Jan Herman (John G) Van Roekel
Zoon van Geurt Van Roekel en Mathilda Rouwenhorst, geboren 8-5 en gedoopt 6-7-1890 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 19-2-1955 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 10-2-1915 USA IA Sioux Center Sarah Johanna Te Grotenhuis, dochter van Jan Willem te Grotenhuis en Janna Hendrieka Kleuvers, geboren 27-6-1894 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 7-11-1972 IA Sioux Center en begraven 10-11 Memory Gardens
Funeral services for John G. Van Roekel of Sioux Center were held Wednesday afternoon at the home and at the First Reformed church with Rev. H. Colenbrander of Orange City officiating.
Pall bearers were Mr. Van Roekel's six sons. Burial was in the Sioux Center Community Cemetery and arrangements were under the direction of Vander Ploeg's Funeral Service of Sioux Center.
Mr. John G. Van Roekel passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 11 days.
Mr. Van Roekel was united in marriage to Sarah Te Grotenhuis on February 10, 1915 and to this union six sons were born, Gershom of Hull; Warren of Hull; Clinton of George; Merle at home, Rev. James of Erie, Ill., and Arlin Duane also at home.
Besides his wife he is further survived by 13 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Christine, Mrs. Neal Kuyper; Otto Van Roekel and Dr. Henry Van Roekel.
The following brothers and sister preceded him: Chris; Grace, Mrs. John B. Mouw; William; Albert and George.
Sioux Center News 1955-02-24.
Mrs. John G. Van Roekel, 78, Sioux Center, Iowa, died Nov. 7 at her residence.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the First Reformed Church, the Rev. Gerrit Rezelman officiating. Burial at Memory Gardens, Cooperative Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Former Sarah te Grotenhuis, born June 27, 1894 at Sioux Center. Married John G. Van Roekel Feb. 10, 1915 Sioux Center. He died in February 1955.
Survivors: Sons, Gershom and Warren of Hull, Clinton of George, Merle of Rock Rapids, Arlin of Sioux Center, the Rev. James of Waupon, Wise.; 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.
Sioux County Index 1972-11-16.