Louise Vis – Rock Rapids Iowa


July 7, 1923 - Nov. 24, 2019

Louise Vis, age 96 of Rock Rapids, Iowa died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30 at Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with Reverend Dr. Clifford Hoekstra officiating.

Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m., with family present at Christian Reformed Church of Rock Rapids.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Vis family for later designation.

Louise Vis was born July 7, 1923 in Welcome Township, Sioux County, Iowa, the daughter of C.A. and Johanna (Franken) Punt.  She grew up near Middleburg, Iowa in Welcome Township and attended Shadynook School.  After her education she remained living with her parents.

Louise was united in marriage to Peter H. Vis on Feb. 25, 1949, at her parents’ home.  The couple lived in Rock Rapids, Iowa and were blessed with four children, Jan, Howard, Craig and Daryl.  

Louise was a member of Christian Reformed Church, active with Martha Circle and other activities for 70 years.  She was an active supporter of Western Christian High School Chapter and local Christian School.  

She also was involved with the C.O.R.A. program which helped immigrant families assimilate to life in our community.  

Louise volunteered for 22 years for Lyon County Hospice, four years as Lyon County Cancer Crusade Chairperson and the THEO’S program.  As a result of her many activities, she developed a wide circle of friends.  Louise loved playing cards and boardgames with her friends and grandchildren, especially pinochle.

Her family will remember her as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who truly had a servant’s heart.

Louise is survived by her four children, Jan Tiesler of Little Rock, IA, Howard (Sue) Vis of Hills, MN, Craig (Deb) Vis of Brookings, SD and Daryl (Lisa) Vis of Rock Rapids, IA; eleven grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Vis of Sioux Center, IA; a brother-in-law, Bernard Stuit of Ripon, CA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death her parents, C.A. and Johanna Punt; husband of 31 years, Peter H. Vis; a son-in-law, Glen Tiesler; a brother, Adrian (wife Gertrude) Punt; and other in-laws, Pete (Myna) DeStigter, Hendrene Stuit, Bert (Alice) Vis and Henry Vis. 

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