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Gijsbert Van Engelenburg

Zoon van Barend van Engelenburg en Teunisje Hendrika van Dolderen, geboren 30-10-1894 16:00 Gelders Veenendaal [392], emigreert 7-11-1916 naar de USA, overleden 6-1973 USA IA Prairie City en begraven Waveland Cemetery

Trouwt Jennie Klijn, dochter van Evert Klijn en Fannie Vander Kamp, geboren 30-7-1903 USA IA Otley, overleden 25-7-1982 USA IA Prairie City en begraven Waveland Cemetery


  1. Gijsbert Van Engelenburg, geboren 18-3-1921 USA IA Jasper County, overleden 7-5-2009 USA IA Des Moines en begraven 10-5 USA IA Vandalia Cemetery
    Trouwt 9-1-1942 Kathryn Elizabeth Vander Werff, dochter van Arie Vander Werff en Nellie Jane Breen, geboren 13-6-1921, overleden 21-2-1998 en begraven USA IA Vandalia Cemetery
  2. Cornelia Van Engelenburg


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Obituary of Gijsbert
Gysbert Van Engelenburg, Jr. age 88 died as the result of an accident, Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Graveside funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. at Vandalia Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family will be present from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to the City of Runnells Senior Center and online condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Gysbert and Jennie (Klyn) Van Engelenburg Sr., Gysbert was born on March 18, 1921, in Jasper County, Iowa. He lived and farmed in the Runnells and Prairie City area his entire life. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Elizabeth Vander Werff on January 9th, 1942, at her parent's home and was married for 56 years. His wife and parents preceded him in death.

Gysbert was the father to three children, Betty (Ralph) Busby of Runnells, Gary (Vicki) Van Engelenburg of Indianola and Debbie (Michael) Potter of Runnells; grandfather to 12 grandchildren and great grandfather to 17 great grandchildren. He was a brother to Cornelia Danks of Des Moines and an uncle to several nieces and nephews.

He loved being able to take care of his yard and enjoyed fishing with his companion, Mercedes Lane. He enjoyed listening to books on tape, keeping current on daily markets and news, and socializing at the Runnells Community Center.

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