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Evan "Chic" Van Ginkel

Rock Valley, IA: Evan “Chic” Van Ginkel, 57, of Rock Valley, Iowa died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 15 at 10:30 AM at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley with Rev. Mike Molenaar officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the church. A prayer service and time of sharing memories will follow the visitation at 8:00 PM.

Evan Dale “Chic” Van Ginkel, son of Everett and Clazina (Fluit) Van Ginkel, was born February 26, 1961 in Sioux Center, Iowa. Chic was a graduate of Rock Valley High School. On July 25, 1980, he was united in marriage with Debra Kooima. Together the couple raised 3 children; Aletha, Trista, and Travis. Chic loved his job working as a machinist for several years. In 2005 Chic and 2 partners founded Midwest Pro Manufacturing. On July 21, 2009 Chic was involved in an accident at work which resulted in traumatic brain injury (TBI). He continued with this battle for the last 8 plus years.

Chic enjoyed life and was active in it. He was a hard worker and always found ways to keep himself busy. His faith in God was of upmost importance to him. He loved spending time with family, especially when the grandkids were around. He also loved camping, fishing, hunting, wrestling, and horseback riding. Chic was a member of Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley.

Chic is survived by his wife of 37 years, Debra; 3 children, Aletha (Jake) Erpenbach, Trista (Ethan) Blauwet, and Travis (Courtney) Van Ginkel; 9 grandchildren, Bryce, Evan, Thomas, Luke, Aubry, Eli, Addison, Avery, and Hayden; mother, Clazina Van Ginkel; 8 siblings, 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; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Margene Kooima; 3 sisters-in-law, Laura (Walt) De Vos, Brenda (Brad) De Bruin, and Karla (Chris) Krogmann; brother-in-law, Jim (Kristi) Kooima; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Van Ginkel and nephew, Luke Kelderman.


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ,Thursday, June 14, 2018
Faith Reformed Church
1305 7th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Prayer Service

8:00 PM ,Thursday, June 14, 2018
Faith Reformed Church
1305 7th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Funeral Service

10:30 AM ,Friday, June 15, 2018
Faith Reformed Church
1305 7th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

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To the family of Evan "Chic" Van Ginkel: The sadness I feel over your loss is overwhelming. I knew him as such a vital person before the accident so this is hard for me to grasp. Please know that I pray for God to bless Him as he makes this journey.....Paul Maurer

Paul Maurer Jun 15 2018 12:00 AM

Deb and Family
We are praying for you. Psalm 34:18.

Bill B. Boer Jun 12 2018 12:00 AM

my deepest sympathy to the family, clazina and david and joyce, as well as the rest. prayers to all of you thru this difficult time.

Audrey Rus Jun 12 2018 12:00 AM

Isaiah 40:31

31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Fly High Chic!

Bryan & Donna Voetberg Jun 12 2018 12:00 AM

You have our heartfelt sympathy. May the Lord teach us the brevity of life and the certainty of eternity, and turn our hearts unto Him.
Love, Uncle Jerry & Aunt Trudy

Jerry and Trudy Fluit Jun 12 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest condolence to Deb and his kids,clazina and all the brothers and sisters
in this time of sorrow. I hope the Lord will remember you all.

Bernie Fluit Jun 11 2018 12:00 AM