Gijsbert Van Engelenburg
Zoon van Barend van Engelenburg en Teunisje Hendrika van Dolderen, geboren 30-10-1894 16:00 Gelders Veenendaal , 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
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.