Cynthia Van Roekel
Dochter van Hendrik (Henry) van Roekel en Aaltje (Allie) van der Ploeg, geboren 18-6-1924 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 25-1-2006 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 26-9-1945 USA IA Sioux Center Henry Van Regenmorter, zoon van Peter Van Regenmorter en Carrie Bos, geboren 25-8-1919 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 25-4-2009 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
VAN REGENMORTER, HENRY AND CYNTHIA (VAN ROEKEL)
Henry Van Regenmorter was born on August 25, 1919 at Sioux Center to Peter and Carrie (Bos) Van Regenmorter. Cynthia Van Roekel was born at rural Sioux Center to Henry C. and Allie (Vander Ploeg) Van Roekel. They were married September 26, 1945 in the farm home by the Rev. L.A. Brunsting, Pastor of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
Henry and Cynthia Van Regenmorter
Both Henry and Cynthia completed eight years of schooling in rural schools near Sioux Center. Farming was their life, and after their marriage they lived near Struble, IA in a huge 3-story farm home and farmed the land. After that they moved to a farm near Maurice, IA and lived there until 1971 when they moved to the town of Sioux Center. Since then Henry and Cynthia have both worked at a poultry farm, have been janitors in a local business, and at present they operate a taxi service for the city of Sioux Center.
The night of February 4, 1984 is one that Henry and Cynthia will not soon forget. They ware driving home from northern Minnesota when a severe snow storm hit, visibility was zero, and a wall of snow, as it ware, was around them. They were picked up by another passerby, but couldn't keep moving, and so spent the light stuck in a snow bank, with temperatures at 12 degrees below zero, and a 60-mile-an-hour wind. Being low on gas, they ran the car for 15 minutes and then waited for 45 minutes before starting it again. At 5:30 A.M. a farmer came out with a truck and brought the group to the farm house to warm up and be given a warm breakfast, ending a cold night of 11 1/2 hours spent in the storm.
Four children were born to this marriage, as follows:
1. Roger Dean married Wenova Kay Huisman and live on a farm near Maurice, IA. They have two sons, Bradley Dean and Timothy Lee.
2. Cheryl Ann was married to Perry Dykstra, but passed away on January 20,1974 of Hodgkins disease at the age of 25 years. They had two children, Shawn Renee and Jason Allen.
3. Darrel Henry married Margery Ann Huisman, and live on a farm near Maurice, IA. They have four children, Melissa Ann, Daryl Lee, Daniel Jan, and David Dean.
4. Karen Joy is married to Robert Wayne Huenink and live on a farm near Alcester, SD. They have two children, Katie Joy and Ryan Robert.
by Ellen Van Roekel
Cynthia Van Regenmorter
June 18, 1923--January 25, 2006
Age: 82 years, 7 months, 7 days
Funeral Service: January 28, 2006, First Reformed Church, Sioux Center, Iowa. Interment: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux Center, Iowa
Cynthia Van Regenmorter was born June 18, 1923 to Henry and Allie (Vander Ploeg) Van Roekel of Sioux Center, IA. As a young girl she attended country school through the 8th grade. She was joined in marriage to Henry Van Regenmorter on September 26, 1945 at her parent's home near Sioux Center. The couple began their marriage farming near Rock Rapids. They later farmed near Struble and Maurice.
While on the farm Cynthia was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband. Most days, she was found working side by side with Henry. After retiring to Sioux Center in 1971, she spent her days helping Henry with his taxi service, painting whatever Henry made in his workshop and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many memories were made with Grandma sitting around the kitchen table. Cynthia had been a member of the Maurice Reformed Church and was currently a member of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center. She will be remembered fondly for her always present smile, a love of life, laughter, conversation, and most of all a love of family.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Henry of Sioux Center; her children, Roger and Winova Van Regenmorter of Orange City, Darrel and Mick Van Regenmorter of Maurice, and Karen and Bob Huenink of Alcester, SD; one son-in-law, Perry Dykstra of Le Mars; two sisters: Harriet Meendering and Ellen Van Roekel of Sioux Center; two sisters-in-law: Grace Van Roekel of Sioux Center, Aldine Van Roekel of Orange City and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Cheryl Dykstra; infant grand-daughter, Jill Huenink; five brothers: Neal, Gerrit, Tony, John and Henry Van Roekel; three sisters: Fannie Sneller, Carrie Franken, Tena Sneller; and an infant sister, Fanny Van Roekel.
Memorial Funeral Home, Sioux Center, Ia.
Henry Van Regenmorter
8/25/1919 - Saturday, April 25, 2009
HENRY VAN REGENMORTER, 89, of Sioux Center, IA died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Sioux Center Community Hospital. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30AM inthe First Reformed Church of Sioux Center, with Rev.Roger Voskuil officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
Henry Van Regenmorter was born August 25, 1919 to Peter and Carrie Van Regenmorter of Sioux Center, Iowa. As a young boy he attended country school through the 6th grade. He was joined in marriage to Cynthia Van Roekel on September 26, 1945 at her parent's home near Sioux Center. The couple began their marriage farming near Sioux Center. They later farmed near Rock Rapids, Struble and Maurice until moving to Sioux Center in 1971.
He worked at Van's Poultry Farm and later drove the Regional Taxi until he retired. Henry loved his job as a taxi driver and was very dedicated to getting everyone where they needed to be on time. His hobby and joy was to be in the basement with his wife, doing woodworking for his kids and grandkids or any one who could talk him into a project. He loved spending time with his family and always enjoyed having everyone together. After Cynthia's death in 2006, he moved to Kosgrove Estates where he enjoyed many good times around the family table. Henry was a member of the Maurice First Reformed Church and was currently a member of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.
Henry is survived by three children and their spouses: Roger and Winova Van Regenmorter of Orange City, Darrel and Mick Van Regenmorter of Orange City and Karen and Bob Huenink of Alcester, SD; his son-in-law, Perry Dykstra of Le Mars; 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Bill and Aldine Van Regenmorter, Rich and Phyllis Van Regenmorter and sister, Wynn Vonk all of Sioux Center along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Henry was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Dykstra; infant granddaughter, Jill Huenink; his parents; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Jake and Carrie Van Regenmorter, Dick and Pearl Van Regenmorter and brother-in-law, Ben Vonk.
Memorial Funeral Home, Sioux Center, Ia.