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Memorial Funeral Home
12 Sixteenth Street SE Sioux Center IA 51250
Phone: 712-722-0791
Email: memorial@mtcnet.net
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Margene Van Berkel
Margene Van Berkel, 87, of Sioux Center, IA died Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Royale Meadows Care Center of Sioux Center.
 
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
 
A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Friday at 9:30AM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
A memorial service will be held on Friday at 10:30AM at the First Reformed Church with Rev. Travis Else officiating.
 
 
Maris Vander Kooi
Maris Vander Kooi, 75, of Sioux Center, IA died Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Sioux Center Health.
 
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 6-8PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
 
A funeral service will be held on Friday at 2:30PM at the First Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Carl Klompien officiating.
 
A private family committal service will be held at a later date in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
In lieu of flowers or gifts the Vander Kooi family prefers memorials to Sioux Center Christian School Foundation, Western Christian High School, Unity Christian High School or Dordt College.
 
 
Harriet Meendering
Harriet Meendering, 88, of Sioux Center, IA died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Royale Meadows Care Center of Sioux Center.
 
A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
 
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00PM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Travis Else officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
The Meendering family prefers memorials to Sioux Center Home Health & Hospice, c/o Sioux Center Health Foundation.
 
Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.
 
Harriet (Van Roekel) Meendering was born in rural Sioux Center, Iowa on June 6, 1926 to Henry C. and Allie (Vander Ploeg) Van Roekel. Harriet attended country school and graduated from Sioux Center Public High School. She trained at a beauty school in Sioux City, Iowa and opened her own beauty salon in Sioux Center.
 
On July 19, 1946, Harriet was united in marriage to Albert G. Meendering. Following their marriage, Harriet and Al farmed east of Sioux Center. Harriet provided a comfortable home for Al and their three children. She was a talented seamstress and prepared wonderful meals and desserts. In her spare time she enjoyed craft projects, especially needlework.
 
Harriet was a life-long member of First Reformed Church of Sioux Center, serving as a charter member of the Lydia Circle. She also served on Sioux Center Hospice committees.
 
Harriet is survived by her two sons: Marlin and Bonnie Meendering of Eden Prairie, MN and Keith Meendering of Des Moines, IA; her three grandchildren: Andrea Meendering and Stefan Cline of San Diego, CA, Tim and Ellen Meendering and their daughter, Audrey of Minneapolis, MN, Steven and Amber Meendering and their son, Matthew of Eden Prairie, MN; a sister, Ellen Van Roekel of Sioux Center along with her numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Harriet was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Al Meendering; her daughter, Shirley Meendering; her parents; five brothers: Neal (Dena) Van Roekel, Garret (Jo) Van Roekel, Tony (Grace) Van Roekel, John (Aldine) Van Roekel, Henry (Alice) Van Roekel; five sisters: Fannie Van Roekel, Tena (Henry) Sneller, Carrie (Gerrit) Franken, Fannie (Ed) Sneller, Cynthia (Henry) Van Regenmorter.
 
 
Jane Kasper
Margaret Jane (De Bruin) Kasper, age 68, passed away at her Wheatfield, Indiana residence, the evening of September 5, 2014. Margaret was born on November 16, 1945 in Sioux Center, Iowa, the daughter of Willard Henry and Margaret Christine (Van Rennes) De Bruin. She was the youngest of 4 children in that family.
 
Margaret also known as Jane, grew up in Sioux Center and attended public schools there, graduating from Sioux Center High School. While in school, she was a cheerleader, on the tumbling team and in the band. She was also very active at Central Reformed Church of Sioux Center, where she was a member for many years. Margaret graduated from Central College, Pella, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education. While at Central College, she was a member of the Acapella choir. After college, she taught music for one year at the elementary school in Donnellson, Iowa.
 
