June 12, 2012
2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 16, 2012
Trinity Reformed Church
1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 16, 2012
Trinity Reformed Church
Trinity Reformed Church Building Fund
Husband: The late Harold Keuning
Son: Charles Keuning – Pella, I
Grandsons: Kevin (Christine) Keuning – Western Springs, IL
David Keuning – Las Vegas, NV
December 11, 1923 - June 12, 2012
Adrianna Vernice Vander Pol Keuning was born on December 11, 1923, near Monroe, Iowa, to Christopher and Tena (Roorda) Vander Pol. She was raised, along with her three brothers, on her family's farm there. She graduated from the eighth grade at the Cottage Grove School in Jasper County and later attended Monroe High School.
As a young woman, Ada (as she was known) helped on her family's farm. There she developed her life-long interests in gardening, cooking, and canning.
On June 6, 1943, she was united in marriage with Harold Keuning. Harold's uncle, Rev. John Keuning, performed the ceremony at Ada's farm home near Monroe. To this union their son, Charles, was born on June 5, 1949.
Ada was employed in the housekeeping department at Central College for many years. Later she helped Harold with the administration of their family business, Keuning Plumbing and Heating.
Following retirement, Harold and Ada enjoyed traveling to Arizona and California during the winter months. A highlight in their travels was a trip to the Netherlands which included sightseeing and visiting family.
Due to declining health, in January 2004 Harold and Ada moved from their home to Vriendschap Village in Pella where they lived for a few months before moving to Fair Haven East in Pella.
Ada was currently living at the West Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Knoxville, Iowa, where she passed away Tuesday morning, June 12, 2012, at the age of eighty-eight.
Ada is survived by her son, Charles; two grandsons, Kevin Keuning and his wife, Christine, of Western Springs, Illinois, and David Keuning of Las Vegas, Nevada; and her brothers, Donald (Darlene) Van Der Pol of Monroe and Laurel (Nancy) Vander Pol of Pella.
Preceding her in death were the following: her husband in 2009; her parents and parents-in-law; her brother, Harold (Henrietta) Vander Pol; and her daughter-in-law, Sandra (Schuring) Keuning.
Ada attended the Tools Chapel Methodist Church as a child and was currently a member of the Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.
Harold and Ada became proud great-grandparents to Nicole Ann, Mark Brent, and Timothy Jezek Keuning, children of Kevin and Christine Keuning, and to Kyler Jude Keuning, son of David Keuning and Cara Cross.