Parenteel Derck Backer (van Roekel) - Inleiding Naamlijst Bronnen

Margaret Johanna Van Roekel

Dochter van Gerrit (Garrett) van Roekel en Johanna (Ann) Klumper, geboren 4-7-1917 USA MN Chandler, overleden 5-5-2010 USA SD Sioux Falls en begraven Hills of Rest Memorial Park

Trouwt 26-10-1936 Clifford Albert Van Der Werff, zoon van Herman Ven Der Werff en Winnie Mae Watson, geboren 6-11-1915 USA SD Watson, overleden 16-9-1977 USA SD Sioux Falls en begraven Hills of Rest Memorial Park


  1. Gary Dean Van Der Werff, geboren 11-8-1939 USA MN Nobles Co, overleden 31-5-2010 USA WI Hudson en begraven USA MN Lakeland Lakeview Cemetery
  2. Robert Van Der Werff, geboren 9-7-1942
  3. Mary Van Der Werff, geboren 25-2-1944
  4. Carol Van Der Werff, geboren 9-8-1946
  5. Patty Van Der Werff, geboren 26-11-1947
  6. Opel Van Der Werff, geboren 15-2-1950
  7. Jimmy Van Der Werff, geboren 14-8-1952
  8. Jack Dale (Jackie) Van Der Werff, geboren 26-2-1954 USA SD Sioux Falls, overleden8-1-1996 USA SD Sioux Falls en begraven Hills of Rest Memorial Park
  9. Tim Van Der Werff, geboren 7-4-1958
  10. Sandy Van Der Werff, geboren 19-2-1963


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Obituary of Jack Dale
Five years ago, Jack Van Der Werff's life changed forever. His kidneys failed. He went from being a self-sufficient individual to depending on the aid of medical science.

"I don't know how it started," said Van Der Werff's sister, Mrs. Todd (Sandy) Knutson of Hurley. "On New Year's Eve five years ago, he really got sick. We took him to the hospital, and they discovered that his blood count was really low. They found out that his kidneys were failing." Although his family doesn't know for sure, Carol Jean Van Der Werff believes her brother's kidneys may have failed because of an enlarged heart. "They didn't discover the enlarged heart until it was too late," she said.

Van Der Werff, 42, of 3104 S. Covell Ave, died Monday, Jan. 8, 1996, in McKennan Hospital because of kidney and heart failure. On his 40th birthday, Van Der Werff received a kidney from his sister Carol Jean of Sioux Falls. But, transplants don't always work. "There were several rejections and the medicine couldn't help," she said. Van Der Werff was placed on a kidney donor waiting list. While waiting for a new kidney, Van Der Werff attended the Kidney Dialysis Program at McKennan Hospital. He went to dialysis three days a week for four hours at a time. "He was pretty upbeat about it," Knutson said. "But, his life was restricted. He had a restricted diet."

"It puts things into perspective," Carol Jean Van Der Werff said of her brother's illness. She added that her family is close knit and that they centered their lives around her brother. Both of Van Der Werff's sisters said the dialysis unit was important to their brother's survival. "It's something that you can't live without," Kuntson said.

Van Der Werff was born Feb. 26, 1953, in Sioux Falls. He attended school in Barnum, Minn., Garretson and Lennox. In 1972, he graduated from Lennox High School. He later graduated from the Mitchell Vocational Technical School with a degree in cooking. He was employed as a cook at various places in Sioux Falls, including Westward Ho Country Club, Minerva's and Augustana College. He was a member of Sunnycrest United Methodist Church.

Services begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunnycrest United Methodist Church, with a private burial. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. today at George Boom Funeral Home, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Kidney Dialysis Program at McKennan Hospital.

-Obituary from Hills of Rest Memorial Park

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