NEVENHOVEN, Charles 1908-1989
NEVENHOVEN, ROPS, BERGMAN
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Date: 1/2/2016 at 08:41:52
Rites Held For C. Nevenhoven
Charles Nevenhoven, Parkersburg, passed away at 12:13 a.m. Thursday, January 5, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. He reached the age of 80 years, one month, and 20 days.
Funeral services were held at the Reformed Church of Stout on Monday, January 9, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Don Ringnalda officiating.
Marvin and William Aalderks sang "One Day At A Time," and "How Great Thou Art." They were accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Aalderks. The organist was Mrs. Bernard Schnell, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casket bearers were Jake Bergman, Harold Bergman, Harlan Bergman, Merle Nevenhoven, Ronald Dreesman, and Roger Bergman.
Ushers were Harm Meyer, Edwin Dreesman, and Harvey Eiklenborg. Mrs. Alvin Wilkens and Mrs. Charles Juel were in charge of the Floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Stout Cemetery, Stout.
Charles Nevenhoven was born November 15, 1908, north of Austinville in Butler county, to John and Minnie Rops Nevenhoven. When he was four years old, his family moved northwest of Austinville, where he lived until he was 20 years old. The family then moved to west of Aplington.
On January 17, 1934, he was united in marriage to Anna M. Bergman, at Davis, S.D., by his uncle, Rev. John Rops. After their marriage, they moved to New Hartford and farmed there for 34 years. In 1968, they made their home in Grundy Center until December of 1984, when they moved and made their home in Parkersburg.
While living in Grundy Center, he worked for his nephew, Jake Bergman, until he retired.
He was a member of the Reformed Church of Stout, where he served as a Deacon.
He always enjoyed sports and was named N.E. Iowa Sports Fan of the Year in 1976, and just two weeks ago, was named the Superfan of the Aplington Athletics Booster Club.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Jake, and Peter; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Wallerstein.
He is survived by his wife, Anna, of Parkersburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Sally Nevenhoven, of Aplington, and Kenneth and Christie Nevenhoven, of Long Grove; one sister, Mrs. Susie Reints, Ackley; one brother, Hilko Nevenhoven, Aplington; four grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law, Greg and Melody, Todd and Melissa, Christopher, and Jonathan; one great-grandson, Tyler; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 January 1989, pg 3
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