SIOUX CENTER—Eunice Raak Scholten, 97, Sioux Center, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Roger Voskuil officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Service will be live streamed, and a link will be available on our website on Eunice’s obituary page.
Eunice Menning was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Newkirk, IA, the daughter of Simon and Dena (TeGrotenhuis) Menning. She grew up in Newkirk and later graduated from Newkirk Consolidated School.
On Feb. 23, 1945, she was united in marriage to Dennis Raak. For 37 years, she was a partner to Dennis on the farm raising their five children; David, Marlene, Lora, Sandy and Rachel.
Eunice was a member of First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, where she was active in Circle, Choir, Library, Women’s Guild, Quilting Group, Sunday school and catechism teacher. After moving to Sioux Center in 1980, she was an active volunteer at Kinsey Elementary School library and in the classrooms. She was on the Auxiliary Board of Hope Haven and Inspiration Hills.
Her husband, Dennis, died July 21, 1982. Eunice taught Friendship Class and was a hospice volunteer for over 20 years.
Eunice’s passions in life included; quilting, sewing, cooking, baking, and reading.
On May 28, 2005, Eunice married Ed Scholten and they continued to live in Sioux Center.
Eunice is survived by her husband of 15 years, Ed Scholten, of Sioux Center; five children, David (Julie) Raak of Ryan, IA, Marlene Raak of Orange City, IA, Lora (Roger) Haug of Pella, IA, Sandy (Roger) Langstraat of Mesa, AZ, and Rachel (Lynn) Gunderson of Jefferson, IA; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; six step-children, Natalie (Ed) Brummel, Betty (Roger) Vande Griend, Donna (Glen) Vander Ark, Lorna (Dennis) Dykstra, Deb (Harlan) Moret and Ed (Lanae) Scholten; numerous Scholten grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Arlene Brown; sister-in-law, Fannie Menning; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Dena Menning; first husband, Dennis Raak; four brothers, Virgil, Harold, Marion and Norman Menning; and three sisters, Esther Boone, Sylvia Hornsby and Evelyn Brink.