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December 12, 2013

MARION VAN HAL

APRIL 1, 1935 — DEC. 9, 2013

PELLA —

Marion Edward Van Hal was born on April 1, 1935, to William and Wilma Wichhart Van Hal on the family farm near Pella.  He graduated from Pella High School with the class of 1953. 

On Nov. 11, 1953, Marion was united in marriage to Joan Brummel in Oskaloosa.  They were blessed with four children: Bruce, Mark, Steve and Linda. 

Marion was employed at the Pella Rolscreen Company, now known as Pella Corporation, for 40 years.  He served his country with the Naval Reserves.  Marion was an avid antique radio collector and enjoyed being an active member of the Dutch Masters Antique Car Club and the Antique Radio Club.  He owned a 1940 Indian motorcycle and for many years drove it in Pella’s annual Tulip Time Festival.  He was a champion in the national Monster Arm Wrestling organization. 

Marion was a faithful member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pella where he made confession of faith in 1954.  He will always be remembered as a family man with great integrity, wisdom and humility. He was a strong, yet gentle person.  He took care of his family and neighbors (and he could fix anything.) 

 He passed away Monday morning, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines at the age of 78.  He will always be remembered in the hearts of his family: his wife of 60 years, Joan, of Pella; his four children and their spouses: Bruce and Suzie Van Hal, Mark and Nancy Van Hal, Linda and John Steddom; and his daughter-in-law, Lori Van Hal. He is also survived by his brother Bob Van Hal, of Pella, and sister  June Morrison and her husband Jerry, of Oskaloosa, and brother-in-law Henry Van Leeuwen, of Hanover, Ind.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Marion is preceded in death by his parents, son Stephen Van Hal, sister Marie Van Leeuwen, and brother Don Van Hal.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church. Visitation will begin Thursday at noon with family present 4-7 p.m. at Garden Chapel Funeral Home. 

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