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Anden Neal Van Beek

November 5, 1960 — December 2, 2022

Fairview, South Dakota

FAIRVIEW, SOUTH DAKOTA – Anden Neal Van Beek, 62, of rural Fairview, formerly of Rock Valley, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


   Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022, at Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Rock Valley, Iowa with Rev. J.J. Witvoet and Rev. Huibert DeLeeuw officiating. The service can be audio-streamed at Public viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Netherlands Reformed Christian School of Rock Valley.


   In lieu of flowers, Anden’s family would like any memorials to be directed to The Van Beek Family Foundation, in care of American State Bank Trust Department 525 N Main Avenue, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250. These funds will be used to continue Anden’s philanthropic efforts both locally and around the world. The Van Beek Family Foundation supports religious, educational and conservation efforts.


   Anden Neal Van Beek was born November 5, 1960, in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the son of John and Gertrude (Rozeboom) Van Beek. He graduated from Rock Valley High School and married Mavis Richters on November 16, 1979, in Rock Valley, Iowa. They made their home in Rock Valley where Anden owned Vans Machine and was the founder of A&I Products. The couple moved out of Rock Valley in 2011 and have now made their home near Fairview, South Dakota.


   “So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded of you, say, we are unprofitable servants: we  have done that which was our duty to do” Luke 17:10


   Anden touched so many lives because God placed them on his pathway. All over the world there are people and organizations who have felt Anden’s kindness. Although, whoever came on his pathway, Anden was convinced of his responsibility to his fellow man here on earth. In himself he knew his shortcomings, therefore he placed himself last. But his duty to his family and countless other people he always placed first.


   Anden enjoyed traveling for business, hunting and exploring new places. Anden never met a stranger and made friends in every corner of the world. At home he enjoyed being a farmer and cattle rancher. He was an active member of countless boards and organizations locally and internationally. Most of all, Anden loved his time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.


   He is survived by his wife, Mavis; his four children, Nicole (Troy) Landegent of Rock Valley, Christy (Jeffrey) Polk of Springfield, South Dakota, Ashley (Cameron) Van Beek of Yankton, South Dakota, and Brandon Van Beek of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 13 grandchildren, Tillie, Mya, Tessa, Zoey, and Jack Landegent, Barrett, Brinley, and Berlin Polk, and Vera, Evie, Hugh, Vonn, and Indi Van Beek; his parents, John and Gertrude Van Beek of Rock Valley; and siblings, Alma (Gus) De Wit of Rock Rapids, Iowa, Joann (Leland) Hoekstra of Hull, Iowa, Terry Van Beek of Rock Valley, Jason (Julie) Van Beek of Crawford, Nebraska, and Tricia (Nate) Van Beek of Doon, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.


   Anden was preceded in death by grandparents, Albert and Nancy Van Beek, Gerrit and Antonia Rozeboom; and parents-in-law,  Bert and Gertrude Rus, Richard Richters, Lucille (Richters) Dorhout, and Dick Dorhout.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, December 8, 2022

9:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation with the family

Thursday, December 8, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Netherlands Reformed Christian School

712 20th Avenue SE, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 9, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Netherlands Reformed Congregation

1610 Main Street, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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