Rock Valley, IA: John A. Fluit, Sr., 84, of Rock Valley, Iowa, formerly of Inwood, Iowa, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 14, at 2:00 PM at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation with Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Public viewing, with no family present, will be held Wednesday, October 13, from 2:30-8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley. Memorials may be given to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School.
John Andrew Fluit, Sr., son of Henry and Anna (Wolf) Fluit, was born June 28, 1937, at Rock Rapids, Iowa. He married Evelyn Hoogendoorn on March 31, 1959. They farmed near Inwood, Iowa most of their married life. In 2005, they retired and moved to Rock Valley, Iowa. John passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the age of 84 years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn; 4 sons and 3 daughters, Harold (Betty) Fluit, Craig (Tammy) Fluit, Judy (Gerald) Van Tilburg, John (Anita) Fluit, Sherry (Norman) Van Ravenswaay, Shirley (Greg) Koenen, and Daryl (Brenda) Fluit; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence (Joyce) Fluit; sisters, Anna Marie Kaster and Joyce (Greg) Hetrick; sister-in-law, Sylvia Fluit; siblings-in-law, Gilbert (Angeline) Hoogendoorn, Gert Kelderman, and Pete (Connie) Hoogendoorn.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Fluit; parents-in-law, Pete and Kate Hoogendoorn; grandsons, Jesse Van Tilburg, Brady Van Tilburg, and Evan Fluit; brothers, Teunis, Wilmer, and Henry Fluit; sisters-in-law, Liz and Deana Fluit; and brothers-in-law, Art Kelderman, Marlin Hoogendoorn, and Ladell Kaster.