Obituary of Adrian Intveld
Adrian J. Intveld, 86, of Montague, formerly of Pompton Plains, died at his home Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Born in Clifton, Adrian was the son of Adrian and Jennie (nee VanWageninge) Intveld. Raised there, he loved spending time on the Morris Canal in his youth, trapping muskrats. He also had an early affinity for gardening, and enjoyed raising large chrysanthemums in his home greenhouse. Graduating high school, he served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Working as a Seabee in a construction battalion, he was stationed in Puerto Rico, Cuba and Morrocco.
Marrying Marie Machiela on June 28, 1952 the couple settled in Pompton Plains in 1956. Following his early passion for gardening, he started "Intveld's Nursery," where he sold produce from a small stand in the front yard. He also raised 110,000 chrysanthemum plants in his field, which he sold and also used along with the evergreens he raised for his landscaping business. As years went by, he added several greenhouses, and raised bedding plants, hanging baskets, Easter plants, poinsettias, and more. Adrian planted the seeds and God made them grow.
In 1984, Adrian and Marie moved to Quechee, Vermont, opening an antique shop and produce stand, and of course, mums. In 1989, they returned to New Jersey, settling in the highlands of Montague.
He is lovingly survived by his children, Diane M. Prol, Debra J. Leifer, Darlene R. Breur and her husband William, and Daniel A. Intveld; his brother, Robert Intveld and his wife Patricia; his sister, Elizabeth Janke; his grandchildren, Kelly Sanborn and her husband Christopher, Kenneth J. Prol and his wife Marisa, Timothy Prol and his wife Stephanie, Rachel Marquardt, Brian Leifer and his wife Rachael, Michael Leifer and his wife Rebecca, William R. Breur Jr., and Brittany Connelly and her husband John; and his great-grandchildren, Daniel Sanborn, Claire Sanborn, and Max Marquardt; as well as his nieces & nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie; his son-in-law, Kenneth Prol; and his brother-in-law, Hubert Janke.
Visiting will be held Tuesday from 5-8 pm, and Wednesday from 9-10 am, at the Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church, 415 Boulevard, Pompton Plains. A funeral service will be held at the church at 10 am Wednesday. Burial will follow at the First Reformed Church Cemetery, Pompton Plains.
Donations to Karen Ann Quinlen Hospice or the Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church in Adrian's memory would be greatly appreciated by Adrian's family.
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