Hermina Van Wilgen

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 31, 2010

Hermina Van Wilgen, age 89, of Hollandale, Minn. died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Shakopee.
Hermina was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Appleton, Iowa the daughter of John and Meinja (Weivrandts) Waalkens. Hermina moved with her family in 1925 to Hollandale. She attended Hollandale Central School through the eighth grade, then later in life attended Albert Lea High School and she graduated from Austin High School. Hermina had a love for history.
On June 5, 1941 she was united in marriage to Tennis Van Wilgen in Hollandale. They spent many years together farming and she worked as a homemaker. In their early years Hermina and Tennis were very active in 4-H and teaching Sunday School and Bible Study. In her later years she worked part time at Sears.
Hermina was a member of Hollandale Reformed Church and had been very active in many circles. She enjoyed walking, biking, traveling, playing cards, especially Hand and Foot, knitting, crocheting, and reading. During her stay at Bancroft Estates she obtained college credits.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law: Sharon Van Wilgen of Prior Lake, Minn.; grandchildren: Kelly (Andy) Biros, Burnsville, Minn., and Kristina (Bryan) Hammitt of Bemidji, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Dustin Biros, Leah Biros, Tate Hammitt, Tanner Hammitt, and Trent Hammitt; brother, Henry (Eines) Waalkens, Albert Lea, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Hermina was preceded in death by her parents, John and Meinja Waalkens; husband, Tennis Van Wilgen; son, Kenneth Van Wilgen; sister, Alice Scheffer; brothers, John, Peter and Melvin Waalkens.
Funeral Services for Hermina will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Hollandale Reformed Church. Rev. Neal Ooms will officiate. Interment will be at Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guestbook go to http://www.bayviewfuneral.com

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