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Edwin Koedam Sr

Rock Valley, IA: Edwin J. Koedam, Sr., 79, of Rock Valley, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Hegg Memorial Health Center of Rock Valley due to multiple myeloma cancer. Funeral service will be Friday, November 18, at 2:00 PM at Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Rock Valley with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be Thursday, November 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Netherlands Reformed Christian School of Rock Valley or Avera McKennan Foundation in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Edwin John Koedam was born on June 20, 1937, to James and Marie (Van Ginkel) in Doon, Iowa. He attended school in rural Doon. On April 30, 1955, he married Nina Zomer in Corsica, South Dakota. They farmed by Doon until 1978. He then began trucking until 2008, at which time he retired. They moved to Rock Valley, Iowa in 1998. Edwin was a lifelong member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Rock Valley where he served as elder from 1968 to 1978 and again from 2008 to 2012. He greatly enjoyed time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He spent much of his spare time reading.

Edwin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nina Koedam of Rock Valley; 7 children, Judy Thompson and Dale Thompson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Joyce (Leroy) Winter of Boyden, Iowa, Douglas (Lynette) Koedam of Sioux Falls, David (Teresa) Koedam of Doon, Linda (Randy) Kaskie of Rock Valley, Edwin (Lori) Koedam Jr., of Larchwood, Iowa, and Richard (Kari) Koedam of Rock Valley; 25 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, William “Bill” (Everdena) Koedam, and James (Wilma) Koedam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marie; sister, Gertrude (John) Den Boer; and infant brother, Edwin John.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ,Thursday, November 17, 2016
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Funeral Service

2:00 PM ,Friday, November 18, 2016
Netherlands Reformed Congregation
1610 Main Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

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To the Family of Ed Koedam, We were so sorry to hear Ed past away. He was a great guy and we all enjoyed working with him at Johnson Feed. He will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With Deepest Sympathy, Your Friends at JFI

Johnson Feed Inc. Nov 16 2016 12:00 AM