AVERHOFF, Ivan John 1938-2017
AVERHOFF, WEINBERG, DEMMEL
Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 12/22/2017 at 12:37:46
Ivan John Averhoff
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:30 am
St. Johnís Lutheran Church
St. Johnís Lutheran Church Cemetery
4110 E. Mt. Vernon Road
Ivan John Averhoff was born June 11, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, son of Edgar and Esther (Weinberg) Averhoff. His family moved to the farm in 1947 and Ivan graduated from Dunkerton High School with the Class of 1956.
On October 25, 1957, he married the love of his life, Mary Jane Demmel at St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Ivan worked for John Deere as a Pattern Maker from September 1956 until his retirement in 1993. He volunteered for the NE Iowa Food Bank from 1993-2012 and helped children with reading and math skills at Dunkerton Elementary School. Ivan loved to ďRock HoundĒ with his family in search of gems, fossils and historical artifacts.
He and the family traveled across the Midwest and Western United States hunting rocks while walking across fields and along streams in Iowa searching for artifacts. Ivan enjoyed ice fishing and was an avid canoeist. Ivan also served at St. Johnís in a number of capacities including Trustee, Church Council Member and Deacon.
Ivan passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Unity Point Health-Allen Memorial Hospital at the age of 79 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Nikki.
Ivan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary; three sons: Charles John (Joanne) Averhoff of Waverly, Darryl James (Shimen) Averhoff of Shell Rock, and Alan Jerald (Joanne) of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren: Adam (Olivia) Amanda, Lee, Uriah, Matthew (Jen), Britteny (Nathan), Alyssa, Jenna, and Ashlynn; eight great-grandchildren: Trey, Breanna, Rhylin, Rhyker, Maverick, Brooklyn, Jadelyn, and Ella; and a brother, Arnold (Karen) Averhoff of Waterloo.
Memorials may be directed to Rhonda Ratheís 2nd Grade Class at Dunkerton Elementary, NE Iowa Food Bank, or St. Johnís Education Fund.
SOURCE: Parrott and Wood funeral home website
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