A native to Orange City, Larry was born and raised on a farm three miles west of town. After graduating from Maurice - Orange City High School and attending Northwestern College in Orange City, he completed the mortuary science program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He was then employed by the Welander-Quist Funeral Homes in Minneapolis. In 1977, he returned to his home-town, where he purchased the Van Etten Funeral Home.
Larry is married to Glenda (Krommendyk). They live in Hull. Together, they have four children and ten grandchildren.
Chad was raised in Orange City, and graduated from the MOC - Floyd Valley High School. He attended Northwestern College and then enrolled in the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois. After completing his education, he returned to Orange City to join the family business.
Chad enjoys spending time with friends and working on his classic cars. He has a unique interest in old funeral coaches and limousines.
Lori was born and raised in Orange City and graduated from MOC - Floyd Valley High School. She began working full time at the funeral home in January of 2010 while completing her mortuary science education through the Des Moines Area Community College. She and her husband, Darin, have four children, Cadence, Tanith, Burke, and Avery.
She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and riding her Harley.
Taylor was born and raised in Orange City and graduated from the MOC - Floyd Valley High School. In the fall of 2013, he began working part-time at the funeral home. In 2017, he made the decision to pursue a career in funeral service, earning his Iowa funeral director's license in 2021. Taylor and his wife, Dulce, live in Orange City with their son Hurley and daughter Liliana.
Duane grew up in Sheldon, went to Northwestern College and then worked for the City of Orange City from 1978 to 2019, 22 years as the City Administrator. He enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family. He and his wife, Marilyn have four children, two grandchildren and attend Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City.
Tom began helping part time at the funeral home in 2016. He also works at the First Reformed Church in Orange City, and he is willing and able to provide keyboard, piano, or organ accompaniment for funeral and memorial services. He and his wife, Carla, have three grown children and a growing number of grandchildren.
Mike helps out at the funeral home with visiations and services as his schedule permits. He works full time at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. Mike is a native of Sioux Center, and is married to Jamie (Zeutenhorst). Jamie takes care of our housekeeping needs at the funeral home in Orange City and works part time at Van Engelenhoven Insurance. Mike and Jamie live in Orange City with their three daughters and a son.
Marv first worked with Larry for several years in the 1980's. After retiring from being this area's distributor for the Sioux City Journal, he began assisting at the funeral home again. He and his wife, Fran, enjoy helping with their grandchilren and are members of the American Reformed Church in Orange City.
Verlyn started helping at the funeral home in 2021, after retiring as administrator of the Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City, where he and his wife, Carla, had worked for 24 years. In addition to helping at the funeral home he also serves as a lay preacher in the area. Verlyn considers it a privilege to be able to serve others. As parents of eight children, he and Carla are now enjoying the opportunity to spoil their grandchildren. Verlyn enjoys doing carpentry work and putzing around his acreage near Orange City. They are members of the Dover Avenue Alliance Church in Orange City.