Descendants of Nick (Nijs) Uittenbogaard.

 

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Door: Joleen Klynsma Vande Kamp Vermeer. jov@mtcnet.net

 

First Generation.


Maggeltje and Aart Uittenbogaard.

 

Aart Uittenbogaard, family.

 

Grandpa and Grandma Uittenbogaard.

 

1. Nick (Nijs) Uittenbogaard, son of Aart Uittenbogaard and Maggeltje Beuzekom, was born on 13 Jan 1889 in Meerkerk, Netherlands, died on 19 Aug 1968 in Sheldon IA at age 79, and was buried on 21 Aug 1968 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Mr. Nick Uittenbogaard was born January 13, 1889 in the Netherlands. He came to the Sioux County community as a boy. He passed away at the Sheldon Hospital on August 19, 1968 after a lingering illness. He reached the age of 79 years and 7 months.

On Feb. 22, 1911 he was united in marriage to Grace Oldenkamp at Hospers. Mrs. Uittenbogaard died Nov. 25, 1967. Surviving children are Margaret (Mrs. John Klynsma) of Sioux City, William of Lake Park and Arlene (Mrs. Jake Kramer) of Hospers.

Two daughters, Grace (Mrs. Herm Lanstraat) and Tena (Mrs. Louis Kroon) preceded their parents. He is survived by 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. One grandson, Robert Langstraat preceded him. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Harry of Sanborn, IA, John of Seattle, WA, Bert of Artesia, CA, Gerrit of Boyden, IA, Grace(Mrs William Kreykes) of Primghar and Elizabeth (Mrs Lou Alons) of Orange City. 3 brothers preceded him.

Grandpa died at Sheldon Community Hospital.
Services were at Hospers Ref Church at 1:30 PM on Aug. 21, 1968.
Rev M Tysen officiated. Organist Mildred Riemersma
Special music by Hofmeyer quartet. "Going Down the Valley" and Does Jesus Care"
Pallbearers were Norman and Frank Klynsma, John Kroon, Rodney Langstraat, Dale Kramer, Larry Kroon.
Burial in Hospers Cemetery on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1968.

Nick married Grace Oldenkamp [MRIN: 243], daughter of Willem Oldenkamp and Trijntje Hummel, on 22 Feb 1911 in Hospers IA. Grace was born on 27 Oct 1892 in Alton, IA, died on 25 Nov 1967 in Sheldon IA at age 75, and was buried on 28 Nov 1967 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

Noted events in her life were:

• Obituary. Mrs. Grace Uittenbogaard nee Oldenkamp, was born Oct. 27, 1892 at Alton, IA. She lived in the Hospers area all her life. On Feb. 22, 1911 she was united in marriage to Nick Uittenbogaard at Hospers, IA. Survivors are her husband and the following children: Margaret (Mrs. John Klynsma), of Sioux City, IA., William of Lake Park, IA, and Arlene (Mrs Jake Kramer) of Sheldon, IA. two daughters Tena (Mrs. Louis Kroon) and Grace (Mrs. Herman Langstraat) and one grandson, Robert Langstraat, preceded her.

There are 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters: Mrs. Tena Griekspoor of Pantego, NC and Hattie (Mrs. CJ Gelder of Raleigh, NC.
3 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her.
She died at the Sheldon Community Hospital after a long illness.
Services were held in Hospers Reformed Church on Nov. 28, 1967.
Rev. M Tysen officiated.
Pallbearers were Norman and Frank Klynsma, John Kroon, Rodney Lanstraat, Dale and Fred Kramer..
Burial in Hospers Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1967.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Margaret Uittenbogaard was born on 18 Aug 1911 in Sheldon Iowa, died on 9 Jan 1999 in Sioux Center IA at age 87, and was buried on 12 Jan 1999 in Hospers IA West Cemetery.

+ 3 F    ii. Tena Uittenbogaard was born on 9 Sep 1913 in Hospers IA, died on 28 May 1967 in Orange City IA Hospital at age 53, and was buried on 31 May 1967 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

+ 4 F    iii. Grace Uittenbogaard was born on 19 Oct 1915, died on 23 Aug 1956 in Sheldon IA at age 40, and was buried on 25 Aug 1956 in Newkirk, IA Cemetery.

+ 5 M    iv. William Uittenbogaard was born on 27 Sep 1917 in Hospers IA, died on 25 Apr 2003 in Sioux Falls SD Veteran Hospital at age 85, and was buried on 29 Apr 2003 in Silver Lake Cemetery, Lake Park, IA.

+ 6 F    v. Arlene Uittenbogaard was born on 26 Jan 1920 in Sheldon IA, died on 16 Jan 2007 in Sheldon IA at age 86, and was buried on 20 Jan 2007 in Hospers Cemetery.

Second Generation (Children)


John and Margaret Klynsma, wedding day.

 

John and Margaret Klynsma.

 

2. Margaret Uittenbogaard (Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 18 Aug 1911 in Sheldon Iowa, died on 9 Jan 1999 in Sioux Center IA at age 87, and was buried on 12 Jan 1999 in Hospers IA West Cemetery.

Noted events in her life were:

• Obituary. Margaret Klynsma Smit was bonr, Aug. 19, 1911 , Hospers, Iowa. She was the daughter of Nick and Grace (Oldenkamp)Uittenbogaard. On January 31, 1934, she was united in marriage to John Klynsma at Hospers, IA at the home of her parents.

They lived in Hospers and Sioux City, Ia. John passed away on January 25, 1970.
Margaret was very active in the Hospers Christian Trash for Cash program and enjoyed gardening.
On October 19, 1983, she married Sam Smit and lived in Sheldon. He passed away on November 15, 1989.
In 1990, Margaret moved to the Sheldon Christian Retirement Home and enjoyed the company of many friends close by. Due to ill health, she moved to the Sioux Center Community Hospital Nursing Wing Facility in 1995 so she would be near her daughter, Joleen.

Left to cherish her memory are four children and their spouses: John Norman and Dorothy Klynsma of Hospers, Frank and Marge Klynsma of Sioux City, Joleen and Charles Vande Kamp of Sioux Center, and Carolyn and Danny Heltenberg of Yuma, CO. There are 18 grandchildren: Pam VanDen Berg, Deb Jaspers, Ed, Roxie Foreman, Randy, John, and Don Klynsma. Cathy Horstman, Steve, Brenda Gonzalez, and Ken Klynsma. Arlin, Carl, and David Vande Kamp , Lynn Clark, Dana, Jodeen, and Mandy Heltenberg , 26 great grandchildren and 5 step children: Ed and Elaine Kats, Arvin and Carol Smit, Aletha and Ivan Blom, Sandy and Verlyn Baker, Paul and Mary Smit and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: William and Sarah Uittenbogaard of Lake Park, Ia., Arlene Kramer of Hospers, Louis and Chris Kroon of Rock Rapids, Herm and Winifred Langstraat of Orange City and many nieces and nephews. Surviving inlaws are Winnie Smit, William Smit, Winnie Poppema, Jennie Waanders, Gerrit Van Bruggen, Henry and Nettie Mellema.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters: Tena Kroon and Grace Langstraat, and 1 brother in law, Jake Kramer.

Casket Bearers: Ed, John, Don, Ken, Steve Klynsma, Arlin, Carl, David Vande Kamp
Spcial Music by Perry Foreman: There is a Balm in Gilead.
Congregation sang "Amazing Grace" and Like a Shepherd Lead Us."
Rev. Duane Tinklenberg officiating
Buried in Hospers Cemetery on January 12, 1999

On Wednesday, Jan 31, 1934 at 1:30 PM the marriage of Mr. John Klynsma and Miss Margaret Uittenbogaard was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Uittenbogaard of near Sheldon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. AB Voss, paster of the Hospers CRC in the presence of about 60 relatives.

The bride was beautifully gowned in a white satin dress with lace and she wore crystals which effectively set off the bride's dress. She carried a beautful bouquet of sweet pease and roses with ferns. The groom wore a suit of dark blue serge. He is the son of Mr and Mrs. James Smit of Hospers Ia and John Klynsma who is deceased.
The room was decorated in the bride's colors of white and green. Misses Winifred and Jennie Smit sang, "The Isle of Beautiful Dreams. The waitresses of the day were sisters of the bride and groom. The bridal chorus by Lohengrin was played by Frank Klynsma of Sanborn.

In the evening a reception was given in honor of the bride and groom, about one hundred young folks attending. Waitresses were Nellie Van Den Berg, Gertrude and Martha Pott, Tena and Grace Uittenbogaard. Many useful and beautiful gifts were received. The newly weds will be at home after March 1 on a farm 2 miles north and 1/2 west of Hospers.
Out of town guests were Mrs. B Beuzekom of South Holland, IL, Dick Uittenbogaard and Frank Klynsma and family the bride has been assisting with the housework at the home of her parents, mr and mrs. Nick Uittenbogaard.

Margaret married John Klynsma [MRIN: 3], son of Jan Fokkes Klynsma and Tryntje Zwier, on 31 Jan 1934 in Sheldon Iowa. John was born on 28 Jun 1907 in Maxwell New Mexico, died on 25 Jan 1970 in Orange City Iowa at age 62, and was buried on 28 Jan 1970 in Hospers Iowa West Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• life. John J. Klynsma, whose parents were John Klijnsma*Klynsma and Tryntje (Catherine) Zwier, was born on June 28, 1907 at Maxwell City, New Mexico. His father had died on Janurary 26, 1907, 5 months before John was born. (John's brother, Frank was about 22 months old.)

Their father had been kicked by a horse and it turned into gangrene and thus caused his death at the age of 30 years.
Upon receiving a letter from Jim Smit, who had lived at Maxwell City some years before, asking Catherine to move to Iowa with her two sons as he was a widower with 5 children and needed a housekeeper, Catherine, Frank, and John moved to Northwest Iowa. Catherine and Jim Smit were later married on February 3, 1913 joining the Klynsma and Smit families to make 7 children. Later years added 4 more children to the family.

John went to Hospers Christian School and worked for various farmerss in the surrounding area. On January 31, 1934, John married Margaret Uittenbogaard at the home of her parents. The day they were married there was a terrible dust storm.
Their first home was on a farm not far from the Smit farm where John worked as a hired hand for Joe Addink for one year.

They then moved to Hospers and lived with the DeBruyn sisters. John was then a salesman for Baker's products selling spices etc. On July 27, 1935 their first son, John Norman was born. Their second son was born on John's brother Frank's birthday so they name him Franklin Leroy. He was born April 2, 19137. John then got a job as mechanci for Fred Verschoor Garage so the famly moved to a house in the alley behind Verschoor's where Joleen Kaye was born on July 31, 1941.

When Joleen was 6 weeks old, and Norman had just started school only a week, Norman fell with his tricycle and broke his elbow. Dr. Galman set the arm and as the cast was setting Norman moved and Dr Galman grabbed his arm. Later Norman had such pain but the doctor did nothing about it and said he was a sissy.

It'd be Okay. It was not and the arm and hand had deteriorated under the dast. He was admitted to the Sioux City Hospital and later sent on to Iowa City. John and Margaret were visiting Norman at St. Joe's Hospital when the war broke out in Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941. While on the way to Iowa City, John got such a terrible pain in his eye. He had gotten a piece of steel in his eye sometime before and Dr. Galman had removed it.

John had to have surgery on the eye. they cut a slit in the pupil causing him to lose his eyesight in that eye. John and his son, Norman, were both patients in Iowa City but in two different hospitals. Margaret had to get a job as a waitress in Iowas City while they were there. Norman finally came home after many surgeries with a brace to straighten out his fingers but it didn't do much good.

Carolyn Faye was born on September 19, 1945. At this time the family was living across from the Reformed Church in Hospers in a house owned by Margaret's grandmother Uittenbogaard. Bert Uittenbogaard lived with them. (He ate peas with a knife) In the mean time, John had done some trucking for John Baker and HB Oldenbkamp, worked for the salt feeder factory until it closed, and then for Joe Verschoor. They then moved to an acreage across the tracks.

The children attended Hospers Christian School and much of the tuition was paid by a generous church member for which we will long remember. Many fun times were had on this farm by children from town and the family. Many circus' were held, they played kick the can, raised rabbits, etc. John then purchased a house in town (where Chuck and Joleen now live.) John continued to work for Joe and John Verschoor garage until his arthritis got so bad he had to quit working.

He would crawl upstairs to the bathroom and bedroom. He tried various recommendations to no avail. He finally went to a a doctor in Sargeant Bluff who finally gave him some relief. Norm attended business college in Sioux City after high school and Frank enlisted in the Army. Norm and Dorothy (Roghair) were married on February 28, 1956 and lived in Lemars. They later moved back to Hospers. Frank met his future wife, Marjorie Dietz, in Okinawa where they were both serving in the Army. Frank was discharged in 1956. At this time, John's arthritis was much improved.

John had seen an advertisement about running a cancy vending route so he and son, Frank, began putting out leased vending machines in surrounding counties of Sioux, Obrien, Osceola, in Worthington, MN and serviced the machine weekly. After 3 years, they purchased Canteen Service of Sioux City. John's brother, Frank, took over the local route. Joleen married Charles Vande Kamp in 1960.

They purchased John and Margaret's house in 1961 and still live there. (Frank and Marge who were married in 1959, along with John and Margaret moved to 1926 West Third in Sioux City above Canteen Service Co. Carolyn lived with Chuck and Joleen while she finished high school. Later John and Margaret purchased a house on Fawcett St. and Frank and Marge also purchase a home on West Third.

They became members of the Sioux City Christian Reformed Church. Carolyn married Danny Heltenberg on June 6, 1966 in that church, after which they lived in Colorado. Thus John's one wish to see all his children married was granted. Due to John's illness John and Margaret moved to Hospers in September of 1969 where they rented a small house while their new house was being built.

Margaret choked on a chicken bone while her and John were eating chicken soup. This bone was ingested into her lung whree it remained and began to cause her to cough a lot. It was finally located and removed in 1973 in Iowa City. On Sunday, January 25th, 1970 , John was taken to the Orange City Hospital. He died of a massive heart attack at 5:500 PM. He was buried in the Hospers Cemetery on January 28, 1970, the same day their new house was moved into Hospers. John is remembered and loved as a man who suffered a lot but never complained.

• Obituary. Mr John J Klynsma was born at Maxwell, New Mexico on June 28, 1907. On January 31, 1934 he was united in marriage to Margaret Uittenbogaard at Hospers. Survivors incluse the widow and four children: John Norman of Hospers, Franklin of Sioux City, Joleen, Mrs. Charles Vande Kamp, of Hospers, and Carolyn, Mrs. Danny Heltenberg of Yuma, CO. There are 12 grandchildren.

He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Joe Smit of Sheldon, Frank Klynsma of Hospers, Chris Smit of Lynden, WA, Gertie, Mrs Harold Westerman of Sheldon, Sam Smit of Sheldon, Bill Smit of Orange City, Mrs. Winnie Poppema of Sheldon, Jennie, Mrs. John Waanders, of Hospers, Fannie, Mrs Gerrit Van Bruggen of Sheldon and George Smit of Hospers.

Casket Bearers: James Smit, Marvin Waanders, David Smit, Arvin Smit, Harvey Westerman, Robert Poppema, Ronald Smit, Alvin Vande Griend.
Burial in Hospers Cemetery on Wednesday, January 28,1970.

Special Music: In the Garden and Burdens are Lifted on Calvary. Men's Quartet:
Irv Woudstra, Junior Poppema, Dennis Vanden Berg, Wm VAn Surksum.
Rev. Gerald Van Den Berg, officiating Burial in Hospers Cemetery on Wednesday, January 28, 1970.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 7 M    i. John Norman Klynsma was born on 27 Jul 1935 in Hospers Iowa, died on 9 Aug 2009 in Hospers IA at age 74, and was buried on 12 Aug 2009 in Hospers Cemetery.

+ 8 M    ii. Franklin Leroy Klynsma was born on 2 Apr 1937 in Hospers Iowa, died on 12 Jun 2004 in Sioux City IA Mercy Hospital at age 67, and was buried on 15 Jun 2004 in Logan Park Cemetery Sioux City IA.

+ 9 F    iii. Joleen Kaye Klynsma was born on 31 Jul 1941 in Hospers Iowa.

+ 10 F    iv. Carolyn Faye Klynsma was born on 19 Sep 1945 in Hospers Iowa.

Margaret next married Sam Smit [MRIN: 74], son of Jelte Jim Smit and Wilhelmina Pott, on 19 Oct 1983 in Hospers IA. Sam was born on 2 Feb 1909 in Hospers IA, died on 15 Nov 1989 in Orange City IA Hospital at age 80, and was buried on 18 Nov 1989 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Farmer.

• Obituary.

IN MEMORY OF
SAM SMIT
BORN
February 2, 1 909
Hospers, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
November 15, 1989
Orange City, Iowa
SERVICES AT
Hospers Christian Reformed Church at
10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 18, 1989
OFFICIATING
Dr. Peter Y. Dejong
MUSIC
Psalm 68 V. 10 & 116 — Dutch Psalm Singers “He Leadeth Me” Pg. 463
“By The Sea of Crystal” Pg. 469
Congregation
ORGAN IST
Mrs. Esther Scholten
PALLBEARERS
Daryl Kats Kenneth Kooiman Don Kats
Arlan Kooiman Scott Blom Douglas Blom
Steven Smit Jerry Kats Chris Smit
Dennis Smit Vincent Baker Jason Smit
Darryl Kooiman Loren Kooiman
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Hospers Cemetery, Hospers, Iowa

Sam Smit 80, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jim (Wilemina Pott) Smit passed away Wednesday, November 15, 1989 at the Orange City Hospital. He was born February 2, 1909 in Hospers, Iowa. He married Annie Van Bruggen March 17, 1938, in Sheldon. She died May 28, 1981. He married Margaret Klynsma October 19, 1983 in Hospers. A retired farmer, he moved into Sheldon in 1979.

He was a member of Hospers Christian Reformed Church where he served as elder and deacon for many years. He was a member of the Dutch Psalm Singers.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Elaine) Kats of Rock Valley, Mrs. Ivan (Aletha) Blom of Aurora, Colorado, and Mrs. Verlyn (Sandy) Baker of Dayton, Oregon; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles (Joleen) Vande Kamp of Hospers, Iowa and Mrs. Danny (Carolyn) Heltenberg of Yuma, Colorado; two sons, Arvin of Edger- ton, Minnesota, and Paul of Hospers, Iowa; two stepsons, Norman Klynsma of Hospers, Iowa and Franklin Klynsma of Sioux City, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. John Gennie) Waanders of Hospers, Iowa and Mrs. Winnie Poppema of Sheldon, Iowa; two brothers, Joe and Bill, both of Sheldon, Iowa; one stepbrother, Frank Klynsma of Sanborn, Iowa; 46 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Annie; two sons, James and Kenneth, two sisters and three brothers.

Obituary. Sam Smit, whose parents were Jim J Smit and Wilhelmina Pott Smit, was born Feb.32, 1909 near Hospers, IA. He graduated from the Hospers Christian School and was a member of the CRC of Hospers most all his life. He worked for his father on the farm, then worked in Kansas, in a pickle factory in Michigan and worked for different farmers in Minnesota and Iowa.

On March 17, 1938 He married Anne Van Bruggen near Sheldon, IA. They first lived on a farm south of Sheldon on the Shoneman farm. Their first child, James, was born there on July 8, 1939. On January 4, 1941, Elaine was also born there.
(Coincidentally this is the same houe where Margaret was born in 1911.) From there Sam, Anne, and family moved to a farm near Carnes,IA. They didn't live there long, when they moved again. They bought a farm near Sheldon.

