Mr. Peter Kleinwolterink, age 96, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City.
There will be a funeral service on Friday, June 8, at 1:30pm, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. David Ter Beest will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Peter was born on December 1, 1910, at Orange City, the son of Henry John and Dena (Bonnema) Kleinwolterink. He was raised at Orange City and Sioux Center.
In 1938, he married Genevieve Schalekamp at Orange City. They farmed at Orange City until 1967, when they moved into town. Genevieve passed away in November of 1968 in Sioux City.
On October 1, 1969, Pete married Margaret Dorothy Moret Bynes in Orange City. From 1971 to 1975, they lived in Boyden, where they operated the Boyden Grocery Store. They then moved to Orange City, where they managed the Pioneer Memorial Home until 1980, when they retired. Dorothy passed away on April 3, 2000, in Orange City.
In January of 2006, he moved to Sioux City. Since February 6 of this year, he has been a resident of Westwood.
Mr. Kleinwolterink was a member of the First Reformed Church. He enjoyed having coffee with his relatives and friends, traveling, fishing, and playing cards.
Survivors include his son and his wife, Rodney and Rose-Marie Kleinwolterink, of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Judy and Kenneth Rawlings, of River Falls, Wisconsin; a step-daughter and her husband, Louetta and Ronald Van Meekeren, of Sheldon; a step-son and his wife, James and Barbara Bynes, of Hull; seven grandchildren, Laura, and her husband, Bijan Vujosevic; Christopher Rawlings, and his wife, Rene'; Lisa, and her husband, Steve Antrim; Ryan Van Meekeren, and his wife, Emily; Sara, and her husband, Scott Grevengoed; Craig Bynes; and Chad Bynes, and his wife, Amber; a grandson-in-law, Randy Goglin; eight great-grandchildren, Nikolas Vujosevic, Craig and Joshua Goglin; Chicago, Micah, and Mercedes, Van Meekeren; and Mackelle and Ashyln Grevengoed; and two brothers, Harold Kleinwolterink, of Sioux Center; and Warren Kleinwolterink, and his wife, Jo, of Orange City.
In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Goglin; two brothers and their wives, John and Lorraine Kleinwolterink and Alvin and Marjorie Kleinwolterink; a sister and her husband, Johanna and Martin Vander Broek; and a sister-in-law, Eldora Kleinwolterink.
Memorials may be directed to CHEARS.
MURIEL M. KOELE
Mrs. Muriel Koele, age 82, of Hull, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, at the Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
There will be a funeral service on Monday, June 25, at 1:00pm, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Verlyn Boone will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation will be after 2:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Muriel Mae was born on March 16, 1925, in rural Hull, the daughter of George and Dora (Van Wyk) Vande Garde. She was raised at Hull, where she graduated from the public high school. She also graduated from Central College in Pella. In earlier years, she was employed as a telephone operator.
On October 21, 1953, she married Harold Koele in Hull. They farmed at Hull, where she was a homemaker. In 1989, they retired into Hull. Harold passed away on December 21, 2000, in Sioux Falls.
In 2001, Muriel moved to Brandon, South Dakota, near her daughter. Since 2004, she has resided at the Prince of Peace Retirement Community.
Mrs. Koele was a member of the First Reformed Church, where she participated in circle, including leading Bible studies, sang in the choir, and was part of a duet which provided special music for many funerals.
She was a member of the Wegman-Koele American Legion Auxiliary in Hull, serving as treasurer for several years. She also helped display flags on Memorial Days, and she enjoyed music, reading, and working crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Robert Spitznagel, of Brandon; a son and his wife, Glenn and Jung Sun Koele, of Parkville, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jeremy Spitznagel, Heather, and her husband, Chad Singleterry, and Daniel Spitznagel; a great-grandson, Shad Singleterry; a sister and her husband, Ruth and George Meendering, of Sioux Center; a sister-in-law, Margene Van Dam, of Oak Harbor, Washington; and six Koele brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leora Koele, of Sheldon; Marilyn Raap, of Brandon; Elsie Koele, of Hull; Phyllis and Elmer Raman, of Hull; Faith Vander Tuig, of Sioux Falls; and Wayne and Joan Koele, of Cedar Rapids.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Gerald Vande Garde and Donald Vande Garde; and eight Koele brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
CLARA D. KOGEL
Mrs. Clara Kogel, age 81, of Woonsocket, South Dakota, passed away on Friday, May 11, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital, surrounded by her family, after a brief battle with cancer.
