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Duane Van't Hul

September 8, 1953 — December 9, 2018

Rock Valley, IA: Duane Van’t Hul, 65, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 AM at First Reformed Church of Rock Valley with Rev. Verlyn Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.

Duane Eugene Van’t Hul Sr. was born September 8, 1953 in Canton, South Dakota, the son of Herman and Edna (Kleinberg) Van’t Hul. He lived in the Rock Valley area and attended Rock Valley Christian School and graduated from Rock Valley Community School in 1972. Duane was united in marriage to Marcia Monen on October 5, 1973. They raised their five children in the Rock Valley area.

Upon graduating from high school, Duane worked alongside his dad and brother at Van’t Hul and Sons Well Drilling and Irrigation, working on well drilling, irrigations, skid loaders, and snowmobiles. He retired from the business in 2008. He then began working for his nephew at VH Manufacturing until his retirement in December of 2017. In September of 2017 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought a hard battle with strong and faithful grace. He spent his last days hunting with his boys. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren; hunting, fishing, and camping.

Duane is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marcia Van’t Hul; children, Crystal (Patrick) Richter, Melissa (Chad) Van Roekel, Tammy Van’t Hul, DJ (Maria) Van’t Hul, and Nicole (fiancé Jon) Hughes; grandchildren, Scot Vogel, Samantha Vogel, Makenzie Richter, Ginger Van Roekel, Cyla Van Roekel, Bryana Van’t Hul, Mycah Van’t Hul, Clayton Van’t Hul, Landon Van’t Hul, Ellanor Van’t Hul, Jakob Hughes, and Isaiah Hughes; brother, Jerry (Judy) Van’t Hul; sisters, Audrey Van Maanen, and Alyce (Bill) Keegan; brother-in-law, Butch Warntjes; and special family, Pam, Grace, and Nathan Gordon; Derek, Tanner, Kelsie, Konner, and Kyle Gesink; and Zachary Hughes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Edna; sister, Pat Warntjes; brother-in-law, Ed Van Maanen; and parents-in-law, Lyle and Carolyn Monen.


Born: September 8, 1953
Place of Birth: Canton, SD
Death: December 9, 2018
Place of Death: Rock Valley, IA



Wednesday December 12, 2018 , 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley

Funeral Service

Thursday December 13, 2018 , 10:30 AM at Rock Valley First Reformed Church

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