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Nicholas Van Ginkel

March 21, 1982 — November 11, 2019

ROCK VALLEY, IOWA – Nicholas Van Ginkel, 37, of Rock Valley, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 11, 2019 near Webster, South Dakota.

   A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley with Pastor Joel De Boer of the Bridge of Hope Church in Sioux Center officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will continue at the luncheon following the service at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church. Private family committal service with Military Rites took place at the Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to The family prefers memorials be directed to the Sioux County Sportsmen's Club in Sioux Center in honor of Nick’s love for the outdoors.

   Nicholas was born March 21, 1982 in Sioux Center, Iowa, the son of Howard and Avonne (Klomp) Van Ginkel. He attended Rock Valley Christian School and Western Christian High School. While attending Northwestern College, Nick joined the US Army Reserves and was deployed with the Military Police Army Reserve Unit in Pocahontas, Iowa. In 2002, Nick became a dad to his son, Karter.

   He learned the trade of drywall and painting and started his own business in 2004 in Rock Valley. Nick married Cris in 2008 and Castiel Altair Van Ginkel was born in 2015.

   Nick was a member of the Bridge of Hope Church in Sioux Center. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, traveling with his family, any outdoor activities, and spending time around the campfire with family and friends.

   He is survived by his wife, Cris Van Ginkel; two sons, Karter and Castiel; his parents, Howard and Avonne Van Ginkel; sister, Renae (Dan) Remer; brother, Neil (Nauva) Van Ginkel; nieces, Alanna and Stella; nephews, Gavin, Leo, and Logan; grandmothers, Clazina Van Ginkel and Helen Klomp: and Cris’ family, his father-in-law, José Sausen, brother-in-law, Carmo Sausen; and nephew, Fernando, all living in Brazil.

   Nick was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Marvin Klomp and Everett Van Ginkel; mother-in-law, Ilse Sausen; and brother-in-law, Altair Sausen.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation with the family present

Saturday, November 16, 2019

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Calvin Christian Reformed Church

1804 17th Ave, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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