Henry John DeWaard

Henry DeWaard, 95 of Kanawha, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Kanawha Community Home.

The funeral service for Henry will be held 10:30 AM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Kanawha Christian Reformed Church, 129 E 3rd St, Kanawha with Pastor Jason Siemens officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 PM at Woden Christian Reformed Church Cemetery, rural Woden. The visitation will from 9:30 until time of the funeral on Friday.

Henry John DeWaard son of John and Lynda (Vreeman) DeWaard was born on February 21, 1926 on a farm near Renwick in Wright County.

Henry attended Woden High School and helped his dad on the family farm.

Henry and Josie were united in marriage on March 19, 1948, at the Saint James Church in Mason City at two o’clock in the afternoon. To this union three children were born, John, Janice, and James.

Henry taught Sunday school at the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church and was the custodian with Josie for many years. He drove school bus for the school, taking turns driving with his brother.

Henry spent his spare time caring for his church and the school. Henry always wanted the best looking yard in Kanawha, when Henry wasn’t able to mow and trim his yard himself he requested that whoever mowed his lawn would mow on Saturday, so it looked nice for Sunday.

Henry is survived by his children John (Phyllis) DeWaard, and Janice Cartwright; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Fred Danger Jr.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents; wife Josie DeWaard; son James; daughter-in-law Jerry; son-in-law Stephen Cartwright; granddaughter Jayna Fontenot; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.