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Margaret Van Otterloo

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Margaret Van Otterloo

Rock Valley, IA: Margaret Van Otterloo, 97, died Monday, November 9, 2015 at Whispering Heights Nursing Home, Rock Valley, Iowa. Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley with Rev. Gideon Wamala officiating. Private burial will be before the service at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 13, 2015 with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley. Condolences for the family along with the full obituary can be found at

Margaret Delia Vander Velde was born to Peter and Josie (Wissink) Vander Velde at Rock Valley, Iowa, on April 9, 1918. Margaret was united in marriage to Clarence (Cliff) Van Otterloo on May 29, 1937. Together the couple made their home in Rock Valley before moving to Minnesota in 1949.

Margaret is survived by her six children: Son, Howard (Judy) of Salem, OR; and daughters: Judy (Fred) Smeins of College Station, TX; Darlene Stegenga of Sioux Falls, SD; Clare (Harlan) Van Dis of Rock Valley, IA; Shirley (Fenton) Groen of Rochester, NH; Debbie (Dale) Granneman of Fairbault, MN; plus many grandchildren and great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Gertrude Vander Velde of Rock Valley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Martin Vander Velde, Peter Vander Velde, Janet Kruizenga and Anna Mae Gerritson; son-in-law, Pierre Stegenga; daughter-in-law, Elaine Van Otterloo; grandson, Tim Van Dis and great-grandson, Elijah Shrift.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Hope Haven International Ministries.

Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 11, 2015
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