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Joy Van Maanen

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December 29, 1948 - November 8, 2015

Rock Valley, Iowa: Joy Van Maanen, 66, of Rock Valley, Iowa died Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Whispering Heights at Rock Valley. Funeral service will be Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM at First Christian Reformed Church at Rock Valley. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Hope Haven or Whispering Heights. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Joy Joan Van Maanen, daughter of Roy and Grace (Scholten) Van Maanen, was born December 29, 1948 at Le Mars, Iowa. Joy grew up and spent most of her adult life on the family farm near Inwood with her loving parents until their deaths when Joy moved into Whispering Heights in Rock Valley. Growing up, Joy enjoyed riding the pony cart. She enjoyed watching television, playing with Barbies and dolls, stuffed animals, and paging through books and catalogs. Joy loved her nieces and nephews and she really liked the Van Maanen Family Christmases where she got to hand out the mittens. While living at Whispering Heights, Joy enjoyed the staff and being able to tease them. She also liked participating in the nursing home sing-a-longs.

Joy is survived by her sisters, Marcia (Gerry) Van Ginkel of Sioux Falls, SD, Garlene (John H.) Van Veldhuizen of Doon, Iowa, Glenda (Robert) Horstman of Inwood, Iowa, and Julie (Frank) Boyer of Hudson, SD; brother, Roger (Lori) Van Maanen of Inwood; sister-in-law, Audrey Van Maanen of Kersey, CO; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Grace; and brother, Edwin Van Maanen.

Facts Born: December 29, 1948
Death: November 8, 2015


Memorial Donations

Memorial donations may be made to:
Hope Haven
Whispering Heights

Services Visitation

Wednesday November 11, 2015 , 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley

Funeral Service

Thursday November 12, 2015 , 1:30 p.m. at Rock Valley First Christian Reformed Church


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