Inwood, IA: Clarence Halma, 90, of Inwood, Iowa died December 28, 2018 at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 1:30 PM, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Inwood with Rev. John Wolf officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Klaas “Clarence” Halma was born October 10, 1928 to Harry and Hilda (Miedema) Halma at a farm home near Rock Valley, Iowa. He was the sixth son in a family of ten. He grew up in the Rock Valley area where he attended Rock Valley Christian School. At the age of 14 he started working for his father and other area farmers. On January 12, 1954 he married Constance Bauder at Peace Lutheran Church of rural Sioux Center, Iowa. They made their home in the Inwood area where Clarence farmed and later worked for Kooima MFG. Clarence was baptized and grew up in the Christian Reformed Church of Inwood and later joined the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Inwood where he was currently a member. Family and friends will always remember Clarence as a quiet guy with a gentle spirit, who was very content and never complained.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of almost 65 years, Constance; his 5 daughters, Virginia Beynon of Inwood, Iowa; Rachel Folkens of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Deb (Gary) Vogelzang of Inwood, Iowa; Carol Sue Dunham of Rapid City, South Dakota; and Sheila (Lauren) Kaemingk of Sioux Center, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; along with his 3 sisters, Freida Veldkamp of Escondido, California; Albertha Johnson of Spearfish, South Dakota; and Rena (Don) Cannegieter of Rock Valley, Iowa.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hilda; 6 brothers, George, Charlie, Martin, John, Roger, and Sam; parents-in-law, Clarence and Alpha Bauder; brother-in-law, Charles Bauder; and sisters-in-law, Marlene (Lester) Wilkens and Judith Halma.
Blessed be the memory of Clarence Halma.