Jacob van Voorst
Voermansknecht, zoon van Jacob van Voorst en Hendrika Waaijenberg, geboren 9-11-1877 02:00 NL Ede , emigreert met zijn gezin 24-9-1915 naar de USA, overleden 31-12-1952 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 7-1-1905 NL Ede  Jenneke (Jet, Jeanette) van de Hoef, dienstbode, dochter van Jan van de Hoef - landbouwer en Geertrui Rozeboom - landbouwster, geboren 23-2-1884 12:30 Ede , overleden 4-7-1964 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven bij haar man
Mr. Van Voorst leaves to mourn his wife and the following children: Jacob Jr. of Rock Rapids; John of Inwood; Henry of Hull; Gertrude (Mrs. M. L. Hoogendorn), Sam of Rock Valley; Marie (Mrs. Henry Vande Stouwe), William, Harry of Orange City; Maurice of Rock Valley; Henrietta (Mrs. George Vonk) of Ireton; James of Sioux Center and Janet (Mrs. Wm. Vanden Top) of Inwood. He is further survived by forty-nine grandchildren, and two brothers who reside in the Netherlands.
Three sisters preceded him in death as well as one daughter who died at the age of 2 1/2 years.
Funeral services were held January 3 at 12:30 at the home and 2:00 at the Netherlands Reformed church with Rev. C. Hegeman officiating. Pallbearers were Mass Van Beek, Rochus Schelling, Henry Harskamp, Joe Van Ravenswaay, Arie Vander Weide and Bert Harskamp. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
Sioux Center News 1953-01-08.
Funeral services were held at Vander Ploeg's Funeral chapel here at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Jacob Van Voorst, Sr., 80, a resident of Sioux county since 1910, who died July 4. Services were conducted by the Rev. Wm. C. Lamain and burial was made in the Sioux Center Community cemetery under the direction of Vander Ploeg's Funeral home.
Mrs. Van Voorst, nee Jeanette Vande Hoef, was born in the Netherlands, at Ede, February 23, 1884, and grew to young womanhood there. She was married in Holland in January of 1905 to Jacob Van Voorst. Five years later the couple moved with their four oldest children to Sioux county where they had continued to live except for seven years spent in Lyon county. Mr. Van Voorst preceded her in death on December 31, 1952.
Survivors include the following children: John of Inwood, Gertrude (Mrs. M. L. Hoogendorn) and Sam of Rock Valley, Marie (Mrs. Henry Vander Stouwe), William and Harry of Orange City, Maurice of Rock Valley, Henrietta (Mrs. George Vonk) and James of Ireton, Janet (Mrs. Wm. Vanden Top) of Hull. Other survivors include 74 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Henry Van Voorst, of Sioux Center.
Preceding her in death besides her husband were two sons and a daughter, Jacob, jr., who died on October 9, 1958, Henry, who passed away December 7, 1959, and Hendrika, who died at age of 2 years. Three brothers, Rev. Jacob Vander Hoef, William Vander Hoef and Mass Vander Hoef, and one sister, Martha (Mrs. Case Vander Zandschulp), also preceded her.
Sioux Center News 1964-07-09.
Sam Van Voorst, 59, of Spencer, died Sunday, Nov, 22 in the Spencer Hospital of failing health and injuries received in a car accident five and a half years ago. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. in the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer and at 2:00 p.m. in the First Reformed Church of Rock Valley with the Rev. Albert M. Moss officiating. Organist, Mrs. George Van Beek, Jr., accompanied John Vande Kerk, soloist, during "My Jesus as Thou Wilt" and the congregational singing of two songs. Pallbearers were nephews. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery under the direction of Porter Funeral Home.
