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James Van Engelenhoven

September 8, 1943 ~ September 20, 2021 (age 78)

Obituary

James Lee Van Engelenhoven was born September 8, 1943, to Everett J. and Jeanette (Vander Linden) Van Engelenhoven, in Mahaska County, Iowa. He attended school in Oskaloosa and graduated Oskaloosa High School in 1961. 

On June 16, 1965, he was united in marriage to Carol Ver Meer at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa. To this union they were blessed with a son, Jeff. He started in politics because of his father-in-law and the Rose Hill Mafia, Mack Jackson and Granvel Smith. He served on the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors from 1992 – 1998. Jim was a state representative from 1998 – 2012. He served six years in the Iowa Air National Guard. He loved farming and loved representing his constituents. Jim was a hard-worker in everything he did.

Jim was a long-time member of the Leighton Christian Reformed Church and Trinity Reformed Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Carol, son Jeff of rural Collins, his brother Keith Van Engelenhoven of Ottumwa, and his brothers-in-law: Owen (Esther) Ver Meer of Leighton, and Eugene (Sandy) Ver Meer of Pella.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Jeanette Van Engelenhoven, and his parents-in-law Anthony and Jeanette Ver Meer.

 

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Services

Public Visitation
Thursday
September 23, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family Present
Thursday
September 23, 2021

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

Funeral Service
Friday
September 24, 2021

1:30 PM
Trinity Reformed Church
407 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
Friday
September 24, 2021

Evergreen Cemetery
Eaton Avenue
Leighton, IA 50143

Please note
The funeral service will be Livestreamed on TRINITYCHURCHPELLA YouTube page.

Donations

Riverside Church
Knoxville IA

Lake View Camp
P.O. Box 836, Pella IA 50219

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