Rock Valley, Iowa ~ Minnie “Myrt” Keizer, 94, of Rock Valley, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.
Funeral Service will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service and at the luncheon following the committal service. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Minnie “Myrt” Keizer was born January 20, 1923 at Inwood, Iowa, the daughter of Arie and Willemina (Beukhof) Kelderman. She worked at the John Morrell Company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota during the war. Minnie married William “Bill” Keizer, Jr. on November 19, 1952. The couple farmed in the Sioux Falls area. Bill passed away on October 22, 1964. The family then moved southeast of Inwood, Iowa.
Following Bill’s death, Minnie began working as a nurse’s aide at the Valley Manor Nursing Home in Rock Valley, Iowa, where she worked for 20 plus years. Following retirement, she began being a Foster Grandparent. She was a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation and enjoyed doing embroidery, word puzzles, and picture puzzles.
She is survived by her four children, Carol (John) Yaneff of Sioux City, Iowa, Glen (Joy) Keizer of Rock Valley, Rodney Keizer of Rock Valley, and Linda (special friend Dave Hill) Keizer of Rock Rapids, Iowa; two sisters, Effie Van Essen of Sioux Center, Iowa and Jeanette Gorter of Doon, Iowa; 6 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law; and 3 brothers-in-law.
Minnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; brother, Arthur Kelderman; and sister, Joyce Decker.