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Grace Van Hill

January 8, 1928 — November 18, 2018

Rock Valley, IA: Grace Van Hill, 90, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley. Private funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24 with Rev. Don Nelson officiating. Burial will be held at Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden, Iowa. Visitation for the public, with the family present, will be held Friday, November 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley. Memorials may be given to Sioux Center Health Hospice and Home Care.

Grace Van Hill, daughter of Henry and Gertie (Roozenboom) Van Grootheest, was born January 8, 1928 at Inwood, Iowa. On October 17, 1951, Grace was united in marriage with Donald Van Hill at Inwood. The couple lived at Rock Valley, Alvord, and Doon, Iowa until 1975 when they moved to Boyden, Iowa. They farmed southwest of Boyden for 13 years until moving back to Rock Valley in July 2001. Donald died June 26, 2002.

Grace was a loving wife, mother, and dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed time spent with her family. Grace liked doing crafting activities as well as puzzles and word searches. She even enjoyed watching professional wrestling.

Grace is survived by her three children, Harlan (Paula) Van Hill of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Darrel Van Hill of Rock Valley, and Diana (Jay) Van Ravenswaay of Orange City, Iowa; four grandchildren, Shane (June) Van Hill, Cortni (Matt) De Roche, Briana Van Ravenswaay, and Tori Van Ravenswaay; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Jackson, and Emma; sister, Betty Piscitello of North Ridge, California; brother-in-law, Hans Van Roekel of Doon; sister-in-law, Christina Kroon of Rock Rapids, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Gertie; two sisters, Tena Van Muyden and Wilma Van Roekel; and her father and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Christine Van Hill.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ,Friday, November 23, 2018
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247
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