Grant W. Van De Brake
Grant W. Van De Brake, age 87, of Sheldon who passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home in Sheldon. His Funeral Service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Kevin Muyskens ~ officiating.
Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation will be after 2:00pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, with family present will be from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.
The family requests that everyone observes the social distancing guidelines during the visitation and the service at the church.
The Service will be live-streamed on Immanuel Christian Reformed Church website:
Memorials may be directed to LOVE Inc and Sanford Home, Health and Hospice
Arrangements are under the care of the Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GRANT W. VAN DE BRAKE
July 24, 1933 ~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota
July 28, 2020 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
10:30 A.M. Friday, July 31, 2020
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church ~ Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Kevin Muyskens ~ Officiating
“Because He Lives”
“Victory In Jesus”
Sung by: Family Members
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
“Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone”
Pianist ~ Lora Petitt
Organist ~ Lori DeJong
John Oostra Bryan Van Kley
Matt Hanenburg Chad Houtsma
Jory Hanson Maison Oostra
FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa
Memorials may be directed to LOVE Inc
and Sanford Home, Health and Hospice
Arrangements are under the care of the
Andringa Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.
Grant W. Van De Brake, the son of Gerald and Ruth (Snip) Van De Brake, was born on July 24, 1933 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He moved with his parents to Sheldon, Iowa at the age of 14, so that they could attend a Christian school. He went on to graduate from Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa in 1951. In 1955, Grant was inducted into the United States Army, and after serving for 16 months in Korea he was honorably discharged. On April 30, 1957, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Kreykes at the Sheldon First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Grant started working with his father-in-law, Henry Kreykes, at the Sheldon Farmers Market, and 56 years later he retired due to health issues. Grant passed away at his home in Sheldon on July 28, 2020 reaching the age of 87 years and 4 days.
Grant was an active member at First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon and enjoyed serving the Lord as an elder several times and on the Christian School board. Grant loved serving as a Cadet leader for twenty years, which included many Conventions and Camporees. A lot of joy was added as a counselor at Western Christian High School Teen Advisors and as a mentor for Crossroads Ministry Bible Studies with prisoners. He was a member of the Sheldon Kiwanis, was on the SCDC board and LOVE In The Name of Christ ministry as the Chairman of the board. Grant chose joy in serving Christ.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Bonnie; 3 children, Son ~ David (Lora) Van De Brake of Sheldon, IA. Their 4 daughters, Shantel (John) Oostra of Sheldon, their children, Madeline, Maison, Makena and Mallory; Candice (Bryan) Van Kley of Sioux Center, IA, their children, Avery, Lydia and Brody; Krista (Matt) Hanenburg of Sheldon, their children, Dylan Landon, Leddy and Elsie; Jill (Chad) Houtsma of Sheldon, their children, Brennan, Anderson and Evelynn. Daughter ~ Debra (John) Doornenbal of Sioux Center, IA. Their 4 daughters, Robyn (Matt) Hoekstra of Ontario, CA and their children, Emma, Caleb and Brielle; Ashley Brewer of Harrisburg, SD and her children, Adella, Azariah and Waverly; Danielle (Jory) Hanson of Mitchell, SD and their children, Claire, Brayden and Wyatt; Kelsey (Kyle) Vanden Brink of Harrisburg, SD and their daughter, Luella. Son ~ Jason (Amanda) Van De Brake of Los Angeles, CA; 2 brothers, Lynn (Cindy) Van De Brake and Rodney Van De Brake both of Sheldon; a sister, Janice Smith of Cutlerville, MI and other relatives and friends.
Grant was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Case and a sister, Velma Verbrugge.