Margaret M. Boone
Margaret M. Boone, age 86, of Boyden, Iowa passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Prairie View Retirement Home in Sanborn, Iowa.
Her service will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the First Reformed Church in Boyden, Iowa with Rev. Matthew Draffen ~ officiating.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:15 A.M. at the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden.
Visitation will be Monday, April 16, 2012 after 4:00pm with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.
Margaret Marie Boone, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (De Koning) De Zeeuw was born December 27, 1925 on the family farm near Sheldon, Iowa. She received her education at a Sioux County country school. On February 22, 1946, she was united in marriage to Erwin K. Boone at his parent’s family farm home in Sioux County, Iowa. They made their home on a farm southeast of Boyden. They retired from farming in 1991 and the couple moved into Boyden. Her husband preceded her in death on December 13, 1999 in Sheldon. Margaret continued to make her home in Boyden and moved to the Prairie View Retirement Home in Sanborn in January of 2012. She passed at Prairie View on Friday April 13, 2012, reaching the age of 86 years, 3 months and 16 days.
She was a lifelong member of the First Reformed Church in Boyden and was active in her church by teaching catechism, Sunday school and singing with the Senior Saints. She volunteered at Village Northwest and enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening.
Margaret is survived by four children and their families; Dianne and her husband, Tom Mathias of Flagstaff, Arizona and her children, Angi Hasenbank and her son, Kaine Rolbiecki, Jason and Lucas Hasenbank; Sherry Schomaker of Sheldon, Iowa and her children, Brian and his wife, Wendy and their daughter, Alyx; Matt and his wife, Dawn and Amber and her husband, Travis Martin and their children, Elli and Gage; Renee and her husband, Galen Van Velzen of Sheldon, Iowa and their children, Nicole Van Velzen and Hilary and her husband, Daniel Engelsman and their children, Blake, Reese and Josie; Ken and his wife, Linda Boone of Sheldon and their children, Michelle and Ross Boone; brothers and sisters, Kathryn Oldenkamp, Lorraine and his wife, Hermina De Zeeuw; Joyce and her husband, Pete Smit; Ken and his wife, Elaine De Zeeuw and Cliff and his wife, Arleen De Zeeuw also other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son-in-law, Bruce Schomaker; her parents, brothers and sisters, Paul De Zeeuw, Klaas De Zeeuw, Jacob De Zeeuw Jr., Delia Van Zee, Ann Blumeyer, Howard De Zeeuw, Kathryn in infancy and two infant brothers.
HENRY W. LEUSINK
Mr. Henry Leusink, age 64, of Hull, lost his battle with esophageal lung cancer on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his residence, surrounded by family and friends.
There will be a funeral service on Monday, April 6, at 10:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Verlyn Boone will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation with the family present will be on Sunday, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, at the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Henry “Hank” Willis was born on December 17, 1944, in Orange City, the son of William “Bill” and Tena (Vogel) Leusink. He was raised in Minnesota, where he graduated from the Holland Christian School. He also kept busy working on the family farm with all his brothers and sisters.
During the Vietnam Conflict, on August 20, 1965, he joined the United States Air Force, becoming an aircraft maintenance specialist. While there, he completed his General Equivalency Diploma. He was first stationed in Bangkok, Thailand. He then transferred to the Davis Mountain Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.
In Tucson, Hank met Margaret Marie Corrales, and they were married there on August 3, 1968. They first made their home in Tucson, later moving to Pipestone, Minnesota, and finally settling at Hull.
In 1971, he became a partner of Berghorst and Son in Hull. He had a true passion for traveling around and moving everything from churches, to houses, to transformers. Upon being diagnosed with cancer in 2005, he retired and began his uphill battle, surrounded by family and friends. He kept a smile on his face and God in his heart.
Hank was a member of the First Reformed Church, where he served as a deacon, elder, and Sunday school and catechism teacher. He enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, and spending time at his cabin at Lake Okoboji, especially when his grandchildren were there. He worked hard and played hard.
Survivors include his wife of more than forty years, “Marge”; two sons and their wives, Harlan and Kristi Leusink, of Paynesville, Minnesota; and Mark and Sam Leusink of Milbank, South Dakota; two loving grandchildren, Garrett and Samantha Leusink; twelve siblings, Alvina (Bob) Smith, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Kenneth (Mary) Leusink, of Hull; Marlene (Alvis) Van Beek, of Ireton; Phyllis Otten, of Sioux Falls; Janet (Bob) Kallemeyn, of Lake Benton, Minnesota; John (Ronda) Leusink, of Orange City; Hedy (Douglas) Van Bruggen, of Sioux Center; Thelma Brown, of Aberdeen, South Dakota; William “Bill” (Elaine) Leusink, of Maurice; Bernice (Gerb) Doornink, of Sioux Center; David (Carolyn) Leusink, of Charlevoix, Michigan; and Denise (Mike) Vander Broek, of Sioux Center; a sister-in-law, Valerie Leusink, of Hull; many nephews and nieces, whom he loved; and special neighbors and friends, Keith and Shirley Lambert.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Leusink; two nephews, Michael Kallemeyn and William “B. J.” Leusink; and two nieces, Tonya Leusink and infant Kaylee Rose Cuperus.
He will be greatly missed, always loved, and forever remembered. We may have lost a husband, father, grandfather, brother uncle, and friend, but gaining an angel is never bad.
Memorials may be directed to Chears Home Health and Hospice.
Dorothy Smook, age 81 of Doon, IA died Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 17th at United Methodist Church in Doon, IA, with Rev. Steven Swensen officiating.
Visitation will be Monday, April 16th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.
Helen H. Reekers
Helen H. Reekers, age 99, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.
Her service will be 10:30am Saturday, April 21, 2012 at United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Marvin Lindley ~ officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.
Visitation will be prior to the service on Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon.
Helen Harriett Reekers, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Frohwein) Hosch was born October 27, 1912 on her parent’s farm in Sheldon, Iowa. She received her education and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1928, at the age of 15. She went on to attend Sheldon Junior College for two years and then taught at country school in Floyd Township. On August 18, 1933, she was united in marriage to William (Bill) Reekers in Trenton, Missouri. After their marriage the couple lived in Detroit, Michigan for two years before moving to Hospers, Iowa to start farming. The couple farmed for 13 years and after their two children were born, they moved to Denver, Colorado for their special education. After twelve years in Colorado, they returned to farming, moving back to Sheldon, to the family farm northeast of Sheldon, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Her husband preceded her in death on October 14, 2007 in Sheldon. Helen remained on the family farm and had made her home at Fieldcrest Assisted Living and for the past few months at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon. She passed away at Senior Care on Saturday, April 14, 2012 reaching the age of 99 years, 5 months and 17 days.
She was a loyal member of the United Methodist Church in Sheldon. Her favorite hobbies were gardening, playing bridge and spending quality time with her expanding family.
Those left to cherish her memories are a daughter, Karen Peter of St. Charles, Missouri; a son, Merle and wife, Susan Reekers of St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren, Cindy Walker, Marita Schuler, Scott and David Reekers, Mark and wife, Jeriann Peter, five great grandchildren, Jessica (Walker) and husband, Coleman Mallicoat, Brandon Walker, Coleton Schuler, Alexandria and Andrew Peter, one great-great granddaughter, Madison Mallicoat; also other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and three sisters.