In Memory of Bernard Lansink



Bernard Lansink
Bernard Lansink
Born: April 9, 1931
Died: September 9, 2019
Age: 88
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Bernard Lansink
April 9, 1931 - September 9, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA | Originally: Arthur, IA

Bernard Lansink, age 88, of Ida Grove, Iowa (formerly of Arthur, Iowa) passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019, at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate with Committal Services following in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus Rosary Service at 4:30 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Bernard Joseph Lansink, the son of Benjamin and Caroline (Roeder) Lansink, was born April 9, 1931, in rural Arthur, IA. He was raised on the farm and attended Arthur High School graduating with the class of 1949. Upon the completion of high school, Bernard began his lifelong farming career.

On November 27, 1954, Bernard was united in marriage to Leila Bennigsdorf at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, IA. The couple made their home on a farm near Arthur and were blessed with four children: Deb, Douglas, Dennis and Deana. In 1994 the couple retired from a 45-year farming career and moved to Ida Grove. Bernard was employed part-time as a driver for Midwest Industries, Crop-Mate and Gomaco.

Bernard was a very active member of his community. He served as a board member for numerous organizations including Horn Memorial Hospital, the Arthur Lumber Yard, Ida County Farm Bureau and Ida County REC. Bernard was a Blaine Township Trustee and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Bernard was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He and Leila enjoyed attending their children and grandchildren’s sporting and school events. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, playing cards and attending tractor pulls. Bernard participated in RAGBRAI and liked attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Emmetsburg, IA. The couple enjoyed traveling and for 15 years he and Leila would winter in Alamo, Texas. Always known for his friendly smile, Bernard will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 64 years Leila Lansink of Battle Creek, IA; children Debra (Keith) Fineran of Arthur, IA, Douglas (Teresa) Lansink of Ida Grove, IA, Dennis (Tamara) Lansink of Arthur, IA and Deana Lansink (special friend Travis Spoo) of Emmetsburg, IA; 11 grandchildren: Jim (Mandy) Fineran, Laura Fineran, John (Sarah) Fineran, Abby (Chris) Schrunk, Adam (Jodi) Lansink, Andrew (Lisa) Lansink, Aaron (Laura) Lansink, Chris (Melanie) Lansink, Callie (Kenny) Wilhite, Courtney (Scott) Cunningham and Cara (Seth) Johnson; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and sister Arlene Miller of Schaller, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Caroline Lansink; sisters Delores Segebart and Sister Mary Benjamin Lansink; brother-in-law Don Miller; great-grandchildren Emmett Fineran and Jillian Lansink.

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Monday, 
September 16, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Father Richard D. Ball

CASKET BEARERS

Jim Fineran
Chris Lansink
John Fineran
Adam Lansink
Andrew Lansink
Aaron Lansink

VISITATION

2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday,
September 15, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

K of C Rosary Service at 4:30 p.m.
Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m.

MUSIC

Hymns
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Taste & See"
"Be Not Afraid"
"Bread Blessed & Broken"
"Gifts of Finest Wheat"
"Amazing Grace"

"Irish Blessing" by Father David "Hemann

Julie Hamann, Organist & Cantor

INTERMENT

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:37 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss-Bernard was a good man. ”
- Gerald and Janet Lundquist
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:37 PM
“Leila and family, we are so sorry for the loss of Bernard and his kind heart. You are all in our prayers. May he Rest In Peace. ”
- Jayson and Patty Lansink
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:37 PM
“Bernard was always a gracious man. He had an infectious smile and always willing to help. He will be missed dearly by family and friends.”
- Gloria (Wonder) Asch
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 3:34 PM
“Doug, Teresa, Dennis, Tammy,
Sorry to hear of Bernard's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Mike & Karen Palm”
- Mike & Karen Palm
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“Dear Leila and family, so sorry to hear of Bernard’s death. My sincere condolences to all of you! God will give you strength to bear your loss! God Bless! Joan ”
- Joan K. Petersen
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“Dear Aunt Leila, Deb, Doug, Denny, Deana and families,
Words can not express how sad we are to hear of Bernard's passing. We are so sorry for your loss and thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts, ”
- Brian & Barb
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:05 AM
“Hi Debbie, I was talking to my parents today and learned of your dads passing. I am so sorry for your loss. You could tell he was genuinely a nice guy and
that kindness was passed along to his kids. I will be praying for you in these difficult times.

God Bless and take care
Steve”
- Steve Hauschildt
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:05 AM
“Dear Aunt Leila, Deb, Doug, Denny, Deana and families,
Words cannot express how sad we are to learn of Bernard' passing. He is gone from our sight but never from our hearts. We are so sorry for your loss and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.
Wishing you healing and peace.
Sending our love to you all,
Brian and Barb”
- Brian & Barb
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:52 AM
“So sorry to hear Bernard passed away. Marc and I enjoyed the visits at Willow Dale with him and Leila. He was a pleasant person to visit with and always a had a friendly smile. Blessings to all of you! ”
- Marc and Marsha Kjar
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“With my Deepest Sympathy to all the family. Always remember when I would see him we would always have great conversations! Going to be missed deeply!”
- David Redenius
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“Deana and Family, Thinking of you all and sending lots of hugs and sympathy.”
- Nancy Gibson
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“A very kind and gentle soul that will be missed by many. It was an honor to have known him. My deepest sympathy to his entire family.”
- Gaylene Rosburg
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“To the entire Lansink family my heart hurts for you. Bernard was a great man. I will never forget growing up spending nights at the Lansink farm and being part of a very special family. Doug was always a great friend and Leila is such a special woman. I love the Lansink family. I’m a better person for knowing Bernard. I’m extremely sorry for the loss. May God continue to bless your family.”
- Dave Hultgren
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM
“Our hearts are broken that such a loving, gentle, faith filled man has left this world behind but we rejoice that he was loved beyond words while he was here and that he’s welcomed and loved in the next world. All our love and prayers are with you Aunt Leila and family ❤️”
- Mark & Kim Wilmes
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM
“I am truly saddened to hear of Bernard's passing. Love him and Leila so very much, and had many great conversations with them. They raised an incredible family, and I know Bernard is now up there with the old "Fishing Crew" and enjoying heaven to its fullest. I love you my friend, and I will see you again someday.”
- Brad Miller
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM
“Leila, Deb, Denny, Doug and Deanna,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of sweet Bernard! Sending you all prayers and hugs!
With love,
Paul & Patti Tedesco”
- Paul & Patti Tedesco
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM
“Dear Teresa, Doug, Tammy and Denny,
Thinking of the entire Lansink Family at this time and sending our heartfelt sympathies out to all of you. GOD Bless your families during this difficult time.
Much LOVE from N.H.
Rhonda & Jordan Paul”
- Rhonda Paul
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