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Marcia De Prenger

May 4, 1931 ~ August 17, 2018 (age 87)

We lost our mom, grandma, and great-grandma this week.  She had a way of filling a room with laughter.  She never met a stranger and her phone calls, cards and prayers gave joy to many.

Marcia Joy De Prenger was born May 4, 1931, to Fred and Irene (Van Steenis) Van Maanen, in the Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa.  She passed away on August 17, 2018, at The Comfort House in Pella.

Marcia grew up in the Leighton area and graduated from Pella Community High School with the class of 1949.  She went on to attend Central College in Pella for education.  On February 7, 1951, she married Howard De Prenger at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Leighton.  To this union four children were born: Beth, Ruth, Lee, and Susan.

Howard and Marcia farmed for fifty-five years in the Pella and Otley areas.  Marcia taught country school and was a substitute teacher in the Pella area. They moved to Pella in November 2003. Marcia loved music.  She sang in the All-State Choir, the church choir and gave piano lessons.  She was accepting of all, cared for all and  made frequent  phone calls to family to stay in touch.  Marcia was a member of Otley Reformed Church for many years and her strong faith was always evident. 

In addition to her children and their families, she is survived by: her sisters-in-law, Vivian Glendening of Pella and Francene Hugen of Oskaloosa; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband Howard, Marcia was preceded in death by her brother Brandt Van Maanen, and her in-laws: Velma (Wilbur) Rempe, Betty (Bert) Van Arendonk, Robert Hugen, and Herb (Jeanne) De Prenger. She was also preceded in death by her great-grandson, Reid Vander Linden, and nephews: Curt Van Maanen, Ken Hugen, Dennis Van Arendonk, and Keith Van Arendonk.

Marcia’s memory is honored by her children and their families:


Beth and David Van Dusseldorp – Marion, Iowa

            Lisa and Chad Schumacher – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

                        Allie, Jayden

            Lori and Todd Glynn – Urbandale, Iowa

                        Zachary, Clayton

            Molly and Trent Londquist – Kansas City, Missouri

                        Taylor, Payton, Raelyn


Ruth and Arvin Vander Linden – Pella, Iowa

            Michelle and Brent Van Soelen – Norwalk, Iowa

                        Harrison, Hendrik

            Austin and Katie Vander Linden – Pella, Iowa

                        Brynlee, Benten, Hollynd

            Tyler and Nicole Vander Linden – Knoxville, Iowa

                        Abigail, Wyatt


Lee De Prenger – Otley, Iowa

            Leah and Ben McConville – Ames, Iowa

                        Ashlea, Regan

            Kari and Tim Vande Noord – Maxwell, Iowa

                        Trevor, Brantley, Klay

            Scott De Prenger and Danielle Rinehart – Monroe, Iowa

            Bradly and Giulia De Prenger  – Prairie City, Iowa

                        Logan, Caleb


Susan and Sam David – West Des Moines, Iowa

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Pella
Pella IA