Leonard Pol


Leonard Peter Pol passed away Friday, December 29,2017, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of 89.  He was born on May 2, 1928, to Peter Pol and Irene (Langstraat) Pol.

Leonard grew up in the Otley area where he attended school through the 8th grade. He helped his father on the farm until he joined the Army in April 1951. He was set to go to Korea, but was reassigned to Germany following an injury. Leonard farmed his entire life, and also worked construction and later at Vermeer.

Leonard married Betty Ann Vander Linden on April 15, 1953, at her parents’ home in Tracy. To this marriage they were blessed with five children: Sheryl, Larry, Joyce, Linda, and Mary. Leonard and Betty were faithful members of the Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.

Leonard enjoyed coyote and fox hunting and was an avid fisherman. He took trips to Canada and family vacations to the lakes of Minnesota. Leonard was an Auxiliary Policeman for many years and was also an American Legion member. In his later years, Leonard took joy in gardening, picking blackberries, and mushroom hunting.

Above all, Leonard was a loving family man who always made time for friends and family.

Those left to cherish Leonard’s memory are:

Betty Ann                                              Pella

Sheryl and Gene Wolfswinkel               Pella

Scott Van Gorp

Eric and Janell Van Gorp

Josie, Jase and Nora

Amber and Chad Watters

Alexis and Hope

Brian Wolfswinkel

Hayden and Camdym

Beth and Andrew Holland

Larry Pol                                              Pella

Joyce and Troy Klein               Gallatin, TN

Michele and Lewis Jumpeter

Stacey and Ron Sarver

Kelvey and Kinley

Linda and Dennis Vander Molen  Clinton, MS

Corey and Marie Vander Molen


Erin Vander Molen

Katie Vander Molen

Mary Pol                                              Pella

Derek and Cassie Roorda


Nicole Roorda

Sister Jeanette Van Hall

Sister – In – Law Alberta Pol

Those preceding Leonard in his death are his parents, Peter and Irene Pol, brother Marion Pol, sister Wilma Goodyk, grandson Michael Van Gorp, granddaughter Heidi Van Gorp,  great granddaughter Emerson Watters, and several siblings-in-law.

Wife: Betty Pol of Pella

Children: Sheryl & Gene Wolfswinkel of Pella

Larry Pol of Pella

Joyce & Troy Klein of Gallatin, TN

Linda & Dennis Vander Molen of Clinton, MS

Mary Pol of Pella

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