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Wilma Van Der Brink

Rock Valley, Iowa: Wilma Van Der Brink, 67, of Rock Valley died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Rock Rapids Health Center after a 2 year battle with cancer. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 6:00-7:30 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2015 at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials be directed to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School. Condolences for the family may be left online at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Wilma was born November 8, 1948 in Le Mars, Iowa to Frank and Johanna (Kuiper) Van Der Brink. After graduating from high school, Wilma worked various jobs before working as a CNA at Valley Manor in Rock Valley for many years. Recently, she enjoyed being a Foster Grandparent at the Netherlands Reformed Christian School. Wilma will be remembered with fondness for the additional love, care, and support that she provided for her mother, Johanna, as she faced age related difficulties during her last few years. Wilma enjoyed going for car rides and vacationing, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Wilma is survived by her siblings, Ed (Linda) Van Der Brink of Alvord, Iowa, twin sister Freida (Leonard) Rozeboom of Rock Rapids, Iowa, John (Mary) Van Der Brink of Wayne, New Jersey, Duane (Doris) Van Der Brink of Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Floyd (Leah) Van Der Brink of Doon, Iowa; and numerous nephew and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Johanna Van Der Brink.


6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ,Friday, December 11, 2015
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. ,Saturday, December 12, 2015
Netherlands Reformed Congregation
1610 Main Street Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

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Our sincere sympathy & prayers go out to Wilmas family. She was a dear cousin & will be missed by all. Prayers for the family in the days & months ahead. May they all experience Gods love & presence as they all face the difficult road that lies ahead of them.

Barb & Jay Wulfsen

Barb & Jay Wulfsen Dec 15 2015 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathies to all of Wilmas family. She was so special to all of us. May God be with you and offer his Graces as you walk to this difficult time

Wanetta Czarnecki Dec 11 2015 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy goes out to all of you in the death of Wilma. Many prayers were offered in her behalf and trust that she is now at peace. She will be missed and my prayers also go out to you as a family as you go through this difficult time.

Love from your cousin,
Willy Nyburg ( Wulfsen)

Wilma Nyburg Dec 11 2015 12:00 AM

Dear family,
Tom and I would like to send our deepest sympathies to each of you. There may be many miles between us but our hearts can be near. Love and prayers Tom and Lisa
Psalm 121

Tom and Alisa Van Zoeren Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Family, we want you to know we are praying for all of you. This photo is such a treasure. Her smile is so Wilma. I could just hug her! Trusting God will carry you through this very sad time. Remembering we will see one another again one day. Prayers for the comfort that only God can give. Love Mary and John.

Mary and John Lambers Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to all family of Wilma, Ive heard so many stories of Aunt Wilma from the Rozeboom family, I know how loved she was and she will surely be greatly missed! Praying that comfort and peace may be given during these trying times.

Shana bakker Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM

Ed & Linda,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your sister Wilma

Jay & Donna Driesen Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM

Our Christian sympathy and prayers are with you all, may you feel Gods arms of love around you all. Your cousin Glenda & Ken

Glenda& Ken Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM

your family is in our prayers that God gives you the peace that only He can give!!!

John Wulfsen Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM

Dearest Family: Our deepest sympathy to you all and prayers to help you thru these difficult days ahead, she will be missed by all her family as they WERE her family too! God Blessings be upon you as family. Sincerely Tony and Marcia

Tony & Marcia Rozeboom Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM