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Hattie Vander Kooi

October 4, 1911 April 19, 2010
Hattie Vander Kooi
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Obituary for Hattie Vander Kooi

Worthington, Minnesota

     Hattie (Feenstra) Vander Kooi, age 98, of Worthington, died on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN.
     Hattie was born October 4, 1911 in Paterson, New Jersey, to Cornelius and Henrietta (Vander Ley) Feenstra. She started school in Paterson, then in 1918 the family moved to Sioux County in Iowa, where she continued her education. In 1933 the family moved on the E.O. Olson Dairy Farm near Worthington.
     She married Ben Vander Kooi on January 27, 1937. They farmed the Summit Lake Farm by Reading for 8 years, then operated the Vander Kooi Dairy Farm south of Worthington until 1983 when they retired to an acreage near the farm. From July 2004 to 2008 she lived at Golden Horizons.
     Hattie was a long time member of the Christian Reformed Church. She was active in church and Christian School functions.
     Surviving are her children, C. Paul (Donna) Vander Kooi of Worthington, Agnes (Sylvan) Addink of Iowa City, IA, Marian Vander Kooi of Worthington, Calvin (Nancy) Vander Kooi of Mesa, AZ, Benjamin (Nancy) Vander Kooi of Worthington, Thomas Vander Kooi of Worthington and daughter-in-law, Henrietta Haan of Worthington. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Michael, Sara, Rachel, Jonathan, Roxanne, Bradley, Alicia, Dawn, Robert and Lonnie and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben (1995), son John (2003), one sister and four brothers.
     Funeral services will be held Friday, April 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. LeRoy Christoffels officiating. Hattie’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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