IN LOVING MEMORY OF
BERNARD O. “BERNIE” VAN’T HUL
BORN: October 13, 1933 ~ Rock Valley, Iowa
PASSED AWAY: May 5, 2019 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 8, 2019
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Dave Van Kley ~ officiating
Visitation with the family present
will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 5:00- 7:00pm
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa
“Oh, How I Love Jesus”
sung by Amy & Gene Bomgaars
“I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You”
C.D. Allen Jackson
Processional “What a Friend We have in Jesus”
Recessional “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”
Pianist: Jody Van Kley
Jamison Van’t Hul Jenny Van’t Hul
Christopher Van’t Hul Sarah Behrens
Heather Grotluschen Angela Johnson
Isabella Carr Sage Carr
FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa
Memorials may be directed to: Bethel Reformed Church and or the Village Northwest Unlimited of Sheldon.
After the graveside services relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
BERNARD O. “BERNIE” VAN’T HUL
Bernard Otto Van’t Hul, the son of Otto and Ida (Hoekstra) Van’t Hul was born October 13, 1933 on a farm near Rock Valley, Iowa. He received his education in Rock Valley schools. On February 19, 1954, he was united in marriage to Wilmina Schuitemen in Sioux Center, Iowa. In August of 1955, he was inducted into the Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged from the service in May of 1957 returning to Rock Valley, Iowa. The couple moved to Sheldon in 1960, where Bernie managed the National Food Store formerly Council Oak. He later owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store Bernie’s Handy Grocery. In 1975, he was employed by N.I.T.C. as a Veterans Coordinator on a ten month government contract. On December 1, 1975, he started employment at Handicap Village now Northwest Unlimited working in public relations and fund raising until 1998 and continued part time until the summer of 2006 when he retired. His wife preceded him in death on December 11, 2005 in Sheldon. He remained in the family home and later moved to Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon in September of 2016. He passed away at Fieldcrest on Sunday, May 5, 2019 reaching the age of 85 years, six months and twenty-two days.
He was a member of the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon and served in the consistory as a deacon and elder. He was a former member of the Sheldon Lions Club for 25 years and served on the Board of the Prairie Arts Council for several years. Bernie’s enjoyments were spending time with his family, traveling and meeting new people.
Bernie is survived by four children, Barbara (Warren) Vander Helm of Sioux Center, Iowa; Rhonda Holland of Boise, Idaho; Diane (Dr. Anthony) Carr of Saskatoon, SK; David (Brandie) Van’t Hul of Hospers, Iowa; 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilmina; a son, Odean Van’t Hul; grandson, Tommy Johnson; great=granddaughter, Amanda and a sister, Lyda Mae Van’t Hul
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures; He leadeth
me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
me; Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the