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John Boon

October 2, 1937 — September 25, 2021

Rock Valley, Iowa

Rock Valley, IA: John Boon, 83, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 29, at 10:30 AM at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley with Rev. Matthew Haan officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Public visitation, with no family present, will be held Tuesday, September 28, from 2:00-7:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to Rock Valley Christian School.

John Boon was born to Marinus and Hendrika (Van Bemmel) Boon on October 2, 1937. He was raised on the family farm near Rock Valley, Iowa and attended the Rock Valley Christian School. John graduated from Western Christian High in 1955. On August 27, 1956, he was united in marriage to Beverly Sue Vugetveen in Rock Valley. The couple lived in Rock Valley where John worked at TCS (formerly known as Kooima Machine Works and Hayes-Albion) for over 40 years. He enjoyed driving truck and spent many years driving for D & J Trucking.

John and Bev spent time vacationing with his brothers and sisters. They also had monthly gatherings where they enjoyed singing gospel hymns. John loved singing these hymns. He also spent time playing pool and cards with the guys at the Senior Center. He was a strong supporter of his grandchildren. He loved being a great-grandfather. The little ones always made him smile.

Left to cherish his memories are his two sons, Brad and Sonja Boon of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and James “Jim” and Sharla Boon of Rock Valley; four grandchildren, Scott (Stacy) Boon of Montana, Taya Boon of Sioux Falls, Shantel (Jarod) Mozer of Sioux City, Iowa and Sheri (Brody) Henrichs of Inwood, Iowa; two great-children, Cambrie Henrichs and Huxley Henrichs of Inwood; two sisters, Hilda Vink of Doon, Iowa and Joan and Virg Horstman of Hull, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Eileen Boon of Hull.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; parents; his wife’s parents; and siblings, Martin Boon, Mary and Herm Steensma, Andy and Jo Boon, Henrietta and Gerrit Nibbelink, Ben and Hermina Boon, Gertie and Gerald Van Engen, Grace and Marinus Van Hofwegen, Martha and Bernie De Jager, Elmer and Fanny Boon, Marvin Boon and Dale Vink.

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