Christina Van Roekel
Dochter van Geurt Van Roekel en Mathilda Rouwenhorst, geboren 6-2 en gedoopt 1-4-1888 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 9-2-1985 USA IA Holstein en begraven Sioux Center Memory Gardens
Trouwt 15-3-1917 USA IA Sioux Center Dr Cornelius A (Neal) Kuyper, dentist, zoon van Simonu Kuyper en Maria Aleida Vennema, geboren 2-10-1879 USA IA Orange City, overleden 15-2-1938 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven 18-2 Memory Gardens
Mr. Cornelius A. Kuyper was born October 2, 1880 at Orange City, Ia. where he spent his boyhood years and obtained his early education, graduating from the Northwestern Classical Academy.
Following up his education, he finished a course in dentistry at the Northwestern University of Chicago and practiced the same for seven years.
Ill health compelled him to give up his practice and he returned to his farm in Sioux county.
On March 15, 1917 he was married to Christina Van Roekel and to this union three children were born, namely, Maria Mathilda, Eugene Gordon, and Robert Murray, all at home.
Besides these, he leaves to mourn Elizabeth Schalekamp of Santa Ana, Calif. R. H. Schalekamp from Sheldon, Mrs. Merle McNutt from Sheldon, Mrs. Gerrit Noteboom of Orange City, Mrs. Mary Van Wyk from Santa Ana, Calif., Henry J. Schalekamp from Sioux Center, Mrs. Tena De Jong from Orange City, Miss Cynthia Schalekamp from Santa Ana, Calif., Mrs. Kate Orton from Sioux City and Neal Schalekamp from Orange City.
Mr. Kuyper was a member of the Central Reformed church of Sioux Center and served as deacon and elder for many years. He also served as director and treasurer of the Welcrme township school. He was a consecrated and consistent Christian, a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and friend, and a loyal citizen.
The community and friends mourn at this sudden departure, and extend their heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved.
Funeral services will be held at the Central Reformed church in Sioux Center Friday: Feb. 18 at 2 o'clock, Rev. Meengs officiating. Burial will be at Sioux Center.
Sioux County Capital 1938-02-17
Mrs. Christina Kuyper, 97, of Holstein, formerly of Sioux Center, died Saturday in a nursing home in Holstein.
Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. The Rev. Frank Phillip of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Holstein officiated. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center.
Mrs. Kuyper, the former Christina Van Roekel, was born Feb. 6, 1888, at Sioux Center. She married Dr. C.A. Kuyper March 15,1917, at home in Sioux Center. He died in 1937.
She moved to Rock Valley in 1946 to live with her daughter. She later moved to Holstein. For the last five years, she had resided at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Holstein.
Mrs. Kuyper was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and an honorary member of the ALCW.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs, James (Maria) DeWit of Holstein; two sons, Eugene of Arkadelphia, Ark., and Robert of Georgetown, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Sioux Center News 1985-02-20