Wanda L. Kleinhuizen, age 92, of Prinsburg, passed away Monday morning, April 4, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg. Interment will be at Holland Township Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home. www.tricountyfuneral.com
Wanda LaVerne Kleinhuizen was born on May 8, 1929, to Bertus and Willemina “Minnie” (Bonnema) Van Heuveln of Prinsburg. She grew up in the Prinsburg area and received her education in Raymond and Clara City where she graduated from high school. In 1948, Wanda married Donald Kleinhuizen. They made their home in Prinsburg and were blessed with three children. Wanda was a lifelong member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Prinsburg where she participated in Mission Club, choir and mixed chorus. She had a lovely voice and enjoyed singing. As a child she performed with her sisters at U.S.O. shows and later for a time on a weekly KWLM radio program.
During their married life, Wanda often accompanied Don on his travels for road construction. When their children were in school, Wanda worked for six years at Variety Supply of Clara city. In 1981, Don and Wanda traveled to Ecuador on a mission trip. They also traveled to all 48 continental states and 7 European countries. They spent 15 winters in Texas after retirement. Wanda will be remembered for her wisdom, fun-loving spirit and unwavering faith in the Lord.
She is survived by her three children, Kathleen (and Kent) Tebben of Grand Rapids, MI., Sharon (and Mark) Erickson of Willmar and Arvid Kleinhuizen of Willmar; seven grandchildren, Jesse (and Sarah) Fuls, Moriah (and Dr. Andrew) Hoekwater, Mackenzie (and Caleb) Bjorklund, Selena (and Ryan) Olson, Chantell Slagter, Riley Kleinhuizen and Brittany Kleinhuizen; fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Also surviving are two siblings, Wilmette (and John Jr.) Swanson of South Carolina and Burton (and Sandy) Van Heuveln of Elbow Lake and Don’s sister, Eileen Fritz of Waconia, besides other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don in 2009; her parents and three siblings, Donna Plowman, LeMar Van Heuveln and Maureen Thiel.
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