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Catherine Gravenhof

November 19, 1922 December 8, 2011
Catherine Gravenhof
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Obituary for Catherine Gravenhof

Worthington, MN

     Catherine Gravenhof, 89, was born on November 19, 1922 in Ocheyedan, IA. She was the daughter of Herman and Grace (Te Brake) Dykstra. Catherine married Neal Gravenhof on January 7, 1943 on a farm near Worthington, MN. After their marriage, they farmed near Worthington until their retirement in 1978. She also did housekeeping for the hospital and the Rickers family. Catherine was a life time member of the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington and a member of the Ladies Aide. Catherine was an avid gardener and loved flowers. She also enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, crocheting and having coffee with friends and family. Church played an important role through-out Catherine’s life and her strong faith touched all those who came in contact with her. Catherine died on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at her residence at the Meadows in Worthington, MN.
     Catherine is survived by one son, Norman (Beverly) Gravenhof of Worthington, MN; one daughter, Glenda (Jim) Loveless of Lebanon, TN; five grandchildren, Ryan (Cindy) Gravenhof, Stacey (Michelle) Gravenhof, Brent (Monica) Gravenhof, Matthew (Chiara Binelli) Loveless and Elise (Matthew) Peed; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie (John) Den Boer of Worthington and Leona (John) Luinenburg of Worthington. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one brother, John.
     Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Adam Eisenga officiating. Catherine’s grandsons, Ryan, Stacey and Brent Gravenhof, her great grandson, Mitchell Gravenhof and Catherine’s nephews, Harold Mellema and John Luinenburg will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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