Marinus Aalbart (Albert) van Laar
Zoon van Gerrit van Laar en Wilhelmina van Steenbergen, geboren 6-7-1891 23:00 NL Bennekom , vertrekt 8-1910 naar de USA, overleden 3-3-1973 en begraven USA SD Hills of Rest Memorial Park
Trouwt Margaret Lengkeeke, overleden 1969 en begraven USA SD Hills of Rest Memorial Park
Gerrit Marvin Van Laar was born on February 12, 1929 in Volga, South Dakota to Marinus and Margaret (Lengkeek) Van Laar. As a child his family made their home in Sioux Falls, SD and it was here that Gary was raised and received his education graduating from Washington High School. Following high school, Gary began his career as a machinist at John Morrell and Company. He retired from John Morrell and Company in 1996 following 49 years and two months of faithful service.
Gary was united in marriage Lorraine "Lori" Baartman DeJong on December 23, 1995 at First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls, SD, where both Gary and Lori were longtime members. Gary enjoyed taking long walks, riding his motorcycle, skiing, shooting pool, classic cars, and spending winters in Arizona. Above all he loved spending time with Lori and family.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Lorraine "Lori" Van Laar, Sioux Falls, SD; three children, Dwayne (Maureen) Lukens, Geraldine Van Laar and Beverly (Scott) Vreeland; four step-children, LeAnn "Beth" Tebben, Cheryl (Bruce) DeGroot, David (Connie) Baartman, and Shelly Smedsrud; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and Loriís grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (Curtis) VanderZee and Darlene Van'tHul; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his son, Dustin Van Laar; parents, Marinus and Margaret Van Laar; siblings: Marvin Van Laar, Dean Van Laar, Wilma Rowland, Arlene Brasel and Mary Hoogland.
Dean Arie Van Laar was born on January 13, 1930 to Marinus and Margaret (Lengkeek) Van Laar in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He grew up in Sioux Falls and attended country school through the 8th grade. Dean then left home and traveled with the local carnival. He also worked for John Morrellís before joining the United States Army. Dean was enlisted from 1951-1954, during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return, he met and married Margaret Kirkpatrick on May 20, 1957.
Dean owned and operated Deanís Dependable Service for 19 years and D&M Cleaning and Janitorial Service from 1977 until his retirement in 2004. Dean enjoyed riding horses and collecting western memorabilia. Most of all, Dean loved spending time with his family and close friends.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Joni Kloes, John (Betty) Van Laar, Lisa (Larry) Folkers, Angie Van Laar, and Sheila (Rod Chapin) Van Laar all of Sioux Falls; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Gerrit Van Laar, Marvin Van Laar, Wilma Rowland, Betty (Curtis) Vander Zee, Mary Hoogland, Darlene (Gerben) Vant Hul, and Arlene (Kenneth) Brasel; many dear relatives and friends.
Dean was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; son, Jeff; two great grandchildren, AJ and Nikita; and his parents, Marinus and Margaret Van Laar.
Wilma was born on February 14th, 1932 in Sioux Falls, SD to Marinus and Margraret Van Laar. She married Don Rowland on November 11th, 1950. They divorced in 1978. She lived with Gary Robbins for 15 years. She worked at Sam's Club and retired in 2000 due to health reasons. She loved playing Bingo and watching the Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. She loved spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by one son, Ron Rowland of Sioux Falls, SD; two daughters Shari Rowland of Minneapolis, MN and Wendy Rowland of Canton, SD; seven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brothers, Garrett (Lori) Van Laar and Marvin (Barb) Van Laar; sisters, Betty (Curt) Vander Zee, Mary Hougland, Darlene (Gerb) Vant Hul and Arlene Brasel; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Harriett.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Dean Van Laar; Don Rowland and Garry Robbins.
Mary Margaret Van Laar was born April 22, 1940 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Marinus and Margaret (Lengkeeke) Van Laar. She attended the Sioux Falls community schools. On June 2, 1961 she was united in marriage to Cornelius Hoogland at her parentsí home, as she was too shy to go get married in a church. To this union two children were born: Douglas and Duane Hoogland. She attended the Christian Reformed Church in Iowa Falls, until they closed. After which she became a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls. During her life she mostly did custodial and maintenance work for Riverside Book and Bible. She also worked at Hardeeís in Iowa Falls as a hostess, and for Dodger Industries in Eldora as an inspector earlier in her life. She really enjoyed shopping, and especially soap operas, with her DVR full of soap operas to watch throughout the day.
Mary Hoogland is survived by her two sons: Douglas Hoogland of Alden, Iowa, and Duane Hoogland of Iowa Falls, Iowa; a granddaughter: Kimberly [Jason] Hinkle of Alden; two great-grandchildren: Ryder and Skyler; and three brothers and sisters: Garrett [Lori] Van Laar of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Betty [Curt] Vander Zee of Sioux Falls, and Darlene Vanít Hull of Sioux Falls.
Mary Hoogland was preceded in death by her parents: Marinus and Margaret Van Laar; her husband: Cornelius Hoogland; and four brothers and sisters: Wilma Roland, Dean Van laar, Arlene Brasel, and Marvin Van Laar.