ROCK VALLEY, IOWA ~ Wilhelmina Ruth Landegent, 96, of Rock Valley, died on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her home in Rock Valley.
Private family viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley, with burial to follow at the Valley View Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley with Rev. Mike Molenaar officiating. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service in the Family Life Center.
Wilhelmina Ruth Landegent was born June 12, 1924 near Rock Valley, Iowa, daughter of Edward and Hattie (DeVries) Van Maanen. On January 24, 1947, Wilhelmina married the love of her life, Hubert Landegent. Together they lived and farmed east of Rock Valley for 62 years before moving to Rock Valley in 2008.
Wilhelmina loved being a teacher’s aide at River Valley for many years and enjoyed running the Lunch Counter at The Rock Valley Sale Barn. Her enjoyment in life was her family and friends, gardening, and fishing. She will be remembered as a prayerful woman who loved the Lord.
Grateful and Blessed for having shared her life are her five children, Ron (Peg) Landegent of Panama City, Florida, Dean (Marilyn) Landegent of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Larry (Marcia) Landegent of Rock Valley, Nancy (Bob) Smith of Chester, South Dakota, and Betty Fredrikson of Rock Valley; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Henrietta Vanden Bosch of Rock Valley; sisters-in-law, Anita Van Maanen and Ruth Van Maanen both of Rock Valley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Gerrit, Henry, John, and Jim Van Maanen.