ROCK VALLEY, IA: Arlene Marie Van Holland, 86, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Friday, September 8, 2023, at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 12, at 11:00 AM at Trinity Christian Reformed Church of Rock Valley with Rev. Henry Lengkeek officiating. The service can be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/accounts/17373723/trinitycrcservices. Burial will be held prior to the service at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Monday, September 11, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Trinity CRC. Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.
Arlene Marie (Vonk) Van Holland, daughter of Marinius and Bertha (Bos) Vonk, was born on February 23, 1937, near Inwood, Iowa. She attended country school through the 8th grade. Arlene was united in marriage to Gilbert Van Holland on December 26, 1958, at Rock Valley, Iowa. Together the couple was blessed with 5 children: Susan, Kevin, Les, Nancy, and Sara. Arlene spent her life raising her children and working as a seamstress.
Arlene loved her Lord and had a heart for serving Him. Arlene was a charter member of Trinity Christian Reformed Church. She served on the decorating committee and set up the library. She also worked as a volunteer for Meals On Wheels and Rock Valley Christian School. Arlene loved to read, fix puzzles, play board games, and camping. She especially loved to spoil her family with health bread and cinnamon rolls.
Arlene is survived by her 5 children, Susan (Roger) Wubben of Clara City, Minnesota, Kevin (Brenda) Van Holland of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Les (Tina) Van Holland of Le Mars Iowa, Nancy (Kelvin) Den Boer of Underwood, Minnesota, and Sara (Jacey) Stapleton of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Hermine Besselsen and Bernice (Ferd) Tilstra; and brother, Marvin (Eleanor) Vonk.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert; parents, Marinus and Bertha Vonk (Bliek); and 2 sisters, Janet Gaalswyk and Johanna Ver Mulm.