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Christina "Toots" Van Iperen

April 30, 1921 June 13, 2018
Christina "Toots" Van Iperen
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CHRISTINA "TOOTS" VAN IPEREN was born April 30, 1921 to Charley and Ada (Enkhorn) De Jongh in Hull, Iowa. Throughout her life, she was affectionately known as “Toots”. She was baptized at the First Reformed Church in Hull. She attended school in Boyden, Iowa through the eighth grade. On October 18, 1945 Toots married Nickolas Van Iperen in her parent’s home in Luverne, Minnesota. The couple made their first home in Lester, Iowa. In 1947 they moved to a farm near Ash Creek, Minnesota where they raised their four daughters and farmed until retiring in 1981 and moving to Luverne. Toots continued to live in their home after Nick entered the Minnesota Veterans Home in 1998. In February of 2014, Toots became a resident of the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. In 2016, Toots became a resident at the Minnesota Veterans Home where on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 she passed away peacefully under hospice care at the age of 97 years, one month and 13 days.

Toots was a charter member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne and was active in the Mary Circle for 45 years. She was active with the county extension club and the Senior Citizens Center and loved playing BINGO and interacting with friends. Having coffee with her daughters and going out with their families and her brothers and their families were truly special times in which they created many happy memories together.

Toots will be lovingly remembered by her four daughters, Charlene and her husband Jon Hovland of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Larinda and her husband Doug Braun of Sun Lakes, Arizona, LaDonna and her husband, Dick Iveland of Luverne, and Lorna and her husband Don Anderson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; brother, Norman De Jongh of Luverne; and other family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick, on July 14, 2000; parents, Charley and Ada; an infant brother; and four brothers, Pete De Jongh, Wesley De Jongh, Harvey De Jongh and Chester De Jongh; and other family.

Memorials may be directed to the Minnesota Veterans Home or the Sanford Luverne Hospice program.

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5:00 PM 6/17/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/17/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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10:30 AM 6/18/2018 10:30:00 AM
American Reformed Church - Luverne

304 N. Fairview Dr.
Luverne, MN 56156

American Reformed Church - Luverne
304 N. Fairview Dr. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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Memory Gardens Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Luverne, MN 56156

Restlawn Memorial Gardens Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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