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Faith Reformed Church
Monday September 28th, 2020
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Clazina Van Ginkel

Rock Valley, IA: Clazina Van Ginkel, 82, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Friday, September 25, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 29, at 10:00 AM at the Netherlands Reformed Church in Rock Valley with Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. Private family burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Public visitation, with no family present, will be held Monday, September 28 at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley from 4:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School. 


   Clazina (Fluit) Van Ginkel, daughter of Jella and Jennie (De Bondt) Fluit, was born September 12, 1938 at Larchwood, Iowa. She attended school through the 8th grade. On June 25, 1958, Clazina was united in marriage with Everett Van Ginkel. Together the couple made their home in Rock Valley where they raised their 9 children.


   Clazina worked as a CNA at Valley Manor, packer at Kooima Manufacturing, cleaned homes, catered food, and served as a Senior Companion along with many other jobs. She was very active to say the least. Clazina enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, baking, quilting, crocheting, playing board games, fixing puzzles, and traveling. She will be remembered for her delicious potato salad, Dutch almond letters, homemade cinnamon rolls, and St. Nick cookies! Clazina was a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation.


   She is survived by 8 children, Howard (Avonne) Van Ginkel, Joyce (David) Sipma, Charlene (Gregory) Sonne, Myron (Joni) Van Ginkel, David (LaRee) Van Ginkel, Eugene (Diane) Van Ginkel, Melinda (Mark) Kelderman, and Paul (Andrea) Van Ginkel; daughter-in-law, Debra Van Ginkel; 31 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jerald (Trudy) Fluit and Bernard Fluit; 2 sisters, Janet (Dennis) Rowe and Mary (Otto) Lawson; brother-in-law, Harold (Glenda) Van Ginkel; and 2 sisters-in-law, Gertrude Smith and Bernice Hup.


   Clazina was preceded in death by her parents, Jella and Jennie; husband, Everett; son, Evan “Chic” Van Ginkel; 2 grandsons, Luke Kelderman and Nicholas Van Ginkel; parents-in-law, Henry “Hank” and Anna Van Ginkel; 3 brothers, John Fluit, Tunis Fluit, and James Fluit; 3 brothers-in-law, William Smith, Richard Vanden Brink, and Gerrit Hup; and 3 sisters-in-law, Nellie Fluit, Lavina Vanden Brink, and Marlene Wynia.

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Our deepest sympathy with the death of Clazina. The Veldhuizen"s in Ont. Canada were often visited by her and Evert along with some of the children if memory serves me right. We always enjoyed them and there are some of us that returned the favor by visiting them. Slowly the older generation is falling away as now from the older ones in our family there are only 3 left.

Adrie Barendrecht nee Veldhuizen Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Audrey

Joyce Sipma Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you!

Joyce Sipma Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you! They always loved visiting their friends in Canada and loved it when the Canadian friends came to visit her!

Joyce Sipma Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you for your kind words. Our mother will be missed by so many!!

Joyce Sipma Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the Van Ginkel family in the passing of your Mother. May God give you his peace and love in this time of need.

Dennis and Jackie Vande Griend Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

deepest sympathy to the van ginkel family. thoughts and prayers thru this trying time.

Audrey Rus Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

We are sending prayers of strength during this time of loss. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant you peace. Tom and Sherry Fuhrman

Sherry Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Dave and the entire Van Ginkel family on the loss of Clazina.

PAUL MAURER Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the family. Enjoyed talking to Clazina when my mother in law was in the rest home with Chik. Wonderful Christian example to those left behind. I still use her words of wisdom she gave me.

Jeff popkes Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM