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Memorial Service

Ireton Christian Reformed Church
Friday April 1st, 2022

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Ireton Christian Reformed Church
Friday April 1st, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celia Ten Napel

Ireton, IA: Celia Ten Napel, 81, died on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley, IA after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 1, at 3:30 PM at Ireton Christian Reformed Church, Ireton, IA, with Pastor Nathan Kuperus officiating. Private family interment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton prior to the service. Visitation, with the family present, will follow the funeral service from 5:00-7:00 PM at Ireton CRC.


   Celia Ann (Vande Kamp) Ten Napel was born July 15, 1940 to George and Celia (Vanden Berg) Vande Kamp on a farm near Ireton, Iowa. She was a proud graduate of Ireton High School, and moved to Michigan where she worked at Pine Rest Hospital. She returned to Iowa where she married Marvin Ten Napel on November 15, 1960. Celia and Marv made their home in Ireton where they raised their three children. Celia was an active and involved member of the community, serving Ireton Public School, Ireton Christian School, Ireton VBS, and in many other community events. She gave piano lessons for many years and enjoyed worshiping the Lord through music. She was an organist and pianist at Ireton CRC and Ireton United Methodist Church. Celia and Marv thoroughly enjoyed attending the music performances and sporting events of their children and grandchildren. In 2014, Celia moved to Sioux Center, Iowa where she was an active volunteer with Sioux Center Health Hospice and was a room “grandparent” at Kinsey Elementary School.


   Those left to cherish Celia’s memory are three children: Cindy (Joel) De Groot, Chester, South Dakota; Mark (Pam) Ten Napel, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Marlin (Julie) Ten Napel, Sioux Center, Iowa; six grandchildren: Peter (Tanya) De Groot, Mound, Minnesota; Maria (Erich) Schaffhauser, Aberdeen South Dakota; Mikkel (Ryan) Schreiner, Kansas City, Kansas; Joey Ten Napel, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Mitchell Ten Napel, Sioux Center, Iowa; and Alex (Audra) Ten Napel, Hull Iowa. She has seven great-grandchildren with another on the way. Celia is also survived by two brothers: Allan (Marlene) Vande Kamp, Rock Valley, Iowa; and Vernon (Leona) Vande Kamp, Orange City, Iowa; three sisters: Winnifred De Jong, Sioux Center, Iowa; Geraldine Van Holland, Rock Valley Iowa; and Norma (Nelson) Nikkel of Pella, Iowa; and three sisters-in-law, Harriet Vande Kamp, Rock Valley, Iowa, Marla Vande Kamp, Orange City, Iowa; and Darla Vander Wilt, Hospers, Iowa.


   Celia was preceded in death by her parents, George and Celia Vande Kamp; husband, Marv Ten Napel; siblings and spouses: Gerrit & Priscilla Vande Kamp, Hilbert & Loraine Vande Kamp, Geneva & Leonard Vanden Bosch, Marvin Vande Kamp, George Vande Kamp, Alfred J. De Jong, and John T. Van Holland.


   In lieu of flowers, please remember Celia with a memorial to Ireton Christian School or Sioux Center Health Hospice.

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Service Program


To Aunt Sis' children and children's children, especially Cindy, Mark and Marlin: My Yahovah/God's peace (shalom=complete wellbeing and healing) be yours. May it flood your entire being during this season of loss. She is now a full time intercessor with Jesus praying that all her children and children's children will follow in the ways of Messiah and choose life forevermore, joining her and one day we will all rule and reign with our Messiah. She was truly a praiser in word and song, looking to be a blessing to so many with her accompaniment skills. May you all also use your talents 100% to praise our King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever!!
Gary (Gloria) Vande Kamp (son of Gerrit and Priscilla)

Gary Vande Kamp May 24 2022 2:40 PM

Ten Napel family, grace and peace to you all as you grieve Celia's death, give thanks for her life, rejoice in her eternal life, and hope (confidently expect) to see her again, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

Cory & Arla Van Sloten Apr 1 2022 8:55 PM

We wish to express our sincere sympathy on the passing of Celia. I got to know her because of involvement with Unity activities and because of Marlin and Julie as well. Pretty neat and interesting lady. Cherish your memories of her.

Erwin and Kathy Wieringa Apr 1 2022 3:32 PM

On behalf of the Ensemble Royale we express our sympathy to Celia's family and friends. Celia was an accompanist for the singers at Crown e Point and Royale Meadows for many years each Tuesday. In Christ alone, Dave Netz

Dave Netz Mar 31 2022 1:18 PM

Lee and I are sorry we won't be able to attend the memorial service. Your mom and I (Elaine) had many good talks this year by phone. She will be missed and rejoice with your family as she is in heaven rejoicing and free of all pain. May God continue to bless each and every one of you. We are praying and thinking of you today and in the days ahead..

Uncle Lee & Aunt Elaine Mar 31 2022 11:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Celia Ten Napel

Randy, Mary Vande kamp Mar 31 2022 1:52 AM

We send our deepest sympathy to the entire family of Aunt Sis. God bless you during this time of sorrow.

Brent & Sheryl Vande Kamp Mar 30 2022 10:56 PM

it was always a pleasure to catch up with Aunt Sis when she would come to family celebrations of Mom and Dad (Hilbert & Loraine). May you feel God's comfort surround you during this time of earthly loss.

Larry and Heidi Vande Kamp Mar 30 2022 5:32 PM

Cindy, Mark, & Marlin - We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your families. May God's strength and peace be yours in the days ahead. With warm thoughts and prayers, Vonnie & Dave Van Oort

Vonnie Van Oort Mar 30 2022 2:38 PM

Rog and I send our sympathy and a hug to the family of Aunt Sis. We pray that the peace of Christ will surround you and resurrection hope encourage you!

Glenda Kragt Mar 30 2022 12:42 PM