Stevanna Van Roekel
Dochter van Gerrit J Van Roekel en Minnie van Heukelom, geboren 2-4-1910 USA IA Mahaska County, overleden 16-6-2000 USA IA Pella en begraven Oak Wood Cemetery
Trouwt 25-1-1933 USA IA Mahaska County John David Roorda, zoon van Epp Robert Roorda en Cornelia Vander Wilt, geboren 20-1-1906, overleden 1995 en begraven USA IA Pella Oak Wood Cemetery
Funeral services for Stevanna Roorda, 90, of Pella, who died Friday, June 16, 2000 at Pella Regional Health Center, Long Term Care Unit, were held Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church in Pella. Rev. Henry Poppen and Rev. Andy Kamphuis officiated at the services.
Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Pella. Stevanna's grandchildren served as casket bearers, Jakala Greig, Craig Roorda, Twyla Waters, Tood Roorda, Scott Roorda, Michael Rus, Timothy Rus and Thomas Rus. Honorary casket bearers were James Greig, Joleen Roorda, Patty Roorda, Wendi Rus, Dena Rus, Jil Roorda and Andrea Rus.
Stevanna was born April 2, 1910 in Mahaska County, the daughter of Gerrit and Minnie (Van Heukelom) Van Roekel.
She was married to Dave Roorda on January 25, 1933 in her home in rural Mahaska County. The couple made their home on a farm in rural Pella. In addition to farming for 25 years, they were custodians at Trinity Reformed Church for 13 years. Stevanna also worked in the housekeeping department of Central College, at the Town Crier, and as secretary of Trinity Reformed Church.
Stevanna was a charter member of Trinity Reformed Church, where she was very active.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Tena Roorda; and one brother, Louis Van Roekel.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and James Waters of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jean and Larry Ruz of Auckland, New Zealand; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Elva Roorda of Pella; eight grandchildren, Jakala Greig and her husband James of Indianapolis, Ind., Twyla Waters of Memphis, Tenn., Scott Roorda and his wife Patty of Pella, Craig Roorda and his wife Jil of Omaha, Neb., Todd Roorda and his wife Joleen of Indianapolis, Ind., Mike Rus and his wife Wendi of Gilbert, Ariz., Tim Rus and his wife Andrea of Tacoma, Wash., and Tom Rus and his wife Dena of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 11 great-grandchildren, Jake Greig, Katie Roorda, Jessica and Cassie Clark, Lindsey and Allison Roorda, Tess Roorda, Hayden and Marley Rus, Rachel and David Rus; and two brothers, Richard Van Roekel and Henry A. Van Roekel, both of Pella.
Memorials may be made to Pella Regional Health Center, Long Term Care Unit or Trinity Reformed Church.
Arrangements were made by the Garden Chapel Funeral Home of Pella.
Knoxville Journal Express, June 26, 2000