Mr. Van Voorst was born on Oct. 2, 1911 at Sioux Center. He married Eva Brouwer on March 8, 1935 at Rock Valley. He started the Van Voorst Transfer in Rock Valley in 1937 and bought the trucking business in Spencer and moved there in 1964. He was a former member of Western Christian School Board, Rock Valley Town Council, Calvin Christian Reformed Church Consistory and a member of the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, James of Spencer, Harlan of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Ronald of Estherville; two daughters, Mrs. John (Elaine) De Ruyter, and Mrs. Henry (Glenda) Yager of Spencer; three brothers, William of Orange City, Maurice of Ft. Myer, Fla., and James of Hull; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Hoogendorn of Rock Valley, Mrs. Marie Vander Stouwe of Orange City, and Mrs. Henrietta Vonk of Ireton and Mrs. Jeanette Van Den Top of Hull.
Rock Valley Bee 1970-11-26.
Mrs. Jeanette Van Voorst, age 99, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. There will be a private family service on Friday, October 23, at 10:30am, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Harlan Van Voorst will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation without the family will be on Thursday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Jeanette Alberta was born on October 23, 1920 in Hospers, the daughter of Neal J. and Wilhelmina (Cleveringa) Rozeboom. She was raised in the Hospers and Carmel areas, and attended country school. She graduated from the Sioux Center High School and then attended Northwestern College in Orange City.
On August 12, 1941, she was united in marriage to Harry Van Voorst in Carmel. They first made their home in Michigan before returning to Iowa where they lived in Rock Valley and spent 17 years farming near Sioux Center. They raised their eight children on the farm until settling in Orange City. Harry passed away on May 21, 1970, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after more than 28 years of marriage. In addition to being a homemaker, Jeanette had training to serve on the ambulance team and worked as a surgical technician at the Orange City Municipal Hospital for 37 years. Following her retirement, she continued to volunteer in the hospitalís same day surgery clinic.
Mrs. Van Voorst was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, where she attended Bible studies. She enjoyed, crocheting, canning, and going to visit her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her greatest desire was that all of her family would follow the Lord.
Survivors include her eight children and their spouses, Harlan and Eunice Van Voorst, of Packwood; Janice and Jim Miller, of Kalona; Dr. Conrad and Jeanne Van Voorst, of Rochester, New York; Mike and Myra Van Voorst, of Annandale, Minnesota; Randy and Mona Van Voorst, of Sioux Center; Jerry and Sheila Van Voorst, of Ankeny; Diane and Ron Koele, and Wes and Pam Van Voorst, all of Orange City; 22 grandchildren, Dr. Tami (Steve) Gudenkauf; Kari (Jeremy) Statler; Kelly Nugteren; Michael (Myndi) Van Voorst; Jamey Miller; Cory Van Voorst; Brad (Lindsay) Van Voorst; Jill (Peter) Standafer; Andy (Evie Ann) Van Voorst; Rick (Jessica) Van Voorst; Ryan (Cinda) Van Voorst; Cresta (David) Zwart; Jared (Dani) Van Voorst; Emily (Kevin) Davis; Andrea (Matthew) Wrather; Nicole (Jerome) Sechser; Natalie (B.J.) Rounds; Jenna (Josh) Van Es; Whitney Koele; Kristin (Mark) Haan; Katie (Kyle) Wenell; Megan (Logan) Huisman; after February of 2021, she will have 48 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce De Groot; a brother, Willis (Karen) Rozeboom; and a brother-in-law, George (Kris) Vonk.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Allene (Elmer) Vanít Hul; a brother-in-law, Bill De Groot; Harryís siblings, Jake (Jennie) Van Voorst; John (Greta) Van Voorst; Henry (Gert) Van Voorst; Gert (Merrit) Hoogendoorn; Sam (Eva) Van Voorst; Bill (Alice) Van Voorst; Marie (Henry) Vander Stouwe; Maurice (Lucy) Van Voorst; Henrietta Vonk; Jim (Greta) Van Voorst; and Jeanette (Bill) Vanden Top.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Orange City Area Health System or the Trinity Reformed Church building fund.
[Source: Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City, Iowa]
ROCK VALLEY--Maurice Van Voorst, 83, Rock Valley, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Valley Manor in Rock Valley. Services will be 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 4) at First Reformed Church in Rock Valley, with the Rev. Mike Van Hamersveld officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley, under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.