Here is where the rest of the family was born. Arvin was born Jan. 10, 1944, Aletha was born Marcy 26, 1946 and 2 years later Kenneth was born. Kenneth Dean died of abdominal problems when he was 26 days old on Nov. 23, 1948. He is buried in the Hospers cemetery on the Smit lot. Sandy was born on Nov. 23, 1949 and Paul a few years later on Jan. 8, 1953. Sam served many term as deacon and elder in the Hospers CRC. He ofter "read" when the preacher was absent. The Smit-Klynsma 4th of July reunion was often held on their farm.
On Aug. 28, 1956 Jimmy Smit was killed in a car accident at the age of 17 just a half mile from their home.

Paul and Mary outgrew their trailer on the farm so arrangements were made for Paul to move into the house on the farm and Paul purchased a house in Sheldon for Sam and Anne to live in. 1436 Wilson ST. Sam became a member of the Dutch Psalm singers. He loved to sing those old familiar Psalms.

Anne had heart sugery in Rochester MN where a new valve was installed. She use to tell me to listen to it. Anne passed away on May 28, 1981suddenly at home., Sam had a very difficult time adjusting to living along so he moved into the Christian Retirement home. He made many wonderful friends their, got good food but it was not home. on Oct. 19, 1983 He married Margaret Klynsma Margaret had a serioux heart attack in December of that year. Open heart surgery was necessary.

Sam and Joleen made the trip every day to Sioux City. The weather was normal Iowa winter and the roads were icy. Joleen was driving Sam's car with dad and Andy Jurrians as passengers when a car started to stop and skid sideways in front of them. They collided with a pickup truck. No one was injured but Joleen was shaking in her boots. They had to report to the police station. Every time after that when they'd get to that corner, Dad would say, Joleen, do you remember this corner?"

Sam had diabetes and diverticulitis so he had to have shots of insulin every day and was suppose to watch his diet. Sam had hip replacement surgery in Rochester, MN. He came home with infection in his hip and soon had to return to Rochester for treatment.

On Feb. 2, 1989 Sam celebrated his 80th birthday with his wife, Margaret, and brothers and sisters and family at home. On Feb. 4, he entered the Sheldon Hospital with pneumonia.. Later tests done in Sioux City showed that he had a tumor in his bronchi. Radiation treatments took place in Sioux City. the days that followed were difficult days of pain due to shingles, another but of pneumonia and severe depression for which Sam spent several weeks in a Sioux City hospital. He then was moved to the Heritage House in Orange City. Again, it was a good place, but it's not home.

In November 1989 he was admitted to the Orange City Hospital with severe difficulty breathing. Nov. 15, 1989 Sam Smit went to his heavenly home.
Every where he'd go he'd seem to know someone or be know. He loved to reach out and hug someone and was always ready to give a helping hand.

• life. one of Sam's favorite stories of his past: When Sam was a small boy, he and his family lived on a farm east of Hospers. While they were picking corn, Sam's brothers Chris and Joe had to bring lunch to the field while their father was picking corn in the afternoon. Sam also tagged along.

On the way home, the boys forgot about their little brother or something, anyway Sam got lot in the corn field. Some neighbors were going home with their load of corn and saw a little boy crawling in the corn field near the road. They stopped and picked him up and asked his name. They said they would give him a penny if he would tell them his last name but he didn't know. They brought the load of corn home and hitched up the horse and buggy.

They rode around the neighborhood asking the neighbors if this was their boy or if they knew who he was. No one seemed to know who he was. Tehy also stopped at the Smit place and asked if they had lost a little boy. Jim Smit said No because his boys were at home. The Sands left again and continued on to another neighbor. When they asked there the man said that he lifted up the lantern and looked at the child. He said, Ya sure, that is Sammy."

3. Tena Uittenbogaard (Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 9 Sep 1913 in Hospers IA, died on 28 May 1967 in Orange City IA Hospital at age 53, and was buried on 31 May 1967 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

Noted events in her life were:

• Obituary. Noted events in her life were:
? Obituary. Mrs. Tena Kroon, nee Uittenbogaard was born Sept 9, 1913 near Hospers. She was daughter of Nick and Grace (Oldenkamp) Uittenbogaard. On Feb. 28, 1935 she was married to Louis Kroon at Hospers. She died Sunday, May 28, 1967, after a brief illness.

She is survived by her husband and 3 children: John Edwin of Shelodn, Gladys Lorraine of Sheldon and Larry Lee at home. She is also survived by her parents and2 sister, Margaret of Sioux City and Arlene of Hospers and one brother, Bill of Lake Park Ia. One sister, Grace preceded her. There are 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Tena married Louis Kroon [702] [MRIN: 199] on 28 Feb 1935 in Hospers IA. Louis was born on 17 Oct 1914, died on 13 Mar 2001 in Rock Rapids IA at age 86, and was buried on 17 Mar 2001 in Hospers IA. They had three children: John Edwin, Gladys Lorraine, and Larry Lee.

Tena died at the Orange City Hospital.
Services were at 10 AM in the Hospers CRC.
Rev. G Vanden Berg officiated.
Casketbearers were Ivan Muilenberg, John Schuller, Lloyd Woudstra, Cornie Rensink,
Ed Miedema, Henry Roos
Burial in Hospers Cemetery on May 31, 1967

Tena married Louis Kroon [MRIN: 199], son of Unknown and Unknown, on 28 Feb 1935 in Hospers IA. Louis was born on 17 Oct 1914, died on 13 Mar 2001 in Rock Rapids IA at age 86, and was buried on 17 Mar 2001 in Hospers IA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Louis Kroon was born Oct. 17, 1912 near Boyden, IA., The son of John and Fennigji (Pruim)Kroon. He grew up in the Boyden and Stenn, MN area and later worked as a farmer. Louis moved to Hospers and became a gas transport driver for Sheldon Transport Co. On Feb. 38, 1935 he was united in marriage to Tena Uittenbogaard at her parents home between Hospers and Sheldon.

After 34 years of marriage, his wife Tena died on May 28, 1967. He later married Christine Vanden Top in Hospers while Louis continued trucking. In 1989 Louis and Chris moved to Rock Rapids. For the past 8 years and 3 months, Louis has been a resident of the Rock Rapids Health Center. Last Tuesday evening he died there at the age of 88.

Surviving is his wife of 31 years, Christine of Rock Rapids, a son John Kroon and wife Lila of Sheldon, IA, a daughter Gladys Arends and her husband Robert of Sioux Falls, SD and a daughter in law, Barb and husband leRoy Theis of Sheldon. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and one great great.

2 brothers: John and Jennell of Fairmont MN, Dick and Afton of Salt Lake City,
Step children: Betty and Henry Bouma of Luverne, Gilbert and Leona Vanden Top of Rock Rapids, Robert and Arlene Vande Top of Rock Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Tena, a son, Larry, 2 brothers, Ed and Herman .

• life.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 M    i. John Edwin Kroon was born on 4 Oct 1935.

+ 12 F    ii. Gladys Lorraine Kroon was born on 16 Sep 1939.

+ 13 M    iii. Larry Lee Kroon was born on 27 Jul 1950, died on 17 May 1991 at age 40, and was buried on 20 May 1991 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

4. Grace Uittenbogaard (Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 19 Oct 1915, died on 23 Aug 1956 in Sheldon IA at age 40, and was buried on 25 Aug 1956 in Newkirk, IA Cemetery.

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: Housewife.

• Obituary. Obituary. Grace Langstraat, nee Uittenbogaard, was born on a farm near Sheldon on Oct. 19, 1915. On Mar. 12, 1937 she was united in marriage to Herman Langstraat at Sheldon, IA. To this union were born: Shirley, Rodney, Darlene, Beverly, Robert, Glenda and Bradley all at home.

In additon to her husband and children, she is survived by her parents Nick and Grace Uittenbogaard of Hospers, IA and the following brothers and sisters,
Margaret and John Klynsma, Tena and Louis Kroon, William and Sarah Uittenbogaard, Arlene and Jake Kramer.

• death. Aunt Grace died of breast cancer.
Services were held at the home at 1:00 and 1:30 in First Reformed Church in Newkirk.
Rev. Hellenga officiated.
Pall Bearers were Jake and Wm Vande Hoef, Marion Menning, Howard Langstraat, Joe Tensen, James Cleveringa.
Burial in Newkirk Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 25, 1956.

Grace married Herman Langstraat [MRIN: 212] on 12 Mar 1937. Herman was born on 17 Sep 1914.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 14 F    i. Shirley Jean Langstraat was born on 13 Sep 1938.

+ 15 M    ii. Rodney Dean Langstraat was born on 6 Jul 1940.

+ 16 F    iii. Darlene Joyce Langstraat was born on 26 Aug 1942.

+ 17 F    iv. Beverly Ann Langstraat was born on 9 Nov 1944.

   18 M    v. Robert Lee Langstraat was born on 2 Feb 1945, died on 17 Apr 1963 at age 18, and was buried on 20 Apr 1963 in Newkirk, IA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Born Feb. 2, 1946 Died April 17, 1963
Memorial Services at First Reformed Church Newkirk, Iowa. April 20, 1963 1:30 o'clock.
Clergyman: Rev. John Smith
Special Music Does Jesus Care Sometime We'll Understand
Mrs. John Lytoft Gerrit Schneider
Mrs. Joe Kleinhesselink Arthur Vander Pol
Mrs. Gerrit Schneider Harvey Vander Pol
Mrs. James Cleveringa Cliffor Top
Organist: Mrs. David De Boer

Pallbearers:
Harvey Dean Vander Pol
Lyle Harmelink
Ronald Schneider
Clifford Vander Zwaag
James Coulander
Roger Roetman
Buried at Newkirk Cemetery Van Etten Funeral Home

+ 19 F    vi. Glenda Mae Langstraat was born on 17 Feb 1951.

+ 20 M    vii. Bradley Jay Langstraat was born on 10 Apr 1952.

 

Uncle Bill and Aunt Sarah Uittenbogaard.

 

5. William Uittenbogaard (Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Sep 1917 in Hospers IA, died on 25 Apr 2003 in Sioux Falls SD Veteran Hospital at age 85, and was buried on 29 Apr 2003 in Silver Lake Cemetery, Lake Park, IA.

General Notes: Bill entered the US Army in Jan. 1942, serving in Hawaii, Australia, and New Guinea, with the 24th Infantry division. He was wounded May 15, 1945 in New Guinea and received the purple heart. He was discharged Sept. 18, 1945. He was a carpenter after his discharge and then farmed in Sioux County for 3 years and at Round Lake Mn for 3 years, and at Sioux Valley until 1979 when they retired to Lake Park. He loved to fish and hunt.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary.
William (Bill) Uittenbogaard was born Sept. 27, 1917 in rural Hospers, Iowa to Nick and Grace (Oldenkamp) Uittenbogaard.
He attended rural schools in Sioux County.
Hen entered the US Army in January of 1942, serving in Hawaii, Australia and New Guinea with the 24th Infantry Division.
He was wounded on May 15, 1944 in New Guinea and received the purple heart. Bill was discharged September 18, 1945.

On December 27, 1944, he was united in marriage to Sarah Van Aalsburg at Shedon, IA. Bill was a carpenter for several years after his discharge from the military. They farmed at Sioux County for 3 years and farmed another 3 years at Round Lake, MN. They moved to Sioux Valley, MN where they farmed unti 1979, retiring to Lake Park.
Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Park and a 50 year member of the American Legion at Sioux Valley and the Disable Veterans . He also liked to fish and hunt and in later years, reading.

He died April 25 at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah; daughters, Sharon of Sheldon, Marcia (Mrs. Vern Hanson of Mankato, MN, Joan (Mrs David Kinrade of Newnan, GA. Grandchildren: Jodi Schema, Gina Jaeger, Eric Hanson, Emiley and Rachel Kinrade; sister, Arlene Kramer of Hospers, IA and great granddaughter Katlyn Jo Jaeger.
He was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Tena Kroon, Grace Langstraat, Margaret Smit.

• life.

William married Sarah Van Aalsburg [MRIN: 231], daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 27 Dec 1944. Sarah was born on 16 Dec 1921.

Children from this marriage were:

   21 F    i. Sharon Kaye Uittenbogaard was born on 24 Dec 1945 and died on 1 Feb 2012 in Sheldon IA at age 66.

+ 22 F    ii. Marcia Joy Uittenbogaard was born on 29 Aug 1949.

+ 23 F    iii. Joan Ruth Uittenbogaard was born on 16 Aug 1961.

 

Uncle Jake and Aunt Arlene Kramer.

 

6. Arlene Uittenbogaard (Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 26 Jan 1920 in Sheldon IA, died on 16 Jan 2007 in Sheldon IA at age 86, and was buried on 20 Jan 2007 in Hospers Cemetery.

Noted events in her life were:

• life. Arlene Kramer was born near Sheldon, Iowa. She was raised at Hospers where she attended the Hospers Christian School. After they were married they farmed at Sheldon, Newkirk, and Alton. In 1968 they moved to Hospers.

Aunt Arlene was employed at Armour Egg Plant in Sheldon and later was cook at Hospers Christian School for 18 years. Arlene loved sightseeing, dining out, playing cards and dominos. She loved to square dance. She was a great cook. She made the best homemade icecream, cinnamon rolls, taco salad, sour cream raisin bars. We enjoyed some wonderful trips to Florida together, along with my Mom and Lynn when we went to see Luann and stayed in the Maida's condos.

She had a special friend Ken Cornelius who helped make her life enjoyable the last years.

• Obituary. Source, Obituary by Oolman Funeral Home- Jan. 20 2007
ARLENE KRAMER was born on January 26, l920; Sheldon, Iowa and Passed Away on January 16, 2007  at the age of 86 years, ll months, and 20 days.

Arlene was the daughter of Nick and Grace (Oldenkamp) Uittenbogaard. She was raised at Hospers, where she attended the Christian School.
On November 21, l940, she married Jacob Kramer at Sheldon, They farmed at Sheldon, Newkirk and Alton. In l968, they moved into Hospers. Jake passed away on April l9, l987, in Hospers.

In addition to being a homemaker, Mrs. Kramer was first employed at the Armour Egg Plant in Sheldon, where she cracked eggs for cake mixes. Later, she was a cook at the Hospers Christian School for l8 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, where in earlier years, she had been active in the Golden Hour Circle.
Arlene enjoyed sightseeing, dining out, playing cards and dominos. She use to like to read, bake, garden, and dance.

Survivors include her four children, Judy, and her husband, John Solsma; Butch Kramer, and his wife, Vicki; and Fred Kramer, and his wife, Bonnie, all of Hospers; and Luann Kramer, of Jacksonville, Florida; ten grandchildren and their spouses, Jim and Kelli Solsma, Julie and Barry Van Iperen, Jaren and Angela Solsma, Jantina and Jason Carney, Brian and Tammy Kramer, Becky and Mark Peck, Nic and Heidi Kramer, Joshua Kramer, Matthew Kramer, and Michael Kramer; fifteen Great-grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Sarah Uittenbogaard, Chris Kroon, and Dorothy Van Hees; two brothers-in-law, Herm Langstraat and Cornie Kramer, and his wife, Lucy; a special friend, Ken Cornelius; and several nephews and nieces.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Dustin Kramer; three sisters, Grace Langstraat; Tena, and her husband, Louis Kroon; Margaret Klynsma Smit, and her husbands, John Klynsma and Sam Smit; a brother, William Uittenbogaard; and three brothers-in-law, George Venema; Hank Kramer, and his wife, Clara; and Ken Van Hees.
Memorial Service was Saturday; January 20, 2007; ll:00a.m. First Christian Reformed Church; Hospers, Iowa
Clergyman -The Rev. Duane Tinklenberg
Casket Bearers--Jim Solsma, Jared Solsma, Brian Kramer, Nic Kramer Joshua Kramer, Matthew Kramer,and Michael Kramer.
Honorary Casket Bearers-Julie Van Iperen, Jantina Carney, Becky Peck.
Interment (prior to memorial service) Hospers Cemetery; Hospers, Iowa

Arlene married Jake Kramer [MRIN: 234] on 21 Nov 1940. Jake was born on 8 Sep 1917, died on 19 Apr 1987 in Sioux City IA at age 69, and was buried on 22 Apr 1987 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• life.

• Obituary. Jake, son of Fred and Cornelia (Dykstra) Kramer was born on Sept 8, 1917 at Sitbley, IA. He lived in the rural Sheldon area for many years.
On Nov. 21, 1940 he was united in marriage to Arlene Uittenbogaard at Hospers.
Together they farmed in the Hospers vicinity and then moved to Hospers in 1968.
Jake was a life long member of the Hospers CRC.

Survivors include his wife, 2 daughters, Judy and John Solsma of Hospers, Luann of Jacksonville FL, 2 sons: Dale and Vicki Kramer, Fred and Bonnie of Hospers, 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers: Henry and Cornie of Racine, WI, one sister, Dorothy Mrs. George Venema of Delevan, WI.

Uncle Jake died at St Lukes Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.
Services were held on Wednesday, April 22, 1987 10:30 AM at Hospers CRC.
Rev. Mark Beach officiated. Meditation from Psalm 73:23-26
Mrs. Morris Scholten organist.
Irv Woudstra sang "Amazing Grace" and "In Times Like These"
Casketbearers were Larry Kroon, Rod Lanstraat, Chuck Vande Kamp, Frank Klynsma, Kenneth Kramer, Jim Solsma.
Interment was on Wednesday, April 22, 1987 Hospers Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 24 F    i. Judith Ellen Kramer was born on 13 May 1942 in Sheldon IA.

+ 25 M   ii. Dale Arlin Kramer was born on 30 Apr 1945 in Sheldon IA.

+ 26 M   iii. Frederick Jay Kramer was born on 19 Mar 1950 in Sheldon IA.

   27 F    iv. Luann Grace Kramer was born on 17 Mar 1958 in Sheldon IA.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


7. John Norman Klynsma (Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Jul 1935 in Hospers Iowa, died on 9 Aug 2009 in Hospers IA at age 74, and was buried on 12 Aug 2009 in Hospers Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. John Norman was the son of John J and Margaret (Uittenbogaard)Klynsma. He graduated from Hospers Christian School and Western Christian High in Hull in 1953. He was a life long advocate for Christian Education.
He attended National Business Training College in Sioux City and earned his Jr. Bookkeeping Degree in 1955. After graduating, he worked for Nemmers Brothers Construction in Lemars for about 2 years.

He married Dorothy Ann Roghair on February 28, `956 in Hospers, IA. They lived in Le Mars for one year, where their first daughter was born. He began driving tank truck for the Farmers Coop in Sheldon on a route he took over for his father, John Klynsma, when his health began to fail.

They then moved and made their home in Hospers where they worked and raised their family together for 54 years. In 1962, he purchased Horton Jacobsma's Texaco station and tank wagon business in Hospers with Louis Kroon. In 1963, he and Jr. Oldenkamp purchased Whip Oldenkamp's One Stop Service station and renamed it OK One Stop Service ( for Oldenkamp/Klynsma) In 1965, Norm and Dorothy became sole owners of this business.

In 1969, they and Floyd Blom started the wholesale Tire Business, B & K Tire Company. Norm and Dorothy became sole owners in 1974. In 1982, they partnered with Schiebout Tire CO from Pella, and that partnership continues to this day. Norm and Dorothy worked hand in hand for 37 yeasr and all of their childred helpded out at one time or another. He considered it a privilege to work side by side with his boys, Ed and John, in the business and in recent years with his grandsons. He was known among his many business associated and friends as a man of character and integrity that reflected his faith.

There were many season in his life. He loved snowmobiling, fishing, his Purple Martins, and his flowers. One of his greatest joys in life was when his son, John, decided to become a racecar driver. OK One Stop sponsored the "1's" racecar for 17 yeasrs. His family gathered at the track for a family reunion every Saturday night. He was an avid race and sports fan.

He and his wife treasured their trips to Arizona and California each and every winter, visiting family and friends. Norm and Dorothy loved to travel and explore every corner of God's wondrous creation.
He was a life time member of the First CRC in Hospers. He served on the Hospers Cemetery Board for 39 years. He was a volunteer on the Hospers Fire Department for 27 years. He was a volunteer and organizing member of the Hospers Ambulance Team. He was a member of the Purple Martin Society.

