Joan Vant Hof

Joan Katherine Vant Hof, 80, Edgerton, died Friday, April 5, 2017.

A memorial service was Saturday, April 8, at First Reformed Church in Edgerton.

Joan Jeffer was born Jan. 14, 1937, to Dick and Hattie (Lyftogt) Jeffer in Sheldon, Iowa. She attended elementary school in Matlock, Iowa, and graduated from Sheldon/Edgerton High School in 1955 and moved to a farm near Leota.

On Jan. 17, 1956, she married John Vant Hof in Leota. The couple moved to California for several years and then returned to Luverne, where Joan worked for State Farm Insurance. Following the graduation of their children, the couple moved to Brainerd. Joan became an LPN and continued her education at Bemidji State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She worked at Brainerd State Hospital and upon her retirement, she moved to Edgerton. On April 5, 2017, Joan entered the care of Sanford Luverne Hospital for a procedure. After complications occurred, she was transferred to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls where she died. 

Joan was a member of First Reformed Church in Edgerton. She was active in circle, Bible study, and book club. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, knitting, crochet, traveling, camping and watching Loren, Morgan, and Joni ride horses. 

She is survived by her children, Dawn (Dennis) Vander Beek of Edgerton and Terry (Tammy) Vant Hof of Red Lake Falls; grandchildren Teresa (Daniel) Nyquist, Loren (Morgan) Vander Beek, and Joni Vander Beek, Heather (Joe) Bregier, Michael (Stephanie) Hallstrom, Bryce Hallstrom, and Katya Vant Hof; great-grandchildren Case and Kurtis Vander Beek, and Evan and Lilly Bregier; a brother, Joe (Wilma) Jeffer of Luverne; and a sister, Helen (David) Nordgren of Cross Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dale Vant Hof; and a sister C.H. Kolleen.

 Arrangements were by Colonial Funeral Home in Edgerton, www.edgertonburialassociation.com.

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