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Rock Valley, IA: Harvey W. Driesen, Sr., 72, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died suddenly on Monday, January 8, 2018 due to injuries sustained in an accident while at work. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, at 10:30 AM at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Thursday, January 11, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.
Harvey Wayne Driesen, Sr., son of John E. and Henrietta (Leusink) Driesen, was born September 22, 1945 at the family home near Rock Valley, Iowa. Harvey graduated from 8 years of country school. He was united in marriage with Mary Van Voorst on October 14, 1969. Harvey farmed all his life and drove truck. He was a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Rock Valley.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Driesen; 8 children, Helaine (Don) Lamfers of Corsica, South Dakota; John (Lisa) Driesen of Rock Valley; Mary Lynn (Bret) Schortzman of Rock Valley; Pam (Terry) Dorhout of Doon, Iowa; Harvey Jr. (LaRisa) Driesen of Hull, Iowa; Allan (MaryBeth) Driesen of Avon, South Dakota; Jolyn (Jonathan) Ruissen of Waupun, Wisconsin; and Myron (Kayla) Driesen of Rock Valley; 35 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen (John) Vande Hoef of Rock Valley; and 2 sisters-in-law, Gert (Cornie) Hibma of Washington and Joann (Harold) Driesen of Sioux Center, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Michelle; parents, John E. and Henrietta Driesen; brothers, Ed and Harold; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Gertie Van Voorst; brothers-in-law, Jacob, John and Gerald Van Voorst, and Gary Amick; and some nieces and nephews.
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