Inwood, IA: Leonard “Lane” Rozeboom, 89, of Inwood, Iowa, passed away peacefully March 10, 2023, at the Canton-Inwood Hospital in Canton, South Dakota. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Inwood with Pastor Sue Sinclair officiating. Burial, with military rites, will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation will be 4:00 PM Monday, March 13, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 PM at the church. Porter Funeral Home of Inwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lane grew up early when his parents passed during his teenage years. He then worked several farm jobs until enlisting in the Army. Near the end of the Korean War conflict, he proudly served as a crane operator and was also stationed on Iwo Jima. On December 19, 1956, he married Kathleen Holtz. After a long honeymoon touring the country in their ’56 Chevy, he worked for Lyon County ASCS for 20 years. Lane founded L&M Home Imp. and enjoyed success as a salesman. For several years afterwards, he drove school bus for West Lyon and became one of the Wildcat’s biggest fans, especially bonding with the football/softball athletes and coaches.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hobby farming, puzzles, pinochle, and most of all loved spending time with his family. Lane cherished all the good times with his family and friends and was quoted “For what I went through, I don’t know how I ended up with such a good family” and “I have the BEST kids.”
Survivors include his wife Kathy of 66 years; three children and their spouses, Cindy (Randy) Van Hill of Inwood, Iowa, Denise (Randy) Snyders of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Leon (Holly) Rozeboom of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; grandchildren, Stacy Bomgaars, Jamie (Jay) Kelly, Krista (Jeremy) Sprock, Michael (Ashley) Van Hill, Ashlee (Cody) Evanson, Wil (Kristin) Van Hill, Matt Snyders, Dani (Jon) Markus, Jackie (Landon Bockenstedt) Snyders, Paul (Denise) Rozeboom, Ryan (Tanya) Rozeboom, and Jordan (Madeline) Rozeboom; 19 great grandchildren; and siblings, Clazina Rus, Elizabeth (Neil) Boluyt, Gerrit (Marie) Rozeboom, Hank Rozeboom, Tony (Sue) Rozeboom, and Gert Rozeboom.
Preceded in death are parents, William and Jennie Rozeboom; siblings and siblings-in-law, Gertrude (Paul) Schelling, Teunis Rozeboom, Bill (Jennette) Rozeboom, Cozyn (Nellie) Rozeboom, Ada Rozeboom, Marv Rus, Judy Rozeboom, infant brother Johnny Rozeboom, infant sister Jennie Rozeboom, and Dolores (Harold) Bonthuis; parents-in-law, Louis and Stella Holtz; and great-grandchild, Leo Markus.