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Randy Van Engen

d. June 18, 2022

Rock Valley, Iowa

Rock Valley, IA: Randall Jay Van Engen, 62, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Saturday, June 18, 2022, at his home in Rock Valley. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 25, at 2:00 PM at Trinity Christian Reformed Church of Rock Valley with Rev. Henry Lengkeek officiating. The service will be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/accounts/17373723/trinitycrcservices. After the service, a light luncheon will be held prior to burial at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held prior to the funeral service from 1:00-2:00 PM at the church.

 

   Memorials may be directed to Hope Haven which played an integral role in Randy’s life. Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

   Randall Jay Van Engen, son of James and Janice (Elgersma) Van Engen, was born October 31, 1959, at Sheldon, Iowa. Randy was born deaf and at a young age his family moved to Rock Valley, Iowa where he became part of the first class at Hope Haven. Randy attended Hope Haven through the 7th grade and then went on to attend the Iowa School for the Deaf, graduating in 1978. After graduation he attended a vo-tech school in St. Paul, Minnesota, graduating in 1981. After school he returned to Rock Valley and worked at Kooima Manufacturing. In 1985, Randy and his parents moved to California before returning to Rock Valley in 1999. Upon returning to Rock Valley Randy worked for Double HH Manufacturing.

 

   Randy was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. He especially enjoyed rooting for the Hawkeye Football and Wrestling teams. Randy enjoyed collecting Hawkeye and other sports memorabilia. Randy also liked fishing, both the sport and social aspect of it and astronomy.

 

   Randy is survived by his two brothers, Ken (Connie) Van Engen of Kansas City, Missouri and Kevin (Bonnie) Van Engen of Hull, Iowa; two nieces, Meagan (Alex) Driesen and Caitlin Van Engen; four nephews, Brandon (Ashley) Van Engen, Reid (Bekah) Van Engen, Mitchell Van Engen, Tyler Van Engen; three great-nieces; and one great-nephew. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Janice; and brother, Craig Van Engen.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, June 25, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Trinity Christian Reformed Church (Rock Valley)

2020 8th St SE, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Trinity Christian Reformed Church (Rock Valley)

2020 8th St SE, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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