Obit: Van Laarhoven, Eunice E. (1956 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bolstad, Bunch, Dacon, Estrada, Gabryel, Henry, Johnson, Lee, Van Horn, Van Laarhoven, Wells

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 9/03/2016

Van Laarhoven, Eunice E. (Bolstad) (11 OCT 1956 - 31 AUG 2016)

Eunice E. Van Laarhoven died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Eunice E. Van Laarhoven, 83, a resident of Blue Grass, Iowa were held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 333 W. Lotte St., Blue Grass. Burial was held in Blue Grass Cemetery.

The family greeted friends on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main Street, downtown Davenport with a prayer service and time of sharing at 3:45 p.m.

Eunice Elaine Bolstad was born on Dec. 31, 1932 in Gilman, daughter of Norman and Bernice (Wells) Bolstad.

She was united in marriage to Vernon C. Van Laarhoven on Nov. 21, 1953 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Medford. Vern preceded her in death on April 12, 2012.

Eunice was a 1950 graduate of Gilman High School and later graduated from Medford Teachers College. She taught 3rd and 4th grade for many years in Wisconsin.

Eunice enjoyed dancing, reading, traveling, playing cards and crossword puzzles. She was also a wonderful cook. Most importantly, she enjoyed being around her family.

She is survived by her children, Charles (fiancée, Jocy Henry) Van Laarhoven, Buffalo, Carla Dacon, Rock Island and Sherry (Tom) Estrada, Blue Grass; 5 grandchildren, Heather Van Horn, Eric (Molly) Van Laarhoven, Aaron Dacon, Andy Dacon and Anthony Van Laarhoven; 3 great-grandchildren, Jordan Bunch, Chloe Van Laarhoven and Nathan Van Laarhoven; special grandchildren, Hudson and Tyler; and sisters, Fern Johnson, Sheldon and Clarice Gabryel, Gilman.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Harvey; and a sister, Mina Lee. May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Eunice’s obituary at  Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.



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