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Leola Van Ravenswaay

Thursday, June 14, 2012
2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
First Reformed Church
512 Summit St.

Friday, June 15, 2012
10:30 AM
First Reformed Church

Special Services:
The family will be present at the church from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday evening. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery.

Leola Faith (Riemersma) Van Ravenswaay, the daughter of Wilbur and Theresa (Beimers) Riemersma, was born in Sibley, IA on April 16, 1949. She attended country school and later public school in Sioux Center, IA, graduating in 1967.

On April 24, 1968, she was united in marriage to Arlen Van Ravenswaay at the Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Following the marriage, they lived in Colorado Springs, CO for a year during Arlen’s service in the military. They returned to Sioux Center where they lived until 1984, and then made their home in Sanborn, IA. It was there that they raised their four children, Pamela, Mark, Tricia and Michael.

Leola enjoyed camping, scrapbooking, reading and playing games with her family. She was a member of the First Reformed Church where she taught Sunday school and was a part of the RCWM Guild. She served as Legion Auxiliary President. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandma.

She passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012, as a result of a motor vehicle accident near Spencer, IA. She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Riemersma and her father-in-law, Richard J. Van Ravenswaay.

She leaves behind her husband, Arlen; her children and their families: Pamela and Brian Hamberger, Brynlyn and Emma of Yankton, SD, Mark Van Ravenswaay, Isabel and Isaac of Wagner, SD, Tricia and Jake Elgersma, Trinity, Jasmine, Jordan and Graham Lux and Michael and Crystal Van Ravenswaay, Layne, Piper and Cameryn, all of Sanborn; her mother, Theresa Riemersma of Sioux Center; her brothers, Randy (Nancy) Riemersma of Willmar, MN, Larry (Ruth) Riemersma and Halvern (Judy) Riemersma, all of Sioux Center, IA; her sister, Beth (Gary) Maas of Corsica, SD; other relatives and many friends.
In loving memory of
Leola Van Ravenswaay
Born ~ April 16, 1949
Died ~ June 11, 2012
Age ~ 63 years 1 month 25 days

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012
First Reformed Church
Sanborn, Iowa

Clergy ~ Rev. Gary Hegstad
Organist ~ Beth Maas
"Amazing Grace"
"Just a Closer Walk with Thee"
"I Can Only Imagine"

Michael Van Ravenswaay Mark Van Ravenswaay
Brian Hamberger Jake Elgersma Halvern Riemersma
Randy Riemersma Larry Riemersma Gary Maas

Honorary Pallbearers
Layne Van Ravenswaay Isabel Van Ravenswaay Trinity Lux
Piper Van Ravenswaay Isaac Van Ravenswaay Brynlyn Hamberger
Cameryn Van Ravenswaay Emma Hamberger
Jasmine Lux Jordan Lux Graham Lux

Flower Attendants
Chris Year Heidi Postma
Terry Hill John Solsma

Roseland Cemetery
Sanborn, Iowa

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