He cherished the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by Pam and Tim Van Den Berg of Tucson, AZ and family:
Christopher and Joyce of Scottsdale, AZ and Mathew of Tucson, AZ
Deb and Harlyn Jaspers of Hospers and family:
Chad and Amandd Jaspers of Aliquippa, PA
Corey and Josh Ervin of Camry, IN
Clint and Kari Jaspers of Sioux Falls, SD
Ed and Sue Klynsma of Hospers and family:
Maria of Omaha, Jule and Dan Jacobsma of Sibley, Karen of Hospers, Michael and Rina of Hospers, James of Hospers
Roxie and Perry Foreman of Orange City and family:
Jen and Phil Elgersma of Orange City, John of Orange City.
Randy and Julie Klynsma of Smithville, Missouri and family:
Greg, Tony, Daniel, Carly, Hannah, Maggie Klynsma of Smithville, Missouri
John and Val Klynsma of Hospers, Iowa and family:
Justin, Lindsey, Amber, MaKendra Klynsma of Hospers.
Don and Tammy Klynsma of Sioux City and family:
Jeffrey, Dylan, and Sophie Klynsma.
Also 2 sisters: Joleen Vande Kamp of Sioux Center, Carolyn and DAnny Heltenberg of Yuma, CO, His wife siblings: Sye and Ruth Roghair, Mary and Lee Woudstra of Hospers, Caroline Velencia of Visalia, CA, Sylvia Belonger of Sioux Falls, and Bill and Bob Muilenburg of Hospers.
He ws preceded in death by his parents, brother and siter in law, Frank and Marge Klynsma, brother in law, Charles Vande Kamp, Willie Thorne, grandson in law, great grandson: Jadon Immanuel Jasper, and niece Dana Heltenberg.

Music: Great is Thy Faithfulness, He Leadeth Me, Blessed Assurance, By the Sea of Crystal.
Perry Foreman sang " I Will Rise"
Casket Bearers: Chritopher and Matt Van Den Berg
James, Michael, Tony, Jeffrey, Daniel, Greg, Justin, Dylan Klynsma
John Foreman, Clint and Chad Jasper,
Services were held at Calvary CRC in Orange City, IA
Rev. Nicholas Davelaar, Rev D Tinklenberg, Rev. Randall Klynsma officating
Burial at Hospers Cemetery on August 12, 2009.

John married Dorothy Ann Roghair [MRIN: 5] on 28 Feb 1956 in Hospers Iowa. Dorothy was born on 24 Dec 1937 in Alton Iowa.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 28 F    i. Pamela Jo Klynsma was born on 29 Aug 1956 in Le Mars Iowa.

+ 29 F    ii. Deborah Sue Klynsma was born on 27 Oct 1957 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 30 M   iii. Edward John Klynsma was born on 18 Jul 1956 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 31 F    iv. Roxanne Ruth Klynsma was born on 19 Jul 1960 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 32 M    v. Randall Kent Klynsma was born on 29 Oct 1962 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 33 M    vi. John Jay Klynsma was born on 24 May 1970 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 34 M    vii. Donald Lee Klynsma was born on 8 Sep 1972 in Orange City Iowa.

8. Franklin Leroy Klynsma (Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 2 Apr 1937 in Hospers Iowa, died on 12 Jun 2004 in Sioux City IA Mercy Hospital at age 67, and was buried on 15 Jun 2004 in Logan Park Cemetery Sioux City IA.

General Notes: Frank had rheumatoid arthritis and had taken treatments (methotraxite) which put it in remission. they did some mission work in TX and then spent a couple of months in AZ. He got Valley Fever, a fungal infection prevalent in AZ, that attacks people with low immunity. (it affects the lungs and gives you a really bad itchy red rash) doctors could not diagnose it but a friend of mine here in Sioux Center was diagnosed with it and had the same symptoms so told him to be checked for Valley Fever.

He was treated and thought he was over it. They discovered a tumor in his lung and it was cancer. He got 1 chemo treatment and became very ill, put in ICU, BP was 65/33 pulse 155. Started on IV's and antibiotics. Heart nearly stopped, did a colonoscopy and found that his colon was dead due to infection and called him septic. they decided not to have surgery to remove the colon. They removed life saving devices and put him in Hospice room. He had a few good days and passed away a few days later.

Medical Notes: Frank had rheumatoid arthritis and had taken treatments (methotraxite) which put it in remission. they did some mission work in TX and then spent a couple of months in AZ. He got Valley Fever, a fungal infection prevalent in AZ, that attacks people with low immunity. (it affects the lungs and gives you a really bad itchy red rash) doctors could not diagnose it but a friend of mine here in Sioux Center was diagnosed with it and had the same symptoms so told him to be checked for Valley Fever.

He was treated and thought he was over it. They discovered a tumor in his lung and it was cancer. He got 1 chemo treatment and became very ill, put in ICU, BP was 65/33 pulse 155. Started on IV's and antibiotics. Heart nearly stopped, did a colonoscopy and found that his colon was dead due to infection and called him septic. they decided not to have surgery to remove the colon. They removed life saving devices and put him in Hospice room. He had a few good days and passed away a few days later.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation. He and Dad Klynsma owned Canteen Service Co. in Sioux City, IA. They sold it and then Frank worked as a salesman for Molstad. It was sold to Wintronics and Frank was President. He retired in 2001.

• Education: graduated from Hospers Christian School and Western Christian High. graduated from Hospers Christian School and Western Christian High.

• Obituary. Franklin Leroy Klynsma [14] was born on 2 Apr 1937 in Hospers Iowa, died on 12 Jun 2004 in Sioux City IA Mercy Hospital at age 67, and was buried on 15 Jun 2004 in Logan Park Cemetery Sioux City IA.
Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: He and Dad Klynsma owned Canteen Service Co. in Sioux City, IA. They sold it and then Frank worked as a salesman for Molstad. It was sold to Wintronics and Frank was President. He retired in 2001.

• Education: graduated from Hospers Christian School and Western Christian High.

 • Obituary. Franklin LeRoy was born April 2, 19137 to John and Margaret Klynsma. He grew up in Hospers with his brother, Norm and sisters, Joleen and Carolyn.
After graduating from Western Christian he joined the Army and was stationed in Okinawa where he met Marjorie Dietz. They married on Aug. 21, 1959 in Hayward, WI. They moved to Hospers and then shortly afterward to Sioux City. They had 4 children: Cahty, Steve, Brenda,and Ken.

Frank owned Canteen Service Co. in Sioux City with his father. He then worked as a salesperson for Molstad Distributing. Upon the sale of that company to Wintronics he was made company president. He retired in 2001.
Frank had a strong faith that he shared with everyone he met. He was a leader in the First CRC in Sioux City and a prayer warrior in the planting of a new church , Friendship Community in Sergeant Bluff.

His many interests included travel, camping, coin collecting and reading. He loved his children and grandchildren.
Franklin married Marjorie Joyce Dietz on 21 Aug 1959 in Hayward WI. Marjorie was born on 30 Apr 1938 in Richland Center, WI, died on 16 Sep 2005 in Omaha NE at age 67, and was buried on 20 Sep 2005 in Logan Park Cemetery Sioux City IA. They had four children: Catherine Joy, Steven Lee, Brenda Faye, and Kenneth Jay.
In Loving Memory Of
FRANKLIN L. KLYNSMA
BORN April 2, 1937 Hospers, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST June 12, 2004 Sioux City, Iowa
FUNERAL 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 15, 2004 First Evangelical Free Church
OFFICIANT
Reverend Verlyn Schaap
MUSIC
Erlene Johnson, Organist
Congregational Hymns
“Victory In Jesus”
“How Great Thou Art”
Franklin’s Grandchildren
“Jesus Loves Me”
CASKET BEARERS
David Klynsma Adam Klynsma
Blake Klynsma Allex Klynsma
Josh Heyer Drew Horstman
Zach Horstman Peter VanderTuig
INTERMENT Logan Park Cemetery Sioux City, Iowa

• Medical. General Notes:Frank had rheumatoid arthritis and had taken treatments (methotraxite) which put it in remission. they did some mission work in TX and then spent a couple of months in AZ. He got Valley Fever, a fungal infection prevalent in AZ, that attacks people with low immunity. (it affects the lungs and gives you a really bad itchy red rash) doctors could not diagnose it but a friend of mine here in Sioux Center was diagnosed with it and had the same symptoms so told him to be checked for Valley Fever.

He was treated and thought he was over it. They discovered a tumor in his lung and it was cancer. He got 1 chemo treatment and became very ill, put in ICU, BP was 65/33 pulse 155. Started on IV's and antibiotics. Heart nearly stopped, did a colonoscopy and found that his colon was dead due to infection and called him septic. they decided not to have surgery to remove the colon. They removed life saving devices and put him in Hospice room. He had a few good days and passed away a few days later.

Medical Notes:Frank had rheumatoid arthritis and had taken treatments (methotraxite) which put it in remission. they did some mission work in TX and then spent a couple of months in AZ. He got Valley Fever, a fungal infection prevalent in AZ, that attacks people with low immunity. (it affects the lungs and gives you a really bad itchy red rash) doctors could not diagnose it but a friend of mine here in Sioux Center was diagnosed with it and had the same symptoms so told him to be checked for Valley Fever.

He was treated and thought he was over it. They discovered a tumor in his lung and it was cancer. He got 1 chemo treatment and became very ill, put in ICU, BP was 65/33 pulse 155. Started on IV's and antibiotics. Heart nearly stopped, did a colonoscopy and found that his colon was dead due to infection and called him septic. they decided not to have surgery to remove the colon. They removed life saving devices and put him in Hospice room. He had a few good days and passed away a few days later.

Franklin married Marjorie Joyce Dietz [MRIN: 13] on 21 Aug 1959 in Hayward WI. Marjorie was born on 30 Apr 1938 in Richland Center, WI, died on 16 Sep 2005 in Omaha NE at age 67, and was buried on 20 Sep 2005 in Logan Park Cemetery Sioux City IA.

Noted events in her life were:

• death. She died of cancer within just a short time after it was discovered that she had cancer.

• Obituary. Marge was born on April 30, 1938 to Art and Beatrice Dietz of Hayward, WI. She was the second of 4 sisters: Marlene, Beverly, and Mary Ellen. She loved to talk of her childhood adventures near her father's saw mill. Her vitality was evident in her tales of log rolling and her job as a roller skating car hop.
After graduating from Hayward High School, she joined the Army in pursuit of her dreams.

While serving in Okinawa, she met a cocky young sergeant from Iowa. Although it wasn't love at first sight, it only took two dates to decide that they were meant to spend the rest of their lives together. On Aug. 21, 1959 she joyfully became Mrs. Frank Klynsma. Her strong desire to explore God's world helped him grow into an adventurer himself.

Over the next 5 years. 4 children each stole a piece of her heart. Now accompanied by Cathy, Steve, Brenda, and Ken, they found ways to keep life interesting. Whether camping or canoeing, the family built strong bonds that endure to this day.
Marge will long be remembered for her gifts of generosity and warmth. Her faith was self evident in the powerful way that she cared for others. Friends as well as strangers could rely on her hospitality. she could always be counted on to recognize exactly what people needed and was somehow able to provide for them both physically and spiritually.
Now reunited with the love of her earthly life, her eternal adventure can begin.

Memorial services were held at First Evangelical Free Church in Sioux City, Ia.
on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 at 10:00 AM.
Pastor Verlyn Schaap officiated.
Erlene Johnson was organist.
Grandchildren sang " How Great Thou Art" and "Until we Meet Again"
Casket bearers were Adam, Don Klynsma, Zach and Drew Horstman, Josh Heyer,
Dennis Hohbach, Chris Strayer.
Interment at Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
Christy Smit Funeral Home Berkemier Chapel in Sioux City.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 35 F    i. Catherine Joy Klynsma was born on 13 Jun 1960 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 36 M   ii. Steven Lee Klynsma was born on 14 Jul 1961 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 37 F    iii. Brenda Faye Klynsma was born on 27 Aug 1962 in Sioux City IA.

+ 38 M    iv. Kenneth Jay Klynsma was born on 18 May 1964 in Sioux City IA.

 

Chuck and Joleen 'vande Kamp.

 

9. Joleen Kaye Klynsma (Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 31 Jul 1941 in Hospers Iowa.

Noted events in her life were:

• 1961. Joleen Kaye Klynsma (named after John Klynsma (father and grandfather) and after Katherine (grandmother). I was born July 31, 1941 to John and Margaret (Uittenbogaard) Klynsma at Hospers, Iowa in Sioux County. I was born at home (in the alley behind Farm Service Shop-directly south of Woudstra Pack). I weighed 9# and had lot of black hair..

I had 2 brothers: John Norman and Franklin Leroy. I was baptized in the Hospers CRC with Larry Peter Segar and Marilyn Jane Toering.
Mom wrote I weighed 11# at 3 weeks, 12# at 2 months, 20# at 6 months. my first tooth at 6 months. I was 30" long.
2nd tooth came 2 weeks later.
I had chicken pox at 51/2 months

When I was born my dad was 34 and my mom was 30. They had been married 71/2 years. My dad worked for Fred Verschoor Garage as a mechanic. When I was 6 weeks old, my brother John Norman fell off his tricycle and broke his elbow just after starting school just a week before. Dr. Galman set his arm and as the cast was setting John Norman moved and Dr. Galman grabbed his arm to hold him still.

John Norman had such pain but doctor wouldn't do anything. It'd be OK. It wasn't! The arm and hand deteriorated under the cast. He was admitted to Sioux City, then transferred to Iowa City. On the way to Iowa City, my dad got terrible pain in his eye. (Dr. Galman had removed a piece of steel from it earlier.) He had surgery where they cut a slit in his pupil but he became blind in that eye.) So John Norman and dad were patients there. Where was I? John Norman was admitted for surgery on Nov. 14, 1941 and came home on Dec. 20, 1941. (Dec. 7, 1941 was when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese.) Mom nursed me so she took me along.

We moved to a house on Main street owned by Mrs. Aart Uittenbogaard (mom's grandmother) and later was purchased by her Uncle Bert Uittenbogaard. He lived with us part time. There my sister, Carolyn Faye, was born on Sept 19, 1945. She stayed by Aunt Jen and Uncle John Waanders while Mom and Dad spent much time in Iowa City with John Norman..

We then moved to a small farm across the tracks. We raised rabbits, held carnivals for town kids. I fell off the swing and broke my arm there.
We went to Hospers Christian School. We walked every day. Sometimes my brothers had to carry me through the deep snow. We'd sail boats in the ditches after a rain.
My teachers were Mrs. Maryann Vande Griend, Mrs. Kroese, Mrs. Bosma, Mr. Clarence Jacobsma and Mr. Frank Klynsma.

We moved to Pete Zwagerman home around 1950.
My dad had arthritis really bad. He had to quit his job at Verschool garage, then owned by Joe and John Verschoor.
Hortense Jacobsma was my best friend.

Mom became janitor of our church. We helped! I mowed the church and parsonage lawn. I often found money while mowing. I am sure Rev. Bonnema put it there. Rev. Bonnema had pigeons and I took care of them while they went away.
Daddy went to Sergeant Bluff to Doctor Conley for shots of cortizone and I'd often ride along. Dad slept upstairs and the bathroom was also upstairs. Sometimes he'd crawl upstairs on his hands and knees with tear going down his cheeks. He always said that's what kept him going.

My teacher, Mr. Jacobsma, loved astronomy. He had all the stars pinholed in the shades of our class room. School was just 2 stories. 1-4 grades downstairs and 5-8 upstairs. We'd go out on the fire escape and look at the stars with telescope. Mr. Jacobsma was know to throw erasers as someone when he got angry. He'd laugh and put his hand by his face and he'd shake..trying not to laugh. He did crazy games.
such as states: start with laundry and end with 2000#= Washington
sick and end with a bang= Illinois.
me and in debt and a vowel= Iowa.

Mr. Klynsma( my Uncle Frank) moved from Peoria. He loved spelling contests and help make me a really good speller.
Hortense Jacobsma, Betty Dykstra, Marilyn Toering, Sylvan Addink, Dorothy Mouw, Stan Vanden Berg, Larry Segar, Marcia Klynsma were classmates.
First or second grade, we'd do flash cards. Stan VdBerg kissed me and was teased about it forever.

We played Prisoner's Base, Red Rover, "how do you make it? Stir it and shake it." Marbles, Jump Rope, In the winter, Mr. Jacobsma would pour water down the front side walk and we'd slide. I graduated from Hospers Christian May 24, 1978.
High School at Western Christian High in Hull, Ia. The Indians.
Nelma Sinkey, Ila Mulder and Helen Kleinhesselink were my best friends. They were really smart so I had to study really hard (almost a nervous wreck sometimes.) to keep up. I didn't date much. Kerwin Van Wyhe too short, Ed Mellema (too young but we were good friend) He committed suicide.

One day my mom said, "Joleen, what is the matter with your face? Smile! I had palsy and had to wear a patch on my eye. I missed a lot of school.
I worked summers at Woudstra pack to make money for my tuition. Betty Van Leeuwen, Lorraine Bosma, Martha Baker, Katier Ramacle, Dixie Full. It was hard cold work. Around 4th of July we'd start at 6AM and work til 11PM. peeled weiners and packed them. 1 cent a pound and then 75 cents and hour.

Ann De Jong, Donna Woudstra, Judy Kramer and I were good friends. We'd go to Orange City on Sunday night and drive the loop. meet cute guys such as Don Den Hartog and Don Van Wyke. One time we trying to lose some dumb guys so turned off the headlights in an alley and run into a pile of sand/stones. lots of bumps and bruises that we hid. car was not damaged.

One summer day I was going to polish our car and someone had said that IMAX was so good. Get it at the Coop so went to buy some. Chuck Vande Kamp worked there. He later came by to check how I was doing. "I am not dating HIM. He went to our church and dated lots of the girls. He'd come to the cafe when I had lunch break and would buy me coffee and a roll so finally consented to a date. We got engaged on Halloween and were married Sept. 1, 1960.

That was a hot summer and no air conditioning.. My folks did not ever want us to go to His house while dating. we didn't. He lived behind the Champlain Station in a little cracker jack house. kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom in the basement.

• 1960--. It was a hot summer. We went to California for our honeymoon. Someone found out car in Sioux Falls and decorated it. We had lots of people honk at us and wish us happiness. Chuck put hot ice in front of the car vent to try keep us cool. In California, Chucks cousin offered us the bunk house to stay in for free so we cancelled out motel. We went to Disneyland, San Juan, San Diego, Hank Kraayenbrink took us deep sea fishing, Tijuana, Mexico, Knotsbury Farm.

We lived in a little house behind the Champlin Station for 1 year after we were married. Chuck was offered a job at Coop for $350 a month. he hauled propane.
My parents moved to Sioux City to run Canteen Service with my brother Frank. Uncle Frank Klynsma took over the local candy route. We could buy their house but had no money. Chuck asked Uncle Arie De Boom but he wouldn't . My grandpa Uittenbogaard finally agreed to loan us $1000 for a downpayment. We borrowed money from Fed Savings and Loan. payments were $67 a month. Chuck later became manager of the Coop station in Hospers.

Carolyn stayed at our house while she finished high school.
We bought the candy route from Uncle Frank in 1978. We used an old station wagon and then later bought many different vans.

• life. A GIFT OF MEMORIES
FROM GRANDMA VANDE KAMP

Were you named after someone?

My name Joleen Kaye Klynsma
My father's name was John J Klynsma
My mother's name was Margaret Uittenbogaard Klynsma
I was named after my my dad, John, and my grandmother Kate

How old was your mom and dad when you were born?

My dad was 34 and my mom was 30
They were married 7 ½ years.

When were you born?

I was born July 31, 1941

Where were you born?

I was born in my parent's home in Hospers. It was located in the alley behind Farm Service Shop or directly south of Woudstra Pack.

How much did you weigh?

