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Christina Kersbergen

December 20, 1917 — February 10, 2023

Rock Valley, Iowa

Rock Valley, IA: Christina Kersbergen, 105, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Friday, February 10, 2023, at Whispering Heights of Rock Valley. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 15, at 11:00 AM at Pioneer United Methodist Church of Rock Valley with Pastor Jim Sweers officiating. The service will be livestreamed at Burial will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center, Iowa. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Tuesday, February 14, from 5:30-7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.


   Christina Kersbergen was born to Ring and Winnie (Harskamp) Wallenburg on December 20, 1917, on a farm near Middleburg, Iowa.


   Chris married Gerrit Van Dieren and they had a daughter, Jeanette, and son, Kenneth. Gerrit passed away in 1947. She married William Vugteveen and they had a daughter, Beverly. William passed away in 1948. Chris married Gerrit Van Surksum in 1951. Gerrit passed away in 1972. She married Richard Rikkers in 1975. He passed away in 1984. She then married Robert Kersbergen in 1986. He passed away in 1998. Chris was a barber for many years and also loved baking for the public for several years.


   Left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Jeanette (Gerrit) Van Grootheest of Rock Valley, Iowa, son, Kenneth (Deborah) Van Dieren of Rochester, New York, and daughter, Beverly (Glenn) Van Bochove of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 5 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She will also be mourned by many nieces, nephews, and friends.


   She was preceded in death by her parents; 5 husbands; grandson, Greg Van Grootheest; granddaughter, Amy Williams; 7 brothers; and 4 sisters.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Porter Funeral Home - Rock Valley

1704 15th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Pioneer United Methodist Church

1030 18th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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