Gradus (George) Van Roekel
Zoon van Abraham Van Roekel en Nennetje (Nancy) Van De Krol, geboren 18-11-1883 USA IA Orange City, overleden 30-5-1969 USA IA Sheldon en begraven East Lawn Cemetery
Trouwt 19-2-1913 USA IA Orange City Finkje (Fannie) Haagsma, dochter van Dirk Jacobs Haagsma en Baukje (Bertha) Tymensma, geboren 3-11-1889 USA IA Alton, overleden 19-6-1986 USA IA Carmel
GEORGE A. VAN ROEKEL
Funeral services were held at Bethel Reformed Church at Sheldon June 2 for George A. Van Roekel, 85, retired farmer of Sheldon, who died May 30 at the Sheldon hospital.
Services were conducted by the Rev. William B.MiIler and burial was made in East Lawn cemetery at Sheldon.
Mr. Van Roekel was bom at Orange City November 18, 1883. He was married to Fannie Haagsma at Orange City February 19, 1913.
Survivors Include the widow; two sons, Abe of Council Bluffs and Richard of Baker, Ore.; five daughters, Ada Van Roekel of Lompoc, Calif. , Mrs. Wm. Sinkey of Ashton, Mrs. Earl Benz of Vandenberg , Calif., Mrs. Jake VerMulm of Rock Valley and Miss Bertha Van Roekel at home, a brother, Henry, of Boyden.
Sioux Center News 1969-06-05.
December 2 1920 June 24 2020 (age 99)
Ada Johanna Van Roekel, was born at home on the farm near Sanborn, Iowa on December 2nd, 1920. She was the fourth child of George and Fannie Van Roekel. Ada enjoyed school, earning a ‘Perfect Attendance’ certificate for her elementary school years. She attended Ashton High School, graduating in 1939. Her first car, which she was so proud of, was a 1946 Club Coupe. Ada took many adventures with friends to Washington, DC, and throughout the Midwest.
Ada was a dedicated employee, working 20 years as a bookkeeper for Seaboard Loans and Avco Financial Services Lompoc, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Ventura, California.
Ada was devoted to her family - often caring for her nieces and nephews spending much of her adult life traveling and living nearby her sister Frances’ family in Florida, Maine and California. She spent many hours reading stories and playing games with her nephews Mike, Mark and niece Susan.
Ada gave back to her communities where she lived, volunteering with the USO during WWII, at the Antelope Valley Hospital Gift Shop in Lancaster, California and at the Lutheran churches where she lived. Church life was important to Ada, she was a member of St. Stephens of the Valley Lutheran Church in Palmdale, California.
Ada was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Dorothy Ver Mulm (Jake), Bertha Van Roekel, Nancy Sinkey (Bill), Frances Benz (Earl) and brothers Richard Van Roekel (Shirlee) and Abe (Maxine).
She is survived by her nephews Mike and Deb Benz (Bend, OR), Mark and Nancy Benz (Cathedral City, CA) and niece Sue and Curt Fossum (Sacramento, CA) as well as many other nieces and nephews/great nieces and nephews.
Ada will be missed by all those who knew her - she always had a ready smile and sunny disposition to share with others.
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