Henrietta Reynen, 1921-2017

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Funeral services for Henrietta Draayer Reynen will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollandale Reformed Church. The Rev. Neal Ooms will officiate. Interment will be at Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Henrietta died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Orange City Hospital in Orange City, Iowa.

Henrietta Reynen

Henrietta Draayer Reynen was born Feb. 26, 1921, on a farm near Sioux Center, Iowa. She was the daughter of Henry Draayer and Elbertje Den Herder. She was the youngest of seven children and was baptized in the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center. In 1924, the family moved to Hollandale, where they lived on a farm just north of town and were members of Hollandale Reformed Church.

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Growing up, Henrietta and her sister, Elizabeth, often helped their father in the fields. She attended Hollandale School, graduating from eighth grade in 1935. When she was 17 years old, Henrietta made profession of her faith. She was an active member of the Christian Endeavor Society at church and she was a member of the girls volunteer band.

On Nov. 8, 1940, she married Henry Reynen, also of Hollandale. They lived and farmed near Hollandale. They were blessed with three children, David, Robert and Esther. In 1978, they moved from the farm to Hollandale. In 2003 they moved to the Cedars in Austin. Then in 2008, Henrietta moved to Orange City.

Henrietta was active in church — sang in the choir and taught catechism, Sunday school and Bible school. She was a member of the Mary Martha Circle. She also participated in Homemakers, as well as helping with quilting and 4-H. She enjoyed gardening and was dedicated to her family.

Henrietta is survived by daughter, Esther (Marvin) Wynia of Maurice, Iowa; daughters-in-law Joyce Reynen of Austin and Sharon King of Blackduck; grandchildren Mike (Vickie) Reynen of Kenya, Africa, Marsha (Mike) Wilder of Minnetonka, Mark (Tracey) Reynen of Austin, Marla (Bob) Peters of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sue (Jack) Shields of Blaine, Troy (Quenby) Broitzman of Naples, Florida, Tricia (Brian) Veenendaal of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Shannon (Larry) Kampa of Blackduck, Greg (Erin) Reynen of Singapore, Liz (Tim) Tate of Red River, New Mexico, Chad (Jaci) Wynia of Maurice, Iowa, Renee Wynia of Orange City, Julie Wynia of Folsom, California, and Linda Wynia of Sioux Center; great-grandchildren Kelly Reynen, Kenzie (Jamie) Mahan, Kyle (Maddie) Reynen, Rebekah, Mariah and Austin Wilder, Maxwell and Lillian Reynen, Nathan, Noah, Lydia and Eli Peters, Sara, Julia, Jace and Jackson Shields, Brett, Taylor, Brinn and Tahlia Veenendaal, Jeremiah, Shania, Emily and Hope Kampa, James and Elizabeth Reynen and Chloe and Rachel Wynia; sister-in-law, Gwen Draayer of Albert Lea; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Henrietta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; sons David and Robert Reynen; daughter-in-law, Patricia Reynen; great-granddaughter, Faith Kampa; three brothers and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hollandale Reformed Church or Hollandale Christian School.