BRANDS, William 1927-2009
BRANDS, OTTEN, VAN VELDHUIZEN
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/27/2009 at 08:01:12
Home Town: Rock Valley, Iowa
Deceased Date: Thurs., Feb. 12, 2009
Service: Mon. Feb. 16, 2009
Address: First Christian Reformed Church
Rock Valley, Iowa
Obituary: Rock Valley, IA: William “Bill” Brands, 81, died Thusday February 12, 2009 at Rock Rapids Sanford Hospital. Funeral Service was Monday at First Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley with burial at Valley View Cemetery.
Bill was born May 14, 1927 at Doon, IA, son of John and Gertie (Otten) Brands. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WW II from August 9, 1945 until his honorable discharge on December 3, 1946. Bill married Effie Van Veldhuizen on March 15, 1950 at the First Christian Reformed Church at Hull, Iowa. They farmed Southwest of Rock Valley until moving and farming Northwest of Hull in 1965. Bill also did custom baling, drove stock truck and feed delivery truck. Bill and Effie retired and moved to Rock Valley in January of 1999. Bill was a member of the Hull American Legion Post #0380. Due to health problems, Bill moved to Valley Manor in October of 2004 and to the George Good Samaritan Home on January 10 2005.
Bill is survived by his wife, Effie; sons, Don (Helen) Brands of Worthington, Minnesota, Bob (Wanda) Brands of Boyden, Iowa; daughters, Donna (Dave) Roghair of Sioux Center, Iowa, Lori (Russell) Gradert of Hawarden, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandsons; brothers Melvin Brands and friend Gertrude Van Gorp of Sheldon, Iowa, Albert (Alice) Brands of Mesa, Arizona; sisters-in-law, Bertha Brands of Rock Valley, and Joan (Milton) Vander Schaaf of Hardwick, Minnesota.
Bill was preceded in death by his brothers Evertt and Gerrit Brands.
(Porter Funeral Homes obituary)
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