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Geurt Van Roekel

Zoon van Jochem (Jake, Jacob) Van Roekel en Kathalyna (Katie) Maris, geboren 29-1-1904 USA MN Pipestone, overleden 9-8-1985 USA MN Chandler en begraven Memorial Cemetery

Trouwt 17-2-1937 Catherine Ellen Bothof, geboren 26-10-1917 USA MN, overleden 22-5-1986 USA MN Chandler en begraven bij haar man


  1. Jacob Henry Van Roekel, geboren 5-9-1938, overleden 13-7-2019
  2. Harvey Melvin Van Roekel, geboren 7-11-1940 USA MN Murray Co, overleden 10-12-2011 USA MN Murray Co en begraven Chandler Memorial Cemetery, ongehuwd
  3. Dorothy Katherine Van Roekel, geboren 19-2-1943 USA MN Ruthton, overleden 1-8-1922 USA MN Edgerton en begraven Chandler Memorial Cemetery
    Trouwt 26-3-1983 Virgil Klingenberg, geboren 16-8-1951 USA MN, overleden 29-12-2015 USA MN Slayton en begraven bij zijn vrouw
  4. Gearold Peter Van Roekel, geboren 5-7-1944


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Obituary of Dorothy Katherine
Dorothy Kathleen Klingenberg, 79, of Chandler, MN passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, MN. Dorothy was born to Geurt and Catherine Van Roekel on February 19, 1943, in Ruthton, MN. At the age of three, her family relocated to their farm near Chandler. Dorothy was a long-time member of Chandler Reformed Church and attended Chandler public schools.

On March 26, 1983, Dorothy married Virgil Klingenberg. They made their home in Owatonna, MN, where Dorothy worked as an in-home caregiver. After Virgil's retirement, they moved back to Dorothy's home farm near Chandler. Dorothy loved being on the farm, having fun with her friends, going shopping and especially trips to Pizza Ranch. Everyone who met Dorothy immediately became her friend.

Those who will be missing Dorothy include her brother Gearold (Mary) Van Roekel of Sun City, Arizona; sister-in-law, Delena Van Roekel of Las Vegas, Nevada; nephews Luke (Heidi) Van Roekel and Seth (Kumiko) Van Roekel, niece Eve (Jeremy) Smith; three great-nieces, Ellie Van Roekel, Rihana Van Roekel, and Kara Smith and two great-nephews, Noah Van Roekel and Rein Van Roekel, as well as many cousins and close friends.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Virgil, her parents Geurt and Catherine, her brothers Jacob Van Roekel and Harvey Van Roekel and her niece Kirsten Celeste (K.C.) McCallister.

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Obituary of Virgil Klingenberg
Virgil Klingenberg was born on August 16, 1951 to Lee and Viola Klingenberg near Adrian, MN. He grew up in a group home. After school, Virgil worked on the Gordon Mouw farm, and later on the Gary Hulstein farm near Leota, MN. Dorothy remembers driving a John Deere tractor and meeting Virgil driving a Farmall tractor hauling loads back and forth for the Mouws. Virgil was baptized and professed his faith at the Leota Christian Reformed Church in 1978.

On March 26, 1983 he married Dorothy Van Roekel at the Chandler Reformed Church. They made their home in Owatonna, MN where Virgil worked at Wengers Corporation. In 2012 they moved back to Chandler and lived on the Van Roekel family farm. In 2015, Virgil became a member of the Chandler Reformed Church. Virgil greeted everyone with a smile on his face, and he was always happy to share his faith in Jesus. He enjoyed crosses and always looked for them at care facilities and other places. On December 29, 2015 Virgil passed away at the Murray County Medical Center in Slayton, MN.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his mother, Viola Gerdes of Worthington, MN; two sisters, Linda (Dave) Bents, Abilene, TX, and Connie Veen of Sibley, IA; two brothers-in-law, Jacob (Delena) Van Roekel, of Clarkdale, AZ and Gearold (Mary) Van Roekel, of Sleepy Eye, MN; nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and his dog, Ringo.

His father, Lee Klingenberg, preceded him in death.

Obituary by Chandler Funeral Association

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