan was a servant of the church and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joys were spending time with his grandchildren and cycling. He was also a dedicated and loyal employee at Community Oil in Rock Valley for almost 42 years. He served as deacon and elder at Doon Protestant Reformed Church and elder at Calvary Protestant Reformed Church. Alan died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 59.


   He is survived by his father, Leonard Van Bemmel; four children, Janell (Phil) Maas and their three children, Whitney (of Sioux Falls, SD), TJ, and Sable of Hudsonville, Michigan, Trent (Michelle) Van Bemmel and their five children, Annica, Skyler, Janessa, Derick, and Trevor of Rock Valley, Kelsey (Ashley) Van Bemmel and their four children, Kara, Connor, Dean, and Oliver of Loveland, Colorado, and Lacey (Tim) Key and their four children, Alaina, Liam, Jade, and Embry of Jenison, Michigan; five siblings, Rainer (Diane) Van Bemmel, Patsy (Denny) Vander Schaaf, Glenn (Deb) Van Bemmel, Kathleen (Harlan) Harmelink, and Mike (Lori) Van Bemmel.


   Alan was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Van Bemmel; mother, Sonja Ruth Van Bemmel; father and mother-in-law, Herman and Clazina Spaans; and granddaughter, Brynn Ruth Key.       

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Dear family of Alan, first of all I want to say I am so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, father and grandpa. I remember him from years ago in my early childhood. He was a classmate and a friend. I was speaking to my cousin tonight, because my parents in their 80' are in the hospital battling covid right now, when she told me about your loved one.. Of course he is reunited with his gone on before him loved ones tonight.......and peddling his bike across the beautiful landscapes of Heaven. RIP. Once againy sincerest condolences -Denise (Bouma) Lien

Denise (Bouma) Lien Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM

You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear father. We are praying for you!
Mike and Heidi Haveman, Ethan and Darcie

Heidi Haveman Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Sincerely Tony and Marcia Rozeboom, Bruno, Arkansas

Marcia Rozeboom Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Allen Van Bemmel was a very kind man and he will be missed very much and so will Gloria will be deeply missed.

Stacy Klein Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

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