On June 15, 1969 in Pella, Iowa, Margaret married the love of her life, David Kasper. Together they had two children, Aaron David and Karen Christine. Margaret enjoyed being a mother and housewife. She loved flowers, music, studying the Bible and religion, studying health and nutrition, preparing meals for her family and going on walks. She enjoyed nature and liked to see birds and other wildlife. She enjoyed traveling and visiting parks. She was a very accomplished pianist. Her greatest love and joy was her family. She was a member of First Reformed Church of DeMotte, Indiana. Prior to moving to Indiana, the family resided in Sioux Center, Iowa.
 
Margaret leaves behind, her loving husband of 45 years and two children, Aaron of Richmond, IN and Karen of Wheatfield, IN; a sister, Eleanor Bowen of Marion, Iowa; 2 brothers, Willard Henry (Janet) De Bruin, Jr. of Germantown, WI and Harold James De Bruin of Sioux Center, Iowa; many nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Ivan Bowen; father-in-law, Oskar M. Kasper; mother-in-law, Ellenor B. Kasper; and brother-in-law, Martin A. Kasper.
 
Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Jackson Funeral Service of DeMotte, IN. Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 PM at the Jackson Funeral Service of DeMotte, with Pastor Daniel Jelsma officiating.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Haven, Wheatfield, IN or the Reformed Church of America.
 
 
Frances Schuiteman
Frances Schuiteman, 89, of Sioux Center, IA died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center.
 
A visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 4-6PM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
 
A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Saturday at 1:30PM at the First Reformed Church. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:30PM at the First Reformed Church with Rev. Wendell Brenneman officiating.
 
The Schuiteman family prefers memorials to the Kitchen Fund of First Reformed Church Women’s Ministries.
 
Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.
 
Frances Schuiteman was born on a hot Sunday afternoon, June 7, 1925, on a farm west of Sioux Center to Pleum and Lillian (Van Putten) De Zeeuw. She was the youngest of 6 girls in the family. She grew up on the family farm. She and her twin sister, Freda, were very close despite their differences in looks and personalities. She attended Platte Township country school until 1936 when she moved to Sioux Center and attended grade school and high school in Sioux Center. She graduated from high school in 1943. After graduation, she and her sister boarded a bus to Holland, Michigan where they worked in a plant inspecting ball bearings, which were sent overseas to be used by the servicemen in the war. She also worked at a packing plant in Omaha and tended onion fields in the summer. She needed to work to help support the family. She moved back to Sioux Center in 1945 and taught at Center Township country school until 1948.
 
Frances married Art Schuiteman on June 7, 1948, after he returned from fulfilling his obligation to the service. They lived in Sioux Center until 1950, and moved to the farm, east of Sioux Center. They faithfully farmed there for 58 years. Together they raised 8 children, all of whom reside in Sioux County. She has 26 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
 
Frances was a very good cook. She faithfully made 5 meals a day – breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunch and supper for many sales men who happened to stop by at meal time and all the hired men. The lunches she packed for the days in the field were enough to feed more than 1 person. Family and friends often requested some of her favorites: potato salad, homemade cookies and bars as well as her chocolate, strawberry and banana cream pies. She usually had a pie crust in the freezer and could put together a pie on short notice. She graciously made pies for her kids and spouses so they could share with coworkers and friends. Over the years, she crocheted around 100+ baby blankets, many which are still in use today. She was a lifelong member of the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center.
 
She is survived by 8 children: Jan and Bev (Vermeer) of Orange City and their four children: Jay (Alissa), Julie (Eric) McDonald, Justin (Angela) and Jonathan; Leon and Karen (Vermeer) of Sioux Center and their two children: Matt (Minde Jo) Abby (Stan) De Zeeuw; Mark and Claryce (Van Roekel) of Sioux Center and their three sons: Corey (Julianne) Craig and Chad; Kirk and Helen (Moffett) of Orange City and their four children: Aaron Schuiteman, Monika Dike, Renate Dike and Christina Dike; Kim and Ken Smit and their four children: Brad (Paige) Smit, Mike (Amy) Smit, Greg Smit, Amy (Eric) Weiler; Kay and Dave Faber of Sioux Center and their three children: Sara (Patrick) Kober, Dan (Brooke) Faber, Tyler Faber; Kyle and Brenda (Vande Brake) of Orange City and their three children: Anthony, Andrew and Breana Schuiteman; Shonna and Brad Borchers of Sioux Center and their three children: Kendra, Chris and Kayla; 31 great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Helene Schuiteman of Sheldon, IA; three brothers-in-law: Norm De Jongh of Luverne, MN, Bernie Van’t Hul of Sheldon, Adrian Punt of Sioux Center and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Schuiteman; parents, Pleum and Lillian De Zeeuw; 5 sisters and spouses: Edith (Herm) Sietstra, Doris (Herm) Harmelink, Joann (Andrew) Brenneman, Gertrude Punt and twin sister, Freda (Peter) Mouw.
 
As a family, we are grateful for her love for her family and others, exhibited by her unselfish nature.
 
 
Ruth Van Engen
Ruth Van Engen, 89, of Sioux Center, IA died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Royale Meadows Care Center of Sioux Center.
 
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
 
A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Friday at 10:00AM at the Faith Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11:00AM at the Faith Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Van Rathbun officiating.
 
The Van Engen family prefers memorials to the Sioux Center Veterans Memorial Project c/o Sioux Center Veterans Foundation.
 
Ruth Van Engen passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Royale Meadows Care Center, Sioux Center, Iowa at the age of eighty nine years, four months, and nineteen days.
 
Ruth was born on April 5, 1925 in Doon, Iowa to John and Kate (Van Surksum) Oostra. Ruth’s early employment included helping area families with housekeeping, childcare and assisting on the family farm. On February 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to Gerrit Van Engen of Sioux Center, Iowa.
 
In later years she touched the lives of many through her in-home daycare for numerous families, serving over 40 children in the Sioux Center area. Her gentle and caring spirit allowed her to be a mentor to many young children, affectionately being known as “Auntie Ruth” or “Grandma Ruth.”
 
Ruth was a member of Central Reformed Church and served on the afternoon circle. She was a part of the Dinner Date while residing at the New Homestead. Ruth’s spare time was spent doing gardening, embroidery, puzzles, and other crafts, and keeping up with the sport teams of her grandchildren and college basketball.
 
Ruth and Gerrit’s marriage was blessed with six children, eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren: Linda and Marlyn Zeutenhorst their two children and families, Gary and Kim Zeutenhorst (Ellie, Janae, Kendra, Jarrett), Becky and Tim Dykshorn (Hannah, Charlie, Luke) all of Sioux Center; John (deceased); John and Kae Van Engen of Sioux Center, their two children and families: Katie and Dr. Brian Vander Ley (Gerrit, Gavin, Johanna) of Columbia, MO, Merribeth and Lucas De Groot (Olivia, Nora, Violet) of Oskaloosa, IA; Arlin (deceased); Dr. Alvin and Sue Kelly-Van Engen of Sioux Center, their two sons: Nicholas of Ames, IA, Matthew of Sioux Center; Laura and Phil Van Roekel of Ankeny, IA, their two sons: Ben of Austin, TX, and Jacob of Roanoke, VA.
 
Ruth is also survived by five siblings: Mary Grooters of Hull, Jake Oostra of Rock Valley, Bill Oostra of Winneconne, WI, Andrew Oostra of Rock Valley, and Robert Oostra of Hull and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband; two infant sons; parents and eight siblings.
 
Ruth was known by her family as a prayer warrior, who was constant in her faith and encouraging in her words. The best memories were around the Sunday dinner table where mom served, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and Boston Crème Pie. Her influence will always be cherished.
 
 
Gladys Verrips
Gladys Verrips, 95, of Sioux Center, IA died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.
 