Maurice Van Voorst was born April 1, 1921, at Sioux Center. Maurice worked for Van Voorst Transfer Trucking Company before and after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Lucy Bleeker on Sept. 24, 1943, at Passaic, N.J.
After attending diesel mechanic school in Chicago, he worked for Hiway Chevy before starting his own auto repair business. Maurice was a maintenance person for Hope Haven and later was manager of Community Oil, when they built their new facilities. He retired to design and build homes and enjoy his hobby of woodworking. He served on the Rock Valley City Council for many years and was mayor of Rock Valley 1985-1991. Mrs. Van Voorst died July 26, 2002.
Survivors include a son, Maurice Van Voorst Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL; a daughter, Carol and Lyle Rozeboom of Rochester, MN; a sister, Jeanette and Bill Van Den Top of Rock Valley; and six grandchildren.
Northwest Iowa Review 2004-09-04.
Lucy was born February 27, 1922 at Sioux Center IA, daughter of Gerrit and Kate (Kleyn) Bleeker. She lived at Sioux Center where she attended school and worked at Roelofs and Vande Berg Store. Lucy married Maurice Van Voorst at Passaic, New Jersey on September 25, 1943. Together they moved to Rock Valley in 1945 where Lucy worked at a jewelry store and pharmacy before doing the bookkeeping for he husband's auto repair business. Lucy died suddenly at her home on Friday July 26 2002. She was 80 years 4 months and 29 days of age.
Surviving relatives include her husband Maurice; one son Maurice Jr. Van Voorst of Saint Petersburg, FL one daughter and her husband Carol and Lyle Rozeboom of Rochester, MN; one brother and his wife Clarence and Alyda Bleeker of Grand Rapids, MI; one sister and her husband Lena and William O. Clark of Port Saint Lucie, FL; six grandchildren, Aaron Nathan, David, and Debra Rozeboom, Brooke and Michael Van Voorst.
Lucy was preceded in death by an infant son Denni Lee; six brothers Wally, Dick, John, Lawrence, Bill and Case Bleeker.
Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley, IA., obit.
On July 23, 1943 he was united in marriage to Henrietta Van Voorst in Sioux Center. The couple made their home on the place which became the family farm a few miles west of Sioux Center. There they raised their family of 7 children. George and Henrietta attended Netherlands Reformed Church in Sioux Center with their family. They retired from farming and moved into Sioux Center in 1986. Henrietta died in early 1999 ending their marriage of nearly 56 years. In late 1999 he was united in marriage to Christina Weerheim. They enjoyed 21 wonderful years of marriage and he loved her very much. George and Chris were current members of Heritage Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa.
George was a farmer through and through. He enjoyed all the years working and raising his family while they operated a typical farm of dairy cows, hogs, cattle, and crops. Even in his late years he enjoyed rides in the country checking out the crops. George entered Royale Meadows Care Center three years ago and on November 19th he passed away at age of 96. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Christina Vonk; son, Bennie (Kathleen) Vonk of Ireton, Iowa; daughters, Jan Faber of Sioux Center and Sharon (Jim) Boeyink of Sioux Center; sons, Larry Vonk of Maurice, Iowa and Glenn Vonk of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; daughter, Bonnie (Roger) Fedders of Ireton, Iowa; and son, Bruce (Sue) Vonk of Sioux Center; step-children, Phil (Trudi) Weerheim of Ripon, California and Cheryl (Dave) Hulstein of Rock Rapids, Iowa; 24 grandchildren; 44 great- grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Eugene (Judy) Vonk of Sioux Center; sisters, Kathy Vande Kieft of Orange City and Dorothy (Andy) Van Bochove of Sun City, Arizona and brother-in-law, Elmer Vande Berg of Sioux Center.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Jennie Vonk; first wife Henrietta; son-in-law, Ken Faber; daughter-in-law, Cindy Vonk; granddaughter, Teri Juzek; brothers and sisters, Hank, Ben, Jeanette Feekes, Gerrit; Gert Vande Berg, Pete, and Goldie De Jager