I weighed 9# and had lots of dark hair.

Did you have any brothers and sisters?

I had two brothers: John Norman, age 6, and Franklin Leroy, age 4
John Norman was born July 27, 1935
Franklin Leroy was born April 2, 1937
Later I had a sister, Carolyn Faye, born Sept. 19, 1945.

When were you baptized?

I was baptized in the Hospers Christian Reformed Church along with Peter Segar and
Marilyn Jane Toering.

Where did your dad work?

He worked for Fred Verschoor Garage as a mechanic.

What special events occurred the year you were born?

When I was 6 weeks old, my brother Norman fell off his tricycle and broke his elbow.
He had just started school a week before. Dr. Galman set his arm and as the cast was  Norman moved and Dr. Galman grabbed his arm. Later Norman had such pain but the Doctor wouldn't do anything. It'd be OK. It wasn't. The arm and hand deteriorated  under the cast. He was admitted to Sioux City Hospital. He had surgery on Nov. 14 1941 and later went to Iowa City. On the way to Iowa City my dad got terrible pain in his eye (from which Dr. Galman had earlier removed a piece of steel). He had surgery in Iowa City where they cut a slit in his pupil. He became blind in one eye.

Pearl Harbor: Dec.7, 1941

Where was I?

They were in Iowa City for over a month. Mom, Dad, and Norman were in Iowa City
over a month. Mom nursed me so said she took me along.

Where did you live?

I was born in my parent's home in the alley behind Farm Service Shop or directly south  of Woudstra Pack. We then move to a house on Main Street in Hospers across the street from the Reformed Church. It was owned by Mrs. Aart Uittenbogaard (my mom's  grandmother and later purchase by mom's Uncle Bert Uittenbogaard. He lived with us  part time. My sister, Carolyn Faye, was born there on Sept. 19, 1945. She stayed by  Uncle John and Aunt Jen Waanders while my parents were in Iowa City . My brother  Norm had many surgeries there on his arm.

From there we moved to a small farm across the tracks. We raised rabbits, held
Carnivals for town kids in the old barn. I fell off a swing and broke my arm.
We went to Hospers Christian School. We walked every day. Sometimes my brothers
carried me through the snow in the winter. In the spring we would sail boats from
school to the tracks in the ditches.

We moved into town in 1950. We purchased the Pete Zwagerman home which was 1
block west of the Christian Reformed Church. My mom got a job as janitor there.
My dad had arthritis really bad so had to quit his job at Verschoor garage.
Daddy went to Sergeant Bluff to Doctor Conley for shots of cortisone to help for the
pain. He later delivered fuel. My mom and dad slept upstairs and would sometimes
crawl up them on his hands and knees with tears in his eyes but he always said that's what kept him going.

My mom was janitor and we also did the lawn and snow removal.
I helped. Rev. Bonnema had pigeons and I took care of them when they went away.
He'd bring us “Squab” to eat and it was good until I found out it was pigeon.
I'd often find a dollar laying in the grass by the parsonage when I'd mow and I am sure Rev. Bonnema put it there for me to find. I bet he was watching.

Who were your teachers?

Mrs. Vande Griend Mrs. Kroese Mr Clarence Jacobsma, Mr. (Uncle) Frank Klynsma

Mr. Jacobsma loved astronomy. He had all the stars on our shades and planets hung
from the ceiling in our room. School was 2 stories. 1-4 downstairs and 5-8 upstairs.
We'd go on the fireescape and look at stars with his telescope.
Mr. Jacobsma threw and eraser at someone when he got angry. He'd laugh, hand by his  face, he'd shake, trying not to laugh. He did crazy games too.
Ex. Start with laundry end with 2000#
Native American end with letter a
Sick and end with a bang.
Me in debt and a vowel
Mr. Klynsma moved from Peoria. He did spelling contests which made me a good
speller.

Who were your classmates?

Hortense Jacobsma (Bub) Betty Dykstra Dorothy Mouw Larry Segar
Stan Vanden Berg Marilyn Toering Sylvan Addink Marcia Klynsma
When I was in 1st or 2nd grade Stan Vanden Berg kissed me. Teased about it forever.
We played games: Prisoner's base, Red Rover, Marble, Jumped rope, Red flag tag
“Here we come. Where from? New Orleans. How do you make it? Stir it and shake it
In the winter Mr. Jacobsma poured water down front sidewalk which froze and made a slide. We also played ping pong in the basement.
In the summer I would be so excited about going to stay by Kramers on the farm but I'd get homesick.
Later I'd go and stay there OK. We'd help Aunt Arlene clean chickens. She'd tie them the clothes line and cut their heads off. Uncle Jake read the Bible and he'd read
Big name son of Big name. I got the giggles.

Where did you go to high school?

I went to Western Christian High in Hull, Iowa. (Indians) We had to get on the bus so early, sometimes before 7. It was a long ride. The old bus was cold and snow would sometimes come up through the floor.
My best friends were Nelma Sinkey, Ila Mulder and Helen Kleinhesselink. They were
really smart. It made me study really hard to try keep up. (almost a nervous wreck.)
I got palsy on my face. One day mom said,” Joleen what is the matter with your face?”
Smile once”. I missed a lot of school and then had to wear a patch over my eye!
I played Basketball, Softball (not great) and sang in Choir.
I didn't date much. Parents made me wait until I was sixteen.
Guys were all shorter than me (Kerwin Van Wyhe, Cliff, Roger etc.)
Ed Mellema was a special friend but he was younger than me. He committed suicide.

Did you work?

I worked every summer at Woudstra Pack. We'd start work sometimes at 6 AM and work until 10 or 11 PM peeling and packaging wieners for the 4th of July. We made
A penny a pound (10 or 11 weiners) and then later $.75 cents an hour and it was Cold!
I worked with Betty Van Leeuwen, Lorraine Bosma, Martha Baker, Katie Ramackel,
and Dixie Full.

Who were your friends?

Ann De Jong, Donna Woudstra, Judy Kramer, and I all went to Hospers CRC.
We'd go to Orange City on Sunday night to drive the loop and meet guys.
One night some guys we didn't want to follow us were so we turned off our headlights and turned into an empty lot but couldn't see the huge pile of sand/stones that were put  there so ran into it. We had lots of bumps and bruises ( that we hid) but car had no damage.

I dated Don Van Wyke () and Don Den Hartog, Larry Koopmans, Hank Bousema.
In the spring of 59 I was going to polish our car and someone said that Iwax was so good. Get it at the Champlin so went and bought some. Chuck Vande Kamp worked at Champlin. He sold me the wax and later just came by to check how I was doing.
I said, “I'm not dating him.” He went to our church and had dated lots of girls.
He came to the café where I went every morning for break from work and bought me coffee and a roll. He came every morning after that. Ladies would see his pickup and tease me. I finally consented to a date.

He lived behind the Champlin station, owned by Harley Grotenhuis. in a small house (kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath room in unfinished basement.
Summer of 1960 was a hot summer. We didn't have air conditioning. My folks did not ever want us to go to his house so while dating we didn't but when I was working on Wedding programs etc. I went to his place with air conditioning during the day.

When did you become engaged?

We dated, became engaged on Halloween. 1959.
Chuck picked me up on night to go talk to his sister Jeanne, She was making my wedding dress. On the way he said, I'll show you where we use to live and explained that he helped his dad plant the big old Cottonwood tree in the middle of the yard.
We went to the Koel house, walked in and Surprise! It was a Vande Kamp shower
Lots of Vande Kamp Aunts and cousins. We had to put these old clothes on with big gloves on..

When did you get married?

September 1, 1960
Gary Vande Kamp was the best man. Carolyn Klynsma was Maid of Honor.
Pamela Klynsma and Norwin Koel were flower girl and Ringbearer. Rev. Veenstra married us. .
It was a really hot day. No air conditioning in church so floors were wet from the humidity. My dress wilted. Kids skated on the floor Mom (Lyda) Vande Kamp came to the wedding. She had heart problems and had been bed ridden for sometime.
Waitresses: Myrna De Boer, Norma Toering, Ann De Jong, Marcia De Jong, Twila Visser, Harriet Van Kalsbeek, Donna Woudstra, Sylvia Roghair, Wanda Vander Wilt,
Liz Dykstra.
Kitchen: Dora Woudstra, Jeanette Poppema, Ann Jacobsma, Ann Van Kalsbeek,
Martha Stuit, Johanna Venema, NancyVander Wilt, Mrs. Scholten.

Where did you go after the wedding for a honeymoon?

We had Chuck's car parked by Gerrit Lammers on the farm. “Friends” followed us but we lost them. We had motel in Sioux Falls. Next AM our car was all decorated..Just married. We drove it that way all the way to CA. People would honk at us.
We stopped to let the car cool and bought hot ice to place in front of the vent to try help us keep cool. We had motel reservations in CA but Chuck's cousin offered us their bunk house to stay in. It was nice and Free so we did. We went to Disneyland, Marineland, Knotsbury Farm, San Juan of Capistrano, Tijuana Mexico, Sea World, Cales Ghost town Grand Canyon . It was first time I ever went to CA.

Where did you live after you were married?

We lived in the little house that Chuck lived in behind the Champlain station for a year. My parents moved to Sioux City to run Canteen Service with my brother Frank. We bought their house for $6800.00 We didn't even have a downpayment. We asked Chuck's uncle Arie but he said no. My Grandpa Uittenbogaard loaned us $1000. We borrowed the rest from Federal Savings and Loan. Made $67 a month payments.
We put new floor in the kitchen first thing. We lived there until 1991.

What did you do?
I worked at Woudstra Pack . Chuck started working at at Coop hauling propane.
He was paid $350 a month.

When and where were your children born?

Arlin John Vande Kamp was born Dec. 29, 1961 at the Orange City Hospital. We named him after his grandfathers, Albert Vande Kamp and John Klynsma. On the way we to the hospital we decided if he has dark hair we will name him Arlin John and not Arlin Jon which was popular at that time. .

He was our “tax exemption.”
Arlin weighed 8#12 ½ oz. He was baptized with Jackie Poppema, Linda Tiedeman and Scot Miedema at Hospers Christian Ref. Church. He was a good baby.
Debbie Berding lived across the street. She'd come and ask to push him in the stroller and he'd always come back sound asleep.

We went to visit Grandpa and Grandma VK on the farm. We couldn't get off their yard so Grandpa pulled to the road with his tractor but the roads were bad too so came back to their house. We only had 1 bottle of formula left. Grandma said he can drink cows milk. Oh no! We fed him, he slept all night. First time ever. Uncle Al and Uncle Gary brought formula in the morning from Rock Valley. They had to walk the last mile or so but Arlin had formula when he woke up.

Carl Duane Vande Kamp was born Nov. 3, 1963 at the Orange City Hospital. He weighed 7#. He was named after his dad. He had blond hair. (like Vande Kamps) Grandma Klynsma came and helped when he came home from the hospital.

David Charles Vande Kamp was born Jan. 15, 1965 at the Orange City Hospital.
He weighed 9#2 oz.
We now “Our 3 Sons.” Grandma Klynsma came and helped. Arlin was so excited to have a new baby.

Lynn Marie Vande Kamp was born July 18, 1975 at the Orange City Hospital. What a surprise to have a baby girl. Since Uncle Gary and Aunt Jean had 4 girls we thought sure we'd have 4 boys. We were so excited. The nurses thought she was our first baby.
The boys were thrilled. They went door to door to tell the neighbors that we had a new baby.

Each of our children have been a special blessing.

Did you have any pets?

When I was young we had Lady, a cocker spaniel.
We got a puppy.. We named him Dusty. I think he was a schipperke.

Who were your neighbors?

When we moved into our house there were mostly old people living in our neighborhood. How thrilled we were to see a young couple with 2 kids looking at the house next door.
It was Al and Marlene Schwartz and their 2 boys, Alan and Johnny.
We got together to play cards every Friday night and celebrated all our birthdays together. The boys played together every day.

Where have you traveled to or had vacations at?

First year we were married we went to Blackduck with Norm and Dorothy.
We ran out of gas on our way to Canada.
1963 we went camping with my parents. We caught huge fish and Arlin was scared of it.

I think we were probably too busy having kids to go on vacation for a few years.
We'd spend a week in Sioux City by Grandpa and Grandma Klynsma every summer.
The boys would go camping in our backyard with the Schwartz boys.
The boys would stay by Uncle John and Aunt Mary on the farm by Bigelow. The first time we brought them over and then when we were ready to leave, Carl decided he didn't want to stay so took him along home. Next morning he cried, wishing he would have stayed so I put him in the car and took him back to Bigelow.
That was my vacation. Lol

Later, we would go to Ashby, MN at Pelican Lake, for a week every summer. We would rent a cabin there. We fished, swam, skied, etc. Sometimes, some of the relatives would come up and stay a few days too. We had a van for our candy vending business, so Chuck built a platform that we covered with a mattress and the kids would all sit back there, reading comic books, games, etc. We sometimes even took a gas grill along and Chuck use to always say, “Looks like we are going to be staying for a month.”

When Lynn was just little, we weren't even unloaded yet, when she walked right off the dock. Another time, she was fishing and watching her dobber and it went under the dock and she fell in. Carl, who had a cast on his broken arm, jumped in after her, cast and all.

Gaylen Boerhave taught the boys to ski and then when Lynn was only like 2, he said next year I will have little skiis for her.. I said no way!
Another time when she must have been going to be 3 or 4, the neighbor boy ( Jeff Noteboom) at Ashby jokingly said he was going to give her a spanking for her birthday.

Time for the party and no Lynn. We looked all over and really were starting to worry.
We finally found her way in back of this long closet, hiding cause she didn't want a spanking.

1981 was our first big traveling vacation. We went to visit Arlin who was stationed in Florida. We pulled our little camper behind the van. We had a wonderful time. We Waterworld, Kennedy Space Center, and lots of other stuff.

1982 we went to Connecticut, stopping at Washington DC, New York City, visited with AJ who was in the Navy, Niagara Falls, West Point. Etc.

1983 Chuck, I and Lynn went to Washington State to visit AJ and Julie. We went though Canada, (Chuck left his electric razor at a campground.) to Vancouver, on the ferry to Washington. We went to the Space needle, Mt St Helens, etc.

1984 I drove Aunt Arlene, Grandma, to Florida to stay right on the Ocean with Luann at a condo owned by the Maidas. On way back we went up along the east coast to North Carolina to visit relatives. The Blue Ridge Mountains were awesome. Most beautiful.

In 1986 Lynn also went along with Aunt Arlene, Grandma to visit Luann. I drove down through Louisiana, all the way along the coast to Florida.
1988 we went to California to Paul and Laurie VDK's wedding. We went to Yellowstone, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, etc.
1993 Chuck and I and Jeanne and Dorman took a trip thro Canada as far as Edmonton.

1995 we moved Lynn and Mike to Texas. Chuck drove Betsy, Mike drove the moving truck, I drove our car. We also moved Lisa's stuff to Lake Jackson. It was hot!

1996 we went to TX to move Lynn and Mike into their house on Lynnbrook.
1996 Chuck and I went as guests of FNB as travel guides customers to Branson. They treated us royally.
We went to Texas to Lynn and Mike several times, 1997, also met them at Oklahoma stayed at a really nice campground Yogi Bear. Went to Disneyworld, Cypress garden, City, 1998, 1999 May, 2000 when Cara was born..

Aug 2001 I drove to TX by myself. Christmas 2001, Carl and Brenda, Dave and Jaci and I all went to TX for Christmas.

Feb 2002, Micayla was born so I drove to TX.
June 2002 Bus tour to WI

Feb 2003 to TX for Cayla's birthday.
July 2003 to House on the Rock with Agnes
Agnes and I to Madison, WI
Oct I flew to Dallas

Feb 2004 flew to TX
April 2004 Cara surgery. Carl and I went to TX
April 2004 Bus tour to Minneapolis Passion Play
May to TX
Oct 2004 to Cape Cod on bus tour
Nov 2004 to Branson
Dec 2004 to Omaha on Bus tour

Jan 2005 to TX Lynn had surgery
July 2005 to Nicaragua
Oct 2005 to Niagara Falls bus tour
Dec 2005 Splendor of Christmas with Broeks to Minneapolis

Jan 2006 to AZ to Al and Freddy (to the Spa)
Feb. flew to TX
March to Colorado for Dana and Mark's wedding
May 2006 to TX for Cara's Birthday
Aug 2006 to Watertown, SD with Agnes and Helen
October 2006 to Gatlinberg TN Bus tour
Nov to Colorado for Dana's funeral
Nov 2006 to Texas with Dave and Jaci

Jan 07 to AZ
Feb. 07 to TX (snowstorm. Stayed in Omaha for 3 days. Went to Fort Worth Zoo
March 2007 Church Basement Ladies
April 2007 drove to TX
May to Pelican Rapids with Carolyn and Danny
June 2007 to Omaha with Norm and Dorothy to Amy and Tony's wedding
Oct 2007 to Pennsylvania on Bus tour
Oct flew to TX
Feb to Arizona. Went to Tucson

March 2008 I drove to TX. Jaci and Dani went along.
July 2008 Brenda and I drove to TX
Aug 2008 to Alaska with Agnes and Cleveringa's
Sept 2008 to South Carolina and Georgia bus tour
Oct 2008 to the Hutterites with Peoples Bank
Nov 2008 to Texas with Dave and Jaci

Jan 2009 to AZ to Al and Freddy Went to CA to see Jade at 29 Palms
March 2009 drove to TX
June 2009 to Panora IA with Al and Freddy, Lyle and Joan
July went with Norm and Dorothy to Randy in Kansas City
July bus tour to Pacific NW
Aug 2009 family at Yankton SD
Nov 2009 to TX
Jan to TX
Feb spent. 3 weeks in AZ

2010 Feb Bus tour to Florida
March 23-April 18 Arizona
May 2010 to Sarah and Marilyn in SD
June a couple of days at Okoboji
June 30-July 13 to Hawaii with Lynn, Mike, girls, Carl and Brenda, Dave and Jaci, Dani, Sam, Jeff , Dylan and Brooke
Aug 2010 to Texas
Sept 2010 Broek Bus tour to New England
Feb to AZ for a month
May to TX for a couple of weeks

April 2011 to Washington DC Cherry Blossom time
July-Aug to Branson for my Birthday Bash
I've been to all 50 states and enjoyed everyone.

What did you do when you didn't work?

World Home Bible League: Mrs. Mathilda Vanden Berg asked me to become part of WHBL. Must have been 1968 or so. I was in charge of the Bibles and literature. Chuck had bought a warehouse in alley by John Van Leeuwen home. He built shelves in there for WHBL literature. It was almost like a store. People would come to buy Bibles etc and also bring us their used Bibles to repair.

NIV had just become popular so many people and churches gave us their KJ etc. We'd have whole days when ladies would get together to repair Bibles. We'd bring a sack lunch along. Cases and Cases of Bibles which we stored in our warehouse until Vogel would come and pick them up to take to WHBL headquarters.
Midwest Evangelism League.

Rev. John De Vries came and spoke and was very instrumental in my life for Christ.
Chuck and I were some of the first members of Midwest Evangelism League. I actually led training sessions for people who'd be working at Fair booths. We had booths at Orange City Tulip Festival, Spencer Fair, Sioux Falls, etc. We handed out Bible and Bible Studies from World Home Bible League. I'd order the materials: cases of Bibles, Booklets, Nt, Children's Bible Story Books, all different translations, tracts etc.

The afterward I corrected the Bible Studies and sent them back. It got to be too big a job so Mrs. Scholten from Hull helped me and Bev Altena. Eventually Irma Scholten took that all over.
We also put on Gospel Quartet concerts every year. We would get different groups from all over and held the concert at Hull Western Christian High gym. It'd be packed!

I helped with the WHBL Bazaars. It was an all day thing held in Hull gym. Of course, I'd bring boxes of Bibles, booklets, etc. We would serve lunch and had all kinds of items to sell: canned items, baked goods, handiwork, crafts, flowers, Christmas, white elephant, etc. What didn't sell, we would keep and then have a baked sale and sell the left over items then.

