In Memory of Lola M. Van Houten



Lola M. Van Houten
Lola M. Van Houten
Born: February 25, 1931
Died: January 5, 2017
Age: 85
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Lola M. Van Houten
February 25, 1931 - January 5, 2017
From: Battle Creek, IA

Lola M. Van Houten, age 85, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Reverend Kevin J. Freese will officiate, with interment following in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com


Born on February 25, 1931, in Anthon, Iowa, Lola Mae Marie Van Houten was the daughter of Leo and Margie (Eichorn) Schumann. Lola grew up on a farm outside of Anthon, Iowa, and attended Anthon country school.

On September 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Corbet LaVern Van Houten at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, Iowa. The couple farmed and raised livestock west of Battle Creek for many years. They were blessed with four sons, Mike, Marc, Kirk, and Kerwin.

Lola was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She adored her family and treasured spending time with them over the years. She enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren extra-curricular events, square dancing, ballroom dancing, playing cards, sewing, gardening and canning. Lola was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek and was active in Presbyterian Women.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Mike (Judy) Van Houten of Geneva, IL, Marc (Cheryl) Van Houten of Battle Creek, IA, and Kerwin (Fiancée Brigette Schreiber) Van Houten of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren: Rachel (Mike) Harrison, Eric (Christina) Van Houten, Lindsay Van Houten, Jason Van Houten, Kris Van Houten, Tate (Kathy) Van Houten, Hope (Tyler) Bleckwehl, Tyler (Sally) Van Houten, Morgan (RaShel) Van Houten, and Garrett (Brianna Gaes) Van Houten; great-grandchildren: Evan, Zachary, Camryn, Calen, Grace, Paige, Curtis, Vincent, Vera, Eva, Darren, Nicole, and Paisley; sister, Barb Carlson of Sioux City, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband, LaVern Van Houten; son, Kirk Van Houten; Daughter-in-law, Kerry Van Houten; sister, Lucinda (Harold) Jeffrey; and brother-in-law, Roland Carlson.


SERVICES

11:00 a.m., Saturday,
January 7, 2017

First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Reverend Kevin J. Freese

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers:
Rachel Harrison
Eric Van Houten
Lindsay Van Houten
Jason Van Houten
Kris Van Houten
Tate Van Houten
Hope Bleckwehl
Tyler Van Houten
Morgan Van Houten
Garrett Van Houten

VISITATION

One Hour Prior
To The Service From
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.,
Saturday, January 7, 2017

First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

MUSIC

Mary Jo Watson-Pianist
Dixie Brueck-Vocalist

Congregational Hymns:
"Amazing Grace"
"Wht A Friend We Have In Jesus"

Vocal Selection:
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow"

INTERMENT

Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Condolences


Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM
“I was saddened to see your Mom passed. Your folks were such good friends with my Mom and Dad. Thinking of my folks and yours, brings back such great memories. Dad so appreciated the help of Mike and then later on Mark on our farm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Marla (Albertson)
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM
“Sorry 2 here”
- Delmar
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:29 PM
“Deepest sympathy for your loss of Lola. She was a wonderful lady, always had a minute to chat.
- Fern Krayenhagen
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:29 PM
“Sorry for your loss. May all the memories you share assist you in this difficult time. Hugs and prayers”
- Joe and Jan Schlimgen
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:29 PM
“So sorry to hear about Lola. Many memories of her during my childhood years. Yes, she is now reunited with Kirk and LaVern. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Cindy and Steve Vaughn
Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:49 PM
“So sorry to hear about Lola... I enjoyed doing her hair for many years... She always greeted me with a smile at Willow Dale when I was there seeing my Mom... Condolences to the family. ”
- Mareta Vermeys
Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:45 AM
“I meet Lola only once at Vollmer getting her car maintenance, we had a wonderful chat,she was such a nice lady, I enjoyed my visit with her!!! My condolences to the family my she rest in peace ”
- shirley ann Schrauth
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