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Harriet Van Roekel

Dochter van Hendrik (Henry) van Roekel en Aaltje (Allie) van der Ploeg, geboren 6-6-1926 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 13-9-2014 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens

Trouwt 19-7-1946 USA Iowa Sioux Center Albert Gerrit Meendering, zoon van Gerrit Meendering en Grace Roskam, geboren 18-1-1923 USA South Dakota Springfield, overleden 28-2-1999 USA Iowa Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens


  1. Shirley Faye Meendering, pastor, geboren 24-4-1947 USA Iowa Sioux Center, overleden 7-3-1999 USA Iowa Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
  2. Marlin Jae Meendering, geboren 8-11-1951 USA Iowa Sioux Center
  3. Keith Alan Meendering, geboren 18-5-1958 USA Iowa Sioux Center


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Albert Gerrit Meendering was born January 18, 1923 in Springfield, South Dakota. His parents Gerrit and Grace Meendering, along with two brothers and two sisters moved to Doon, Iowa in 1930. In the year 1935 they moved to Sioux Center, and in 1939 moved one mile east of Sioux Center where farming was their occupation. Al went to high school one year and then had to stay home to help with the farming because his brother got married.

Harriet Van Roekel was born June 6, ,1926 at Sioux Center. Her parents ware Henry C. and Allie (Vander Ploeg) Van Roekel. She attended country school west of Sioux Center and graduated from high school in 1943, later graduating from Samuel's School of Cosmetology in Sioux City, Iowa. She owned her own beauty shop "Van's Beauty Shop" in Sioux Center where the Wesselink Insurance is located today.

Al and Harriet Meendering.

The family consists of Shirley, Marlin and Keith. All grew up one mile east of Sioux Center and attended Sioux Center Community School. Shirley was born in 1947. After high school graduation she graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City and. then taught art in Lake Park, Iowa and Sioux Center. She felt the Lord's call to serve Him and went to Brazil as a missionary for one year. Then she attended Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan and is now a pastor in the United Methodist Church, serving a church in southeast Iowa.

Marlin was born in 1951. After high school graduation he attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He also felt the Lord's call and graduated from Western Theological Seminary. During college days he married Bonnie Stoel, from Edgerton, MN. They now have three children, Andrea, Tim and Steven. He served as a pastor in Reformed Churches in Hudsonville, MI, Denver, CO, and is now working on starting a new church in Eden Prairie, MN.

Keith was born in 1958. After his graduation from high school he attended Central College in Pella, IA, graduating with an organ major and a business minor. Today he manages a men's clothing and is a buyer for the store in Pella, IA. He also plays organ in various churches.

Many trips ware taken when the family was growing up, finding it to be very educational and a good source of entertainment.

Christmas is a highlight for this family and there is lots of run, but it is getting more difficult to get together because of the distance between the different family members.

by Harriet Meendering

Iowa Gravestone Project:
Sioux Center Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux County, Iowa
Between 10th St. & 1st E-W roads. Row 1 east of west entry road. 1923-1999:
Iowa Gravestone Project:
Sioux Center Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux County, Iowa
Between 10th St. & 1st E-W roads. Row 1 east of west entry road. Pastor 1947-1999:
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Obituaries of Albert and Harriet

Sioux Center News of March 2, 1999

Albert G. Meendering
January 18. 1923 - February 28, 1999

Albert G. Meendering, 76, died Sunday, February 28, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center with the Rev. Mark De Witt officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vander Ploeg Chapel in Sioux Center.

Meendering was born January 18, 1923, in Springfield, South Dakota, to Gerrlt and Grace (Roskam) Meendering. He married Harriet Van Roekel on July 19, 1946, in Sioux Center. He farmed and did carpenter work his entire life. He was a member of First Reformed Church, where he served as both elder and deacon.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Shirley Meendering of Sioux Center; Marlin and his wife Bonnie Meendering of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; and Keith Meendering of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Andrea, Tim and Steve Meendering; and one sister, Florence Den Herder of Sioux Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Andrew Meendering; and one sister, Cynthia Nieuwenhuis. Memorials have been designated for [...]

Obituary: Memorial Funeral Home 09-15-2014

Harriet Meendering, 88, of Sioux Center, IA died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Royale Meadows Care Center of Sioux Center. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. There will be a prayer service for family and close friends on Wednesday at 12:40PM at First Reformed Church of Sioux Center, the prayer service will be led by Ardith Wynja. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00PM at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Travis Else officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center. The Meendering family prefers memorials to Sioux Center Home Health & Hospice, c/o Sioux Center Health Foundation.

Harriet (Van Roekel) Meendering was born in rural Sioux Center, Iowa on June 6, 1926 to Henry C. and Allie (Vander Ploeg) Van Roekel. Harriet attended country school and graduated from Sioux Center Public High School. She trained at a beauty school in Sioux City, Iowa and opened her own beauty salon in Sioux Center.

On July 19, 1946, Harriet was united in marriage to Albert G. Meendering. Following their marriage, Harriet and Al farmed east of Sioux Center. Harriet provided a comfortable home for Al and their three children. She was a talented seamstress and prepared wonderful meals and desserts. In her spare time she enjoyed craft projects, especially needlework. Harriet was a life-long member of First Reformed Church of Sioux Center, serving as a charter member of the Lydia Circle. She also served on Sioux Center Hospice committees.

Harriet is survived by her two sons: Marlin and Bonnie Meendering of Eden Prairie, MN and Keith Meendering of Des Moines, IA; her three grandchildren: Andrea Meendering and Stefan Cline of San Diego, CA, Tim and Ellen Meendering and their daughter, Audrey of Minneapolis, MN, Steven and Amber Meendering and their son, Matthew of Eden Prairie, MN; a sister, Ellen Van Roekel of Sioux Center along with her numerous nieces and nephews.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Al Meendering; her daughter, Shirley Meendering; her parents; five brothers: Neal (Dena) Van Roekel, Garret (Jo) Van Roekel, Tony (Grace) Van Roekel, John (Aldine) Van Roekel, Henry (Alice) Van Roekel; five sisters: Fannie Van Roekel, Tena (Henry) Sneller, Carrie (Gerrit) Franken, Fannie (Ed) Sneller, Cynthia (Henry) Van Regenmorter.

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Obituary of Shirley

Sioux Center News Mach 23, 1999

Shirley F. Meendering

Pastor Shirley F. Meendering, 51, died Sunday, March 7, in Sioux Center. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 10, at First Reformed Church, Sioux Center, with the Rev. Mark De Witt officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Shirley Meendering was born April 24, 1947, in Sioux Center to Albert G. and Harriet (Van Roekel) Meendering. She was a graduate of Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, with a degree in Christian education and a master of divinity. After serving Reformed churches in Minnesota and Michigan, she was ordained May 12, 1986, as a pastor in the Methodist church. She served Methodist churches in Iowa, the most recent being the Methodist churches in Marathon and Rembrandt.

Because of cancer, she was forced to quit in 1995; and during the last four years she suffered the effects of that disease extensively. Her family and friends were invaluable in caring for her.

Survivors include her mother; two brothers, Marlin and his wife Bonnie Meendering of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Keith Meendering of Des Moines; a niece, Andrea Meendering, and two nephews, Tim and Steve Meendering, all of Eden Prairie.

She was preceded in death by her father just one week earlier, on February 28.

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