WHBL ladies conferences were awesome. We had a chartered bus to take us to IL, MI, IN, etc. Then the NW Iowa division started having our own in Sioux City and Sioux Falls for 2 day conferences. We had speakers like Marilyn Laszlo, Carol Kent. Joyce Landorf, etc. They also held small sessions during the day and then a really special banquet in the evening.

Another of projects that I actually started was Trash for Cash. First I went to Orange City to help there and then started our own. I put in hours and hours. Chuck said if I'd gotten paid, we'd be rich! First in our warehouse, then in Frank Kreykes' basement, the my mom's basement, and when she got married John Kreykes bought a house for us to use.

We'd sort the trash in the mornings and then we'd send off refunds in the mail.
I would also cash in coupons. Once I went to Sioux City where they had triple coupons and got over $150 worth of free groceries which we either gave to school hot lunch or sold it for Trash for Cash. We made over $150,000. Amazing.
We purchased bleachers, lockers, ball equipment etc.
I also started Christmas wreath and greenery project to raise money for the school.
Good money makers and continued for many years.

I took Rescue Class for Hospers Ambulance and later became an EMTD.
I was the only lady but I survived. John Bolkema was our teacher.
We learned to tie knots, how to let ourself down the side of building with ropes.
Plus lots of medical knowledge.

I ordered all supplies and cleaned the ambulance. All volunteer of course.
We'd be on call day and night.
I eventually became an instructor at NITC for EMT;s and First aid for Electrical Class etc.. I also taught a lot of CPR classes in schools and hospitals, businesses, fire depts..

I substituted for Mrs. Kramer as cook of Hospers Christian. Always thought I'd get the job when she retired but they gave the job to Arlene Van Otterloo as they needed help for tuition cost. Chuck had cancer and he had been telling me to get a job! At Trash for Cash I was talking about how disappointed I was that I didn't get the job.

Del Kreykes asked me what kind of job I was looking for? I don't know. I've never worked for wages before. She said that her daughter worked at FNB in Sioux Center and they were looking for a teller. I called them and they sent out an application. I filled it out and brought it in to the bank. They called me in for an interview. They had a pile of reservations so figured I'd never get the job. They called me back for a second interview and I got the job.

The boss was telling me about the dangers of the job, getting robbed etc. I said, well, if anyone gets shot I would know how to take care of them. That's probably what got me the job.! I worked at FNB from January 1991 until Aug 2010. I was teller and then operations assistant. 8 hours on the computer did my eyes in so had to quit.

When did you move to Sioux Center?

After I got the Job at FNB, I drove that first winter and the black top was awful.
Chuck said maybe we should move to SC. “I don't want to move to SC” but went to look at houses and couldn't find any at all that we liked in our price range. Found the town house. Well, we need to sell our house first. Went to Auchstetter and told him. He said” I haven't had any call for big older houses like yours and you are asking too much money.” I said, “if it don't sell, then guess we aren't suppose to move.” It sold in 4 days.

God was pushing us. It's been a blessing to me. After Chuck died, there were some really wonderful widows that helped me through the toughest times: Loie Buyert, Agnes Harmelink. There would have been none in Hospers at that time. Also my job gave me something to do.
We moved on July 31, 2001, my 60th birthday. Chuck held moving sale while I worked and we brought loads of stuff to Treasure Village, books to Heritage Village in Sioux Center, and lots to the dump.

What were Chuck's last days like?

Spring of 92 his PSA was going up.. “Watch and Wait”
Oct of 92 Chuck had an orchiectomy.
1994 PSA going up again. Started on flutamide (Eulexin)
PSA continued to rise. Stop flutamide. Watch and wait.
March 98, went to Rochester. Nothing new to try. Watch and Wait.
Back pain, blood in urine, every hour, discomfort.
Sent to cancer doctor. Put on Casodex. Psa 39. Put in Catheter.
Pain couldn't sleep, sit, or lay. Dr. Nystrom prescribed prednisone. PSA 138.
Bone scan showed cancer spread to pelvis.

Jan 2000 Went in for Strontium 89 (radiation in blood stream) to help for pain.
Feb. 2000 Sioux Valley Hospital tried to put in stints from kidney to bladder but tumor blocking so need a nephrostomy. Came out with 3 bags. How can a person live with 3 bags? Have to do something.

They did another surgery and changed to 1 bag. Got 2 units blood.
Go home, nothing else to do.
Catheters got larger and larger. Every bump in the road hurt. Can't you find a smoother road?
Cara Lynn was born May 18, 2000. He wanted to go see her. Stopped in Joplin.
May 30 no urine output. Went to Presbyterian Emergency care. Waited 2 hours.
They put in new catheter and admitted him. Did all kinds of tests. Sonigram of kidney, liver, pelvis showed tumor in bladder and liver. Got 2 units blood.
Dr. James Ampel was awesome. He didn't want us to go home. Best doctor we had.
Let us go home with a fentanyl patch and air mattress.
Catheter blocked. Put in #24.
Blood transfusion every 10 days. 103 temp

He fell in the bathroom and got big gash in his head. Need stitches but not worth the effort to get him down stairs. I put on butterfly.
His face and upper body had rash and he even spit scabs to must have been internal as well.

July 19 Lynn and Cara came. He was admitted to hospital. Couldn't eat.
July 24 we got hospital bed and a twin for me. Hauled out the water bed
July 31. my birthday.
Aug. 1 Lynn went back to TX.
Increased meds, morphine, slept a lot. Too much med?
Aug 2 freezer door left open. Thawed out. Brenda came and helped.
Aug. 4 my Refrigerator quit. Brenda and I went and bought a new one at Radio Shack. Chuck sleeping upstairs.

Rev. Drenten came. I went and woke Chuck up?.” Rev. Drenten is here. Can you wake up? Chuck said, “OK but give him a hard chair so he doesn't stay so long.” What a laugh!!!

Aug. 4 Carl and Brenda had a wedding. Came back and said Carl would stay to I could get some sleep. I hadn't slept much for the past couple of nights.
I finally agreed and went to the other bedroom. I cried and prayed. “Oh Lord God, It's in your hands. Your will be done.” Not even half hour later, Carl came in and said, “Dad is gone. He just looked at me and just quit breathing.” He died at 12:45 AM. End of all his pain and suffering and now with His Savior in Heaven.

How have you dealt with life since Chuck died?

I could not have done it without my faith in God and without my friends and family. God has carried me through the tough times and through the lonely times. My friends and family were always there just when I needed them. My job also was a big help. It helped me to have to get up in the morning and to keep occupied. Coming home to an empty house, eating by myself, and sleeping were the worst. My kids bought me a new set of bedding and that actually made a difference and I played a lot of CD's,
I still often play CD's when I wake up at night so keep my mind from wondering and worrying.

I've had many stops and starts in my relationship with God. I mess up and let Him down and I do not always spend enough time with God the way I should--..probably because I am trying to steer it in the direction I want it to go. Each time I ask God for forgiveness and guidance. He is always there for me. Each time I cry out in frustration, fear, or pain, He is there! While my relationship is far from perfect, God has been there for me time and time again. Although at times I have taken God for granted, He is patient and waiting for me to come to Him. I am looking forward to meeting Jesus face to face.

After I had to quit working, I spent time with family and friends. My kids then gave me a membership at Dordt College so I could use their exercise machines and walk on the track there. I go every day.

It was there that I met Jim Vermeer who has certainly been a blessing to me. We laugh together and cry together. We go out to eat, to movies etc. .He has been a special friend. Jim came in the morning, Dec. 1, 2011, and brought me a Christmas card and on the bottom had written, "Will you marry me?" I said yes. He gave me a beautiful diamond ring. We plan to get married next year, probably in June.

Joleen married Charles Allen Vande Kamp [MRIN: 18], son of Albert Vande Kamp and Maria De Boom, on 1 Sep 1960 in Hospers IA. Charles was born on 21 Jul 1934 in Sioux Center IA, died on 5 Aug 2000 in Sioux Center IA at age 66, and was buried on 8 Aug 2000 in Sioux Center IA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Medical. He found out he had prostate cancer at a very early stage in 1990 in just a routine physical.. A biopsy showed adonocarcinomal. He had 35 radiation treatments. watch and wait.Cancer came back in 2 years. in 1992 he had an orchiectomy. Watch and wait. In 1995 he was put on Eulexin. Very expensive. Watch and wait. Psa up in 1998 so stopped the Eulexin. Went to Mayo. Did all kinds of tests. said to watch and wait. In 1999 they put in a catheter. 2000 cancer spread to pelvis area.

2000 they gave him iv Strontium ( a type of radiation in the blood stream to help for pain.) Feb. 2000 put in stints. needed blood transfusions. 3 bags. After we complained they put stints in from kidney to bladder. 1 bag. put him on celebrex. Nothing else to do psa 815. Watch and wait. May 2000 ok to go to Dallas. Chuck naueated and running temp. no urine output. Admitted to Presbyterian hospital.They did all kinds of tests and xrays. Found tumor in bladder and liver. More blood transfusions. Dr. Ampi didn't want us to go home.

They treated us better than any back home. he insisted we see his dr. Nauseated, prenisone, morphine, more blood transfusions. July 2000 catheters kept plugging up. Home health came. He fell in bathroom, gash in forehead. Very naueated. Got huge rash on his face around nose and mouth. he spit scabs so must have been inside too. Catheters kept plugging up. lots of blood clots. Increase morphine. more blood transfusion every 10 days about.

Aug. 3 he had hard time staying awake. breathing very heavy, snoring.
Aug 4 Carl decided to stay over so I could get some sleep. Chuck started breathing slower and slower. then stopped. End of pain and suffering and now with his Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven.

• Obituary.

In Loving Memory of
Charles A. Vande Kamp
July 21, 1934- August 5,2000
Interment
Tuesday - August 8, 2000 - 9:45 AM Memory Gardens Cemetery
Sioux Center, iowa
Memorial Service Tuesday - August 8, 2000 - 10:30 AM Bethel Christian Reformed Church Sioux Center, Iowa
Rev. Robert Drenten
Music
Congregational Hymns
“When Peace Like A River”‘Old Rugged Cross”“Amazing Grace” Jennifer & Erica Vanden Hul, Musicians
Casket Bearers
Norwin Koel Alan Koel
John Klynsma Randy Klynsrpa
Justin Vande Kamp Paul Vande Kamp
Honorary Bearers
Lucas Vande Kamp Jade Vande Kamp Aaron Vande Kamp


Charles A Vande Kamp, 66, of Sioux Center, IA died on Saturday Aug. 5, 2000 at his home.
Charles was born to Albert and Marie (De Boom) Vande Kamp on July 21, 1934 in Sioux Center, IA. He honorable served in the US Marine Corps. He married Hermina Kruid on June 1, 1956 in Ireton, IA. She passed away on July 7, 1957 after being injured in a car accident. He married Joleen Klynsma on Sept. 1, 1960 in Hospers, IA. They lived in Hospers.

He owned and opoerated Van's Candy Vending Service and also worked at OK One Stop. He served on the City Council and was Mayor of Hospers. He was a board member of Hospers Christian School and was Cadet Counselor. He was a member and also was custodian of Hospers Christian Reformed Church. They moved to Sioux Center in 1991. He was employed at De Jong Hardware, Van's Poultry and the City of Sioux Center.

He was a member of Bethel Chr. Ref. Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, putzing in the garden, reading and watching baseball and football.
Survivors include his wife, Joleen of 39 years, 3 sons, Arlin and Julie of Sioux Falls, SD, Carl and Brenda of Sioux Center, Dave and Jaci of Sioux Falls, and one daughter, Lynn and Mike Clark of Dallas, TX. 8 grandchildren::Samantha, Jade, Aaron, Autumn, Jenna, Coral, and Danielle Vande Kamp and Cara Lynn Clark. Two Sisters: Jeanne and Dorman Koel of Rock Rapids, Mary and John Davelaar of Sibley, Ia 3 brothers:Gary and Arlis of George, Al and Freddy of Sun Lakes, AZ, Lyle and Joan of Sioux Center. Stepbrothers and stepsisters: Don and Alyda Wassenar of Sheldon, Wilhelmina Kraayenbrink of Hull, Henrich and Marilyn Kraayenbirnk Sioux Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister in law, Jean and stepbrother, Asa

life: gift of memories. VANDE KAMP MEMORIES

We lived 3 miles west of Sioux Center. Attended country school and often rode with 4 cousins. Gerrit Jr drove the horse and enclosed buggy the 1 ¾ mile to school.
In 1940 they rented a farm in Plymouth Co.
Chuck was 6. School was 1 room with 1 teacher for all 8 grades. It had a coal furnace that had a large register in the school room. There was a basement for them to play in.

When the weather was nice they walked to school. In winter their dad and neighbor took turns by week driving wagon and horses. They carried a lunch pail that was a syrup can with a handle. Later they actually had a real dinner pail with a thermos for milk.
This farm had a big orchard.

There was no indoor plumbing. No water or electricity. There was a pump in the porch and we heated water on wood burning stove. It had a reservoir to hold water.
It had a coal furnace and dad would have to shake the grate to get rid of the ashes and get a new fire burning. It made lots of noise.

They went to church in Ireton which was 12 miles drive. We went every Sunday but when there was rationing of gas we only went in the morning. We went to Sunday School in the summer and Catechism on Saturday afternoon in the winter.
Dad would give us a nickel for offering and maybe a penny to spend for ourselves.
We all helped with chores. We fed and carried water to the chickens and had to gather eggs.

In summer we had to herd cows when the pasture was dry. Cows would eat from the ditches so we sat at the end of the mile. We would have to turn them back toward home if they came that far.
We read and played games.

The garden was huge. Mom canned a lot. We picked mulberries. It was fun but a lot of work. We would spread old sheet and blankets, dad would climb the tree and shake the mulberries off. We'd then roll up the blanket and pour them in buckets and baskets. Then we'd have to sort them,remove the stems and wash them.
We planted potatoes one by one and then later dug them all up with a potato fork. It took us a couple of days but we'd have bushels and bushels of potatoes that we put into the outdoor cave.

After our chores were done, we kids would play games . In the summer we'd play ball and dad would bat to us. We played hide n seek, tag and eenie, inie, over. One time Jeanne and I met head on at a corner. Bang. We'd catch fire flies, watch for falling stars, look for frogs in the creek.
We were all close in age and sometimes we had to play house in the grove with the girls!

In the winter we would play checkers, wahoo, or played school.
I graduated as Salutatorian. There were only 2 of us in my class!
We had to go to the County Courthouse for the graduation ceremony.
When I was 7 we had a new baby boy. He was premature and taken by Caesarean. Mom was very weak and developed a blood clot in her lungs which travelled to her heart. She died of coronary thrombosis on Aug. 9, 1941.
Alwayne weighed 4#6 oz. He went to Grandma De Boom and Aunt Lyda who lived in Middleburg.

We had a couple of different hired girls. Irene Oetkin, a neighbor girl helped out but she got married to Kelton Pralle when he came home from the service. Dad hired a lady, Lucy, who had a little boy named Gary. She stayed for 18 months. She was a good worker but she locked us in the storm cave once.
dad came home and let us out. Lucy wanted Gary to go to a Christian School so she left. Grandma and Aunt Lyda and Alwayne came to live with us during the summer. They helped garden and can.

It was a time of war time rations and there was a shortage of tires and gas. We received ration books and stamps according to the number of members in your family. They had to last a month. Canning took a lot of sugar.
Grandma De Boom died in 1943. Aunt Lyda and Dad were married Oct. 16, 1944.
Dad bought a tractor for $500.00. but we had to pick corn by hand with horse and wagon.

Dad received a draft letter into the Army but he was deferred since he had 5 children.
We heard about the end of the War WWII on the radio. Church bells rang all over the country.
Churches held special services.

1947 Gerrit Bos, Dad's nephew bought a farm north of Hull in Lyon County. Dad was able to rent it from Gerrit so we moved in March. The house was old without a furnace. It just had an oil stove in the living room and a wood stove in the kitchen.. There wasn't any heat upstairs so it was cold.

We milked 12-15 cows by hand. We had a separator that we turned by hand. We had to take it apart and clean it every day. After the milk was separated the skim milk went to the pigs and cream was put into 5-10 gallon cans. The cream hauler came twice a week so the cream was put in a cooler which kept the cream cold by water running in it. The water was really cold when we needed to get cream out.

Then electricity came. Before that we used kerosene lamps with glass chimney that we always had to clean. We bought a refrigerator!!
Other kids would come over at night in the summer to play ball.
We went to the CRC in Doon. Rev. Bratt was the preacher. There was Catechism on Thursday night. Dad would bring us until Jeanne could drive. We drove a 47 Plymouth.

Lyle Arlin was born in 1950. We spoiled him a lot.
Jeanne married Dorman Koel in 1953. Mary and I were really close, my sister, my friend. Mary married Henry John Davelaar a couple of years later. Charles enlisted in the US army.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 39 M    i. Arlin John Vande Kamp was born on 29 Dec 1961 in Orange City IA.

+ 40 M    ii. Carl Duane Vande Kamp was born on 3 Nov 1963 in Orange City IA.

+ 41 M    iii. David Charles Vande Kamp was born on 15 Jan 1965 in Orange City IA.

+ 42 F    iv. Lynn Marie Vande Kamp was born on 18 Jul 1973 in Orange City IA.

 

 

Chuck and I

 

Joleen next married James William Vermeer [MRIN: 3079], son of Bert J (Engelbert Gerrit) Vermeer and Angeline Vander Schaaf, on 16 Mar 2012 in Sioux Center. James was born on 1 Jun 1934 in Sioux Center.

 

Mr and Mrs James W. Vermeer.

 

10. Carolyn Faye Klynsma (Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 19 Sep 1945 in Hospers Iowa.

Carolyn married Danny Ross Heltenberg [MRIN: 23] on 6 Jul 1966 in Sioux City IA. Danny was born on 22 Oct 1944 in Yuma Co.

Children from this marriage were:

   43 F    i. Dana Rochelle Heltenberg was born on 24 Oct 1974 in Denver Co, died on 13 Nov 2006 in Denver Co at age 32, and was buried Cremated.

Noted events in her life were:

• Medical. Starting in May of 2002 I began having some weird symptoms, including hearing loss, facial numbness, and vision problems on my left side, plus steadily worsening balance problems. For over a year I went to various doctors without getting a diagnosis.

I had somewhere between 8 and 10 MRIs, lots of bloodwork, EKGs, and two spinal taps, among other tests, but nothing came back definitive. The only thing they could tell me was there was an unidentifiable mass on my MRI scans. I was told it could be a stroke, MS, or a tumor, among other things, but that we should just "wait and see."

Finally, from my December 02 to June 03 scan, the mass had grown enough that they decided to do a biopsy. The biopsy was on 7/15/03. On 7/21/03, I received the call saying I have a Grade 3 (out of 4) Anaplastic Astrocytoma - a brain tumor on the pons in my brain stem.

It's not in an operable location, so they've started doing radiation and chemo therapy. I get radiation everyday for 7 weeks (my last one is 9/23/03) and chemo every 3 weeks during radiation and then every 4 weeks for a year. I'm getting three different types of chemo (Camptosar, Taxol, and Temodar) because they want to be as aggressive as possible, which is a little rough, but I'm still thankful for it. After radiation, I'll also go on something called Biological Therapy (oral medication) for at least three years.

2006 Dana continues to struggle with her balance, and with pain, hearing and vision problems. She has started using a 4-pronged cane and a walker, which are some help to her in getting around, but walking is still difficult and she falls frequently. She has a tremor in her left hand and arm, which prevents her from carrying or holding things with her left hand. Dana describes her pain as including headache, skin sensitivity, shocking sensations in her face, muscle aches, and leg, hand and arm cramps.