Clara was born on January 21, 1926, in rural Woonsocket, the daughter of Emil and Alvina (Ronnfeldt) Schmiedt. She was a lifelong resident of the Woonsocket area, where she attended country schools.
On May 28, 1945, she married Melvin F. Kogel in Luverne, Minnesota. He passed away on April 29, 2005, in Woonsocket.
Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Kay and Mark Jonker; a granddaughter and her husband, Terri and Stan Stoltze; a grandson and his wife, Chris and Rebecca Jonker; and three great-grandchildren, Trevor and Tristin Saarie and Matthew Barthman, all of Orange City; a sister, Viola Flynn, of Sacramento, California; and two sisters-in-law, Emma and Joyce Kogel, both of Huron, South Dakota.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be a funeral service on Monday, May 14, in Woonsocket. Interment will follow at St. Wilfrid's Cemetery in Woonsocket. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 13, at the Basham Funeral Home in Woonsocket. Arrangements were completed by the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
JOHN WM. KOOIKER
The visitation for Thursday and the service for Friday have been cancelled.
Mr. John Wm. Kooiker, age 90, of Hull, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2007 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 3, at 4:30pm, at the American Reformed Church, 911 First Street, Hull. The Rev. Steven Bierly will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation with the family present will be on Saturday, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
John was born on October 17, 1916, west of Hull, the son of Ralph J. and Jennie (Vande Weerd) Kooiker. He attended several rural schools in northwest Iowa and Jones County, South Dakota, graduating from the eighth grade in O'Brien County, Iowa.
On June 16, 1939, he married Esther L. De Koster, the daughter of Dick and Ida (Bregman) De Koster, in Hull.
They made their home in Hull, where he worked for various road contractors, before forming his own company in 1949. In 1970, he founded Kooiker, Inc., with his sons, Clayton and Calvin. They operated out of Hull and Le Mars, doing bridge and culvert construction and excavation. He took great satisfaction in his work, operating his dragline to dig drainage ditches and farm ponds until he was 86 years old.
He also used his skills in support of community activities, such as preparing the ice skating rink, assisting with swimming pool construction, and building bluebird houses for the Sioux County Conservation Board.
John and Esther often traveled in the winter to California, Texas, Florida, and Hawaii, as well as points in between. They also enjoyed attending their grandchildren's school, sports and other activities.
Mrs. Kooiker passed away on March 9, 1998, in Hull, after more than 58 years of marriage. In August of 2004, John moved to Le Mars, where he became a resident of Park Place Estates. In May of 2006, he transferred to Brentwood.
He was a member of the American Reformed Church in Hull, where he served on the consistory as a deacon and was president of the Men's Brotherhood for some time.
Survivors include his twin sons and their wives, Clayton and Janice Kooiker and Calvin and Dixie Kooiker, all of Le Mars; four grandchildren, Stacy (Michael) Kooiker Brostoski, of Casper, Wyoming; Daniel Kooiker, of Le Mars; Jason (Amy) Kooiker, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Jared (Ann) Kooiker, of La Mesa, California; two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Autumn Kooiker, of Le Mars; two sisters, Jennie Vander Sloot, of Lyons, Kansas; and Maxine Napier, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; three brothers, Henry Kooiker, of Bellflower, California; Arthur (Mina) Kooiker, of Sheldon; and Elmer (Celia) Kooiker, of Missouri Valley, Iowa; and many nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Harriet Van Batavia; a brother, Edwin Kooiker; two sisters-in-law, Esther (Boote) Kooiker and Virginia (Sipma) Kooiker; and three brothers-in-law, Jake Van Batavia, Ed Vander Sloot, and Ray Napier.
Memorials may be directed to the American Reformed Church.