HAWARDEN, IOWA - Annie J. Van Sloten, 93, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church in Hawarden, Iowa with Rev. Mark Klompien and Pastor Cory Van Sloten, a grandson, officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. The family prefers memorials be directed to the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church, Ireton Christian School, or the charity of their choice.
Annie J. Van Sloten was born August 2, 1924 to Richard “Dick” and Hattie (Vander Ven) Huenink near Hawarden, Iowa. She married Henry Van Sloten, December 19, 1945 in Rock Valley, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Don, Rick, Henry Jr., and Deb.
They farmed together east of Hawarden until retiring into town in 1975. She worked at Central Cafe first as a cook, and until Labor Day weekend, 2017, bringing water and menus, setting and clearing tables. She was a long-time member of the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church. She became a resident of Oakhill Assisted Living October 1, 2016, and transferred to Happy Siesta November 1, 2017.
She is survived by her sons, Don and Verla Van Sloten, Ireton, Iowa and Henry and Lori Van Sloten, Hawarden; daughter, Deb and Bill De Jong, Hawarden; and daughter-in-law, Wanda Van Sloten, Richmond, Texas; 12 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Hen and Glenn Prange, Holland, Nebraska; Pearl Wieskamp, Edna and Lloyd Prange, both of Firth, Nebraska; 2 sisters-in-law, Evelyn Huenink of Hawarden and Evelyn Huenink of Lincoln, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Henry, August 5, 2003; son, Rick, November 5, 2013; 6 brothers, Gerrit, Wilbur, Marvin, Henry, Rich, and Harold, and 1 sister, Dorothy Topp.