Henry W. Langstraat was born on April 13, 1939 to Case and Ethel (Kastein) Langstraat in Sioux Center. He was raised on a farm in rural Sioux Center and attended the Sioux Center School.
He was proud to have served his country as part of the armed forces.
He married Carol Vander Vliet on June 15, 1965 at the Carmel Reformed Church. They first lived in Sioux Center, and then moved to an acreage near Carmel where they have lived since.
Henry worked very hard at a variety of jobs throughout his life, some of which included farming, Coop Gas and Oil, Sioux Preme Packing, and Van's Poultry. Henry then ventured out on his own and started Sooland Fresh Egg, delivering eggs to a wide variety of businesses in a large surrounding area. He was known to many as "the Eggman." Finally he worked at a local lumberyard.
He was always proud to be a member of the Carmel Reformed Church. He served as a deacon and elder and sang in the choir. Henry and Carol also enjoyed being youth sponsors. One of the things he had a great love for was singing with the Carmel Quartet and also with the Carmel Lights.
Hank was an avid race fan, and also loved to watch any of the sports in which his children and grandchildren were involved.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, four daughters and their husbands, and one son: Mike and Pat Buyert of Middleburg, Phil and Wendi Kats of Hull, Jason Langstraat of Carnes, Matt and Kristi Segar of Hull, and Brent and Kelli Hooyer of Maurice. along with 10 beloved grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters and their husbands: Frank and Marilyn Kruid of Maurice, Tim and Edna Lawson of Greenville, Iowa and one brother and his wife, Clint and Ruth Langstraat of Wellsville, Kan. He will also be remembered by his wife's family: Katherine Vander Vliet of Sioux Center, Leon and Audrey Rus of Ireton, Larry and Brenda Van Dyke of Le Mars, Lyle and Linda Vander Vliet of Sargeant Bluff and Curt Vander Vliet of Sioux Center, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Ed Vander Vliet.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carmel Reformed Church of rural Rock Valley, with the Rev. Mark Heijerman officiating. Interment will be held prior the memorial service in Carmel Cemetery of rural Rock Valley.
A prayer service will be held Saturday at 12:30pm at the Carmel Reformed Church. Visitation will be held Friday at the Carmel Reformed Church from 3 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
The Langstraat Family prefers memorials to the Carmel Reformed Church New Horizon Fund or Carmel Reformed Relay For Life Team.