Jeanette Vos, 95, Luverne, died peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton.
A public visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. A public graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Luverne.
Jeanette Vander Streek was born on Oct. 18, 1924, to Henry and Hattie (Westra) Vander Streek on a farm in Lyon County, Iowa, south of Steen. Her family lived near Steen, Lynden, Washington and Ocheyedan, Iowa. One of Jeanette’s favorite childhood memories was traveling with her family by ship to the Netherlands in 1935 to see her grandmother. Jeanette attended school through the seventh grade. When she was 17 years old, her mother died as a result of cancer and Jeanette became the “mother” to her younger siblings.
On Jan. 17, 1950, Jeanette married Dick Vos at the Reformed Church of Steen. Following their marriage, the couple farmed near Kenneth, Hardwick and Luverne. Jeanette was a homemaker and cared for their family. In 1973 she and Dick purchased a house and moved into Luverne. Jeanette kept busy with cleaning houses, wallpapering and painting for others. In 1997 the couple moved to the Centennial Apartments. Dick became a resident of the Minnesota Veterans Home in 2003, where he died on Jan. 7, 2007. Jeanette became a resident of the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, on Dec. 28, 2006.
Jeanette was a member of the Luverne Christian Reformed Church. She volunteered for the Luverne Senior Center and played in the kitchen band. She enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles, playing board games with friends, bowling and traveling. She also enjoyed playing piano and accordion.
Jeanette is survived by four children, Ken (Phyllis) Vos of Luverne, Darlene (Dale) Dreessen of Luverne, Donna (Verlyn) Smidt of Sibley, Iowa, and Eunice (Keith) Valenziano of Vero Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, Kyle (Amber) Vos, Kristi (Bruce) Van Dyken, David (Lynae) Dreessen, Debbie (Jared) Spronk and Dawn (Mike) Kohle; three step-grandchildren, Nick (Teri) Valenziano, Daniel (Stephanie) Valenziano and Katie (Kellen) Williams; 15 great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alberta DeKam of Lynden, Washington; a sister-in-law, Alice Krosschell of Edgerton; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; her parents; her sisters, Gertrude Baker and Hattie Brands; and her brother, Henry Vander Streek.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.