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Kathy R. Van Anken

Doon, IA: Kathy Van Anken, 59, of Doon, Iowa, died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her home in Doon. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Tuesday, April 30 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date at Hillside Cemetery in Doon.

 

   Kathy Renae Van Anken, daughter of Gary and Jean (Veltkamp) Vande Kamp, was born July 8, 1959 in Sioux Center, Iowa. She graduated from Central Lyon High School in Rock Rapids, Iowa in 1977.  On April 14, 1978, Kathy was united in marriage with Darwin Van Anken at the Rock Rapids Christian Reformed Church. Kathy and Dar lived in Doon, Iowa where Kathy worked at R&L Foods for more than 20 years.

 

   Kathy enjoyed scrapbooking, refinishing furniture, riding motorcycle, and anything to do with her beloved grandchildren. Family was very important to Kathy and always came first. Her memory will be cherished and she will be deeply missed.

 

   She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Dar; daughter, Aimee (Kenny) Scholten of Inwood, Iowa; 3 grandchildren, Sophie Van Anken, Toni Scholten, and Kasey Scholten; father, Gary (Arlis) Vande Kamp; 3 sisters, Kristi (Gary) Baker of Doon, Kelly (Joey) Griffith of Hospers, Iowa, and Konni Vande Kamp of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 2 sisters-in-law, Tracy (Ken) Post of Doon and Audrey Mattson of Tucson, Arizona; brother-in-law, Eldon Van Anken of Ocala, Florida; 2 step sisters, Paula Tjepkes of George, Iowa and Brenda Janssen of LeMars, Iowa; step brother, Kevin Tjepkes of Sibley, Iowa.

 

   Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Vande Kamp, father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Marie Van Anken; and sister-in-law, Suzanne Van Anken.


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Aimee and family. You are in my heart and in my prayers. Praying for God's peace as you walk this difficult journey.

Colleen Weber Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Van Anken

Diane Van Rooyen Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

An In Memory Stone was ordered on April 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Van Anken

Konni Vande Kamp Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear about Kathy. When she moved to Central Lyon she quickly became friends with Marcia Miller, Kathy Schubert and myself. It is hard to believe they all passed away from cancer. May you find comfort in knowing she is not suffering anymore. Dar and family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Cindy Fueston Hess Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

A He Restores My Soul was ordered on April 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Basket was ordered on April 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Kathy was a great person. Im thankful for the time spent with her while growing up around the store. She was gracious to everyone. Her humble spirit is forever memorable. Im grateful for her stories and insights. And all the laughter and good-natured fun! She will be sorely missed.

Bobby Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Kathys mom jean was my good friend....so sorry Kathy left this earth at such a young age...as did her mom....prayers for family and loved ones.....Marcia Vande griend

Marcia Vande griend Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathy Van Anken

Charlotte (green) Dammer Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM