Van Der Hart, Henry

Passed: July 02, 2012


Henry Van Der Hart, born July 17, 1931 in rural Pella, Iowa, was called to be with his Lord on July 2, 2012. He was a farmer and an avid gardener, and after spending his life in Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico and Arizona, tended his final spring garden in Mobile, Alabama. He served as a medic on the front lines during the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Helen Van Der Hart; sisters, Stella and Nelly; brothers, Thomas, John, and Jacob; and granddaughter Deborah Van Der Hart. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann Van Der Hart; sons Tim (Michelle), Mark (Dorcas), and Phillip (Lisa); daughter Rhoda and husband Tom Herder; grandchildren Esther, Matthew, Joseph, Bethany, Priscilla, Mary, Joshua, Gabriel, David, Levi, Michael, Julia, Josiah, Alexandria, Alicia, and Jeffrey; and great grandchildren Sophia, Cade, Ezra, Titus, Cyrus, Olivia, Nathan, and Savanna. His funeral will be on July 16, 2012 at 10:00 am in Goodyear, Arizona at Thompson Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research at 1759 R. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 or made online at

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