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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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Wally Mouw
Wally Mouw, 89, of Sioux Center, IA died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.
 
A visitation will be held on Wednesday 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 Thursday at 10:30AM at the New Life Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Rick Van Ravenswaay officiating. Interment will follow the service in Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Ireton, IA.
 
The Mouw family prefers memorials to Hope Haven International.
 
Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.
 
Wally Mouw was born on May 14, 1924 to John and Dora (Van Meeteren) Mouw in Newkirk, Iowa. He graduated from Newkirk High school in 1942.
 
Wally married Selma “Jean” Mouw on December 16, 1949. The couple farmed near Newkirk from 1949-1953 after which they purchased their farm east of Ireton and remained there until they retired to Sioux Center in 1996.
 
Wally and Jean were proud foster parents of 15 area kids for several years. They enjoyed traveling and were proud to say they had visited every state in the United States as well as trips to Canada and the Caribbean. Wally loved to feed cattle and purchased cattle directly from the ranchers he knew personally in Montana. He later in life got his CDL and drove semi-truck for different trucking companies. He was one of the easiest going, laid back, men you ever would have the privilege to meet.
 
Wally is survived by five children and their spouses: Kent and Nancy Mouw of Ireton, Lynn and Eldon Nederhoff of Wellsburg, IA, Dean and Darlene Mouw of Embarrass, MN, Gail and Greg De Wit of Rock Valley, Lea Ann and Verlyn Van Regenmorter of Sioux Center; 14 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Jeanette Doppenberg and Pauline Vander Zwaag both of Orange City, his brother-in-law and his wife, Wes and Fann Westra of Ireton and several nieces and nephews.
 
Wally was preceded in death by his wife Jean; his parents; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Morris and Wilma Mouw, Don and Irma Mouw and brothers-in-law, Bill Doppenberg and Jurry Vander Zwaag.
 
 
Johanna De Weerd
Johanna De Weerd, 84, of Sioux Center, IA died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.
 
A visitation with the family present will be held on Wednesday from 10:00-11:00AM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
 
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00AM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Travis Else officiating. Interment will follow the service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
The De Weerd family prefers memorials to First Reformed Church or Sioux Center Home Health and Hospice.
 
Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.
 
Johanna De Weerd was born November 18, 1929 to Gerrit and Anna (Draayer) De Weerd in Maurice, Iowa. She was raised on the family farm and attended Center Township country school through the eighth grade.
 
Jo lived, with her sister, Ethel on the De Weed family farmstead near Maurice for 83 years. She loved the outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed farming. Johanna and Ethel faithfully took care of the family farm for many years. They raised crops, milked cows and feed hogs. Jo retired from farming in 1991. In 2013, Jo and Ethel moved into Franken Manor in Sioux Center.
 
Jo had a great love for children and holding the new babies in the family. Children always brought a smile to her face. Jo was known for making toys (with Ethel’s help) for her great nephews and nieces and their children.
 
Jo was a lifetime member of First Reformed church of Sioux Center.
 
She is survived by her sister, Ethel De Weerd of Sioux Center; three nephews and their wives: Gilbert and Mildred De Weerd of Ireton, Iowa, Wayne and Delma De Weerd and Rodney and Joanne De Weerd all of Sioux Center; as well as numerous great and great-great nephews and nieces.
 
Jo is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Albert and his wife, Rose De Weerd and Edward De Weerd; one sister, Minnie De Weerd and a great nephew, Terry De Weerd.
 
 
Tena Wynia
Tena Wynia, 95, of Sioux Center, IA died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.
 
A visitation with the family present will be held on Saturday from 9:30-11:00AM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
 
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00AM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Travis Else officiating. Interment will follow the service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
In lieu of flowers or gift items, the Wynia family prefers memorials to Village Northwest or Hope Haven.
 
Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.
 
Tena Wynia was born August 27, 1918 to Frank and Johanna (Rodenburgh) Wynia on the family farm near Maurice, Iowa. She attended Center Township #5 rural school through the eighth grade.
 
As a young girl she did spring and fall house cleaning for families. She later was employed at the local Co-op Produce as an egg candler for five years. After taking a bookkeeping and typing course at the National Business Training School in Sioux City, she took a position as a bookkeeper for the Gus Pech Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Le Mars until her retirement.
 
Tena taught Sunday school for several years while her family attended First Reformed Church in Ireton, Iowa. She was a member of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center where she was a faithful member of Rebekah Circle for many years.
 
