SIOUX CENTER—Adrian Van Hofwegen, 95, Sioux Center, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Carl Klompien officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, with family present 6:30-8 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be directed to missions.
Adrian Van Hofwegen was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Hawarden, to Dick and Cora (Faber) Van Hofwegen. He received his education in country school and was raised near Lebanon. He enlisted in the United States Coast Artillery Corps. He was united in marriage to Ellen Cuperus and to this marriage four children were born. Adrian farmed and milked cows by Colton, SD, for many years. In the mid-70s he moved to Artesia, CA where he started a lawn mowing business. He later moved back to Sioux Center to retire and be near his family. Church was important to Adrian. He served where he could as elder, deacon, Sunday schoolteacher and had a penchant for missions. He later moved to Royale Meadows. He loved his children and will be greatly missed.
Adrian is survived by his daughter Noella (Ed) Haveman of Hull; daughter-in-law Sharleen Van Hofwegen of Colton, SD; daughter Bonnie (Phil) De Stigter of Sioux Center; and daughter LuAnn De Wild of Hull; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, Case, Dick, Arie, John, Herm, Mart, Bob and Carl; nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Pete; granddaughter Stacey; son-in-law Eldon De Wild; brothers, Marinus and Bill; sisters, Kryna Rozeboom and Liz Fluit.