Roy Vanden Hul, age 82, of Orange City, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.
Roy was born May 1, 1923, in rural Orange City, the son of Case and Sadie (VanderWaal) Vanden Hul. He was raised at Orange City. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
On Jan. 19, 1949, he married Jeanette Vande Griend in Orange City. They farmed north of Orange City. He was also employed at Silent Sioux, Vogel Paint, and Hi- Precision, all in Orange City. In December 1997, the couple moved into Orange City.
Mr. Vanden Hul was a member of Trinity Reformed Church, where he and his wife belonged to the Booster Club. He was also a member of the Pressman-Kosters American Legion Post in Orange City.
He enjoyed having morning coffee with his friends at Hardees in Orange City.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jeanette; a son, Rodney Vanden Hul, of Orange City; two daughters, Jolene Vanden Hul, of Orange City, and Linda and her husband, Mike Heuertz, of Le Mars; and five grandchildren, Rebecca Heuertz, and her fiancÚ, Gene Kerber, of Pierce, Neb., Jessica Heuertz, of Le Mars, Christopher Heuertz of Cedar Falls, Rachel Heuertz of Le Mars and Nicholas Heuertz of Le Mars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, John Vanden Hul, Elizabeth Vander Veen, and Ted Vanden Hul.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Jonathan Opgenorth officiating. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Memorials will be directed to the Levitt Guest Center at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.oolman.com.