Everett Kromminga

Everett Menno Kromminga, age 91, of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the son of Benjamin and Emma (Mulder) Kromminga on September 25, 1930, on their family farm near Austinville, Iowa. Everett received his education through the 8th grade from the Austinville school.

Everett was united in marriage with Donna Mae Dirksen on June 9, 1949, in Popejoy, Iowa. Later the couple made their home and farmed on Everett’s family farm near Austinville. To this union five children were born. In 1964, they sold the family farm and moved to Clarksville, Iowa, where they farmed for seven years. In 1971, after selling the farm the couple owned and operated D-X Station in Clarksville for a few years. Later Everett worked various jobs in the Clarksville area before retiring in 1998. He then ran a rural country route for the Courier before retiring after 20 years.

In his spare time, Everett had a love for tinkering. He could fix almost anything and would never give up until it was fixed. He also saved everything in case it was ever needed for future projects. 

Everett died Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa, of natural causes. Everett was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Rick and Robert Kromminga; one son-in-law, Galen Gallmeyer; three sisters, Anna Janssen, Minnie Getting, and Bernice Wikert; and one brother, Deitrick Kromminga. 

Everett is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Donna Kromminga of Clarksville, Iowa; two sons, Jeff (Alesia) Kromminga of Clarksville, Iowa, and Daryl Kromminga of Clarksville, Iowa; one daughter, Kathy Gallmeyer of Clarksville, Iowa; one daughter-in-law, Sue Kromminga of Shell Rock, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Amber (Ryan) McCully, Austin Kromminga, Dalton Kromminga, Seth (Lacey) Behrends, Trace (Emily) Kromminga, Drew Kromminga, Curt (Leanne) Gallmeyer, Jennifer (Butch) Gruelke, Tyson (Abby) Kromminga, and Shea Goddard; 13 great grandchildren, Ethan, Emma, Nichole, Briggs, Boden, Logan, Issac, Chase, Paxton, Michaela, Audrey, Elizabeth, Emersen; and two great-great grandchildren, Ledger, and Brenlee.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Redman Funeral & Cremation Services in Clarksville. Reggie Hovenga will officiate the service. Everett’s grandchildren will serve as Honorary Urnbearers

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Redman Funeral & Cremation Services in Clarksville.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Redman Funeral & Cremation Services in Clarksville is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.redmanfuneral.com


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