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
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.
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