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Sunday March 13th, 2022
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Monday March 14th, 2022
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Netherlands Reformed Congregation
Monday March 14th, 2022

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Josephine "Josie" Koedam

Rock Valley, IA: Josephine “Josie” Koedam, 89, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa. Funeral service will be held Monday, March 14, at 1:30 PM at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Rock Valley with Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. The service will be audio-streamed at http://edge.mixlr.com/channel/rwkcn. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center, Iowa. Public visitation, with no family present, will be held Sunday, March 13, from 2:00-7:00PM and again on Monday, March 14, from 9:00AM-Noon at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Memorials may be given to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School or Fellowship Village.

   Josephine (Vanden Brink) Koedam was born September 19, 1932, on a farm near Ireton, Iowa to Steven and Adrianna “Jennie” (Van Ravenswaay) Vanden Brink, the 5th of 6 children. She attended country schools through the 8th grade.


   Josie married Everett Koedam on January 18, 1971. That love grew to include Everett’s 3 children, Howard, Paul and Denise, whom she helped raise as her own. They farmed near Larchwood, Iowa until they moved to Inwood, Iowa in 1985. Josie worked in housekeeping at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Good Samaritan Center in Canton, South Dakota. She cleaned various homes and businesses after moving to Rock Valley, Iowa. She retired at the age of 86.


   After Everett passed away she became an avid traveler, taking many bus trips with her friends. Josie enjoyed playing games, having coffee and dining out with many friends. She was a life-long member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation.


   Josie is survived by her children, Howard (Wanita) of Larchwood, Paul (Jackie) of Mandan, North Dakota, and Denise (Tim) Koenen of Hawarden, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Vanden Brink and Trudy Koedam; and brother-in-law, Gerrit (Carol) Koedam.


   She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett; grandson, Ryan Koenen; brothers, Steve (Tillie), Richard (Lavina), and John; sisters, Henrietta and Gertrude Vanden Brink; sister-in-law, Alydia (Arie) Van Luttikhuizen; and brother-in-law, Bill Koedam. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Josephine Koedam

Lynette Bonnema Mar 15 2022 5:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Josephine Koedam

Anne Rosgaard (CNA at Fellowship Village) Mar 13 2022 10:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Josephine Koedam

Alma Post Mar 13 2022 11:04 AM

my sympathy to Josie's family

marilyn rus Mar 12 2022 10:54 PM

She was such a wonderful person who loved her step children as much as their Mother. Such great memories as her neighbor growing up with the Koedam kids. Virginia Burkard

Virginia scannell Mar 12 2022 6:48 PM

Josie was just the sweetest woman! She knew me in every town we happened to meet in! Rest In Peace sweet lady.
Glenda B.

Glenda Mar 12 2022 4:36 PM