Inwood, IA: Henry C. Van De Stroet, 88, of Inwood, Iowa, formerly of Rock Valley, Iowa and Fairview, South Dakota, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 18, at 1:30 PM at Faith Reformed Church of 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 Wednesday, January 17, from 5:30-7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.
Henry C. Van De Stroet, son of John and Effie (Van Grootheest) Van De Stroet, was born December 29, 1929 near Fairview, South Dakota. Henry was united in marriage with Antonia Bronkhorst on January 2, 1952 at Inwood, Iowa. Together the couple made their home on a farm near Fairview. After a couple years of marriage, Henry went to serve his country as a medic in the United States Army from 1954-1956. Upon returning home, Henry and Antonia continued life on the farm where Henry raised cows, hogs, sheep, and his favorite, horses. Henry would take his team of horses to local parades where they would pull a carriage. After retiring, Henry and Antonia moved to Rock Valley, Iowa.
Henry and Antonia enjoyed traveling together. They traveled to Holland to see family and when family would travel to the United States to see them, Henry would often take them out to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Of all the things Henry enjoyed, time with family and friends was what he treasured most. Henry was a member of Bethany Reformed Church of Canton, South Dakota for several years where he served as deacon and elder. After moving to Rock Valley, Henry became a member of Faith Reformed Church.
Henry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Antonia of Inwood; 2 daughters, Teresa (Greg) Vanden Bosch of Hull, Iowa and Janice (Darwan) Scholten of Boyden, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, Kyle (Tessa) Vanden Bosch, Matthew (Larissa) Vanden Bosch, Danielle (Will) Wiekamp, Grant (Friend, Julia) Vanden Bosch, Aimee Vanden Bosch, Brayden Scholten, and Alyvia Scholten; 2 great-grandchildren, Emalyn and Brielle Vanden Bosch; 4 sisters, Tillie (Wilbur) Zylstra of Fairview, Cora (Jacob) Van Beek of Rock Valley, Albertha (Anton) Kampen of Canton, and Betty (Arnold) Zomermaand of Inwood; 2 brothers, Mace (Carol) Van De Stroet and Gilbert (Sharon) Van De Stroet, both of Inwood; and a sister-in-law, Leona Van De Stroet of Jasper, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Effie; and a brother, Gerrit.