Mrs. Berdella Heemstra, age 83, of rural Granville, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at the Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.
There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, November 11, at 10:30am, at the First Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Milton Sikkema will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday, at 9:30am, at the church.
Visitation will be after 4:30pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.
Berdella was born on April 17, 1926, in rural Hospers, the daughter of Cornie and Sena (Jurink) Rensink. She was raised at Newkirk, where she attended elementary school. Her family then moved closer to Hospers, where she graduated from high school in 1943.
On December 19, 1946, she married Albert R. Heemstra at the First Reformed Church in Hospers. They farmed in the Hospers-Granville area, where she was a homemaker. In October of this year, they moved to Kosgrove Estate, near Sioux Center, and on October 29, she transferred to Royale Meadows.
Mrs. Heemstra was a member of the First Reformed Church, where she was involved in the women's activities and taught Sunday school classes. She also belonged to the Reuter American Legion Auxiliary in Hospers.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, baking, hosting family gatherings, and attending her grandchildren's activities.
Survivors include her husband of almost 63 years, Al; two sons and their wives, Larry and Bev Heemstra, of Le Mars; and Ron and Val Heemstra, of Sioux Center; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Matthew Heemstra, and his wife, Alyssa, and their daughters, Cora and Madeline; Lacey, and her husband, Joe Hubers, and their son, Elijah; Kim, and her husband, Kevin Bosma, and their daughter, Malia; Kayla Heemstra; and Kyle Heemstra; and a brother and his wife, Henry and Delores Rensink, of Sheldon.
She was preceded in death by a brother and his wife, Gilbert and Kathryn Rensink.
Memorials may be directed to the Reuter American Legion Auxiliary.
DAVID L. HENRICH
Mr. David Henrich, age 58, of Maurice, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2009, at the Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
There will be a celebration of his life on Wednesday, August 26, at 2:30pm, at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Wayne Sneller and the Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Sherman Township Cemetery, near Maurice. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday, at 1:15pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the funeral home.
David Lee was born on January 29, 1951, in Le Mars, the son of Lee B. and Florence (Kellen) Henrich. He was raised in the Le Mars and Remsen area.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict.
On August 29, 1981, he married Barbara Jean Pater in Leota, Minnesota. They made their home in Maurice, and he was employed by Wells Blue Bunny Dairy Foods in Le Mars.
Dave was a member of the First Reformed Church, where he participated in their outreach and greeting activities. He was also involved in Teens Encounter Christ.
He enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, and especially spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of almost 28 years, Barbara (Pater) Henrich; a daughter, Leah Henrich; and a son, Eric Henrich, both of Sioux Falls; and a sister, Pat Loutsch, of Remsen.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Lee B. and Florence (Kellen) Henrich.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials, which may be directed to them or the church, to help with final expenses.
Mr. Peter Hibma, age 91, of Maurice, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.
There will be a funeral service on Saturday, February 23, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Dr. Perry De Groot and the Rev. David Ter Beest will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 2:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Peter was born on July 7, 1916, at Ocheyedan, the son of Sip and Hendrika (Rumkus) Hibma. He was raised in the Carmel, Alton, and Maurice areas and attended school at Maurice.
On December 6, 1944, he married Grace Jans at Hull. They farmed at Maurice all their married life.
Pete thoroughly enjoyed farming, especially doing field work and milking cows. He was fond of John Deere tractors and in later years, did some fishing.
He was a longtime member of the First Reformed Church.
Survivors include his wife of more than 63 years; a son, Dean Hibma, and a daughter and her husband, Minerva and Ken Small, all of Maurice; three step-granddaughters and their families, who live in the Iowa Great Lakes area; two sisters, Anna Schaap, of Sioux Center; and Alida, and her husband, Leonard Topp, of Holland, Michigan; two sisters-in-law, Betty Hibma, of Marne, Michigan; and Gloria Hibma, of Holland, Michigan; and extended family members, Jim and Mary Hoogland, of Maurice, and their children and grandchildren, Jennifer and Curt Vlietstra, and Jakob, Cade, and Bryce; Ron and Martha Hulshof, and Kendra Grace (deceased), Ethan, Tyrell, Cassidy, and Wyatt; Maranda and Vasyl Heytsi; Janna and Brian Aukes, and Jaren; Sveta and Mark Schubert, and Kyle; Jordan and Julie Hoogland, and Brooklyn; and Marlena and Ryan De Jong.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryne Hibma; three brothers, William Hibma, the Rev. John Edward Hibma, and Gerrit Hibma; and a brother-in-law, John Schaap.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Maranda (Hoogland) and Vasyl Heytsi, missionaries in the Ukraine.
PETER DEAN JELTEMA
Mr. Peter Dean Jeltema, age 65, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2009, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen.
There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, December 15, at 10:30am, at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Robert Drenten will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4:30pm on Monday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Peter Dean was born on April 28, 1944, in Lake Odessa, Michigan, the son of Peter and Lucy (Kroeze) Jeltema. As a young child, he moved to northwest Iowa with his family. He attended the Christian School and the Northwestern Academy, both in Orange City. He also served in the Army National Guard.
On April 19, 1968, he married Gladys Mae De Vries at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. After one year in Colorado, they settled at Orange City. There, he was part owner of the KerrMcGee Station until 1981. He then started Jeltema Service and Repair, which he operated until June of 2006, when he retired because of his health. He moved to Happy Siesta on November 30 of this year.
Pete was a charter member of the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, where he had served as a deacon. He also belonged to the Pressman-Kosters American Legion Post in Orange City.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards, softball, both playing and watching his son, and visiting with family and friends. His greatest joy, was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of more than 41 years; a son and his wife, Allen and Pam Jeltema, of Orange City; a daughter and her husband, Leanne and Jeremy Vis, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two grandchildren, Riley and Jordyn Jeltema; a sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Harold Bruxvoort, of Jenison, Michigan; and two brothers and their wives, Rodney and Ruth Jeltema and Gary and Anita Jeltema, all of Orange City.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Peter Faber, and his wife's parents, Elmer and Dena De Vries.
Memorials may be directed to the Orange City Area Home Health and Hospice.