Welcome to the memorial page for

Melvin Rouwenhorst

May 16, 1929 ~ September 11, 2017 (age 88)

Melvin Leroy Rouwenhorst, was born May 16, 1929, in Prairie City, Iowa, to Everett and Jennie (De Graff) Rouwenhorst.  He passed away September 11, 2017, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of 88. 


            Melvin was a 1947 graduate of Prairie City High School.  He served two years in the U.S. Army where he was awarded two bronze stars.  On June 21, 1957, he married Annie Van Der Pol at the Sully First Reformed Church.  They lived in Prairie City until 1963, then moved to Pleasantville, where Melvin was a farmer, cattle feeder, and real estate broker.


            Melvin made confession of his faith in the First Reformed Church of Prairie City.  Presently, he was a member of the First Reformed Church in Pella.


            Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixty years Ann, his sisters:  Leona Vande Lune of Altoona, and Maxine Schuttinga of Altoona; sisters-in-law:  Nellie Zylstra of Pella, and Carlene Van Der Pol of Sully, and many nieces and nephews. 


            He is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Louise Kane, Norma Schuttinga, and Laverna Aalbers and his brothers-in-law: Bernie Van Der Pol, Orville Zylstra, Beryl Kane, Bill Vande Lune, Gerald Schuttinga, Art Schuttinga, and Don Aalbers.  

Charitable donations may be made to:

Lake View Camp
Pella IA 50219

Hospice of Pella
Pella IA

First Reformed Church
Pella IA

 Service Information

September 13, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
September 14, 2017

2:00 PM