To the VanKoevering Family you have my deepest sympathies.
As a young teenager growing up as next door neighbors I had the privilege of being ask to work for Gene & Joyce when I was about 13/14 years old. Gene taught me how to harvest many different vegetables they where growing at that time, picking beans was not my favorite thing to do, his rows where 600 ft long and the end was nowhere insight, there was a valuable lesson at the end of every row, hard work was appreciated. Wasn’t long after that Gene went on to buying and selling office furniture and once again ask me if I would like to try moving furniture for a living. Spent several years doing that with him and he would lots of times ask me to ride to work with him and we would almost always go for breakfast, I’m still not starving. Gene was always happy when he talked with people he knew or didn’t know, he showed respect to everyone. To Joyce,Kelly,Gregg,Nick he was a very special husband and father with God on his side and was blessed with many family and friends. I’m going to miss that great big smile and laughter he had.