Albertha Van Hofwegen

July 2, 1929October 7, 2020

Albertha Van Hofwegen, 91 of Visalia, California passed away peacefully on October 7, 2020. Albertha was born July 2, 1929 on a farm in Rock Valley, IA to Egbert and Peteronela Zomermaand. She was the second to the youngest of 15 children. Albertha met Cornelius Van Hofwegen at a roller rink in Sioux Center, IA and were married March 21, 1949. They were married for 71 years. They experienced a full life raising their children and farming. In 1978, they retired from farming and moved to Edgerton, MN. She worked at Edgebrook Retirement Home for many years. In 1988, they moved to Hanford, CA to work as custodian at the Hanford Christian Reformed Church. They moved to Sierra Village in Visalia and then to Casa Grande Retirement home. She loved painting pictures, cross stitch, and leading Bible Studies at church. Albertha is proceeded in death by her husband Cornelius, son Dwaine, 8 sisters Minnie, Lucy, Jennie, Henrietta, Anne, Nellie, Alice, and Rolena, 5 brothers Bert, Richard, Henry, Gerrit, and John. Her survivors include daughter Nelvina, sons Charles, Merlin, John, and James, 13 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren, and 1 sister Hattie. Albertha loved and served God in prayer and devotions. She loved her family and they were priceless to her. Albertha will be greatly missed but her memory will go on forever in our hearts. The family would like to thank Casa Grande for such loving care she received while she was there. Tributes and condolences may be made at


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Marty Niemeyer Antoine

October 16, 2020

I was reading our little booster paper that had an auction bill in for a land auction. I never realized Uncle Case was Cornelius, so I dug the family tree book out and then went searching on google. I am so sorry to see that you have lost both your dad and your mom, as her obituary pulled up also. They were always one of my favorite uncles and aunts on Bernies side. Bernie’s Mom and Dad always has so much fun with them, Gerrit and Alice and John and Hattie. My sympathy to your family. I know they will be missed. Marty


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