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Clazina Van Ginkel

September 12, 1938 — September 25, 2020

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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