November 8, 2014
3:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Otley Reformed Church
TIME OF FELLOWSHIP AND VISITATION
4:00-7:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Otley Reformed Church
Pella Christian School of Pignon, Haiti
Silent City Cemetery
April 14, 1929 - November 8, 2014
We lost our husband, best friend, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa this week. He was a quiet, kind, and gentle man. He had a wealth of respect for others and a steadfast faith expressed not so much by words but by actions. He had an abundance of personal strength, accepting what was handed him until the very end.
Howard H. De Prenger, son of William and Gertrude Voss De Prenger, was born on April 14, 1929, at his family farm home near Leighton, Iowa. Howard attended country school near Leighton and graduated from Pella Community High School.
On February 7, 1951, he married Marcia Van Maanen at the Reformed Church in Leighton. To this union four children were born: Beth, Ruth, Lee, and Susan.
Howard and Marcia farmed for fifty-five years in the Pella and Otley areas. In April of 2003, Howard was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. They moved to Pella in November 2003, but he stayed active on the farm. Howard enjoyed restoring AC tractors and tractor rides. He also enjoyed country music, his grandkids and their activities, and trips to Jersey Freeze.
In addition to his wife, children, and their families, he is survived by: his sister, Francene Hugen of Oskaloosa; sisters-in-law, Jeanne De Prenger of West Des Moines and Vivian Glendening of Pella; and many nieces and nephews. Howard was preceded in death by his siblings: Velma (Wilbur) Rempe and Betty (Bert) Van Arendonk; his in-laws: Bert Van Arendonk, Wilbur Rempe, Robert Hugen, Brandt Van Maanen; brother, Herb De Prenger; great-grandson, Reid Vander Linden; and nephews: Ken Hugen, Dennis Van Arendonk, and Keith Van Arendonk.
Howard's memory is honored by:
His wife: Marcia De Prenger – Pella, Iowa
His children and their families:
Beth and David Van Dusseldorp – Marion, Iowa
Lisa and Chad Schumacher – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lori and Todd Glynn – Urbandale, Iowa
Molly and Trent Londquist – Kansas City, Missouri
Taylor, Payton, Raelyn
Ruth and Arvin Vander Linden – Pella, Iowa
Michelle and Brent Van Soelen – Norwalk, Iowa
Austin and Katie Vander Linden – Pella, Iowa
Tyler and Nicole Vander Linden – Knoxville, Iowa
Lee and Cindy De Prenger – Otley, Iowa
Leah and Ben McConville – Ames, Iowa
Kari and Tim Vande Noord – Maxwell, Iowa
Scott De Prenger and Danielle Rinehart – Monroe, Iowa
Bradly De Prenger and Giulia Jackson – Prairie City, Iowa
Susan and Sam David – Des Moines, Iowa