Mrs. Frances Duven, age 91, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, June 9, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.
There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, June 13, at 10:30am, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Donald Lenderink will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Frances, who was actually named Hermina Francina, was born on June 25, 1915, in rural Orange City, the daughter of Derek “Dick” and Gertrude (Korver) Reinsma. She was raised at Orange City.
On June 6, 1938, she married Stanley Chester Duven at Orange City. They made their home in Orange City, where they operated Duven Music and Electric. “Stan” passed away on August 28, 1962, in Orange City.
“Fran” then gave piano and organ lessons, and she was a housekeeper at Kraai Furniture and Oolman Funeral Home, both in Orange City. In the summer of 2005, she moved to the Franken Manor in Sioux Center, and in January of this year, she transferred to the Royale Meadows Care Center there.
She was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church, where she served as an organist for many years. She enjoyed reading and was an excellent seamstress.
Survivors include her son and his wife, Dennis and Rose Duven, of Silver Spring, Maryland; two daughters and their husbands, Helen and Russell Vande Vegte, of Sioux Center; and Donna and Randy Bakker, of Elmhurst, Illinois; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, John and Reona Reinsma, of Woodland Park, Colorado; and a sister-in-law, Sarah “Dolly” Reinsma, of Orange City.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter; five sisters, Sophie Reinsma, Wilhelmina Woudstra, Jeanette Docter, Martina Kreykes, and Jennie Bouma; and two brothers, the Rev. William Reinsma and Jurrian “Jerry” Reinsma.
Memorials may be directed to the church for their music fund.
Miss Henrietta Rensink, age 95, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2009, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City.
There will be a funeral service on Friday, November 27, at 1:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Keith Krebs will officiate. Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. Visitation with the family present will be the hour before the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Henrietta was born on January 8, 1914, in rural Hospers, the daughter of Gerrit and Josie (Keizer) Rensink. She was raised at Newkirk, where she graduated from high school. She also attended the National Business Training School in Sioux City.
Later, she settled in Orange City, where she was a secretary in the law offices of Van Oosterhout, Te Paske, Rens, Rensink, and Pluim for many years. In 2002, she became a resident of the Heritage House.
In earlier years, Miss Rensink was a member of the Newkirk Reformed Church, where she participated in the girls' society. For most of her adult life, she belonged to the American Reformed Church in Orange City. She was a generous person, who gave to many charities, especially Jews for Jesus.
She enjoyed bowling, quilting, traveling, and playing Scrabble and card games. She had a deep love for her nephews and nieces.
Survivors include her sister, Eleanor Van Gelder, of Alton; and five nephews and one niece and their spouses, Roger and Sheryl Koster, Leon and Ruth Koster, Beth and Ed Ascher, David and Rachel Van Gelder, Philip and Starla Van Gelder, and Mark and Anna Van Gelder.
She was preceded in death by a sister and her husband, Lyda and John Koster, and a brother-in-law, Reynold Van Gelder.
Memorials may be directed to the American Reformed Church.
Mr. Henry Dykstra, age 87, of Maurice, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.
There will be a funeral service on Friday, March 23, at 1:30pm, at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Wayne Sneller and the Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Interment will follow at the Sherman Township Cemetery, near Maurice. Visitation will be after 2:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Henry was born on December 19, 1919, at Orange City, the son of John D. and Gertie (Vander Mey) Dykstra. He was raised in Sioux County and served in the United States Army during World War II.
On November 25, 1947, he married Hattie Dykstra in Rock Valley. They first made their home in Le Mars, where he was a custodian at the Le Mars Public School. He also operated a shoe repair shop there. They then moved to Sioux Center, where he was the custodian at the Kinsey Elementary School for thirty years. They later retired into Maurice. Hattie passed away on November 27, 1999, in Maurice.
In 2003, Mr. Dykstra became a resident of the Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City. In 2005, he transferred to the Kosgrove Estate at Sioux Center.
He was a member of the First Reformed Church, where he had served on the consistory. He enjoyed gardening and tinkering in his shop.
Survivors include two children and their spouses, Helen and Roger Oolman, of Orange City; and Harold and Carla Dykstra, of Hudson, South Dakota; seven grandchildren, Brian Oolman, and his wife, Kim, and their children, Breanna and Austin; Brent Oolman, and his wife, Tara, and their son, Conner; Amy (Oolman), and her husband, Terry Aberson, and their children, Tyler and Ashlyn; Eric Oolman, and his fiance', Jessica Stevens; Rebecca Dykstra, and her friend, Graig Jacobson, and their children, Kendra, Jillian, and Gavin Dykstra; Joe Dykstra, and his wife, Emily, and their son, Mason; and Nick Dykstra; a brother, Johnny Dykstra, of Orange City; and two sisters, Tillie Chambers, of Bellflower, California; and Gert Taylor, of Glendale, Arizona.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant, daughter, Glenda; a sister, Cora Mitchell; and an infant brother, Richard.
Mrs. Lois Hector, age 82, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, June 7, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.
There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30am, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Jon Nelson will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 6:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Lois Marian was born on July 4, 1924, at Orange City, the daughter of Henry and Dena (Rexwinkel) Muyskens. She was raised at Orange City, where she attended Northwestern Junior College. She then was a school teacher in Onawa and Le Mars for a year each. She then moved to Holland, Michigan, where she graduated from Hope College. There she met the Rev. Robert Hector, whom she married on June 16, 1949, at the Trinity Reformed Church.
They pastored Reformed churches in Slayton, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Prairie City, Iowa; Friesland, Wisconsin; Venice, Florida; and Middleburg, Iowa. At all of the churches, she was a partner with her husband, often serving as president of the women's organizations. In semi-retirement, they returned to Orange City. In early September of 2005, she became a resident of the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility. After more than 57 years of marriage, “Bob” passed away on December 22, 2006, in Orange City.
Lois was currently a member of the Trinity Reformed Church. Over the years, she served on several denominational committees and was active in the World Home Bible League. She served as a substitute teacher and tutored migrant workers. She was known for her faithful telephone calls to church members on their birthdays and anniversaries.
The Rev. and Mrs. Hector were the host family for a Northwestern College student from China and for most of their married life, they supported a child through World Vision. They enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her four children, Carol Braaksma, of Orange City; David Hector, and his wife, Miriam, of Le Mars; Mary, and her husband, the Rev. Donald Orange, of Greeley, Colorado; and Janice, and her husband, Jeff Fox, of Perry; five grandchildren, Karlton Hector, and his wife, Jana; Craig Hector; John Braaksma; Daniel Orange; and Andrea Orange; two brothers and their wives, Paul and Pat Muyskens, of Orange City; and the Rev. Joseph and Jean Muyskens, of Homewood, Illinois; and two brothers-in-law, the Rev. John Maassen, of Venice, Florida; and Harold “Booty” Hector, and his wife, Marlys, of Mesa, Arizona.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Harriet Maassen.
Memorials may be directed to Latin American Christian Ministries.