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Hermina Van Meeteren

January 14, 1930 July 28, 2022
Hermina Van Meeteren
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Hermina Van Meeteren was born on January 14, 1930 to Ralph and Henrietta (Driesen) Otten in a house near Doon, Iowa. She grew up in the Doon and Rock Rapids, Iowa, area and attended the Doon Christian School through the eighth grade. Hermina helped on the farm and with childcare and household chores for new mothers in the area. On February 7, 1951, Hermina was united in marriage to John Van Meeteren in Doon, Iowa. John was drafted into the United States Army on August 19, 1952, serving overseas during the Korean War and honorably discharged on May 13, 1954. During this time, Hermina continued to help new mothers. After John returned home, the couple resided near the Rock Rapids area working for various farmers. In 1955, John and Hermina moved to a dairy farm near Luverne, Minnesota. Here they settled into life and made their home. They farmed and operated the dairy while raising their seven children. They formally retired in 1993 and in September of 2000, the couple moved in Luverne. John passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2000. Hermina continued living in their home until 2019, when she moved to the Oasis Care Home in Luverne. On Thursday, July 28, 2022, Hermina died peacefully with her family by her side at the Sanford Luverne Hospital at the age of 92 years, six months and 14 days.

Hermina was a member of the Luverne Christian Reformed Church where she attended Bible studies. She volunteered at Atlas and Bibles for Missions. She enjoyed working on different crafts and puzzles. She loved driving out to see the farm and spending time with her large family. She will be remembered by her family for being a very gracious and loving Christian mother.

Hermina is lovingly survived by her seven children; Darrell (Leah) Van Meeteren of Luverne, Carol Kelderman of Doon, Gloria (Vern) Brouwer of Jasper, Minnesota, Brenda (special friend, Steve Langenfeld) Kuechnemeister of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Deb (Keith) Kuechenmeister of Slayton, Minnesota, Marlin (Viola) Van Meeteren of Luverne, and Sharla (Jody) Reisch of Luverne; 30 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Gerald Otten of Montclair, California; sister, LaVonne Otten of Luverne; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son-in-law, Arnold Kelderman; great-grandson, Tripp Postmus; sister-in-law, Helen Otten; and other relatives.

In leiu of flowers, family request donations be directed to:
Luke Society or Hope Haven.

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4:00 PM 8/1/2022 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/1/2022 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Chapel

209 Elm Street
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Chapel
209 Elm Street Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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10:30 AM 8/2/2022 10:30:00 AM
Christian Reformed Church - Luverne

605 N. Estey
Luverne, MN 56156

Christian Reformed Church - Luverne
605 N. Estey 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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