Her days have been pretty difficult. We are hopeful that her having decided to take a break from chemo and biological therapy will help relieve some of her symptoms, but in an editorial sentence to add to this message, she wrote “As of today, Dana still has a lot of pain, and her symptoms are still as bad as ever.”

September 19, 2006.

Hello everyone, this is Mark updating the site for Dana. These have been tough days recently. Dana is still battling a lot of pain, loss of balance, and frustration. We have officially enrolled in hospice. This has been a very difficult decision, but one that we hope will bring some significant support to Dana. Beginning Hospice care means stopping treatments, MRI's, and putting our lives in God's hands. This means some difficult talks about life and death and the realities of this situation. Thankfully, it also means great support from great people at Porter Hospice. Dana continues to make clear that she does not feel ready to give up, but she is in so much pain that difficult treatment is not an option right now.

Monday, November 13.

This morning at about 2am, our loved one Dana Rochelle Heltenberg Calhoun passed away. With her parents and I at her bedside, she took her last quiet breaths and peacefully moved from this life to her life with God.
On behalf of the Heltenbergs and Calhouns, I would like to thank all of you for your prayers and support over the last three years. We could not have made it without you.

We will have a service to celebrate Dana's life on Saturday, November 18th at one in the afternoon at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. All those who loved her are welcome. Thank you for being a part of Dana's life.
-Mark

Dana married Mark Calhoun [MRIN: 2923], son of Bill Calhoun and Jo Anne Young, on 25 Mar 2006. Mark was born on 29 Jul 1975 in Binghamton, NY.

   44 F    ii. Jodeen Renae Heltenberg was born on 26 Mar 1977 in Wray Co.

Jodeen married Samuel Evans [MRIN: 3479] on 13 Oct 2012. Samuel was born on 19 May 1974 in Stroud England.

   45 F    iii. Maranda Kaye Heltenberg was born on 8 Feb 1982 in Yuma Co.

11. John Edwin Kroon (Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 4 Oct 1935.

John married Lila Bajema [MRIN: 200] on 12 Jun 1957. Lila was born on 15 Mar 1938.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 46 M    i. Ricky Lee Kroon was born on 15 Mar 1958.

+ 47 F    ii. Sherri Dawn Kroon was born on 16 Jul 1959.

+ 48 M   iii. Jerry Dale Kroon was born on 12 Jul 1960.

+ 49 M   iv. Wayne Alan Kroon was born on 7 Nov 1962.

12. Gladys Lorraine Kroon (Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 16 Sep 1939.

Gladys married Robert Arends [MRIN: 205] on 15 Dec 1959. Robert was born on 5 Jun 1937.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 50 F    i. Vickie Renae Arends was born on 26 Jul 1960.

+ 51 F    ii. Diane Kae Arends was born on 10 Aug 1961.

   52 M    iii. Richard Dale Arends was born on 31 Dec 1962, died on 22 Mar 1981 in Slayton, MN at age 18, and was buried on 23 Mar 1981 in Restland Memory Gardens, Slayton, MN.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Richard Dale Arends was born December 31, 1962 at Sheldon, Iowa to Robert and Gladys Arends. He was four years old when his family moved to Slayton, MN. He attended Slayton Elementary School and Slayton High School and was in the Senior Class. Richard was presently employed by the Slayton Service Center.

He was a member of the First Reformed Church of Slayton. On March 21, 1981 he was killed in an automobile accident near Slayton. He was 18 years old. Richard is survived by his parents, two sisters: Vicki (Mrs. Neal Crowley) and Diane. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents: Mr and Mrs Louis Kroon of Hospers, IA and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edith Arends of Sanborn. IA. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Arnold Arends and maternal grandmother, Tena Kroon.

Funeral services were held at First Reformed Church in Slayton, MN on March 23, 1981 at 1:30 PM. Rev. Frank Boerema officiated.
Mrs. Albert Ausink was organist.
Special music by a quartette: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bloemendal, Gerrit Brinks and Mrs. Frank Boerema.
Special selection by the Senior Ensemble.
Pallbearers: Dave McCormick, Gary Schmidt, Rick Martins, Mark Reinsma, Charlie Stum, Tim Lehr, Jeff Tintinger and Scott Hintermeister.
Interment at Restland Memory Gardens in Slayton, MN.

• Obituary.

13. Larry Lee Kroon (Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Jul 1950, died on 17 May 1991 at age 40, and was buried on 20 May 1991 in Hospers IA Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Mr. Larry Kroon was born at Orange City, Iowa on July 27, 1950. The Lord took him home on May 17, 1991. On June 3, 1970 he was united in marriage to Barbara Kreykes.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Scott and Tina, his father: Louis Kroon and stepmother Christine Kroon of Rock Rapids, Ia. His brother, John of Sheldon, his sister, Mrs Gladys Arends of Slayton, MN. his stepsister, Mrs. Betty Bouma of Luverne, MN and stepbrothers: Gilbert and Bob Vanden Top.
He was actively involved in Christ's service as a former deacon of Hospers CRC and served on the school board of Hospers Christian School. He enjoyed mechanics and owned his own repair business in Hospers from 1979 until his illness in 1985. Larry died of a brain tumor.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Tena, his grandparents and a nephew: Butch Arends.
Services were held at Hospers CRC on May 20. 1991 at 10:30 AM.
Officiating was Fred Gunnink. Text was Phillipians 4: 11B-13
Organist was Esther Scholten Special music was by Irv Woudstra "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and congregational singing of "He Leadeth Me"
Casketbearers were Rick Kroon, Ron Kreykes, Brian Kramer, John Van Vugt, Jim Kreykes, and Jon Dykstra.
Burial in Hospers Cemetery.

Larry married Barbara Jean Kreykes [MRIN: 208] on 3 Jun 1970 in Hospers IA. Barbara was born on 17 Jan 1952.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 53 M    i. Scott Alan Kroon was born on 4 Feb 1972.

+ 54 F    ii. Tina Marie Kroon was born on 26 Apr 1974.

14. Shirley Jean Langstraat (Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 13 Sep 1938.

Shirley married Verlin E Goering [MRIN: 213] on 14 Jun 1959. Verlin was born on 2 Sep 1933, died on 26 May 2009 at age 75, and was buried in New Ulm, MN city cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Farmer.

Children from this marriage were:

   55 F    i. Valerie Sue Goering was born on 16 Jan 1963.

   56 F    ii. Diane Ruth Goering was born on 7 Aug 1968, died on 8 Feb 2013 at age 44, and was buried in New Ulm City Cemetery.

Diane married Wade Pullman [MRIN: 214] on 21 Mar 1992 in New Ulm, MN. Wade was born on 5 Aug 1963 in Pierre SD and was buried on 7 Aug 2001 in Onida SD Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Wade Pullman was born Aug. 5, 1963 in Pierre, SD to William and Forest (Peterson) Pullman. Wade graduated from Sunshine Bible Academy in Miller, SD in 1981. He receiv ed his degree in Chemisty from the University of SD in 1986, and recieved his Masters Degree from UNLV in Las Vegas. Wade was united in marriage with Diane Goering on March 21, 1992 in New Ulm, MN.

He moved from Las Vegas to rural Brighton, CO area in 1996. Wade worked for Lockheed-Martin at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal since 1992.
Wade enjoyed sports and following his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the LA Lakers. He enjoyed raising cattle and quarter horses. Wade enjoyed officiating youth football and trips to the mountains with Diane.

Wade is survived by his wife, Diane of Brighton, CO and his parents, William and Foresta Pullman of Onida, SD, Granmothers Edythe Pullman of Onida, SD, Eileen Bissel of Hemet, CA. Twin brothers Bart and Bret Pullman of Onida and Pierre SD. One sister, Feleica Corcoran of Pierrs, SD 4 nieces and 1 nephew.
Wade was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elie Pullman and an infant brother, Damon and nephew Nathaniel.

Buried at Onida Cemetery, Onieda SD.

+ 57 F    iii. Nancy Jo Goering was born on 30 Apr 1976.

15. Rodney Dean Langstraat (Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 6 Jul 1940.

Rodney married Alma Ruth De Boer [MRIN: 215] on 31 May 1961. Alma was born on 27 Jul 1941.

Children from this marriage were:

   58 F    i. Gail Deann Langstraat was born on 17 Mar 1962.

Gail married Brian Vander Schaaf [MRIN: 216] on 22 Aug 1981. Brian was born on 21 Sep 1959 and died on 13 May 1983 in Orange City IA Hospital at age 23.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Mr. Brian Vander Schaaf, 23, died Friday Morning following an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 21, 1959 at Ireton, IA. He married Gail Langstraat on Aug. 22, 1981 at Newkirk.

Mr. Vander Schaaf was employed as a mechanic at Easton Shop in Orange City. He was a member of the First Reformed Church of Maurice and also a member of the National Rifle Assocaiation.

Survivors include his wife, Gail, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Vande Schaaf at rural Orange City. a sister, Mrs. Carla (Harold) Dykstra of Sioux Center. A brother, Howard, of Orange City, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John R Vander Schaaf of Orange City, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Vugteveen of Rock Valley,IA and his mother and father in law, Mr. and Mrs. Rod Langstraat of rural Newkirk.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Case Vugteveen.

Clergyman: Rev. Edward Fikse
Organist Mrs. Adeline Dolphin
Soloist Tim Voogd.
"Because He Lives" " New 23rd Psalm"

Casket bearers Ernie Eason, David Van Grouw, Arlan Van Grouw, Bruce Driesen, Michael Vander Broek, Kevin Vugteveen.
Burial in Newkirk Cemetery.

Buried in Newkirk Cemetery.

Gail next married Arlan Van Grouw [MRIN: 217] on 28 Jul 1984 in Maurice, IA. Arlan was born on 4 Mar 1960.

+ 59 F    ii. Gina Leigh Langstraat was born on 21 Oct 1966.

+ 60 F    iii. Amy Rachelle Langstraat was born on 17 Jun 1969.

16. Darlene Joyce Langstraat (Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 26 Aug 1942.

Darlene married Eugene Altena [MRIN: 220] on 14 Apr 1967. Eugene was born on 20 Jul 1941.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 61 M    i. Robert James Altena was born on 4 Nov 1967 in Sioux Center IA.

Darlene next married Kenneth Harskamp [MRIN: 2596] on 29 Jun 2002 in Sioux Center IA. Kenneth was born on 4 Apr 1941.

17. Beverly Ann Langstraat (Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 9 Nov 1944.

Beverly married Ronald Eugene Garrod [MRIN: 222] on 21 Feb 1970. Ronald was born on 21 Oct 1949.

The child from this marriage was:

   62 M    i. Grant Richard Garrod was born on 21 Aug 1970.

Beverly next married Gene Van Berkel [MRIN: 223] on 11 Jun 1981 in Sioux Center IA. Gene was born on 8 Oct 1949.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 63 M    i. Bradley Gene Van Berkel was born on 23 Jun 1982 in Sioux Center IA.

19. Glenda Mae Langstraat (Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 17 Feb 1951.

Glenda married Gary Jager [MRIN: 224] on 11 Dec 1970. Gary was born on 13 Nov 1945.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 64 F    i. Julie Lynn Jager was born on 3 Feb 1972 in Rock Rapids, IA.

   65 M   ii. Timothy Ryan Jager was born on 14 Oct 1973 in Rock Rapids IA.

Timothy married Robin Grafing [MRIN: 880] on 9 Aug 1996. Robin was born on 28 Jul 1973.

+ 66 M    iii. Jeffrey Wade Jager was born on 16 Feb 1978 in Rock Rapids IA.

20. Bradley Jay Langstraat (Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 10 Apr 1952.

Bradley married Rebecah Ann Roenfeld [MRIN: 226] on 22 Nov 1969. The marriage ended in divorce. Rebecah was born on 25 Jan 1950.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 67 F    i. Kimberly Jo Langstraat was born on 5 Jun 1970 in Orange City IA.

   68 M   ii. Curtis Roe Langstraat was born on 14 May 1974 in Rock Rapids IA.

   69 M   iii. Justin Todd Langstraat was born on 14 May 1974 in Rock Rapids IA.

Justin married Jill Johnson [MRIN: 1254] on 20 Feb 2002. Jill was born on 18 Jan 1977.

Bradley next married Stephanie Kroese [MRIN: 228] on 31 May 1980. The marriage ended in divorce. Stephanie was born on 28 Jul 1956.

Bradley next married Darcy Bisaillon [MRIN: 229] on 27 Jul 1991. The marriage ended in divorce. Darcy was born on 24 Apr 1963.

22. Marcia Joy Uittenbogaard (William2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 29 Aug 1949.

Marcia married Vernon Paul Hanson [MRIN: 232] on 5 Oct 1974. Vernon was born on 18 Dec 1948 in Mankato, MN.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 70 F    i. Jodi Ann Hanson was born on 17 Nov 1976 in Mankato, MN.

+ 71 F   ii. Gina Sue Hanson was born on 22 Jan 1979 in Mankato, MN.

+ 72 M   iii. Eric William Hanson was born on 27 Jul 1981 in Mankato, MN.

23. Joan Ruth Uittenbogaard (William2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 16 Aug 1961.

Joan married David John Kinrade [MRIN: 233] on 4 Jun 1983 in Lake Park, IA. David was born on 21 Nov 1957 in Le Mars, IA.

Children from this marriage were:

   73 F    i. Emily Sarah Kinrade was born on 30 Apr 1989.

Emily married Andrew Christopher Carnes [MRIN: 3045] on 21 May 2011. Andrew was born on 4 Apr 1989 in Decatur GA.

   74 F    ii. Rachel Suzanne Kinrade was born on 16 Mar 1991.

24. Judith Ellen Kramer (Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 13 May 1942 in Sheldon IA.

Judith married John Solsma Jr. [MRIN: 235] on 21 Nov 1963 in Hospers IA. John was born on 20 Nov 1938.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 75 M    i. James Allen Solsma was born on 5 Sep 1964 in Sheldon IA.

+ 76 F    ii. Julie Ann Solsma was born on 22 Mar 1966 in Sheldon IA.

+ 77 M   iii. Jared Arlyn Solsma was born on 7 May 1971 in Sheldon IA.

+ 78 F    iv. Jantina Anne Solsma was born on 26 Jul 1974 in Sheldon IA.

25. Dale Arlin Kramer (Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 30 Apr 1945 in Sheldon IA.

Dale married Vicki Lynn Kreykes [MRIN: 239] on 3 Aug 1966 in Hospers IA. Vicki was born on 1 Jun 1949.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 79 M    i. Brian Dale Kramer was born on 10 Jun 1971 in Sheldon Communtiy Hospital Sheldon IA.

   80 F    ii. Rebecca Lynn Kramer was born on 2 May 1973 in Sheldon IA.

Rebecca married Kevin Dean Rens [MRIN: 241] on 14 Aug 1992 in Hospers IA. The marriage ended in divorce. Kevin was born on 22 Nov 1966 in Sioux Center IA.

Rebecca next married Mark Peck [MRIN: 2864] on 10 Jul 2004 in Princeton MN. Mark was born on 20 Jul 1951.

Rebecca next married Daryl Konecy [MRIN: 3482] on 26 Dec 2011. Daryl was born on 11 Oct 1961.

26. Frederick Jay Kramer (Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 19 Mar 1950 in Sheldon IA.

Frederick married Bonita Faye Van Dyke [MRIN: 242] on 26 Nov 1977. Bonita was born on 2 Jun 1950.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 81 M    i. Nicholas Jay Kramer was born on 29 Jun 1978 in Orange City IA.

   82 M    ii. Joshua Frederick Kramer was born on 8 Apr 1981 in Orange City IA.

Joshua married Amanda Michelle Miller [MRIN: 3043] on 14 Aug 2010. Amanda was born on 11 Nov 1980 in Sandusky Ohio.

   83 M    iii. Dustin James Kramer was born on 19 Aug 1982 in Orange City IA and was christened on 19 Aug 1982 in Orange City IA.

   84 M    iv. Matthew James Kramer was born on 24 Aug 1983 in Sioux City IA.

   85 M    v. Michael John Kramer was born on 24 Aug 1983 in Sioux City IA.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)


28. Pamela Jo Klynsma (John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 29 Aug 1956 in Le Mars Iowa.

Pamela married Timothy Lee Van Den Berg [MRIN: 6] on 1 Feb 1975 in Hospers Iowa. Timothy was born on 17 Jan 1953 in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 86 M    i. Christopher James Van Den Berg was born on 27 Aug 1975 in Sioux City Iowa.

   87 M    ii. Matthew Robert Van Den Berg was born on 3 Dec 1980 in Sioux City Iowa.

Matthew married Kelly Lynn Himmelberger [MRIN: 922] on 31 Aug 2002 in Tucson AZ. The marriage ended in divorce in 2010. Kelly was born on 7 Feb 1979 in Dallas TX.

Matthew next married Alexis Amelia Lunquist [MRIN: 3078] on 29 Feb 1012. Alexis was born on 19 Mar 1982.

29. Deborah Sue Klynsma (John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Oct 1957 in Orange City Iowa.

Deborah married Harlyn Jay Jasper [MRIN: 7] on 10 Dec 1976 in Hospers Iowa. Harlyn was born on 15 Jan 1956 in Sheldon Iowa.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 88 M    i. Chad Harlyn Jasper was born on 21 Dec 1978 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 89 F    ii. Corey Lee Jasper was born on 26 Feb 1981 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 90 M    iii. Clint Marvin Jasper was born on 15 Sep 1983 in Orange City Iowa.

30. Edward John Klynsma (John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 18 Jul 1956 in Orange City Iowa.

Edward married Susan Jane Otte [MRIN: 8] on 16 Aug 1980 in Sheboygan Wisconsin. Susan was born on 2 Aug 1959 in Sheboygan Wisconsin.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 91 F    i. Maria Sue Klynsma was born on 23 Mar 1981 in Orange City Iowa.

+ 92 F    ii. Julie Ann Klynsma was born on 7 Feb 1983 in Orange City Iowa.

   93 F    iii. Karen Joy Klynsma was born on 19 Jan 1985 in Orange City Iowa.

   94 M    iv. Michael Edward Klynsma was born on 7 Apr 1987 in Orange City Iowa.

Michael married Rina Heysteck [MRIN: 3074] on 4 Jun 2009. Rina was born on 4 Dec 1986 in South Africa.

   95 M    v. James William Klynsma was born on 28 Feb 1989 in Orange City Iowa.

31. Roxanne Ruth Klynsma (John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 19 Jul 1960 in Orange City Iowa.

Roxanne married Perry Wayne Foreman [MRIN: 9] on 14 Sep 1979 in Hospers Iowa. Perry was born on 26 Feb 1960 in Orange City Iowa.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 96 F    i. Jennifer Lynn Foreman was born on 20 May 1984 in Orange City Iowa.

   97 M    ii. John William Foreman was born on 20 Jan 1992 in Orange City Iowa.

32. Randall Kent Klynsma (John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 29 Oct 1962 in Orange City Iowa.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Minister.

Randall married Julie Ann Ten Haken [MRIN: 10] on 25 May 1985 in Oostburg Wisconsin. Julie was born on 23 Feb 1962 in Sheboygan Wisconsin.

Children from this marriage were:

   98 M    i. Gregory Randall Klynsma was born on 24 May 1989 in Orange City Iowa.

   99 M    ii. Anthony Edward Klynsma was born on 28 Sep 1990 in Modesto CA.

   100 M  iii. Daniel John Klynsma was born on 13 Jan 1992 in Manteca CA.

   101 F   iv. Carlene Johanna Klynsma was born on 14 Jun 1993 in Manteca CA.

   102 F    v. Hannah Marion Klynsma was born on 12 Sep 1995 in Manteca CA.

   103 F    vi. Magdalyn Lou Klynsma was born on 12 May 1998 in Manteca CA.

33. John Jay Klynsma (John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 24 May 1970 in Orange City Iowa.

John married Valerie De Jong [MRIN: 11] on 3 Apr 1991 in Orange City Iowa. Valerie was born on 17 Apr 1971.

