Funeral services for Henrietta Draayer Reynen will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Hollandale Reformed Church. Rev. Neal Ooms will officiate. Interment will be at the Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Henrietta died Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Orange City Hospital in Orange City, IA.
Henrietta Draayer Reynen was born February 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, IA. In 1924 the family moved to Hollandale, MN where they lived on a farm just north of town and were members of the Hollandale Reformed Church.
Growing up, Henrietta and her sister Elizabeth often helped their father in the fields. She attended Hollandale School, graduating from 8th 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 November 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, MN. Then in 2008, Henrietta moved to Orange City, IA.
Henrietta was active in church – sang in the choir, 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, IA; daughters-in-law Joyce Reynen of Austin and Sharon King of Blackduck, MN; grandchildren Mike (Vickie) Reynen of Kenya, Africa, Marsha (Mike) Wilder of Minnetonka, MN, Mark (Tracey) Reynen of Austin, MN, Marla (Bob) Peters of Sioux Falls, SD, Sue (Jack) Shields of Blaine, MN, Troy (Quenby) Broitzman of Naples, FL, Tricia (Brian) Veenendaal of Cedarburg, WI, Shannon (Larry) Kampa of Blackduck, MN, Greg (Erin) Reynen of Singapore, Liz (Tim) Tate of Red River, NM, Chad (Jaci) Wynia of Maurice, IA, Renee Wynia of Orange City, IA, Julie Wynia of Folsom, CA, and Linda Wynia of Sioux Center, IA; 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, MN 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-grand-daughter, Faith Kampa; three brothers and three sisters.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hollandale Reformed Church or the Hollandale Christian School.