May 19, 2011
10:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Trinity Reformed Church
Begins at Noon, Monday, May 23, 2011
with family present 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Hospice of Pella
Pella Regional Health Center – Long Term Care Unit
Husband: Jake Schuring
Children: Stan and Diane Schuring
Mike and Cindy Schuring
Sandy (deceased) and Chuck Keuning
Paul and Jeana Schuring
Janine and Chris Fontana
July 2, 1929 - May 19, 2011
Arvena Bernice Schuring was born on July 2, 1929, to Clarence H. G. and Bernice A. (Dabb) Rietveld on a farm near Swan, Iowa. She passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House.
Arvena attended country school near Pleasantville and the Iola Country School. On June 26, 1947, Arvena was united in marriage with Jacob Louis Schuring in Knoxville, Iowa. They were blessed with five children: Stanley, Michael, Sandra, Paul, and Janine.
Arvena enjoyed being a mother and homemaker and especially liked baking chocolate chip cookies for her family. She also enjoyed flowers, antique dishes, her cat Thomas, and the Gaither Family music. Her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren. After her children were grown, Arvena worked for twelve years as a nurses aid at the Pella Regional Health Center Long Term Care facility. Arvena was a long time member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pella, making her confession of faith on Easter Sunday, 1957.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of sixty-three years, Jacob, of Pella, four children and their spouses, fourteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren, as listed below.
Stanley Jacob & Diane Lynne (Van Weelden) Schuring, Pella, Iowa
Heather Lynne & Robert Trent La Hue
Adalyn Grace La Hue
Izaak Trent La Hue
Heidi Jaye & Grady Douglas Holt
Maxwell Arie-Jacob Holt
Abraham Douglas Holt
Anne Elizabeth Holt
Camille Tressie Holt
Hilary Anne & Wade Dixon Van Vark
Blake Mattingly Van Vark
Halle Nicole Van Vark
Noah Alexander Van Vark
Tate Gehrig Van Vark
Michael Dean & Cynthia Elaine Schuring, Pella, Iowa
Stacey Renee Schuring
Taylor Renee Winder
Alec William Winder
Troy Dean & Scheris Lee Schuring
Alyssa Jordan Schuring
Marc Ryan and Mandy Nicole Van Gorp
Henley Joy Van Gorp
Alison Lynn & Trey Ondrus
Eva Michelle Ondrus
Sandra Elaine (deceased) & Charles Duane Keuning Pella, Iowa
Kevin Mark & Christine Ann Keuning
Nicole Ann Keuning
Mark Brent Keuning
Timothy Jezek Keuning
David Brent Keuning and Cara Cross
Kyler Jude Keuning
Paul Kevin & Jeana Schuring, Pella,Iowa
Bret Ryan Schuring
Todd Aaron Schuring
Janine Beth & Christopher Ricardo Fontana, Pella, Iowa
Charli Rochelle and Nathan Keith Keuning
Pady Elizabeth Fontana & Stephen Andrew Bandstra
Sawyer Jankins Bandstra
Dillon Duffield Fontana
Arvena is also survived by her brother, Lloyd and Linda Rietveld, and by her sisters Dena White and Arlene Schakel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, by her daughter, Sandra in 2008, and by her brother, Fred.
Arvena will be missed by her family and friends, but her memory lives on.