A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11AM at Central Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. R. Van Rathbun officiating. Interment will follow the service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
Visitation with the family present will be held on Saturday, August 30th prior to the service from 10-11AM at Central Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
 
Arrangements entrusted to the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
 
Gladys Verrips was born July 10, 1919 to Theodore and Johanna (Heusinkveld) Abma in Springfield, South Dakota. Her family later moved to Sioux Center, Iowa.
 
In 1945, Gladys married Gary Verrips in Sioux Center. The couple lived in Sioux Center until 1955, at which time they purchased a resort on Big Sandy Lake near McGregor in northern Minnesota. They owned Verrips Resort for 22 years until 1977 when they sold the resort and retired. The couple returned to Sioux Center before becoming residents of the Rock Rapids Health Centre.
 
She worked at a variety jobs during her life including Central Cafe, Wandscheer Mfg. and Sam’s Variety in Sioux Center, several jobs in Sioux City, Riverside, California and at Verrips Resort until her retirement.
 
Gladys loved to garden, knit, couchette, do picture puzzles, crosswords and play solitaire. She enjoyed playing piano and organ. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She cherished time with all her family, relatives and friends. She also loved to cook, always preparing and serving delicious food.
 
Gladys was a member of Central Reformed Church until she moved to Minnesota. There she joined the United Methodist Church and later First Reformed Church in Boyden.
 
Gladys is survived by two sons: Donald Verrips of Walton, Kentucky and Stanley Verrips and his wife, Sylvia of Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren: Jesse Verrips and his wife, Casandra of Boise, Idaho and Lael Verrips of Sioux City, Iowa; five great-grandchildren: Richard, Laney, Henry, Thomas and Blake and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two sisters and brother-in-laws: Josephine and Gradus Verrips and Harriet and Chester Sitter.
 
 
Moises Romero
Moises Romero, 57, of Sioux Center, IA died unexpectedly Saturday, August 23, 2014 from injuries sustained in a work related accident.
 
A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 6-8PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
 
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 7:00PM at Christ the King Catholic Church of Sioux Center with Fr. Douglas Klein officiating.
 
Moises Nava Romero was born on September 13, 1956 in Montescobedo, Zacatecaz, Mexico to Epifanio Romero and Delfina Nava. Moises was raised in Jalisco, Mexico. He married Luz Elena Sanchez in December of 1979 in Colotlan, Jalisco, Mexico. Following their marriage Moises lived and worked in California for several years returning to visit Luz and his daughters until they were able to live with him in the United States. In July of 1998, the family settled in Sioux Center, Iowa where Moises was employed at SiouxPreme Pork and later Center Fresh Egg. This year Moises established his own business, Brothers Tree Service, utilizing his 25 years of experience pruning and falling trees.
 
Moises made friends easily, and was known for his friendly personality and warm smile. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church of Sioux Center.
 
Moises is survived by his wife, Luz Romero of Sioux Center; three daughters: Susy (Noe) Diaz, Lucy (Marco) Maldonado and Gaby Romero all of Sioux Center; five grandchildren: Sinay Diaz, Jairo Diaz, Ahlya Diaz, Alex Maldonado, Max Maldonado; his mother, Delfina Nava of California; four brothers: Jaime Romero of California, Conrado Romero of Sioux Center, Ignacio Romero of Sibley, Jose Romero of Sioux Center; two sisters: Maria Romero and Alejandrina Romero both of Sioux Center.
 
Moises was preceded in death by his father, Epifanio Romero and a sister, Rosa Romero.
 
Moises Romero Nava nació el 13 de septiembre de 1956 en Montescobedo, Zacatecaz, México a Epifanio Romero y Delfina Nava. Moisés fue criado en Jalisco, México. Se casó con Luz Elena Sánchez en Diciembre de 1979 en Colotlán, Jalisco, México. Después de su matrimonio Moisés vivió y trabajó en California por varios años y regresaba a visitar a Luz y a sus hijas hasta que fueron capaces de vivir con él en los Estados Unidos. En julio de 1998, la familia se instaló en Sioux Center, Iowa Moises trabajo en SiouxPreme Packing y despues Center Fresh Egg. Este año Moisés estableció su propio negocio, Brothers Tree Service, utilizando sus 25 años de experiencia cortando arboles. Moisés hizo fácilmente amigos, y era conocido por su personalidad amable y cálida sonrisa. Él era un miembro de Cristo la Iglesia Católica Rey de Sioux Center.
 
