Harold Van De Berg
Harold Van De Berg, 79, Luverne, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne with burial following at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. A visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Harold Van De Berg was born Oct. 19, 1936, to Henry and Della (Kroon) Van De Berg in Sioux County, Iowa. He was baptized on Dec. 6, 1936, and later confirmed at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa. He attended Sioux Center Elementary School-Welcome No. 8.
On March 22, 1957, he married Joan Schoep at her parents’ home in Hull, Iowa. They lived on a farm near Sioux Center until 1967 when they moved to a farm near Garretson, South Dakota, where they remained until their retirement in 2010. They then moved to Luverne.
Harold was a member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards, especially rook. He loved hosting people and attending his grandchildren’s events.
Harold is survived by his wife, Joan; seven children, Carol (Bruce) Boelman and Vern (Nancy) Van De Berg, all of Luverne; Norlyn (Sandy) Van De Berg, Garretson, South Dakota, Sharla (Thomas) Trutwin, Cushing, David (Angela) Van De Berg and Loren (Monica) Van De Berg, all of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Paul (Tammy) Van De Berg, Brandon, South Dakota; his siblings, Elma (Lloyd) Van Roekel, Ralph (Mary) Van De Berg, Wilmer (Wynetta) Van De Berg and Ardith (Verdean) Wynja, all of Sioux Center, Verna (Arend) Sandbulte, Duluth, and Hendrene (John) Zoet, Hull, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Van De Berg; his parents; a sister, Eldora Van Zandbergen; and a brother-in-law, Harold Van Zandbergen.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.