Children from this marriage were:

   104 M    i. Justin Dale Klynsma was born on 4 Sep 1992 in Orange City Iowa.

   105 F    ii. Lindsey Faye Klynsma was born on 14 Mar 1995 in Orange City Iowa.

   106 F    iii. Amber Dawn Klynsma was born on 31 Mar 1996 in Orange City, IA.

   107 F    iv. Mckendra Jade Klynsma was born on 12 Sep 1998 in Orange City IA.

34. Donald Lee Klynsma (John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 8 Sep 1972 in Orange City Iowa.

Donald married Tammy Lynn Vander Molen [MRIN: 12] on 11 Jun 1993 in Pella Iowa. Tammy was born on 1 Apr 1973 in Pella Iowa.

Children from this marriage were:

   108 M    i. Jeffrey Donald Klynsma was born on 5 Sep 1996 in St Lukes Hospital Sioux City Iowa.

   109 M    ii. Dylan Jay Klynsma was born on 16 Jun 1998 in St Lukes Hospital Sioux City IA.

   110 F    iii. Sophie Lynn Klynsma was born on 4 Nov 2001 in St. Lukes In Sioux City, Iowa.

35. Catherine Joy Klynsma (Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 13 Jun 1960 in Orange City Iowa.

Catherine married Roger Dale Horstman [MRIN: 14] on 15 Jun 1985 in Sioux City IA. Roger was born on 31 Mar 1959 in Sioux City IA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 111 F    i. Jaclyn Ann Horstman was born on 29 Jul 1986 in Omaha NE.

+ 112 M   ii. Drew Anthony Horstman was born on 31 Oct 1987 in Omaha NE.

   113 M   iii. Zachary Dale Horstman was born on 17 Sep 1990 in Omaha NE.

   114 F    iv. Marissa Joy Horstman was born on 5 Mar 1994 in Omaha NE.

36. Steven Lee Klynsma (Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 14 Jul 1961 in Orange City Iowa.

Steven married Sara Pak Hyo Chin [MRIN: 15] on 5 May 1985 in Chun Chon Korea. Sara was born on 4 May 1961 in Chun Chon Korea.

Children from this marriage were:

   115 F    i. Jessica Chin Klynsma was born on 23 Jun 1986.

   116 F    ii. Heidi Leigh Klynsma was born on 23 Mar 1988.

37. Brenda Faye Klynsma (Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Aug 1962 in Sioux City IA.

Brenda married Thomas Heyer [MRIN: 16] on 15 Jun 1985 in Sioux City IA. The marriage ended in divorce. Thomas was born on 13 Apr 1957 in Huron SD.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 117 F    i. Amy Renae Heyer was born on 5 Mar 1987 in Lubbock TX.

   118 M    ii. Joshua Ray Heyer was born on 21 Sep 1988 in Lubbock TX.

Brenda next married Charles Gonzales [MRIN: 2280] on 27 Aug 1998. The marriage ended in divorce. Charles was born on 21 Oct 1950.

The child from this marriage was:

   119 M    i. Colton Lee Gonzales was born on 10 Feb 2000 in Omaha NE.

Brenda next married Steve Vander Tuig [MRIN: 2874] on 13 Feb 2004 in Omaha NE. Steve was born on 23 Oct 1964 in Sioux Falls SD.

38. Kenneth Jay Klynsma (Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 18 May 1964 in Sioux City IA.

Kenneth married Linda Marie Beatty [MRIN: 17] on 3 Mar 1984 in Sioux City IA. The marriage ended in divorce on 28 Jan 2013. Linda was born on 1 Jun 1965 in Sioux City IA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 120 M    i. David Joseph Klynsma was born on 11 Aug 1984 in Sioux City IA.

   121 M    ii. Adam Daniel Klynsma was born on 9 Jan 1986 in Rapid City SD and died on 27 Apr 2012 at age 26.

Noted events in his life were:

• death: Apr 2012. Adam was only 26 when he was killed in a work accident. He was welding something when it broke loose and pinned him.

   122 M    iii. Blake Nathaniel Klynsma was born on 27 Feb 1987 in Rapid City SD.

   123 M    iv. Allexander James Klynsma was born on 12 May 1989 in Rapid City SD.

   124 F    v. Heather Marie Klynsma was born on 13 Mar 1992 in Jamaica.

General Notes: Adopted 23 Mar 1993 Rapid City SD

   125 F    vi. Cassidy Janae Klynsma was born on 30 Jun 1994 in Rapid City SD.

   126 F    vii. Holly Rochelle Klynsma was born on 1 Jul 1996 in Portau Prince Haiti.

   127 M   viii. Gavin Charles Klynsma was born on 1 Oct 1996 in Haiti.

General Notes: Adopted 04-02-98

39. Arlin John Vande Kamp (Joleen Kaye Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 29 Dec 1961 in Orange City IA.

General Notes: Nickname: AJ He joined the Navy right after high school-May 80 was in Navy for 6 years..Orlando, Chicago, Connecticut, Bremerton, WA. His submarine was the Georgia. Moved to Sioux Falls. Worked for Sioux Falls Cable Worked for Sweetman Construction in office with computers. started working for US Postoffice in 1994.

Noted events in his life were:

• life. General Notes:Nickname: AJ He joined the Navy right after high school-May 80 was in Navy for 6 years..Orlando, Chicago, Connecticut, Bremerton, WA. His submarine was the Georgia. Moved to Sioux Falls. Worked for Sioux Falls Cable Worked for Sweetman Construction in office with computers. started working for US Postoffice in 1994. He now works as Tech for American Car Wash Industries.

• 1961. Arlin John was born Dec. 29, 1961 (tax exemption) named after the Grandpas. Jon was popular but I said if he has dark hair we will make if John. He did. When I went in to the hospital, everyone was in a tizzy. later learned that Mrs. Catherine Rensink's baby died after delivery. But Arlin John Vande Kamp was born beautiful and healthy, weighing 8# 121/2 oz.

He was such a good baby.
We went to visit Grandpa and Grandma Vande Kamp on the farm. We were going to leave but couldn't get off their yard. Grandpa pulled us with the tractor to the road but had to turn back. We had 1 bottle of formula. Grandma said he could drink cow's milk. Oh No! We fed him and he slept all night for the first time ever Uncle Al and Uncle Gary brought formula from Rock Valley the next morning.

They had to walk the last mile or so but Arlin John had formula when he woke up.
Debbie Berding lived across the street and she'd come and ask to push him in the stroller. He'd always fall asleep.
Bruce Van Iperen was neighbor. Dusty was our dog.
1964 the town redid all the blacktop streets. Somehow one of my quilts had small handprints on it in tar.

Arlin married Julie Ann Franken [MRIN: 19] on 16 Apr 1983 in Sioux Center IA. The marriage ended in divorce. Julie was born on 28 Apr 1964 in Sioux Center IA.

Children from this marriage were:

   128 M    i. Aaron James Vande Kamp was born on 3 Feb 1987 in Sioux Falls SD.

General Notes: He attended Sioux Falls Christian and SF Christian High, and graduated from Calvin College.

   129 F    ii. Jenna Marie Vande Kamp was born on 26 Feb 1990 in Sioux Falls SD.

Arlin next married Michelle Johnson Edwards [MRIN: 3067] on 1 Jun 2011 in Sioux Falls SD. Michelle was born on 29 Jul 1968.

The child from this marriage was:

   130 F    i. Tayton Peterson was born on 30 Mar 2009.

40. Carl Duane Vande Kamp (Joleen Kaye Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 3 Nov 1963 in Orange City IA.

General Notes: He graduated from Hospers Chr. School May 24, 1978 and from Unity Christian High on May 25, 1982
.Attended NITC for Electronic Technician. Was offered job with Sioux Automation before he graduated so began work there on electronic scales.
He attends Hull Protestant Reformed Church
He served on Western Chr High board
He is assistant chief of the Sioux Center Fire Dept.

Carl married Brenda Lou Bleyenberg [MRIN: 20] on 30 Nov 1984 in Edgerton MN. Brenda was born on 30 Jun 1964.

Children from this marriage were:

   131 M    i. Jade Alan Vande Kamp was born on 12 Aug 1986 in Sioux Center IA and was buried in He att.

General Notes: He attended Hull Protestant School, Western Christian High, NCC in Sheldon.
Worked for Interstates Electric and then enlisted in the US Marine Corp for 5 years.

   132 F    ii. Autumn Rae Vande Kamp was born on 12 Oct 1988 in Sioux Center IA.

General Notes: Autumn attended Hull Protestant Christian School, Western Christian High, Dordt College.
She played Varsity and JV Volleyball in her freshman year.

She is now CNA at Crown Point and Franken Manor.

Autumn married Matthew Laman [MRIN: 3075], son of William Laman and Brenda Kooiman, on 19 Aug 2011 in Hull IA. Matthew was born on 10 Jun 1984.

   133 F    iii. Coral Shaye Vande Kamp was born on 25 Feb 1991 in Sioux Center IA.

General Notes: She attended Hull Protestant Christian School, Western Christian High, Witt.
she now works at Crown Pointe and Franken Manor as CNA.

41. David Charles Vande Kamp (Joleen Kaye Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 15 Jan 1965 in Orange City IA.

General Notes: He attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls SD. He took test for CPA in 1994-1995. Worked for Warren Supply. He graduated from Hospers Chr. School May 25, 1979. He graduated from Unity Christian High on May 24, 1983. He passed his CPA IN August of 1996.
He works as Comptroller for Get N Go in Sioux Falls.
He is elder at Sioux Falls CRC
He is on the board of Sioux Falls Prison Ministry.

Noted events in his life were:

• life. General Notes:He attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls SD. He took test for CPA in 1994-1995. Works for Warren Supply. He graduated from Hospers Chr. School May 25, 1979. He graduated from Unity Christian High on May 24, 1983. He passed his CPA IN August of 1996

David married Jaculin Marie Ernst [MRIN: 21] on 17 Apr 1985 in Sioux Falls SD. Jaculin was born on 29 Sep 1965 in Fort Dodge IA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 134 F    i. Samantha Jean Vande Kamp was born on 27 Aug 1985 in Sioux Falls SD.

+ 135 F    ii. Danielle Marie Vande Kamp was born on 12 Oct 1991 in Sioux Falls SD.

42. Lynn Marie Vande Kamp (Joleen Kaye Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 18 Jul 1973 in Orange City IA.

General Notes: Lynn graduated from Morningside College in May 1995 with degree in nursing and passed her boards, became RN, and started working at Childrens' Medical Center in Dallas, TX in July 1995

Noted events in her life were:

• life. General Notes:Lynn graduated from Morningside College in May 1995 with degree in nursing and passed her boards, became RN, and started working at Childrens' Medical Center in Dallas, TX in July 1995. She got her Bachelor degree and is now a nurse practitioner at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She is also head of Pain management at Children's Medical Center.

Lynn married James Michael Clark [MRIN: 22] on 12 May 1995 in Sioux Center IA. James was born on 6 Feb 1973 in Pittsburgh PA.

Children from this marriage were:

   136 F    i. Cara Lynn Clark was born on 18 May 2000 in Dallas TX.

Birth Notes: 3:03 PM 7#14 oz

General Notes: at age of 3, she had a lot of headaches and MRI showed that she had a brain tumor. Dr Schlar, the best in the world, removed the tumor and Cara made a miraculous recovery. She has had many MRI's as precaution.
At age 10, it was discovered that she has another brain tumor but so far it has not caused her any physical symptoms so she is just continuing to have MRI's and we watch and wait and pray.

Noted events in her life were:

• Brain tumor. Cara, age 3, was complaining of owie head so Lynn took her in, thinking she might need glasses. That wasn't the problem. An MRI showed a brain tumor. Dr. Schlar removed the benign tumor on April 6, 2004 and we thank the Lord that all went well without any serious complications.

   137 F    ii. Micayla Anne Clark was born on 15 Feb 2002 in Plano TX.

46. Ricky Lee Kroon (John Edwin Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 15 Mar 1958.

Ricky married Jane Renae Heyl [MRIN: 201] on 13 May 1980. Jane was born on 30 May 1961.

Children from this marriage were:

   138 M    i. Joshua John Kroon was born on 13 Sep 1982.

Joshua married Amanda Lynn Ruzicka [MRIN: 3488] on 25 Aug 2007. Amanda was born on 27 Feb 1984.

+ 139 M    ii. Nathan Lee Kroon was born on 7 Mar 1985.

   140 M    iii. James Rick Kroon was born on 23 Aug 1991 in Yankton, SD.

47. Sherri Dawn Kroon (John Edwin Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 16 Jul 1959.

Sherri married Duane Beltman [MRIN: 202] on 3 Aug 1977 in Sheldon IA. Duane was born on 21 Aug 1955.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 141 M    i. Chad Alan Beltman was born on 15 May 1978 in Sibley IA.

+ 142 F    ii. Shelly Marie Beltman was born on 13 Nov 1979 in Sibley IA.

   143 F    iii. Tonya Michelle Beltman was born on 1 Aug 1985 in Sioux Falls SD.

   144 F    iv. Tracy Renae Beltman was born on 1 Aug 1985 in Sioux Falls SD.

48. Jerry Dale Kroon (John Edwin Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 12 Jul 1960.

Jerry married Lora Beth Vander Plaats [MRIN: 203] on 21 Jul 1984. Lora was born on 18 Jul 1964.

Children from this marriage were:

   145 M    i. Richard Louis Kroon was born on 27 Apr 1987.

Richard married Lijuan Ren [MRIN: 3490] on 22 Aug 2012. Lijuan was born on 12 Nov 1985 in Xi'an China.

   146 M    ii. Jeremiah John Kroon was born on 23 Apr 1990.

49. Wayne Alan Kroon (John Edwin Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 7 Nov 1962.

Wayne married Jackie Dykstra [MRIN: 204] on 28 Jul 1989. Jackie was born on 29 Sep 1965.

Children from this marriage were:

   147 F    i. Chantel Marie Kroon was born on 23 Dec 1994 in Bellingham WA.

   148 F    ii. Kara Ann Kroon was born on 17 Jun 1997.

   149 M   iii. Ryan Mark Kroon was born on 23 Sep 2000.

   150 M   iv. Micah Jon Kroon was born on 19 Apr 2006 in Bellingham WA.

50. Vickie Renae Arends (Gladys Lorraine Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 26 Jul 1960.

Vickie married Neal Crowley [MRIN: 206] on 2 Oct 1975. Neal was born on 6 Mar 1956 and died on 24 Mar 2013 in Slayton MN at age 57.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Neal "Vern" Jay Crowley
Born: Tue Mar 6, 1956
Died: Sun Mar 24, 2013

Visitation
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed Mar 27, 2013
Location: St. Columba Church.

Memorial Service
10:30 AM Thu Mar 28, 2013
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In Loving Memory of Neal “Vern” Jay Crowley Vern Crowley was born on March 6, 1956 in Slayton, Minnesota to Clem and Alvina Disch Crowley. He grew up in Iona and graduated from Slayton High School in 1975. On October 23, 1976 he and Vicki Arends were married at the First Reformed Church in Slayton, MN. Following their marriage they made their home in Slayton and Vern worked for Avoca Spray Service.

In 1985 they moved to a farm near Slayton where Vern farmed. Vern passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at his home near Slayton at the age of 57.

He was a member of St. Columba Church in Iona. Vern enjoyed farming, stock car racing, playing cards and riding motorcycle. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Crowley of Slayton, MN, daughter, Bobbi Schoolmeester and her husband, Mike of Chandler, MN, one son, Mark Crowley of Iona, MN, five grandchildren Austin and Emma Schoolmeester, Addison Speckmier, and Deanna and Laina Crowley, his mother, Alvina Crowley of Iona, MN, parents-in-law, Robert and Gladys Arends of Slayton, MN, eight brothers and sisters and their spouses, Lionel and Marilyn Crowley of Madison, WI, Rodney and Monica Crowley of Bloomington, MN, Sheila and Jerry Dropp of Hibbing, MN Carin and Larry Knutson of Mount Vernon, TX, Alane Lorenzen of Slayton, MN, Cleo and Greg Albertson of Henderson, NV, Dean and Linda Crowley of Canby, MN and Clayton and Patti Crowley of Slayton, MN, and one sister-in-law, Diane Guth of south Lake Tahoe, CA.

He is preceded in death by his father, Clem Crowley, brother-in-law, Richard Arends, maternal grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth Disch and paternal grandparents, William and Anna Crowley. Memorial Services St. Columba Church in Iona, MN on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. James Seitz officiating. The organist is Sharon Lais. The song leaders are Penny Platt and Pam Ford. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren. Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens, Slayton, MN.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 151 F    i. Bobbi Jo Crowley was born on 3 May 1977.

+ 152 M   ii. Mark Richard Crowley was born on 22 Jul 1986.

51. Diane Kae Arends (Gladys Lorraine Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 10 Aug 1961.

Diane married Dean Turner [MRIN: 207] ?? ___ 19??.

The child from this marriage was:

   153 F    i. Naomi Christine Turner was born on 18 Nov 1986 in Austin, TX.

Diane next married John Dominguez [MRIN: 881] ? JUN 1992.

The child from this marriage was:

   154 F    i. Heather Marie Dominguez was born on 5 Oct 1995.

53. Scott Alan Kroon (Larry Lee Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 4 Feb 1972.

Scott married Nancy Roskam [MRIN: 210] on 9 Sep 1994 in Hospers IA. The marriage ended in divorce. Nancy was born on 5 Jan 1972 in Hospers IA.

The child from this marriage was:

   155 M    i. Tanner Scott Kroon was born on 5 Mar 1996.

54. Tina Marie Kroon (Larry Lee Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 26 Apr 1974.

Tina married Heath Ron Heisterkamp [MRIN: 209] on 15 Jun 1996 in Spirit Lake, IA. Heath was born on 21 Jul 1973.

Children from this marriage were:

   156 F    i. Kenna Jolee Heisterkamp was born on 24 Mar 2004.

   157 M    ii. Colt Austin Heisterkamp was born on 29 Nov 2005.

57. Nancy Jo Goering (Shirley Jean Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 30 Apr 1976.

Nancy married Bruce Schmiesing [MRIN: 3483] on 5 Nov 2005. Bruce was born on 6 Jun 1966.

The child from this marriage was:

   158 M    i. Thomas William Schmiesing was born on 3 Jun 2010 and was christened adopted.

59. Gina Leigh Langstraat (Rodney Dean Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 21 Oct 1966.

Gina married Michael Pitsenberger [MRIN: 218] on 15 Sep 1990 in Newkirk, IA. Michael was born on 22 Feb 1961.

Children from this marriage were:

   159 F    i. Janet Beth Pitsenberger was born on 4 Mar 1992.

   160 M   ii. Troy Michael Pitsenberger was born on 13 Oct 1993.

   161 M   iii. Kent Gabriel Pitzenberger was born on 4 Oct 1995.

   162 M   iv. Logan Samuel Pitsenberger was born on 16 Jul 2000 in South Holland IL.

60. Amy Rachelle Langstraat (Rodney Dean Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 17 Jun 1969.

Amy married Jay Solsma [MRIN: 219] on 18 Aug 1990 in Newkirk, IA. Jay was born on 17 Sep 1969.

Children from this marriage were:

   163 M    i. Blake Andrew Solsma was born on 1 Mar 1995.

   164 F    ii. Claire Rachelle Solsma was born on 5 Feb 1998.

61. Robert James Altena (Darlene Joyce Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 4 Nov 1967 in Sioux Center IA.

Robert married Lisa Marlene Bergerson [MRIN: 221] on 21 Aug 1993 in Sioux Center IA. Lisa was born on 24 Oct 1968.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 165 M    i. Austin James Altena was born on 1 Sep 1992 in Columbia, MO.

Robert next married Sally Ann Hayden [MRIN: 2285] on 15 Oct 1998. Sally was born on 17 Jan 1971.

