Winnie Scholten

Winnie Scholten

Winnie Scholten, 98, Hills, died Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

A funeral service was Thursday, June 23, at the Steen Reformed Church in Steen. Burial followed in the Eastside Cemetery in rural Steen.

Winnie Feekes was born on Aug. 29, 1923, at Sioux Center, Iowa, the daughter of Gradus and Rena (Vanden Hull) Feekes. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school. She graduated from Sioux Center High School in 1941.

She continued her education at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and received her teaching certificate. Winnie taught country school for four years and taught elementary school in Steen for eight years.  After retirement she served as a substitute teacher in Ash Creek, Hills and Beaver Creek, elementary schools.

Winnie married Dennis Scholten on Aug. 17, 1948, in Carmel, Iowa. They were blessed with a son, Richard in 1956. Along with being a full-time mom, she also helped with the day-to-day operation of their farming and trucking businesses. After retirement Winnie and Dennis drove senior citizens to appointments in surrounding communities, as well as working for Home Health for a time. Her husband, Dennis, died June 3, 1997.

Winnie was a member of the Steen Reformed Church in Steen and was active with the Ladies Study Circle for many years. She enjoyed trips to Montana with her family. She loved flowers, gardening and sewing. She also loved going fishing with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Richard (Lori) Scholten of Steen; grandchildren Cody Scholten of Steen, Tanner Scholten of Steen, Derek Ehde of Harrisburg, South Dakota, and Tara Churchill of Luverne; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dennis; five siblings, Ted Feekes, Gerrit Feekes, George Feekes, Robert Feekes and Matilda Moss.

Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, jurrensfuneralhome.com.

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