Garden Chapel

Arvena Schuring

May 19, 2011
Pella, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2011
 Trinity Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

Begins at Noon, Monday, May 23, 2011
with family present 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

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

In Memory Of

Arvena Schuring
Pella, Iowa
(Age 81)

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.

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