David Alvin Van Houwelingen was born on June 15, 1953, to Alvin and Beatrice Van Houwelingen in Pella, and grew up in Sully. He passed away on Feb. 11, 2016, at the age of 62 in Chowchilla, Calif., where he resided for the last 38 years. David moved to California in 1978 where he farmed with his father, Alvin, and made Sun-Maid raisins. David is preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Van Houwelingen. He is survived by his wife, Linda J. Van Houwelingen; father, Alvin Van Houwelingen of Merced, Calif.; son, Aaron Kunno; daughter, Tracey R. Moore of Chowchilla, Calif.; sister, Cindy Doty of Pella; niece, Rachael Wurr and nephew, Brandon Lent; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Please join us in remembering David “Bern” by visiting our Memorial at www.stratfordfunerals.com where you can share your thoughts and fond memories with the family.
Published on  March 11, 2016