Daniel Lee "Dan" Niewenhuis, 64, of Corsica, SD passed away
Sunday, September 4, 2022 surrounded by his family at home. Funeral Services are
10:00 AM Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the New Holland Christian Reformed
Church, New Holland, SD. A Committal Service will follow at the New Holland
Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday,
September 7, 2022 with a 7:00 PM Time of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers,
memorials in Dan's memory may be directed to: Dakota Christian School, 37614 SD
Hwy 44, Corsica, SD 57328 or New Holland Christian Reformed Church, Playground
Fund or New Building Fund, PO Box 3, New Holland, SD 57364. Mount Funeral Home
of Platte, SD is assisting with arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through
The funeral will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home
website (Webcasting) and through “Mount Funeral Homes” Facebook page.
Niewenhuis was born on August 19, 1958 to Eugene and Evelyn (Vander Tuin)
Niewenhuis in Platte, SD. He attended New Holland Christian Grade School and
graduated from Dakota Christian High School in 1976. Dan was united in marriage
to Jody Overweg on October 2, 1981 at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church.
They made their home on the Century Family Farm where he lived his entire life.
Together they raised their family while he pursued a career in dairy farming.
Dan and Jody opened their home and hearts as foster parents to many children.
Dan was an active member of the New Holland Christian Reformed Church, serving on the
church council, and was on the boards of the New Holland Christian School and
Dakota Christian School. He enjoyed golfing, goose hunting, bowling and was an
avid Minnesota Twins fan. Dan loved attending his children and grandchildren’s
sporting events and was their biggest supporter.
Grateful for having shared in Dan’s life: his wife of over 40 years, Jody Niewenhuis of
Corsica, SD; eight children and 15 grandchildren: Shane (Traci) Niewenhuis –
Ryder, Lane and Aspen of Corsica, SD, Haley (Russ) VanderPol – Brianna, Oakley
and Dani Jo of Harrisburg, SD, Josie (Anthony) De Haan – Audrey, Zoey, Maley and
Sasha of Platte, SD, Lee (Amber) Niewenhuis – Briggs and Jaela of Corsica, SD,
Harlan Niewenhuis – Chloe and Richard of Sioux Falls, SD, Germaine Niewenhuis of
Sioux Falls, SD, Owen Medicine of Corsica, SD, and Xavier Marshall (Kayla) –
Brooks of Sioux Falls, SD; his mother, Evelyn Niewenhuis of New Holland, SD;
three brothers: Wilmer (Joan) Niewenhuis of Platte, SD, Randall (Diane)
Niewenhuis of Corsica, SD and Wendell (Robin) Niewenhuis of Aberdeen, SD; a
sister, JoEllen (Douglas) Dykstra of Platte, SD; mother-in-law, Lorena
Vreugdenhil of New Holland, SD; in-laws: Kim (Ken) Lieuwen of Platte, SD, Marty
(Carol) Overweg of New Holland, SD and Carmen (Steve) Thompson of Sioux Falls,
SD; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
preceded in death by: his daughter, Marlee Renae (May 13, 1991); his father,
Eugene Niewenhuis; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and David Kuipers; a
sister-in-law, Maureen Niewenhuis; father-in-law, Marlyn “Fat” Overweg; a
brother-in-law, Tony Overweg; a nephew, Daniel Lieuwen; and step father-in-law,