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Kimberly Kleinhesselink

July 24, 1961 April 9, 2019
Kimberly Kleinhesselink
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Mrs. Kimberly Kleinhesselink, age 57, of Alton, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, April 16, at 10:00am, at the Alton Reformed Church in Alton. Mr. Verlyn Netten will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Kimberly Dawn was born on July 24, 1961, to Earl Joseph and Ruth Edna (Berger) Chaussee, in McCook Lake, South Dakota, where she was raised. She lived in the Sioux City area until 1994, when she moved to Alton.

On December 31, 1998, she married Jim Alan Kleinhesselink in Orange City. They made their home in Alton, and she worked at Kraai Furniture in Orange City as an interior decorator for many years. She also attended the Stewart School of Beauty in Sioux Falls.

Along with decorating, “Kimber” enjoyed gardening, painting, playing pool, and hosting gatherings and holiday parties for her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of more than twenty years, four children, Brandy Dowson, of Alton; Matthew Dowson, and his wife, Laura, of Canton, South Dakota; Josh Kleinhesselink, and his wife, Anne, of Hawarden; and Jordan Dowson, and his wife, Cheri, of Alton; twelve grandchildren, Jessica Sanchez and Erika Sanchez, both of Mankato, Minnesota; Ava Welle and Breanne Mulder, both from Alton; Hope Dowson, Faith Dowson, and Alan Dowson, all of Sioux City; Alyssa Kleinhesselink, of Alton; Shelby Muse, of Charlotte, North Carolina; Jordan Sansinger, of Sioux Falls; and Kyle Walding and Ryder Dowson, both of Alton; one great-grandson; her three siblings, Sheila, and her husband, Greg Johns; Dana Chaussee; and Patty, and her husband, Steve Beatty; and her best friend, Cheri Harder, of Sioux City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister.

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Family Visitation




6:00 PM 4/15/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City

216 Albany Avenue Northeast
Orange City, IA 51041

Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City
216 Albany Avenue Northeast Orange City 51041 IA
United States

Funeral Service




10:00 AM 4/16/2019 10:00:00 AM
Alton Reformed Church

801 3rd Ave
Alton, IA 51103

Alton Reformed Church
801 3rd Ave Alton 51103 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Alton Final Resting Place

780 West 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003

780 West 10th Street Alton 51003 IA
United States

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