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Porter Funeral Home
Friday November 29th, 2019

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Donnadell Van Holland

ROCK VALLEY, IOWA – Donnadell Van Holland, 70, of Rock Valley, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull, Iowa.

   Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley with Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery at Rock Valley. A time of public viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Porter Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

   Donnadell Van Holland was born March 23, 1949 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Dick and Dora (Vander Weide) Bleeker. She grew up in the Sioux Center, Iowa area and graduated from Sioux Center High School. She graduated from the Sioux Valley School of Nursing.

   Donnadell married Herman Van Holland on March 26, 1971 in Sioux Center. Together they made their home in Rock Valley, Iowa. She cared for others as an LPN at the hospital and the nursing home in Rock Valley for over 40 years. She was an EMT for many years.

   Donnadell enjoyed the many visits with her cousins. She truly believed the saying, "my favorite people call me grandma".

   Survivors include her husband Herman; three children, Tony Van Holland of Rock Valley, Gwen and husband Mark den Hollander of Rock Valley and their children, Katelynn, Lucas, and Logan, and Todd Van Holland and his wife Aimee of Sioux Center and their children Cody, Lane, and Mya; and her brother, Karlin Bleeker and his wife Carolyn of Sioux Center.

   Donnadell was preceded in death by her parents.

   Instead of flowers, to make a lasting tribute please donate to the Rock Valley Ambulance or to a family in a medical crisis.

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My mother Teunije van Holland and I (Tilly Meyer) visited Rock Valley years ago. My Mom was born there in 1923. Donnadell invited us for a van Holland family get-together, so Mom could visit her cousins. It was a most welcoming and memorable evening. I always hoped to go back someday and meet up again. So sorry this will never happen. Condolences to Herman their children and grandchildren.

Tilly Meyer Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

Donna's family members,
I remember Donna as being a very helpful and good nurse. She will be missed. I remember when you kids used to go my Mom, Lorena Brown who watched you. Our sympathy to each one of you.

Sylvia Pruismann Dec 1 2019 12:00 AM

Donna was such a good nurse and gave the best care to her patients. I worked with Donna many 3-11 shifts at Hegg. learned so much from Donna and will always be grateful to her for her knowledge and her patience in teaching me. I graduated as an R.N. and came to Hegg at 19 years old just out of a 2 year nursing school and on the shift was often me, Donna as the LPN, and two nurse's aides. Donna was able to do anything and so dependable.

COLLEEN MOUW Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Ran with her for years on the ambulance. Will be greatly missed.

Alan Thielvoldt Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

I am sad to hear of Donnas passing yesterday. I think of Donnas friendly smile and eagerness to chat and catch up with others. Donna will be missed! My condolences to all of her family.

Carol Rozeboom Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM