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Wilma Baatz

October 17, 1938 — December 13, 2016

Rock Valley, IA: Wilma Baatz, 78, of Rock Valley died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Hegg Memorial Medical Center in Rock Valley. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2016 at the First Reformed Church in Rock Valley with Rev. Verlyn Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2016 at First Reformed Church.

Wilma Baatz was born October 17, 1938 in Sioux Center, Iowa, the daughter of Dick and Minnie (Van Ravenswaay) Vander Linden. On July 21, 1960, Wilma was united in marriage to Francis Baatz. Together the couple made their home in Rock Valley. Wilma was very involved at First Reformed Church where she participated in women’s ministry, taught Sunday School and attended Bible studies. After Francis died, she worked as a housekeeper at Four Seasons. In Wilma’s spare time she enjoyed embroidering dish towels, bowling, golfing, and playing cards with friends. In her later years, she enjoyed playing Bingo at the nursing home, and listening to music.

Wilma is survived by three children, Laurie Baatz of Rock Valley, Tim (Stephanie) Baatz of Sioux Falls, SD, and Rachel (Chad) Jones of Yankton, SD; 5 grandchildren, Kaylee Maresh, Mitch Baatz, Keegan Baatz, Elijah Jones, and Aidan Jones; sister, Betty (John) De Bruin of Rock Valley; sisters-in-law, Nancy Schiefen of Hawarden and Donna (Jon) Anderson of Doon; brothers-in-law, Kenny (Judy) Baatz and Jim Van Berkum all of Rock Valley; and 2 special nieces, Connie Post and Valerie Mouw, along with several more nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Minnie; husband, Francis; mother and father-in-law, Louise and Matt Baatz; sisters, Gert and her husband, Pete Davelaar and Joann and her husband, Vern Sandbulte; sister-in-law, Eleanor Van Berkum; nephew, Jason Vande Hoef; and niece, Julie Anderson.


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ,Sunday, December 18, 2016
Rock Valley First Reformed Church
1501 16th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Funeral Service

1:00 PM ,Monday, December 19, 2016
Rock Valley First Reformed Church
1501 16th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247
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