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Norman G. Van Sloten

April 24, 1943 — February 10, 2024


Norman G. Van Sloten

Boyden, Iowa

           Services for Norman G. Van Sloten, age 80, of Boyden who passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.  His celebration of life will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at United Presbyterian Church in Boyden with Pastor Brian Schaefer, officiating.

            Burial will be at Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden.

            A time of visitation and fellowship will follow the graveside service at the church.

            Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.




April 24, 1943

Doon, Iowa


February 10, 2024

Sheldon, Iowa 


1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 17, 2024

United Presbyterian Church; Boyden, Iowa

Pastor Brian Schafer ~ Officiating


“Go Rest High On The Mountain” ~ Vince Gill

“Why Me Lord” ~ Elvis Pressley

“Till We Meet Again”

“The Lord’s Prayer”


“It Is Well With My Soul”

“Sweet Hour Of Prayer”

Organist:   Wanda Brands


Sheridan Township Cemetery ~Boyden, Iowa

After today’s 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 

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Boyden, Iowa.

Norman (Norm) Glenn Van Sloten, the son of Gerrit and Gertrude (Pollema) was born on April 24, 1943, on the family farm by Doon.  Norm received his education from the country school outside of Doon, later attending high school at Boyden-Hull School, graduating in 1961.  Right after graduation, he joined the National Guard being called to help when disasters occurred.  During that time, Norm would work as a hired man for nearby farmers where he gained the experience and knowledge in farming.

     In 1964, Norm was united in marriage to Bettie Reimers.  Norm and Bettie lived by Middleburg for a short time then moving to an acreage outside of Newkirk where he had a dairy operation and raised many other animals including horses.  Norm and Bettie were members of the Newkirk Saddle Club where they rode in many local parades.  They resided on the farm until they made the move to Boyden. 

     Norm worked at various jobs that included working at the Sale Barn in Sheldon then working as a maintenance supervisor for K-Products twenty plus years until the time he retired.  Norm served on the Hospers Farmers Coop Board of Directors and was a 4-H leader for the Floyd Falcons.

     Norms hobbies included collecting big and small Farmall tractors - his saying was nothing but the best with the red.  Norm was known for going to many garage and farm sales.  He was a collector of everything and anything.   He also enjoyed his Newkirk neighbors.

     Norm was most noted for starting up a conversation with anyone.  His motto was, no one is a stranger.  Norm was a helpful generous guy who would be there for his neighbors in a blink of an eye.  And expected nothing in return.  He was a proud dad and grandpa who never missed a chance to brag about his children and grandchildren.  He remained a true example of an old time farmer picking corn with old red and Bettie driving by his side ready to pull the loaded wagons.  Nor was active in the Boyden Presbyterian Church and a member of the Newkirk Reformed Church.

     Norm was welcomed to his eternal home on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the age of 80 years old.

     He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Bettie; son, Scott (Teresa) Van Sloten of Carnes; daughter, Mendee Thornbury of Emmetsburg; grandchildren, Megan and Ashley Van Sloten, and Tyler (Paige) Thornbury; great-grandson, Hype Thornbury; sisters-in-law, Coreen, and Barb Van Sloten.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred (Arlys) Reimers, Carol Pomerenke, Judy (Jim) Smits, and Sue Reimers.

     Norm was preceded in death by his son, Randy, his parents, son-in-law, Steve Thornbury, and siblings, John Van Sloten, Winifred (Eddie) Van Veldhuizen, Gary Van Sloten, and brother-in-law, Bill Reimers. 

Norm will always be remembered and always missed.























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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 17, 2024

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

United Presbyterian Church

817 Lincoln, Boyden, IA 51234

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Sheridan Township Cemetery

3067 Jefferson Ave., Boyden, IA 51234

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