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Rock Valley, IA: Minnie Wallenburg, 82, of Rock Valley, Iowa died Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 at the United Reformed Church in Rock Valley with Rev. Joel Vander Kooi officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation, with the family present, will be 3:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Condolences for the family may be left at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Minnie Wallenburg was born March 17, 1937 in Stickney, South Dakota, the daughter of Lambert and Hattie (Bosch) Ymker. Minnie was united in marriage to A. Richard Wallenburg on September 30, 1955 in Rock Valley, Iowa. Together they made their home in Rock Valley.
Minnie had various jobs including being a bus driver for Rock Valley Community School and working many years at Walmart. Minnie and Rich enjoyed traveling to California and the Black Hills. Minnie enjoyed baking, walking, crocheting, and having coffee with family and friends. Her family was very important to her.
Minnie is survived by her five children, Rhonda (Wes) Pollema of Rock Valley, Ron Wallenburg of Hawarden, Iowa, Kathy (Ponch) Hulstein of Rock Valley, Brad (Donna) Wallenburg of Hull, Iowa, and Shar (Lyle) Van Holland of Rock Valley; twelve grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Bertha Van De Vendel of Brandon, South Dakota; sisters-in-law, Bernice Ymker of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lucy Ymker and Chris Kersbergen both of Rock Valley; and brother-in-law, Al Van Beek of Artesia, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lambert and Hattie; husband, Rich; infant brother, Alfred John; brothers, John, Elmer, and Fred Ymker; brother-in-law, Cornie Van De Vendel; and sister-in-law, Joanne Ymker.
So sorry to hear this. I was at Whispering Heights Monday night and gave your Mom a hug, I enjoyed doing your Moms hair over the years. We had a lot of good visits and laughs together. She was a great lady.
Diane Van Zee Dec 14 2019 12:00 AM