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Vernon L. Nieuwenhuis

July 18, 1934 — December 24, 2019


July 18, 1934 ~ Baker Township, O’Brien County, Iowa
December 24, 2019 ~ Granville, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 28, 2019
Archer United Methodist Church; Archer, Iowa
Rev. Derrick Okine ~ Officiating

“Amazing Grace”
“Because He Lives”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“Hymn of Promise”
Organist: Pam Kobbe

Faith Monen
Amanda Verdoorn
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema
Paige Nieuwenhuis
Andrea Nieuwenhuis
Perri Nieuwenhuis
Ashley Hoogland
Jamie Nieuwenhuis
LaShara Carlson
Tiana Tesch
Jinger Nieuwenhuis
Lee Nieuwenhuis
Jesse Nieuwenhuis
Quentin Tesch
Cordell Tesch
John Nieuwenhuis
Jordan Nieuwenhuis

East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

After today’s 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; Paullina, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children Hospital or sINgSPIRE CF

Vernon Lee Nieuwenhuis, the son of William “Bill” and Geneva (Reekers) Nieuwenhuis was born on July 18, 1934 in a farmhouse in Baker Township, Iowa. He attended country school in Baker Township until the 7th grade and continued his education at Archer, graduating from Archer High School in 1952. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. On June 25, 1956 Vernon was united in marriage to Vione Bress at the Baker Methodist Church. After their marriage the couple farmed in Baker Township as he completed his 60th harvest this fall. Along with farming, Vernon also sold seed corn. Vernon passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his residence, reaching the age of 85 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Vernon was a member of the Archer Methodist Church where he served as a trustee. He also served as a 4-H leader and on the O’Brien County Extension Board. He enjoyed farming, woodworking and painting.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 63 years, Vione; children and their spouses, Barry and Linda Nieuwenhuis of Hospers, Kelly and Luanne Nieuwenhuis of Primghar, Jim and Judy Nieuwenhuis of Hospers, Lori and Kevin Tesch of Paullina and Jerry and Jen Nieuwenhuis of Primghar; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Norene Elsbecker; sister and brother-in-laws, Janey & Jerry Westra and LaDone &Darrel Schnurr; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, sister, LaVerna Stinnett and brothers-in-laws, Donald Stinnett and Dick Elsbecker; sisters and brother-in-laws, Doris & Merle Harper, Ardis & Dick Uittenbogaard, Kenneth & Evelyn Bress and Bev & Orville Wiersma; nieces, Elma Stinnett and Pamela (Westra) Hillyer and nephew, Robert DeBoom.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, December 27, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Archer United Methodist Church

309 Harriman Ave., Archer, IA 51231

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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