Corsica – Herena VandenHoek, 95, died at the Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10:30 AM at the Harrison Christian Reformed Church in Harrison, SD with burial following in the Harrison City Cemetery in Harrison. Visitation will be Friday, February 27, 2009 from 6 – 8 PM at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Corsica with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Harena Vanden Hoek was born on March 1, 1913 to Fred and Lydia (Kok) Vander Ley near New Holland, SD. She attended the New Holland Christian School. She was united in marriage to Tony Vanden Hoek on December 5, 1934. They farmed near Harrison, SD. They were blessed with six children. Harena was baptized and made profession of her faith in the New Holland Christian Reformed Church. Since her marriage, she was a faithful member of the Harrison Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed Ladies Aide, Bible Studies, tending her flowers and garden, quilting, and reading. She was a member of the Gideon Auxiliary. She entered Leisure Living in Corsica on February 2, 2004. She spent her time there writing letters and sending birthday cards to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and always enjoyed the letters she received in return. On July 10, 2008 she joined the family at the Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Corsica where she died on February 26, 2009 at the age of 95.
She is survived by six children: Kenneth (Margie) Vanden Hoek of Corsica, SD; Lillian (Jay) Meyering of Holland, MI; LeRoy (Mary) Vanden Hoek of Corsica, SD; Roger (Linda) Vanden Hoek of Hull, IA; Calvin (Lois) Vanden Hoek of Lynden, WA; and Dan Vanden Hoek of Corsica, SD; 16 grandchildren: 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; two sisters: Leona Van Dusseldorp of Platte, SD and Mary Ann (Rev. William) Vanden Bos of Lynden, WA; two sisters-in-law: Edith Vander Ley of Corsica, SD and Juliana Vander Ley of Artesia, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tony in 1980, grandson, Mike in 1998, brothers, Bert and wife, Johanna, Art, and Alfred, infant sister, Jeanette, sister, Jeanette and husband, Tony Baan Hofman, and brother-in-law, Marion Van Dusseldorp.
Memorial may be sent to the Gideons.