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Sylvia Veninga


Rock Valley, Iowa: Sylvia Veninga, 85, of Hull, Iowa died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Pleasant Acres in Hull. A viewing will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2015 at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Calvin CRC with Rev. Gideon Wamala officiating. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Hull. Please direct memorials to Hospice of Sioux County. Condolences for the family may be left online at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Sylvia was born April 21, 1930 in Doon, Iowa to Nick and Rena (Zylstra) Gorter. She attended school near Doon, received her undergraduate degree from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa, and her Master of Arts from Western Michigan University in 1965. Sylvia was a teacher and librarian until she married Richard Veninga on May 24, 1965. Together they lived on a farm near Hull, Iowa. Richard passed away on June 25, 1986 and Sylvia continued to live on the farm until she moved to Pleasant Acres in 2013. Sylvia had a lifelong love of reading and also enjoyed gardening.

Sylvia is survived by her sisters-in-law, Alice Gorter of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Harriet Gorter of Escondido, California, and Alvina Davelaar of Doon, Iowa; brother-in-law, Tenas De Jong of Spencer, Iowa; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; and brothers, Lawrence, Herman, and Arnold Gorter.




Visitation

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ,Monday, August 24, 2015
Calvin Christian Reformed Church
1804 17th Avenue Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Funeral Service

2:00 p.m. ,Monday, August 24, 2015
Calvin Christian Reformed Church
1804 17th Avenue Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

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Guestbook

Sylvia was a very kind, loving and caring person. The Gorter family has been very close to Wilbur. May God rest Slvia's sole, she did her very best, although life appeared difficult for her.

WILBUR AND LOIS DOEKSEN Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM