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Date: Thursday, 28 April 2016, at 9:06 a.m.

Mrs. Hermina Borgman

Mrs. Hermina Borgman, age 94, of Orange City, formerly of Sioux Center, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 21, at 10:30am, at the First Reformed Church Chapel in Sioux Center. The Rev. Roger Voskuil will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. There will be a prayer service on Saturday, at 9:45am, at the church, led by Mrs. Ardith Wynja.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Hermina was born on December 9, 1917, in Orange City, the daughter of Timen and Elizabeth (Huisman) Rens. She was raised in rural Orange City, where she attended a country school.

On September 24, 1936, she married Russell Vande Brake in Orange City. They made their home in Orange City. Many years later, that marriage ended, and he has passed away.

In December of 1979, she married Melvin Borgman in Santa Maria, California. In 1980, they moved to Sioux Center, and in 1990, they moved to Orange City. “Mel” passed away on September 29, 1996. She continued living in Orange City and more recently became a resident of the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center.

Hermina enjoyed fishing, reading, playing cards, photo album displaying, and traveling. She and Mel wintered in Arizona for several years, and she had many good times with her friends and family. She was a faithful friend and a loving mother and grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memory include a son and his wife, Norlyn and Sandra Vande Brake, of Okoboji; a daughter and her husband, Twila and Kenneth Netten, of Orange City; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Vande Brake, of Sheldon; three step-children, Dean Borgman, and his wife, Karen, of Payson, Arizona; Margaret Wielenga, of Santa Maria, California; and Mary, and her husband, John Jenezic, of Tucson, Arizona; a step-daughter-in-law, Gail Borgman; five grandchildren, Troy Vande Brake, and his wife, Rachel; Steven Vande Brake, and his wife, Mary; Gail Dorn; Kyle Netten, and his wife, Jackie; and Kurt Netten; nine step-grandchildren, including Scott and Sheryl Moret, Joe and Ronda Moret, and Cody and Jennifer Moret; fifteen great-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, John and Gert Rens, of Artesia, California; and Gerald and Audrey Rens, of Escondido, California; two sisters, Helene Jasper, of Seal Beach, California; and Lois, and her husband, Virgil De Vries, of Lakewood, California; and a sister-in-law, Coba Rens, of Orange City.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Virgil Vande Brake, on October 20, 2010; a daughter-in-law, Colleen Vande Brake; a step-son, Jim Borgman; a step-son-in-law, Enno Wielenga; two grandsons, Kel and Scott Vande Brake; a step-grandson, Patrick Borgman; a brother, Bill Rens; and a brother-in-law, Vernon Jasper.

Memorials will be directed to Juvenile Diabetes and the Orange City Area Home Health and Hospice.


Mrs. Esther Goeringer, age 88, of Hull, passed away on Monday, June 18, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, June 22, at 10:30am, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Hull. The Rev. John Riggle will officiate. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Esther Margaretha was born on March 12, 1919, in Trosky, Minnesota, the daughter of August and Frieda (Funck) Reyelts. She was raised at Trosky , where she was baptized on June 11, 1919, at St. John Lutheran Church. At the age of 13, her family moved to Hull, where she was confirmed on April 9, 1933, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

On March 4, 1937, she married Ewald Henry Emanuel Goeringer in Menno, South Dakota. They made their home in Hull, where she helped people in their homes. She also served as custodian at the St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Boyden-Hull Community Schools. Ewald passed away on November 2, 2005, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after more than 68 years of marriage.

In March of this year, Esther became a resident of Pleasant Acres.

She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed singing hymns.

She liked family gatherings, driving people for whatever they needed, and traveling around the United States and to Europe, especially to see relatives in Germany.

She was known for baking delicious cakes and cream puffs. Her hobbies included crocheting and reading.

Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Dolores and Cornelius Wabeke, of Newell; her son, Lelon Goeringer, of Hull; two grandchildren and their spouses, Cordell and Marcia Wabeke, of Ankeny; and Dr. Wendy and Michael Dawson, of Springfield, Missouri; five great-grandchildren, Abby and Cameron Wabeke; and Emma, Jack, and Christian Dawson; a brother and his wife, Wilhelm “Bill” and Marian Reyelts, of Hull; a brother-in-law, Alfred Winter, of Pima, Arizona; a sister-in-law, Viola Goeringer, of Bellevue, Washington; a brother-in-law and his wife, Walter and Betty Goeringer, of Hull; a sister-in-law, Viola Ackerman, of Bismark, North Dakota; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Winter; and a sister-in-law, Hendrika Reyelts.


Mr. Egbert Gritters, age 73, of Hull, Iowa, was taken to his eternal rest on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at the Sioux Center, Iowa, Community Hospital.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, April 6, at 10:30am, at the Protestant Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa. The Rev. Steven Key will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation will be after 3:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Egbert Matthew was born on August 4, 1933, in Hull, Iowa, the son of Egbert O. and Wilma (Mulder) Gritters. He was raised on a farm near Ireton, Iowa, graduating from their high school in 1950. He also received an associate degree from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and he attended the Iowa State University in Ames.

On May 31, 1957, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Brands in Edgerton, Minnesota. They lived on a chicken farm north of Hull, Iowa, where they raised their nine children. He spent many years in the produce and feed business, owning Nutrena, and later Kent, dealerships. He also delivered feed for D. & J. Hatchery of Sheldon, Iowa. In later years, he enjoyed serving customers at Dan's Food Center in Hull.

Egbert was a lifelong member of Protestant Reformed Churches. He was currently a member of the Hull church, where he served many terms as clerk of the consistory. He was devoted to Christian education and was active in the establishment of the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian Elementary School.

Survivors include his wife of more than 49 years, Henrietta; three sons and their wives, Brian and Denise Gritters of Hull, Iowa; Loren and Nancy Gritters, of Hull, Iowa; and Marvin and Marcia Gritters, of Byron Center, Michigan; six daughters and their husbands, Roxanne and Rick Terpstra, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Brenda and Jim Regnerus, of Doon, Iowa; Rhonda and Greg Holstege, of Hudsonville, Michigan; Susan and Dave King, of Hull, Iowa; Valerie and Joel Minderhoud, of Walker, Michigan; and Sharla and Joshua Hoekstra, of Hudsonville, Michigan; 47 grandchildren; and a brother and his wife, Lyle and Muriel Gritters, of Sioux Center, Iowa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Crystal King.

Memorials may be directed to the Midwest Society for Protestant Reformed Secondary Education of Hull.

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