Welcome to the memorial page for

Leonard Peter Pol

May 2, 1928 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 89)

Leonard Peter Pol passed away Friday, December 29,2017, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of 89.  He was born on May 2, 1928, to Peter Pol and Irene (Langstraat) Pol.


Leonard grew up in the Otley area where he attended school through the 8th grade. He helped his father on the farm until he joined the Army in April 1951. He was set to go to Korea, but was reassigned to Germany following an injury. Leonard farmed his entire life, and also worked construction and later at Vermeer.


Leonard married Betty Ann Vander Linden on April 15, 1953, at her parents’ home in Tracy. To this marriage they were blessed with five children: Sheryl, Larry, Joyce, Linda, and Mary. Leonard and Betty were faithful members of the Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.


Leonard enjoyed coyote and fox hunting and was an avid fisherman. He took trips to Canada and family vacations to the lakes of Minnesota. Leonard was an Auxiliary Policeman for many years and was also an American Legion member. In his later years, Leonard took joy in gardening, picking blackberries, and mushroom hunting.


Above all, Leonard was a loving family man who always made time for friends and family.


Those left to cherish Leonard’s memory are:


Betty Ann                                              Pella

Sheryl and Gene Wolfswinkel               Pella

               Scott Van Gorp

               Eric and Janell Van Gorp

                               Josie, Jase and Nora

               Amber and Chad Watters

                               Alexis and Hope

               Brian Wolfswinkel

                               Hayden and Camdym

               Beth and Andrew Holland

Larry Pol                                              Pella

Joyce and Troy Klein               Gallatin, TN

               Michele and Lewis Jumpeter

               Stacey and Ron Sarver

                               Kelvey and Kinley

Linda and Dennis Vander Molen  Clinton, MS

               Corey and Marie Vander Molen


               Erin Vander Molen

               Katie Vander Molen

Mary Pol                                              Pella

               Derek and Cassie Roorda


               Nicole Roorda

Sister Jeanette Van Hall

Sister – In – Law Alberta Pol

Those preceding Leonard in his death are his parents, Peter and Irene Pol, brother Marion Pol, sister Wilma Goodyk, grandson Michael Van Gorp, granddaughter Heidi Van Gorp,  great granddaughter Emerson Watters, and several siblings-in-law.

Wife: Betty Pol of Pella

Children: Sheryl & Gene Wolfswinkel of Pella

Larry Pol of Pella

Joyce & Troy Klein of Gallatin, TN

Linda & Dennis Vander Molen of Clinton, MS

Mary Pol of Pella 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Crystal Heights Care Center
1514 High Ave W, Oskaloose IA 52577
Tel: 1-641-673-7032

 Service Information

January 1, 2018

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family
January 1, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
January 2, 2018

1:00 PM
Trinity Reformed Church
407 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

Private Interment

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219