ROCK VALLEY—Marian Verburg, 98, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at First Reformed Church of Rock Valley, with the Rev. Dr. Verlyn Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley.

Public visitation, with no family present, will be 2-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.

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The family requests that memorials be directed to Hope Haven in Rock Valley.

Marian (Vink) Verburg, the daughter of Garret and Annie (Te Brink) Vink, was born June 27, 1922, at Georgeville, Minnesota. As a young child, she moved with her parents north of Perkins, Iowa, along Highway 75. She later moved north of Hull, Iowa.

Marian was united in marriage to Richard Verburg on Feb. 11, 1943. Together they lived on the farm west of Rock Valley. In June of 1983, they retired and moved to Rock Valley.

Marian was a homemaker. She loved gardening, canning and baking cakes and goodies that she would give to others. She loved crocheting hangers and making quilts for the family. Marian was a member of the First Reformed Church of Rock Valley, the Eunice Circle, Hope Haven Auxiliary and Hegg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Marian is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Mary Lou) Verburg and Arlan (Alma) Verburg, both of Rock Valley, Iowa; daughter, Rhonda (Ken) Gould of Sheridan, Wyoming; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Scholten of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Bernice (John) Reuvers of Marshall, Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Ann Verburg of Sheldon, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Garret and Annie; husband, Richard; and siblings, Delmer, George, Alice, Albert, Henry and Nettie.