Children from this marriage were:

   166 F    i. Hayden Nicole Altena was born on 3 Sep 2003.

   167 F    ii. Samantha Ann Altena was born on 25 Jan 2006.

63. Bradley Gene Van Berkel (Beverly Ann Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 23 Jun 1982 in Sioux Center IA.

Bradley married Stacia Vander Plas [MRIN: 2921] on 6 Jun 2003. Stacia was born on 27 May 1983.

Children from this marriage were:

   168 M    i. Calem Gene Van Berkel was born on 15 Aug 2007.

   169 M    ii. Arend Robert Van Berkel was born on 1 Oct 2009.

   170 M    iii. Ian Ray Van Berkel was born on 21 Aug 2013.

64. Julie Lynn Jager (Glenda Mae Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 3 Feb 1972 in Rock Rapids, IA.

Julie married Colin Johnsen [MRIN: 225] on 21 Jun 1991. Colin was born on 24 Mar 1967.

Children from this marriage were:

   171 F    i. Kayce Leigh Johnsen was born on 27 Jul 1994.

   172 M   ii. Kyler Ray Johnsen was born on 19 Jun 1996.

Julie next married Jeff Allman [MRIN: 2974] on 18 Nov 2007.

66. Jeffrey Wade Jager (Glenda Mae Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 16 Feb 1978 in Rock Rapids IA.

Jeffrey married Angela Nichols [MRIN: 1251] on 29 Sep 2001. Angela was born on 20 Jan 1978.

Children from this marriage were:

   173 F    i. Ella Kay Jager was born on 8 Aug 2005.

   174 F    ii. Emery Joy Jager was born on 23 Dec 2009.

67. Kimberly Jo Langstraat (Bradley Jay Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 5 Jun 1970 in Orange City IA.

Kimberly married Carey Carstenson [MRIN: 227] on 21 Jul 1990.

Kimberly next married Mark Erickson [MRIN: 2288] on 11 Feb 1995.

Children from this marriage were:

   175 F    i. Paige Mariah Erickson was born on 18 Sep 1995.

   176 M   ii. Avery James Erickson was born on 18 May 2001.

   177 M   iii. Mason Bradley Erickson was born on 18 May 2001.

Kimberly next married Shawn Boyle [MRIN: 3044] on 20 Mar 2008.

The child from this marriage was:

   178 F    i. Jersi Jo Boyle was born on 14 Oct 2009.

70. Jodi Ann Hanson (Marcia Joy Uittenbogaard3, William2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 17 Nov 1976 in Mankato, MN.

Jodi married Trent Edward Schema [MRIN: 1258], son of Ronald Shema and Unknown, on 24 Aug 2002 in Mankato MN. Trent was born on 7 Jul 1974 in Faribault MN.

Children from this marriage were:

   179 M    i. Carson Tanner Schema was born on 18 Oct 2004 in Owatonna MN.

   180 M    ii. Grifin Wyatt Schema was born on 30 Apr 2008 in Fairbault MN.

71. Gina Sue Hanson (Marcia Joy Uittenbogaard3, William2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 22 Jan 1979 in Mankato, MN.

Gina married Brandon Russell Jaeger [MRIN: 1259] on 31 Mar 2001 in Mankato MN. Brandon was born on 7 Nov 1978 in Mankato MN.

Children from this marriage were:

   181 F    i. Katlyn Jo Jaeger was born on 8 Jan 2000 in Mankato MN.

   182 M   ii. Hunter William Jaeger was born on 11 Nov 2004 in Mankato MN.

72. Eric William Hanson (Marcia Joy Uittenbogaard3, William2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Jul 1981 in Mankato, MN.

Eric married Corie Lynn Curtis [MRIN: 3485] on 29 Aug 2009 in Mankato MN. Corie was born on 19 Mar 1977 in Shakopee, MN.

The child from this marriage was:

   183 F    i. Isabelle Nina Hanson was born on 17 Jul 2010 in Mankato MN.

75. James Allen Solsma (Judith Ellen Kramer3, Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 5 Sep 1964 in Sheldon IA.

James married Kelli Campbell [MRIN: 236] on 18 Mar 1988 in Sioux City IA. Kelli was born on 11 Jul 1964.

Children from this marriage were:

   184 M    i. Alexander Jacob Solsma was born on 2 Oct 1988 in Sioux City IA.

   185 F    ii. Jaden Alexa Solsma was born on 17 Sep 1990 in Sioux City IA.

   186 M   iii. Trenton James Solsma was born on 7 Jun 1995.

76. Julie Ann Solsma (Judith Ellen Kramer3, Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 22 Mar 1966 in Sheldon IA.

Julie married Barry Van Iperen [MRIN: 237] on 27 May 1989 in Hospers IA. Barry was born on 15 Nov 1966 in Hospers IA.

Children from this marriage were:

   187 F    i. Jenna Alene Van Iperen was born on 5 Jul 1991.

   188 M   ii. Brady John Van Iperen was born on 23 Jun 1996 in Spirit Lake IA.

77. Jared Arlyn Solsma (Judith Ellen Kramer3, Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 7 May 1971 in Sheldon IA.

Jared married Angela Van Es [MRIN: 1264] on 8 May 2004.

Children from this marriage were:

   189 M    i. Carter Eugene Solsma was born on 17 Jan 2004.

   190 M    ii. Austin John Solsma was born on 12 Sep 2006.

   191 F    iii. Kate Marie Solsma was born on 24 Feb 2009.

78. Jantina Anne Solsma (Judith Ellen Kramer3, Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 26 Jul 1974 in Sheldon IA.

Jantina married Jason Carney [MRIN: 238] on 13 Dec 2003. Jason was born on 1 May 1978 in Spirit Lake IA.

Children from this marriage were:

   192 M    i. Tyler John Solsma was born on 28 Dec 1990.

   193 M    ii. Max James Carney was born on 22 Mar 2003.

   194 F    iii. Elli Grace Carney was born on 22 Mar 2003.

79. Brian Dale Kramer (Dale Arlin Kramer3, Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 10 Jun 1971 in Sheldon Communtiy Hospital Sheldon IA.

Brian married Tamela Schelling [MRIN: 240], daughter of Robert Schelling and Margaret Rens, on 22 May 1992 in Orange City IA. Tamela was born on 1 Dec 1970.

Children from this marriage were:

   195 F    i. Autumn Lynn Kramer was born on 14 Jun 1995.

   196 F    ii. Emily Mae Kramer was born on 14 Jun 1995.

   197 M   iii. Dawson Dale Kramer was born on 18 Oct 1999.

81. Nicholas Jay Kramer (Frederick Jay Kramer3, Arlene Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 29 Jun 1978 in Orange City IA.

Nicholas married Heidi Jo Penning [MRIN: 1272] on 25 Sep 1999. Heidi was born on 1 Nov 1978.

Children from this marriage were:

   198 M    i. Jacob Nicholas Kramer was born on 8 Sep 2001.

   199 M    ii. Brevyn Ray Kramer was born on 30 Apr 2004.

   200 M   iii. Aayden Julius Kramer was born on 20 Dec 2007.

   201 F    iv. Aubyn Grace Kramer was born on 11 Mar 2010.

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandchildren)


86. Christopher James Van Den Berg (Pamela Jo Klynsma4, John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Aug 1975 in Sioux City Iowa.

Christopher married Joyce Daffney Sundee [MRIN: 921] on 21 Jul 2001 in Sheybogan, WI. Joyce was born on 10 Jun 1978 in Cleveland WI.

Children from this marriage were:

   202 M    i. Elijah Roy Van Den Berg was born on 7 Feb 2005 in Marion Indiana.

   203 M    ii. Isaiah Timothy Van Den Berg was born on 30 Nov 2006 in Marion Indiana.

   204 F    iii. Rachel Joy Van Den Berg was born on 18 Jul 2008 in Tucson AZ.

   205 M    iv. Nathan John Van Den Berg was born on 17 Aug 2010 in Watertown SD.

   206 F     v. Sarah Jo Van Den Berg was born on 8 May 2012 in WI.

Noted events in her life were:

• birth. Sarah weighed 7#7 oz.

88. Chad Harlyn Jasper (Deborah Sue Klynsma4, John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 21 Dec 1978 in Orange City Iowa.

Chad married Amanda Sue Branderhorst [MRIN: 923] on 14 Jun 2003 in First Reformed Church In Sioux Center IA. Amanda was born on 4 Jul 1982.

Children from this marriage were:

   207 M    i. Jadon Immanuel Jasper was born on 27 Sep 2004 in Aliquippa, PA and died on 27 Sep 2004 in Aliquippa, PA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Obituary. Jadon Jasper
HOSPERS, Iowa — Jadon Immanuel Jasper, infant son of Chad and Amanda Jasper of Aliquippa, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004.
Services will be 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Aliquippa, with the Rev. Rich Herbster officiating.

Burial will be in Service Creek Cemetery.
Jadon Immanuel Jasper entered our world on Sept. 27, 2004. He was born with anencephaly, which was diagnosed during pregnancy. He was able to spend one hour and 13 minutes with his parents. He was baptized prior to leaving his earthly home to be with his Heavenly father.

He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Scott and Sue Branderhorst of Aliquippa and Harlyn and Deb Jasper of Hospers, Iowa; great-grandparents, Don and Sue Branderhorst of Michigan, HOward and Kay Vanderlaan of Florida and Norman and Dorothy Klynsma of Hospers; his aunts and uncles, Alex and Ana Branderhorst of California, Maria, Sally and Alex Branderhorst of Aliquippa, Corey and Willie Thorne of Hospers and Clint Jasper of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and numerous great- aunts and great-uncles.

Jadon Immanuel Jasper will be missed and forever loved by those whose lives he touched in such a short time. We praise God and offer him our thanks for his special gift, Jadon Immanuel.

   208 F    ii. Riley Sue Jasper was born on 30 Nov 2006 in Beaver PA.

   209 F    iii. Sadie Lynn Jasper was born on 16 Aug 2010 in Beaver PA.

89. Corey Lee Jasper (Deborah Sue Klynsma4, John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 26 Feb 1981 in Orange City Iowa.

Corey married William Thorne [MRIN: 924] on 10 Nov 2001 in Hospers IA. William was born on 21 Dec 1979 in Rock Valley IA, died on 24 Aug 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq at age 26, and was buried on 2 Sep 2006 in Hospers Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• He died for his country. Private First Class William Thorne passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq after an improvised explosive devise detonated near his vehicle during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

• Obituary. William Edgerton Thorne was born on Dec. 21, 1979 in Rock Valley, IA. to William and Karen (Vogelzang) Thorne. Also know as Willy or Wilbur by his family and friends. He was raised in Rock Valley where he attended school, graduating from RV Community High School with the class of 1999.

In Sept. of 2000 , it was love at first sight, when God introduced Willy to Corey , so Willy could develop a stronger relationship with God. He made profession of his faith on Sept. 16, 2001. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Corey Lee Jasper, know to Willy as babycakes. With God as their foundation, they made their home in Hospers.

He attended WITC in Sioux City for 3 years, studying Criminal Justice.
Willy inlisted in the US Army in May of 2005 along with his wife. He reported to basic combat training on Aug. 4, 2005 at Fort Knox, Ky and graduated in December as a Calvary Scout. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division Cavalry at Fort Hood, TX.
On Feb. 13, 2006 he was deployed to active duty at Camp Charlie, south of Baghdad in Iraq. He later was transferred to Camp Falcon in southern Baghdad.
He passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8 AM in Baghdad at the age of 26 after an imporvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He strongly believed in the cause for which he was fighting. He knew God had a plan for his life. He was given opportunity to protect the people he loved and also hoped to save enough money to adopt a baby with his wife, Corey.

He is survived by his wife, Corey, stationed in Fort Hood. She was home on leave at the time of his death. Other survivors are his mother, Karen Thorne, a brother Doyle and his wife Shaunta and their four children (Samuel, Daunta, Monique, Tyresse) of Rock Valley. a sister and husband Joey and Mike Sigsbee and their son Michael jr of Doon, Ia. and his maternal grandmother, Mina Vogelzang of Rock Valley.

He is also survived by Corey's family: Harlyn and Deb Jasper of Hospers, a brother and his wife, Chad and Amanda Jasper of Aliquippa, Pa, a brother, Clint, of Sioux falls, SD and her maternal grandparents, Norman and Dorothy Klynsma of Hospers.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Doyle and Ida Thorne, Maternal grandfather: Samuel Vogelzang, Corey grandparents, Glen and Ida Jasper and 2 nephews: Darian Glynski and Jadon Immanuel Jasper.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept 2 at 10 AM at FRC in Orange City,Ia.
Rev. Duane Tinklenberg officiated.
Interment at Hospers Cemetery with full military rites
Arrangements by Oolman Funeral Home.

Corey next married Joshua Ervin [MRIN: 3033] 3-26-07 in Killeen TX.

The child from this marriage was:

   210 F    i. Jacey Lee Ervin was born on 25 Jun 2008 in Indiana.

90. Clint Marvin Jasper (Deborah Sue Klynsma4, John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 15 Sep 1983 in Orange City Iowa.

Clint married Kari Uthe [MRIN: 3073] on 11 Oct 2008. Kari was born on 25 Jul 1983.

Children from this marriage were:

   211 M    i. Austin Dean Jasper was born on 31 Jul 2010.

   212 F    ii. Aliyah Jean Jasper was born on 29 Jun 2012 in Sioux Falls SD.

91. Maria Sue Klynsma (Edward John Klynsma4, John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 23 Mar 1981 in Orange City Iowa.

Maria married Kayle Nielsen [MRIN: 3278], son of Karl Nielsen and Vickie Owen, on 15 Sep 2012. Kayle was born on 24 Oct 1980 in Missouri Valley Iowa.

The child from this marriage was:

   213 M    i. Henry Owen Nielsen was born on 26 Aug 2013.

92. Julie Ann Klynsma (Edward John Klynsma4, John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 7 Feb 1983 in Orange City Iowa.

Julie married Daniel Ross Jacobsma [MRIN: 927] on 21 May 2004 in Hospers IA. Daniel was born on 25 Nov 1982.

Children from this marriage were:

   214 F    i. Addison Sue Jacobsma was born on 11 Jun 2009.

   215 M   ii. Lucas Daniel Jacobsma was born on 20 Oct 2011.

   216 M  iii. Andrew John Jacobsma was born on 31 Jan 2013 in Sibley IA.

96. Jennifer Lynn Foreman (Roxanne Ruth Klynsma4, John Norman Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 20 May 1984 in Orange City Iowa.

Noted events in her life were:

• Obituary.

Jennifer married Phillip Galen Elgersma [MRIN: 931] on 29 May 2004 in Orange City IA. Phillip was born on 10 Oct 1984.

Children from this marriage were:

   217 F    i. Faith Alyda Elgersma was born on 31 Dec 2006.

   218 M   ii. Jared Dean Elgersma was born on 3 Nov 2008.

   219 F   iii. Autumn Lynn Elgersma was born on 14 Jul 2010 and died on 31 Oct 2013 in Sioux Falls Children's Hospital at age 3.

Noted events in her life were:

• Obituary.

111. Jaclyn Ann Horstman (Catherine Joy Klynsma4, Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 29 Jul 1986 in Omaha NE.

Jaclyn married Kyle Williams [MRIN: 2922] on 30 Aug 2006. Kyle was born on 13 Jan 1982.

The child from this marriage was:

   220 F    i. Kalyssa Lynn Williams was born on 21 Apr 2008.

112. Drew Anthony Horstman (Catherine Joy Klynsma4, Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 31 Oct 1987 in Omaha NE.

Drew had a relationship with Melanie Lurry [MRIN: 3481] no marriage. Marriage status: unmarried.

Their child was:

   221 M    i. Ezra James Horstman was born on 2 Aug 2013 in Omaha NE.

117. Amy Renae Heyer (Brenda Faye Klynsma4, Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 5 Mar 1987 in Lubbock TX.

Amy married Anthony James Salerno [MRIN: 2970], son of Mike Salerno and Unknown, on 2 Jun 2007 in Omaha NE.

The child from this marriage was:

   222 F    i. Adalina Salerno was born on 19 Sep 2013.

120. David Joseph Klynsma (Kenneth Jay Klynsma4, Franklin Leroy Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 11 Aug 1984 in Sioux City IA.

David married Hayley Jones [MRIN: 3480] on 10 Sep 2011. Hayley was born on 30 Sep 1984.

The child from this marriage was:

   223 M    i. Owen David Klynsma was born on 6 Sep 2013.

134. Samantha Jean Vande Kamp (David Charles Vande Kamp4, Joleen Kaye Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 27 Aug 1985 in Sioux Falls SD.

General Notes: She attended Sioux Falls Christian School, SF Christian High, Morningside College and Augustana and has her nursing Degree.
She now works at Orange City Hospital.

Samantha married Jeffrey Lee Zomer [MRIN: 2972], son of Randall Lee Zomer Zomer and Jean Alice Den Boer, on 29 Jun 2007 in Rock Valley IA. Marriage status: married. Jeffrey was born on 23 Jul 1981 in Rock Valley IA.

Children from this marriage were:

   224 M    i. Dylan Lee Zomer was born on 26 Dec 2008 in Orange City IA.

   225 F    ii. Brooke Marie Zomer was born on 26 Jan 2010.

   226 M   iii. Eric Charles Zomer was born on 16 Apr 2012 in Orange City IA.

Noted events in his life were:

• birth. Eric weighed 8#13 oz

135. Danielle Marie Vande Kamp (David Charles Vande Kamp4, Joleen Kaye Klynsma3, Margaret Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 12 Oct 1991 in Sioux Falls SD.

Danielle married someone.

Her child was:

   227 F    i. Sydney Marie Vande Kamp was born on 25 Feb 2012 in Sioux Falls SD.

139. Nathan Lee Kroon (Ricky Lee Kroon4, John Edwin Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 7 Mar 1985.

Nathan married Brittany Rochelle Chapman [MRIN: 3489] on 6 Dec 2012. Brittany was born on 21 Jun 1987.

The child from this marriage was:

   228 M    i. Jacob Rick Kroon was born on 16 Feb 2013.

141. Chad Alan Beltman (Sherri Dawn Kroon4, John Edwin Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 15 May 1978 in Sibley IA.

Chad married Kerry Barron [MRIN: 3071] on 16 May 2010. Kerry was born on 27 Oct 1980.

The child from this marriage was:

   229 M    i. Colby Beltman was born on 5 May 2011.

142. Shelly Marie Beltman (Sherri Dawn Kroon4, John Edwin Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 13 Nov 1979 in Sibley IA.

Shelly married Matthew Martin [MRIN: 3072] on 19 Jul 2003. Matthew was born on 26 Jan 1976.

Children from this marriage were:

   230 F    i. Charlotte Marie Martin was born on 27 Oct 2005.

   231 F   ii. Samantha Nicole Martin was born on 18 Sep 2008.

151. Bobbi Jo Crowley (Vickie Renae Arends4, Gladys Lorraine Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 3 May 1977.

Bobbi married Mike Schoolmeester [MRIN: 1238] on 28 Feb 1998. Mike was born on 7 Apr 1977.

Children from this marriage were:

   232 M    i. Austin Michal Schoolmeester was born on 22 Nov 1997.

   233 F    ii. Emma Renae Schoolmeester was born on 19 Aug 2003.

152. Mark Richard Crowley (Vickie Renae Arends4, Gladys Lorraine Kroon3, Tena Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 22 Jul 1986.

Mark married someone.

His children were:

   234 F    i. Addison Mae Speckmeir was born on 24 Oct 2008.

   235 F    ii. Deanna Ray Crowley was born on 21 May 2009.

   236 F   iii. Laina Case Crowley was born on 14 Apr 2010.

165. Austin James Altena (Robert James Altena4, Darlene Joyce Langstraat3, Grace Uittenbogaard2, Nick (Nijs)1) was born on 1 Sep 1992 in Columbia, MO.

Austin married Haley [MRIN: 3484].

The child from this marriage was:

   237 M    i. Asher Jackson Altena was born on 20 Mar 2013.

 

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