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Leonard J. Vanden Bosch

October 21, 1930 — January 12, 2022

Rock Valley, Iowa

Rock Valley, IA: Leonard John Vanden Bosch, 91, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 21, at 1:00 PM, at Trinity Christian Reformed Church of Rock Valley. Burial, with military rites, will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Thursday, January 20, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Trinity CRC. Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at

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Leonard John Vanden Bosch, son of John and Henrietta (Vande Vegte) Vanden Bosch, was born on October 21, 1930 in Rock Valley, Iowa. Leonard attended a country school until eighth grade. He served in the United States Army from August 1952-1954 and was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas, until he was assigned to Germany, during the Korean War Conflict. He married Geneva Vande Kamp on October 21, 1954 in Ireton, Iowa. They started their married life farming near Ocheyedan, Iowa. In January of 1960, they moved north of Rock Valley where they lived and farmed until he moved to town. Leonard was a dedicated farmer who truly put his time and energy into farming. He was very particular about his crops, ensuring they were well cared for. If Leonard was not in the tractor, you would find him sitting in the sale barn, making sure his cattle were bringing top prices. His children were important to him, making sure they received Christian education. He looked forward to summer family vacations, rewarding the family for the hard work that was done. Leonard was a devoted husband who cared for his wife Geneva, through thick and thin, due to her health. Geneva passed away on January 17, 1998. After retiring from the farm, he moved to Four Seasons in Rock Valley. If you saw a blue Polaris side-by-side driving around town, it would be Leonard cruising the streets. He later became a resident at Whispering Heights, due to declining health.

Leonard was a charter member of Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley where he served as elder and a member of the Men’s Society for many years.

Those left to cherish Leonard’s memory are his 4 children: son, Leon (Laurie) Vanden Bosch of Rock Valley, Iowa and their children: Jennifer (Chris) Lincecum, Tessa (Mike) Belker, Bret (Paige) Vanden Bosch; daughter, Nancy (Ken) Zevenbergen of Phoenix, Arizona and their children: Malinda (Andrew) Novack, Grant (Ashley) Zevenbergen, Sarah (Joe) Stussy, Brian (Michele) Zevenbergen; daughter, Marlys (Gary) Moget of Sioux Center, Iowa and their children: Melissa, Matthew, Jordan Moget; son, Loren (Terri) Vanden Bosch of Doon, Iowa and their children: Ashley (Tyler) Attema, Josh Vanden Bosch; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law & brothers-in law: Winnifred De Jong, Geri Van Holland, Marla Vande Kamp, Alan (Marlene) Vande Kamp, Celia Ten Napel, Vern (Leona) Vande Kamp, Harriet Vande Kamp, and Norma (Nelson) Nikkel.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, John and Henrietta; wife, Geneva; brother, Marvin Vanden Bosch; and sisters, Nina Bolkema and Loraine Vande Kamp.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, January 20, 2022

6:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Trinity Christian Reformed Church (Rock Valley)

2020 8th St SE, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 21, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Christian Reformed Church (Rock Valley)

2020 8th St SE, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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