Gerrit (Garrett) Van Roekel
Zoon van Geurt van Roekel en Jantje (Jennie) Pothoven, geboren 5-7-1886 12:30 Ede , komt 21-9-1923 aan in de USA, overleden 5-1967 USA MN Nobles Co en begraven Worthington Cemetery
Trouwt 9-12-1914 Johanna (Ann) Klumper, geboren 13-7-1893 NL Zwolle, overleden 21-11-1965 USA MN Nobles Co en begraven bij haar man
[Obit in the Worthington Daily Globe]
Gerrit Van Roekel
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. from the Christian Reformed Church for Gerrit Van Roekel, 80, who died Thursday at the Worthington hospital. The Rev. Gilmer Compaan will officiate. Burial will be at the Worthington Cemetery.
Mr. Van Roekel was born July 5, 1886, in the Netherlands, the son of Gerrit and Jennie Blankenstein Van Roekel. He was married to Johanna Klumper Dec. 9, 1914, at Worthington. They lived on a farm near Chandler for one year then moved to Rock Valley, Iowa, for five years where he worked as a blacksmith. From Rock Valley the couple moved to Brewster and in 1929 moved to Worthington where he worked for the Worthington Produce Co. He retired in 1946.
He is survived by two sons, Bernie, Bigelow, and Gerrit J., Brewster, and four daughters, Mrs. Clifford Vander Werf (Margaret), Hartford, S. D., Mrs. Clarence Heikes (Jennie), Ellsworth, Mrs. Everett Shoemaker (Marie), Spring Lake Park, and Mrs. Charles Eves (Henrietta), Lakewood, Cal.
He is also survived by three brothers, Gert, Lorenz, Iowa, Henry, Corsica, S. D., and Bernie, Worthington; one sisters, Mrs. Len Vos, Worthington; 26 grand-children; and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, one half-brother, one half-sister, and one great grand-child.
Friends may call at the Benson Funeral Home today and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
[Obit 23 Nov 1965 in the Worthington Daily Globe]
Mrs. Gerrit Van Roekel
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 at the Benson Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. from the Christian Reformed Church for Mrs. Gerrit Van Roekel, 72, 1524 Miller St., who died Sunday at the local hospital. The Rev. John H. Rubingh will officiate. Interment will be in Worthington cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today between the hours of 2 and 5 and 7 and 9 p.m.
Mrs. Van Roekel was born Johanna Klumper, daughter of Gerrit and Gertrude Koeleman Klumper, July 13, 1893 in The Netherlands. She and Gerrit Van Roekel were married Dec. 9, 1914 at Worthington. They farmed at Chandler for a year, lived at Rock Valley for two years and at Edgerton for a short time before moving to Worthington in 1929, where she had since made her home.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, G. Bernie and Gerrit J., Worthington, and four daughters, Mrs. Clifford Van Der Werf (Margaret), Barnum; Mrs. Clarence Heikes (Jennie), Ellsworth; Mrs. Everett Shoemaker (Marie), Spring Lake Park, and Mrs. Charles Eves, (Henrietta), Lakewood, Calif.
She is also survived by 26 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two brothers, John, Worthington, and Carl Klumper, Ogilvie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and one great-granddaughter.