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Hank Rooda

October 16, 1943 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 77)


Henry Allen Rooda was born October 16, 1943, to Andrew and Clara (Van Dyk) Rooda, in Friesland, the Netherlands. His family immigrated to the U.S. in October 1948.

Hank attended country schools near Pella. He worked for Grootveld Oil Co. for many years. On June 24, 1993, he was united in marriage to Donna Van Zante. The antique business Hank and Donna owned provided opportunity for Hank to educate himself in many areas. He loved that job and met many folks because of it. He always wore a cross necklace which gave him a chance to share his faith in Jesus Christ, His Lord and Savior. Sometimes he would give his cross away to encourage others in their faith.  

Hank was a member of the Church of the Open Bible where he participated in The Gathering group.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Donna and their family:  

Sherry Frost

            Eric Frost

Laura and Kent Dunsbergen

            Tyler Dunsbergen and Ashley Bishop

                        Axel, Tyson

            Andrew Dunsbergen

Greg Rooda

Teresa and Harvey Beyer

            Brett and Amber Beyer

                        Arie, Dirk, Brooke

            Paige Beyer

Gary and Laura Willemsen

            Ashley and Mark Liston

                        Charlotte, Catherine

            Lindsay and Connor Juergensen


Bruce Willemsen

            Jack, Brody

Annie Vander Werff

            Alexis, Wyatt

Caroline and Chris Gerhls

            Aidan, Nash, Hattie

He is survived by his parents-in-law: Gerald and Rena Mae Van Zante; siblings-in-law Al Van Zee, Dale and Dana Noon, Betsy and Russ Ferris; and many nieces and nephews.

Hank was preceded in death by his first wife Donna, his parents Andrew and Clara Rooda, his sister Renee Van Zee, his brothers: Stanley and Beatrice Rooda, and Gerrit and Ladonna Rooda, his parents-in-law Dale and Helen Noon, sister-in-law Judy and Don Green, and great granddaughters: Johanna Rose and Brianna Lee.  


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Memorial Service
September 5, 2021

2:30 PM
Church of the Open Bible
837 Washington Street
Pella, IA 50219

No Public Visitation planned

Please note
The memorial service will be Livestreamed on the church FaceBook page.


Church of the Open Bible
Pella IA

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