HULL—Mrs. Wilhelmina Kraayenbrink, age 92, of Hull, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.
There will be a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. David Van Kley will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a family prayer service at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home.
Wilhelmina Henrietta, who was also known as “Wilmina” and “Mina,” was born on July 4, 1926, on the family farm in rural Sioux Center, the daughter of Gerrit and Hattie (Gerritsen) Vande Kamp. She was raised on that farm. After completing the eighth grade, she worked in area homes as a housekeeper.
On Jan. 24, 1949, she married Asa James Kraayenbrink at Sioux Center. They farmed in the Hull area until December of 1991, when the moved into a new house that they built in Hull. Asa passed away on March 5, 1998, at home in Hull, after 49 years of marriage.
In December of 2000, Wilmina moved into the Homestead Cooperative in Hull. In June of 2010, she transferred to Pleasant Acres.
She was a member of the First Reformed Church, where in earlier years, she had been active in the Reformed Church Women’s Ministries. She also attended the Community Coffee Break Bible Study.
Besides being a homemaker and farm wife, Mina was a cook’s assistant at Pleasant Acres for 15 years. She liked baking, playing cards, embroidering, reading and adult coloring.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris Scholten of Sheldon; a son-in-law, John Unangst of Colleyville, Texas; five sisters, Alvina Punt and Henrietta Sneller, both of Sioux Center; Gracia, and her husband, Lloyd Punt of Pipestone, Minnesota; Helen Mulder of Munster, Indiana; and Gert, and her husband, Don Vos of Ripon, California; a sister-in-law and her husband, Delores and Leonard Leenderts of Hills, Minnesota; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Henrich and Marilyn Kraayenbrink of Sioux Center.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Hillene Unangst; a son-in-law, Harold Scholten; two brothers, Gerrit and Gerald Vande Kamp; a sister, Margaret Sybesma, and her husbands, John Meendering and Syne Sybesma; a sister-in-law, and her husband, Alyda and Donald Wassenaar; and three additional brothers-in-law, Harold Sneller, Donald Punt, and Ed Mulder.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Pleasant Acres Care Center, 309 Railroad St., Hull, IA 51239; and the First Reformed Church, 911 Second St., Hull, IA 51239.
You may express your sympathy at www.oolman.com.