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Marva Hoogland

Hawarden, Iowa – Marva Jean Hoogland, 60, of rural Hawarden, formerly of Ireton and Pella, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital.

Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton, Iowa with Rev. Michael Boothby officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Ireton Community Center following the inurnment. A Prayer Service will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. The Hoogland family prefers memorials be directed to the new Nature Center at Oak Grove Park north of Hawarden.

Marva Jean Hoogland was born April 28, 1958 in Newton, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Lois (Fopma) Van Kooten. She grew up in Pella, Iowa where she attended Pella Christian Schools and was on the honor roll for 4 years. Marva then attended Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa, attaining her BSN.

She married Kent Lee Hoogland September 27, 1980 in Pella. They made their home in and near Ireton, Iowa, and were currently finishing their new home north of Hawarden, Iowa. Marva was a staff RN at Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley, Iowa from 1985 to 1989. She then was the assistant Director of Nursing at the Valley Manor Nursing Home until 1993. Marva worked at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden until returning in 1996, and until her death, as the Director of Nursing at Valley Manor Nursing Home, currently called Whispering Heights. Marva was the driving force in changing how nursing home long term care would become more as a homelike environment for the residents. She was very devoted to the residents under her care and would often bring them to doctors’ visits or buy them necessary items of need. She was the brainchild for the Home Assist Program at Hegg Memorial. Her true passion in life was her family, her coworkers, and providing wonderful care to those living in the care facilities.

Marva was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton. She liked to read, travel with her husband, work in the garden, and enjoyed country living. Marva would often make quilts and enjoyed going back to Pella for the Tulip Festival.

Marva is survived by her husband, Kent; three sons and their wives, Byron and April of Houston, Texas, Barry and Nicole of Ireton, and Blake and Caitlin of Harrisburg, South Dakota; six grandchildren, Addison, Brook, Rowan, Ryker, Madeline, and Jacob; her mother, Lois Van Wyk of Pella; and three sisters and their husbands, Cheri Bruxvoort and Kent of Fort Worth, Texas, Vickie Van Wyk and Marv and Kristin Reimer and Devin all of Pella.

Marva was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Van Kooten; and her step-father, Norman Van Wyk.

Prayer Service

7:00 PM ,Sunday, November 4, 2018
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
602 Main Street Ireton, Iowa 51027

Memorial Service

10:30 AM ,Monday, November 5, 2018
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
602 Main Street Ireton, Iowa 51027

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My Sympathies To Marvas Family!

Gina Corbin Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM

My heart was torn and my tears fell with this news. You have been a great friend and I hope that time and your faith will bring healing for you and your family. Wishing you all the comfort that mere words can bring.

MEL SCHWIESOW Nov 4 2018 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to all of you, Marva's family members, in this sudden loss. My sympathy, thoughts, prayers. I'm a 2nd cousin of hers, with fond memories of good times together when our families would visit each other when we were children - we're just 5 months apart in age - and I'm sorry we didn't keep in touch with each other over the years as adults. May God comfort you all in many wonderful ways and with many good memories as you go through this difficult time.

Sandy (Sjaardema) Hoekstra Nov 4 2018 12:00 AM

She went above and beyond to help a new employee succeed at Whispering Heights.

Meredith Schleis Nov 3 2018 12:00 AM

Kent, my deepest sympathy to you and your family with the passing of your wife Marva. May God bless you and your family in this difficult time.

Keith Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM

Kent, My thoughts and prayers are with you and family after hearing of your wifes passing. God Bless you and family

Keith Toczek Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss she was so fun to visit with she will be greatly missed god give your strength. Warren and candy

Warren and Candy Gradert Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM

Kent and boys, You have our deepest sympathies! I was shocked to here the news of your loss! We will be thinking and praying for the entire family! Tim and Traci

Tim Sanow Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy and so saddened to hear of Marvas passing. As an Avera Colleague in the Long term care field we had many conversations about the elders we were blessed to serve! We will miss her at our meetings and calls. Shes left a great imprint in the Long term care world and will be missed
Again our deepest sympathy Cindy Sage DON at Avera Sister James Care Center Yankton SD

Cindy Sage Nov 1 2018 12:00 AM

With deepest Sympathy at this difficult time. Janet, Cliff and Clayton Sorum

Janet Jacobs-Sorum Nov 1 2018 12:00 AM

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