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Harriet Stevens

October 31, 1928 — November 17, 2022

Sanborn, Iowa

 

Harriet Stevens

Sanborn, Iowa

            Harriet Stevens, age 94, of Sanborn, Iowa and formerly of Sheldon and Primghar, Iowa passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn.  Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the United Church of Primghar in Primghar, Iowa with Rev. Kevin Gingerich and Pastor Mike Cooper ~ officiating.

Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.    

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

HARRIET STEVENS

 

BORN

October 31, 1928

Hospers, Iowa

PASSED AWAY

November 17, 2022

Sanborn, Iowa

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

10:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 22, 2022

United Church of Primghar; Primghar, Iowa

Officiating Clergy

Rev. Kevin Gingerich and Pastor Mike Cooper

 

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

“In The Garden”

“The Old Rugged Cross”

Organist:  LaNan Eldridge

 

CASKET BEARERS

Chris Stevens                          Carter Stevens

Andrew Newton                        Daryl Egdorf

Jeff Hust                         Terry VandenBosch

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Pleasant Hill Cemetery ~ Primghar, Iowa

 

After the graveside service relatives and friends

are invited to join the family in the

fellowship hall of the church.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.

 

    Harriet Hulst Stevens, was born on October 31, 1928, to Herman and Effie Hulst on the family farm outside of Hospers, Iowa. She was the youngest of twelve children. Harriet graduated early from high school and received her teaching certificate before she was 18 years old. She taught in a one room country schoolhouse for a few years.

     She married Ronald Merrill Stevens on June 17, 1952. After their marriage, they resided in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a short time. Eventually they settled in Primghar, Iowa and she lived there until 2010. They had four children: David, Dann, Diann and Donald. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, reaching the age of 94 years and seventeen days.

     Harriet worked at various jobs before, during and after raising their children. Some of them included substitute teacher, Head Start teacher, Stanley distributor, child care provider, CNA at Primghar hospital, volunteer on the Primghar ambulance team and CNA at Prairie View Home. Harriet was very involved in a number of civic areas, especially the United Church of Primghar circles, Legion Auxiliary, Girl Scouts and school booster clubs. She enjoyed attending all school activities from sports to the arts.  She also very much enjoyed playing cards and board games.

     Harriet is survived by her four children: David Stevens (Stella) of McKinney TX, Dann Stevens (Elise) of Des Moines IA, Diann Denton (Kevin) of Momence IL and Donald Stevens of West Des Moines IA; five grandchildren: Chris Stevens, Keith Stevens (Sarah), Jennifer Newton (Andrew), Todd Stevens and Ryan Denton; six great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

     Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, all 11 siblings and their spouses.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the United Church of Primghar.

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, November 21, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Homes - Primghar

415 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar, IA 51245

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