In Memory of Loween M Lansink



Loween M Lansink
Loween M Lansink
Born: January 18, 1932
Died: January 14, 2018
Age: 85
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Loween M Lansink
January 18, 1932 - January 14, 2018
From: Odebolt, IA

Loween M. Lansink, age 85, of Odebolt, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center, of Overland Park, Kansas.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, January 19, 2018, at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Father Joe Dillinger will officiate; with committal services following in the St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery, of Odebolt, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home, of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Loween Marlys (Christiansen) Lansink was born January 18, 1932, in Schleswig, IA, the youngest daughter of four children born to Fred and Selma (Erichsen) Christiansen. Loween lived in Iowa her entire life. She grew up on various farms in Crawford, Sac, and Ida Counties where she attended country schools and later graduated high school from the Arthur Public School in Arthur, IA.  

On March 1, 1949, Loween was united in marriage to George W. Lansink at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Odebolt, IA. The couple made their home on the family farm south of Arthur where they farmed for many years and also operated the family trucking business “Lansink Transfer and Shelling.” Loween and George were blessed with five children: George E., Brice, Randy, Kent and Brenda, which were their greatest pride and joy. Loween was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. In addition to raising five children and one grandson, she was always there to help out with whatever was needed, whether it be helping with the trucking business, doing field work during harvest, taking care of livestock, providing lunches for workers or tending a huge garden and doing tons of canning to help provide. In early years, Loween also worked at the Odebolt Nursing Home as a Nurses Aide caring for residents. She enjoyed her own business ventures as well and delighted in winning a free trip to New York to see the Big Apple and the Twin Towers. After farming for many years, George and Loween moved to Odebolt in 1995, where Loween worked several years as a pizza chef at Casey’s and also as a cook at the Lake View Drive Inn.

Loween enjoyed fishing trips with family, traveling to Hawaii, reading all types of books (especially mysteries), doing word searches, and playing cards and board games. She was an excellent cook and delighted in cooking home cooked meals for her family and friends. She loved peach pie and made the best stuffing, fudge, and cookies for the holidays. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was so proud of each of her kids and grandkids, and loved sharing in their lives.

Survivors include four children: George E. (Jan) Lansink of Cedar Falls, IA, Randy (Roxanne Morgan) Lansink of Holcomb, KS, Kent (Elkie) Lansink of Manilla, IA, Brenda (Mark) Wallace of Olathe, KS; 8 grandchildren: Josh Lansink, Jeff (Maria) Lansink, Jennifer (Alex) Lansink-Gutt, Stephanie (Neal) Murphy, Austin and Paige Lansink, Braden and Isaac Wallace; 7 step grandchildren: Scott (Heather) Gilroy, Tim (Mindy) Gilroy, Jessica (Shelby) LaFay, April (Matt) Bergner, Jeremey Morgan, Dustin (Lanette) Morgan, and Brittney (Ryan) Owens; 8 great-grandchildren: Alex, Jack, and Drew Lansink, Teal Gutt, Kerriann and Devon Murphy, Kyle and Zach Lansink; 9 step grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Loween was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years George W. Lansink; son Brice Lansink; granddaughter Kristie Lansink; parents Fred and Selma Christiansen; brother Vernon (Martha) Christiansen; sisters Mabel (Harold) Wunschel, and Viola (Raymond) Namanny.

 

SERVICES

10:30 A.M., Friday,
Jaunary 19, 2018

St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Father Joe Dillinger

CASKET BEARERS

Jeff Lansink
Jennifer Lansink
Paige Lansink
Braden Wallace
Shelby LaFay
Isaac Wallace
Neal Murphy

Honorary Pallbearers
Austin Lansink
Stephanie Murphy

VISITATION

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa

MUSIC

Kay Bloyer, Organist
Joey Hoefling, Vocalist

"How Great Thou Art"
"Amazing Grace"
"In The Garden"
"The Old Rugged Cross"

INTERMENT

St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Condolences


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 3:32 PM
“George-It's been many years, since those days on Bus 14, hasn't it? So sorry to read about your mom. Sincere sympathies to you and your family.”
- Deb (Debbie Hammerstrom) Peterson
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“Kent, Elkie & Family:
Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Jerry Boger
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:22 AM
“My Deepest Sympathy to the Family!!!!!!”
- David Redenius
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 2:33 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Loween is now with George as well as all the other family members. I cherished all the childhood memories of us playing games, riding horses, canning sweet corn and meals together while our parents played cards. Hugs to all of you, she will be deeply missed.
Patricia (Lansink) Wyatt”
- Patricia (Lansink) Wyatt
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:23 PM
“To the family of Loween, I can only imagine what you are going through!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Aunt Loween, as well as your dad George, were always so kind to all of us. I remember your mom having candy dishes and snacks when we'd come to visit, even when mom and i stopped by to visit her one day, she wanted us to stay and offered us cookies, etc... we took her out to lunch instead!! Stick together and stay close as a family. I know mom and dad wish they could be here- you will be in ALL our thoughts and prayers!! God Bless!! Keith and Ann Vermeys”
- Ann Vermeys
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:23 PM
“SENDING OUR SYMPATHIES TO ALL OF LOWEEN'S FAMILIES...WE ARE NEVER READY FOR NEWS LIKE THIS..LOWEEN WAS ALWAYS SO CHEERFUL AND READY TO LISTEN AND COULD SHARE A STORY ANY TIME. SHE WILL BE MISSED AND WILL LEAVE A BIG VOID IN OUR LIVES. BLESSINGS TO ALL AS YOU HOLD ONTO HER MEMORIES AS WE WILL.
- RON AND BETTY
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:22 PM
“SENDING OUR SYMPATHIES TO ALL OF LOWEEN'S FAMILIES..WE ARE NEVER READY FOR THIS TYPE OF NEWS..LOWEEN WILL BE MISSED AND WILL LEAVE HUGE VOID IN OUR LIVES. SHE WAS ALWAYS READY TO LISTEN WITH A CHEERFUL ATTITUDE. BLESINGS TO ALL OF YOU.

- RON AND BETTY
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:09 AM
“It’s so hard when you lose a parent. Aunt Loween was good to us. I remember she was driving the car pool from church to take us home in Arthur. It was a blizzard that night. All us kids stayed quiet and helped her see/find the highway. She got us home safely! My sympathies go to your families. ”
- Marie Cook
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