Lois Van Genderen

September 26, 1944 ~ April 14, 2020 (age 75)


Lois Virginia (DeJong) Van Genderen was born September 26, 1944 to Floris Walter DeJong and Doris (Monsma) DeJong. She passed away unexpected, but peacefully, of a heart attack early Tuesday morning, April 14, 2020. She attended Maple Grove Country School through 6th grade and was very active in 4-H. She graduated from Prairie City High School in 1962. She met Ronald Lee Van Genderen one Wednesday night after a church service and the rest is history!  They were married November 6, 1964 at First Reformed Church in Prairie City. Lois worked in Des Moines until their first son was born and then she participated in the farming operation. She loved traveling with her family. She was an active member of First Reformed Church, the Guild for Christian Service, and taught Sunday School for several years.  Later, Lois became an activity assistant at several nursing homes in the Newton area.  She loved this service to others and put her whole heart into it demonstrating patience, kindness and love to all who came into her life.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Ronald, two sons and daughters-in-law, 10 grandkids and three great grandkids and one on the way, along with her sister and brother-in-law Viola (DeJong) and Brian Vande Lune. She has many nieces and nephews celebrating her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stillborn sister.

Her family:

Jeff and Shamin (Bishop) Van Genderen

     Trent and Cassie Van Genderen

          Kailyn, Kaden and Zoe

     Jakob Van Genderen
     Alyssa (Van Genderen) and Danny Kramer
     Joshua Van Genderen
     Andrew Bishop and Sam Spittler
     Madison Bishop

Brad and Jean (Lubbers) Van Genderen

     Kelsey Van Genderen


     Masio Van Genderen
     Serenity Van Genderen
     Madison Worthington


There will be a small family graveside service at Gifford Cemetery east of Monroe on Saturday at 11 am. All others are welcome to come to cemetery. We ask you sit in your car and remember Lois. The service will be live streamed on Garden Chapel's Facebook page. Afterwards, we will drive Ron by each vehicle so you can offer condolences.  Please respect the social distancing and remain in your vehicle.


In Lieu of flowers - Donations, to honor Lois, may be sent to:

Monroe Fire Department and Ambulance

PO box 1058

Monroe, IA 50170

To send flowers to Lois' family, please visit our floral store.


Private Inurnment

Gifford Cemetery
2870 Republic Ave W
Monroe, IA 50170


Monroe Fire Department and Ambulance
PO Box 1058, Monroe IA 50170

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