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Mable Van Den Top

Rock Valley, IA: Mable Van Den Top, 80, of Rock Valley, died Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Hudson Care & Rehab Center in Hudson, South Dakota. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 16, at 10:00 AM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with family present, will be Wednesday, February 15, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.

Mable Van Den Top, daughter of William and Maggie (De Vries) Ter Meer, was born November 19, 1936 at Inwood, Iowa. On June 10, 1955, Mable was united in marriage with John Van Den Top in Inwood, Iowa. Together the couple made their home in Inwood until 1964 at which time they moved to Rock Valley. Mable was very involved with Meals on Wheels, the Hegg Memorial Hospital Bazaar, and was a long-time member of the Rock Valley Public Library Board. Mable was an avid crafter, quilter, and she also loved fishing with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John; 4 children, Sharon (Engel) Knibbe of Richland, Washington, Steve (Lisa) Van Den Top of Rock Valley, Tricia Van Den Top of Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, and Karl (Ashley) Van Den Top of Utica, New York; 8 grandchildren, Angie Larsen, Renae (Jason) Stout, Leah Knibbe, Zachary Van Den Top, Katie (Justin) Juffer, Brittany Van Den Top, Jaxon Van Den Top, and Zoey Van Den Top; 7 great-grandchildren, Ty, Ezekiel, and Elijah Larsen, Clayton and Bentley Juffer, and Jacob and Abigail Stout ; brother, Walter Ter Meer of Brazil, Indiana; and sister-in-law, Janet Ter Meer of Rialto, California.

Mable was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maggie Ter Meer; father and mother-in-law, John and Carrie Van Den Top; son, Mark Van Den Top; and siblings, Opie Ter Meer, Bertha Roos, Hermina Kooima and Kathleen Ter Meer.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley

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Thursday February 16, 2017 , 10:00 AM at Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley

Facts Born: November 19, 1936
Place of Birth: Inwood, IA
Death: February 12, 2017
Place of Death: Hudson, SD

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AseraCare Hospice

During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team


Donald Lubecki

Karl, Tricia and family. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all. I remember meeting your parents in Orlando. They were certainly very proud of both of you.


Deb Davelaar

Dear Vanden Top family-
You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma.
So many fond memories of traveling all over the countryside to sit on hard bleachers, weathering cold, wind, rain, snow, or blistering heat to cheer on our boys. Many laughs, cheers, and even sometime tears (mostly of joy). Always will cherish those days.
R.I.P. our friend Mable!! Love You!


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