Moisés le sobreviven su esposa, Luz Romero de Sioux Center; tres hijas: Susy (Noe) Diaz, Lucy (Marco) Maldonado y Gaby Romero todos de Sioux Center; cinco nietos: Sinay Diaz, Jairo Diaz, Ahlya Diaz, Alex Maldonado, Max Maldonado; Su madre, Delfina Nava de California; cuatro hermanos: Jaime Romero de California, Conrado Romero de Sioux Center, Ignacio Romero de Sibley, José Romero de Sioux Center; dos hermanas: María y Alejandrina Romero ambas de Sioux Center.
 
Moisés procede en muerte de su padre, Epifanio Romero y hermana, Rosa Romero.
 
 
Wayne Dykshorn
Wayne Dykshorn, 72, of Sioux Center, IA died Friday, August 8, 2014, at his Sioux Center residence.
 
A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8, with the family present from 5-8PM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
 
A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Thursday at 10:00AM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11:00AM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Travis Else officiating
 
The Dykshorn family prefers memorials to Village Northwest of Sheldon or Words of Hope Ministries.
 
Wayne Edward Dykshorn was born Nov. 6, 1941 to Edward and Margaret (Kuiken) Dykshorn at Sioux Center, lowa. He was raised near Ireton, lowa on a dairy farm. He attended country school at Center #6 through the 8th grade and graduated from high school in Sioux Center in 1959.
 
Following graduation he joined the US Navy and served aboard the destroyer, the Douglas H Fox from 1961-1963. He was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
 
He married Jeanne Vande Berg on September 8, 1962; they made their home in Norfolk, Virginia while Wayne was stationed there. Following his honorable discharge, they returned to make their home on the Ireton farm and semi-retired to Sioux Center 5 years ago. Wayne loved the farm and dairy cattle. He still enjoying doing the windrowing and packing silage in the Fall. Together, Wayne and Jeanne raised five children: Alan, Lisa, Leah, Lynee and Paul.
 
He was a lifetime member of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center and served as an elder and a deacon. He also served on the Hope Haven Board and was active in leadership in the dairy industry.
 
He enjoyed playing cards and board games and golfing with friends. Over the years, Wayne and Jeanne enjoyed many cruises with friends and especially enjoyed their trip to Israel in 2000.
 
Those left to remember him are his wife of 51 years, Jeanne; his five children and spouses: Alan and Barb Dykshorn of Sioux Center, Lisa and Michael Brunson of Charlotte, NC, Leah Dykshorn of Sheldon, Lynee Glover of Kansas City, MO and Paul and Stephanie Dykshorn of Ireton, IA; eleven grandchildren: David, Jon (Melissa), Levi, Maggie Dykshorn, Amber (Alex) Velez, John and Joel Trumble, Olivia, Jada, Samuel and Solomon Glover; three great grandchildren: Autumn, Silas and Alexis.
 
He will be missed by sisters and brothers-in-law: Wanda and Marv Te Grotenhuis of Kingwood, TX and Shirley and Al Schouten of Sioux Center, brother-in-law, Gerald Meuleners of Spicer, MN, and brothers and sisters-in-law: Owen and Eulyn Dykshorn of Sioux Center and Eldon and Terry Dykshorn of Scottsdale, AZ along with several nieces, nephews and friends.
 
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Margaret; sister and brother in law, Audrey and Roger Den Herder; sister, Mildred Meuleners and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Johanna Vande Berg.
 
We thank God for giving Wayne to us these 72 years, and his impact on our lives. In return we give him back to live in glory eternally.
 
 

     
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