She enjoyed traveling throughout the states and overseas. Tena’s hands produced lovely needlepoint items and knitted caps for the Goodwill Mission. She spent many years volunteering with the Care Quilters until her health began to fail.
 
Tena is survived by her sister, Frances Wynia of Sioux Center; two sisters-in-law: Jean Wynia of Sheldon and Arlene Wynia of Luverne, MN along with her 21 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
 
Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Louis and Anna Wynia, Cornie and Jeanette Wynia, Martin and Wilmina Wynia; brother, Melvin Wynia and nephew, Corwin Wynia.
 
 
Tracy De Jong
Tracy De Jong, 97, of Sioux Center, IA died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.
 
A visitation will be held on Wednesday 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 Thursday at 1:30PM at the Carmel Reformed Church of rural Rock Valley with Rev. Roger Voskuil officiating. Interment will follow the service in Carmel Cemetery of rural Rock Valley.
 
The De Jong family prefer memorials be directed to the Katelyn's Fund Orphan Ministry or Carmel Reformed Church.
 
Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.
 
Tracy Matilda (Moss) De Jong was born on September 12, 1916 to Albert and Agnes (Kuyper) Moss on a farm near Carmel, Iowa. Tracy attended country school through the eighth grade.
 
On March 26, 1936, Tracy married Simon De Jong in Carmel. The couple lived and farmed near Carmel until 1974, when they moved into Sioux Center. In 2011, Tracy moved to Crown Pointe Assisted Living in Sioux Center and was lovingly cared for by the staff at Royale Meadows Care Center at the time of her death.
 
Tracy was a lifelong member of the Carmel Reformed Church, where she was active in Ladies Aid and singing in the choir.
 
In her free time, Tracy enjoyed staying busy in the garden or working with flowers. Her hands were often busy with quilting or crocheting projects. She loved music and spending time with her family.
 
She is survived by her children: Allen (Eunice) De Jong of Rock Valley, Florence Dykstra of Hospers, Odean (Phyllis) De Jong of Hull, Lloyd (Lois) De Jong and Dallas De Jong of Sioux Center, Karen (Myron) Kooima of Inwood, Beverly (Larry) Eckblad of Lakewood, CO; 20 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Frances Moss of Bettendorf, IA, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Tracy was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Simon; her parents, Albert and Agnes Moss; infant son, Stanley De Jong; infant grandson, Michael De Jong; two great granddaughters: Katelyn De Jong and Isabelle Fuihr; son-in-law, Dick C. Dykstra and five siblings: Neal (Tillie) Moss, Marion (Henrietta) Moss, John (Gertrude) Moss, Edward Moss and Gertrude (Martin) De Jager.
 
 
Theresa Riemersma
Theresa Riemersma, 90, of Sioux Center, IA died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.
 
A visitation will be held on Monday 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 Tuesday at 10:30AM at the Covenant Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Reverend Kory Plockmeyer officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
 
The Riemersma family prefers memorials to the Sioux Center Christian School Foundation.
 
Theresa Riemersma was born on November 10, 1923 to William and Louise (Feenstra) Beimers in Ireton, Iowa. She was raised in Hospers, Iowa and received an education through the 12th grade in Sibley, Iowa. She married Wilbur Riemersma on January 24, 1947 in Sibley, Iowa. Wilbur and Theresa lived in Ashton, Iowa and moved to Sioux Center, Iowa in 1965, where Theresa worked at Dordt College for over 25 years. Wilbur and Theresa were also among the founding members of Covenant CRC in Sioux Center.
 
Theresa enjoyed watching old movies and Westerns, gardening, baking and listening to Christian music on the radio. She loved to read her Bible and she attended many neighborhood Bible studies. She was also well known for her embroidery work, and for creating blankets and dish towels for her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and she wrote in a journal every day.
 
Theresa is survived by her son-in-law, Arlen Van Ravenswaay from Sanborn, Iowa; sons and daughters-in-law: Hal and Judy Riemersma and Larry and Ruth Riemersma of Sioux Center, Iowa; Randy and Nancy Riemersma of Willmar, Minnesota; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Gary Maas of Corsica, South Dakota; 20 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; her brother, Bill Beimers and his wife, Esther of Luverne, Minnesota; her sister, Dorothy Anderson of Sioux City, Iowa; and her brother-in-law, Louis Kuiper of Sioux Center, Iowa.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur, her daughter, Leola Van Ravenswaay and her sister, Katherine Kuiper.
 
 

     
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