Visitation: Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with burial following at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley, IA.
Wilhelmina “Minnie” Van Den Top, age 91, passed away Friday, September 02, 2011 at Dougherty Hospice House. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with burial following at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley, IA. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.
Minnie was born February 21, 1920 in Canton, SD to George & Wilma (Zielstra) Burgers. She married Dick Van Den Top on April 2, 1940 in Inwood, IA. The couple farmed in the Canton vicinity until Dick’s retirement in 1983. Dick died in 2002.
Minnie was a farm wife who also worked for S.D. Department of Social Service for 10 years. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, reading, word puzzles, traveling, and sharing Dutch heritage with her grandchildren. She and Dick also enjoyed wintering in Texas for several years.
Grateful for sharing Minnie’s life are her sons, Gerrit (Irene), Early, IA, George (Cheryl), Doon, IA, and Melvin, Sioux Falls, SD; daughters, Elizabeth (Ward) Twedt, Canton, SD, Wilma (Gary) Romereim, Canton, SD, Carol (Jet) Hieronymus, Mountain City, TN, and Marlene (Jim) Aasheim, Canton, SD; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, George (Marge) Burgers, Inwood, IA; sisters, Jenny (Clinton) Clark, Clark, SD; Grace Boeve, Luverne, MN, and Wilma (Jim) Koedam, Doon, IA.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Bertha, Tillie, and Nellie; and brothers, Neal and Weber.
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Melvin, So sorry to hear that your Mom passed on. I know she will be missed. Please extend our condolensces to all your family. We will keep you all in prayer. Sue on behalf of the Acucare Physical Therapy staff.
Dear Family of Minnie: You have my sincere sympathy in the loss of your special loved one. I enjoyed Minnie whenever I visited with her. I’m sure you have many memories to cherish as you shared your lives together. You have my prayers during this difficult time. In sympathy, Dr. Janell Beck
Our sympathy to the family including our friends Jayd and Missy Borman and George and Cheryl Van Den Top.
Carol and Family, May you know the power of love and the feeling of comfort during this time. Your mother must have been a wonderful woman, I know this because of how special you are and how you give of yourself to others. She must have been so proud of you. God bless her.
Sorry about your mother’s passing. I got to meet her many years ago and know she meant a lot to Melvin. Good to see you Melvin while in Sioux Falls last week. Eric Denver, Colorado