Nellie Van Roekel
Dochter van Albertus (Bart) van Roekel en Neeltje (Nellie) van Peursem, geboren 9-10-1892 USA IA Maurice, overleden 8-9-1949 USA IA Orange City en begraven Sherman Township Cemetery
Trouwt 12-2-1917 USA IA Orange City Gerrit Vander Broek, zoon van Frans Van Den Broek en Maria van Beek, geboren 15-12-1893 USA IA Maurice, overleden 30-5-1984 USA IA Hull en begraven Maurice Sherman Township Cemetery
Myra Nelvina was born on January 28, 1920, at Orange City, the daughter of Gerrit and Nellie (Van Roekel) Vander Broek. She was raised on a farm and graduated from the Maurice Public School.
She was a member of the Maurice Reformed Church, where she gained an early foundation in the Christian faith.
In 1952, she moved into Maurice where she was a caretaker of her father and cleaned homes for many people in the area. In October of 2000, she retired and moved to Orange City, and in April of 2004, she became a resident of the Heritage House Nursing Home, also in Orange City. She transferred to the Prairie Ridge Care Center when it opened in October of 2013.
Survivors include her brother, Robert Vander Broek, and his wife, Alice, of Sioux Center; a sister, Helen Vlieger, of Ontario, California; two sisters-in-law, Edna Vander Broek, of Orange City, and Della Vander Broek, of Milford; and several nephews and nieces.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Raymond Vander Broek; two brothers-in-law, Vern Riphagen and John Vlieger; and two sisters-in-law, Alma Vander Broek and Joyce Vander Broek.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Prairie Ridge for their care and love for Myra these last twelve years.
There will be a funeral service on Friday, November 11, at 1:30pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Revs. Lyle Vander Broek and Wick Hubers will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice. Visitation with the family will be on Friday, from 1:00 to 1:30pm, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Prairie Ridge Care Center.
Obituary & photo published by Oolman Funeral Home
Gerrit Vander Broek, 91, of Maurice died Monday in a Hull nursing home.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Reformed Church of Maurice. The Rev; Edward Fiske, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Sherman Township Cemetery in Maurice. Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Van Gelder Funeral-Home in Orange City.
Mr. Vander Broek was born Dec. 15, 1892, in Maurice. He married Nellie Van Roekel Feb. 15, 1917, in Orange City. The couple farmed in the area. She preceded him in death Sept. 8, 1949.
He moved to Maurice in 1952 and retired in 1964. He was a member and deacon of the First Reformed Church of Maurice.
Survivors include two daughters, Myra Vander Broek of Maurice and Mrs. Vernon Riphagen of California; three sons, Robert of Ireton, Ray of Milford and Norman of Maurice; a sister, Mrs. Gerrit (Henrietta) Riphagen of Sioux Center; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Sioux Center News 1984-04-06.