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Porter Funeral Home
Thursday August 25th, 2022
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Thursday August 25th, 2022
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Netherlands Reformed Congregation
Friday August 26th, 2022

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Hendrik "Henry" Kattenberg Sr.

Hull, IA: Hendrik “Henry” Kattenberg Sr., 68, of Hull, Iowa, died Friday, August 19, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 26, at 10:00 AM at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Rock Valley, Iowa with Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. Private family burial will follow at Hope Cemetery of Hull. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 25, at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley from 5:00-7:00 PM with the family present to greet friends from 6:00-7:00 PM.


   Hendrik (Henry) Kattenberg, son of John and Dina (Leijendekker) Kattenberg, was born June 16, 1954, in Toronto, Canada. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and attended school through grade 13. In 1976, the family immigrated to Rock Valley, Iowa, USA, and Henry attended the plumbing course at NCC Sheldon and graduated top of his class. He plumbed for a short time with local plumbers. 


   Henry was united in marriage with Harriet Ann Fluit, December 9, 1977. The couple lived eight years in Doon, Iowa and then moved to an acreage near Hull, Iowa, moving into Hull in 2021. Henry owned and operated his own semi-truck for twenty years running Osco Drug to the west and later fresh produce from Homestead, Florida, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. He would do three turns in three weeks and then be home with the family the fourth week and on weekends. In 2000, he joined Dakotaland Transportation as a transportation broker; in 2002 he started Rock River Transit; and in 2012, Henry became a transportation broker for Balcon Enterprises. Henry also worked with the family growing organic vegetables commercially for twenty years. He did everything he could to help the farm run smoothly and the workload a little less.


   Henry’s greatest joy was his children and grandchildren.


   Henry was a member of Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Rock Valley, Iowa. Henry was involved in a head-on car accident November 9, 2001, and carried the burden of a broken body for the rest of his life. Henry died Friday, August 19, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 68. 


   Henry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Harriet; 4 children, Joshua (Sharla) Kattenberg of Sioux Falls, Hendrik (aka Rick) (Deborah) Kattenberg of Hull, Derek (Laura) Kattenberg of Brandon, South Dakota, and Alissa (Nathan) Van Zweden of Hull; 15 grandchildren, Willem, Sarsih, James, Julia, Heather, Leah, Owen, Jaci, Trayton, Kendra, Kyla Kattenberg, Drake Morehouse, and Noah, Aiden, and Addison Van Zweden; mother, Dina Kattenberg; and sister, Anita (Cory) Dau.


   Preceding Henry in death were his father, John Kattenberg; sister, Janet Van Beek; and brother, Robert Kattenberg.

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Harriet en kinderen, tante Dina en verdere familie, van harte gecondoleerd met het verlies van Henry. Sterkte en de nabijheid van God toegewenst, ook voor de komende tijd.
Groet Sofyke en Gijs Nieuwenhuis

Sofyke en Gijs Nieuwenhuis Aug 31 2022 12:57 PM

RIP Henry great working with you the last 10 years or so we always had a laugh together gonna miss ya man

Kirk Meiklejohn Aug 29 2022 6:37 PM

Wilma and I wish to express our condolences to you all.

John Otten Aug 24 2022 10:20 AM

Sincere condolences with your loss. Praying the God of all Grace may provide in all you need and strength for each day.

Garry and Theresa Averink(Otten) Aug 24 2022 6:00 AM

Lieve rente Dina, Anita, Harriet, kinderen en kleinkinderen, wat een intens verdriet is er weer in jullie gezin gekomen. Van harte bidden we jullie veel kracht en sterkte toe.

Henk en Hannie Dijkgraaf- ten Bolscher

Henk en Hannie Dijkgraaf Aug 22 2022 4:25 PM

Shocked to hear of Henry’s passing. Having worked with Henry for last 15 years, myself and Paula gained a true friend in Henry and his family. Never had anything other than kindness and respect for us and our co-workers. He was 2 months younger so constantly jabbed me about being the “Old Man”. I in turn constantly had to remind him to respect his “Elder”. He will be dearly missed. Thoughts , Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

Frank Tischler Aug 21 2022 8:00 PM

Henry’s legacy lives on through his family. He raised an amazing family that all are lucky to cross paths with. Gone too soon, but at peace with those above us. Rest easy, until we all meet again

JTESRFD Aug 21 2022 1:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hendrik "Henry" Kattenberg Sr.

Kristi Pick Aug 20 2022 10:41 PM