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Molly Te Slaa

April 29, 1988 — December 14, 2018

Rock Valley, Iowa—Molly Wren Te Slaa, 30, of Rock Valley, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley, with Rev. Mike Molenaar officiating. A brunch will follow the service, with burial at Valley View Cemetery to follow. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. Memorials may be directed to Whispering Heights in Rock Valley to help advance the work of CNA’s.

Molly Wren Te Slaa was born on April 29, 1988, in Rock Valley, Iowa, to Floyd and Robin (De Zeeuw) Te Slaa. She graduated from Rock Valley Christian School and Western Christian High. She earned her B.A. degree from Northwestern College in Orange City.

Molly was well known as a caregiver to families’ children, pets, and homes. She touched many lives by babysitting and providing respite care to a number of precious families and children. She began her work in the Hegg Health Center system as a barista at the Coffee Cabin. Later she worked in housekeeping and from there became a CNA/CMA as she followed her passion for people by serving residents of Whispering Heights with enthusiasm, joy, and a can-do attitude.

Molly enjoyed her family immensely. She loved hanging out with her cousins Sam and Elliot, pool time at Aunt Kel’s, road trips, lake time each summer with the Te Slaa extended family, and fishing at the pond with her dad. Molly was known to belt out a good Broadway musical tune and enjoyed participating in many musical and theatrical productions in high school and college. Molly was a voracious reader. She marked her 30th year with many celebrations, including a trip to New York City. She often could be seen walking about Rock Valley and on the trails.

Molly was an upbeat person and saw the good in all. She loved to visit with the people she encountered.
Molly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Judy (Kooima) Lytle, Roger De Zeeuw, and Raymond Te Slaa.

Left to cherish Molly’s memory are her parents Floyd & Robin, paternal grandmother Marlene Te Slaa of Rock Valley, her aunts, uncles and cousins (below), plus many extended family members that she loved to spend time with.

    Kelly & Steve Van’t Hof of Sioux Center and sons
      Sam Elliot
    Harv and Marlene Te Slaa of Manhattan, Montana and their children
      Jason (Kristy), Weston, Logan, Devin, & Ethan Te Slaa Nate (Kristin) & Simon Te Slaa Michelle (Brett), Bria & Micah Nibbelink
    Evy (Rick) De Kam of Rock Valley and their children
      Brad (Faye), Teigen, Maeley & Dade De Kam Matt (Cacey) & Piper De Kam



 Born: April 29, 1988 Death: December 14, 2018

Rock Valley, Iowa—Molly Wren Te Slaa, 30, of Rock Valley, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley, with Rev. Mike Molenaar officiating. A brunch will follow the service, with burial at Valley View Cemetery to follow. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to . Memorials may be directed to Whispering Heights in Rock Valley to help advance the work of CNA’s.

Molly Wren Te Slaa was born on April 29, 1988, in Rock Valley, Iowa, to Floyd and Robin (De Zeeuw) Te Slaa. She graduated from Rock Valley Christian School and Western Christian High. She earned her B.A. degree from Northwestern College in Orange City.

Molly was well known as a caregiver to families’ children, pets, and homes. She touched many lives by babysitting and providing respite care to a number of precious families and children. She began her work in the Hegg Health Center system as a barista at the Coffee Cabin. Later she worked in housekeeping and from there became a CNA/CMA as she followed her passion for people by serving residents of Whispering Heights with enthusiasm, joy, and a can-do attitude.

Molly enjoyed her family immensely. She loved hanging out with her cousins Sam and Elliot, pool time at Aunt Kel’s, road trips, lake time each summer with the Te Slaa extended family, and fishing at the pond with her dad. Molly was known to belt out a good Broadway musical tune and enjoyed participating in many musical and theatrical productions in high school and college. Molly was a voracious reader. She marked her 30th year with many celebrations, including a trip to New York City. She often could be seen walking about Rock Valley and on the trails.

Molly was an upbeat person and saw the good in all. She loved to visit with the people she encountered.
Molly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Judy (Kooima) Lytle, Roger De Zeeuw, and Raymond Te Slaa.

Left to cherish Molly’s memory are her parents Floyd & Robin, paternal grandmother Marlene Te Slaa of Rock Valley, her aunts, uncles and cousins (below), plus many extended family members that she loved to spend time with.

    Kelly & Steve Van’t Hof of Sioux Center and sons
      Sam Elliot
    Harv and Marlene Te Slaa of Manhattan, Montana and their children
      Jason (Kristy), Weston, Logan, Devin, & Ethan Te Slaa Nate (Kristin) & Simon Te Slaa Michelle (Brett), Bria & Micah Nibbelink
    Evy (Rick) De Kam of Rock Valley and their children
      Brad (Faye), Teigen, Maeley & Dade De Kam Matt (Cacey) & Piper De Kam


Visitation with the family

Wednesday December 19, 2018 , 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Faith Reformed Church

Funeral Service

Thursday December 20, 2018 , 10:00 AM
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