Willem (William A, Bill) Van Roekel
Zoon van Abraham Van Roekel en Nennetje (Nancy) Van De Krol, geboren 13-6-1892 USA IA Orange City, overleden 12-12-1956 USA IA Lemars en begraven Maurice Sherman Township Cemetery
Trouwt 4-4-1912 USA IA Orange City Mary Wielinga, dochter van Lou Wielinga en Marie Huisman, geboren 6-7-1892 USA IA Orange City en overleden 1-1-1981 USA IA Sioux Center, begraven Maurice Sherman Township Cemetery
William Van Roekel Dies Wednesday of Gunshot Wounds
William Van Roekel, about 55, farmer of southwest of Maurice, died at the Sacred Heart hospital at Le Mars at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday of gunshot wounds which investigating officials said were selfinflicted.
The shooting occurred at the family home about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Vander Ploeg's Funeral home of Sioux Center Is in charge of funeral arrangements. Arrangements were pending yesterday afternoon when this issue of The News went to press.
Among survivors are his widow of Maurice; a son, Abe of Sioux Center, and a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Vander Schaaf of Sioux Center. Several other children also survive him.
Sioux Center news 1956-12-13.
Mrs. William A. Van Roekel, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 1 in a Sioux Center hospital.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5 in the Maurice Reformed Church. The Rev. E.R. Voogd officiated. Burial was in Sherman Township cemetery. Van Gelder Funeral Home, Orange City, completed arrangements.
Mrs. Van Roekel, the former Mary Wielenga was born July 6, 1892 at Orange City. She was married April 4, 1913, in Orange City. They moved to the Maurice area in 1931. Mr. Van Roekel died Dec. 12, 1956.
She lived the last five years in a nursing home. She was a member of the Maurice Reformed Church.
Survivors include two sons, Abe of Maurice and Marion of Alton; two daughters, Mrs. Gerrit (Nancy) Kooima of Rock Valley and Mrs. Harry (Sadie) Hoekstra of Ireton; one sister Mrs. Henry (Elizabeth) Van Roekel of Hull; 11 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren.
Sioux County Capital 1981-01-05.
Mrs. Harry (Sadie) Hoekstra, 59, of Breton died Saturday in a Sioux City lospital after a lingering illness.
Services were held Tuesday in the First Reformed Church of Maurice. The Rev. Edward Fikse officiated. Burial was in Sherman Township Cemetery. Family visitation was Monday in the Van Gelder Funeral Home of Orange City.
Mrs. Hoekstra, the former Sadie Van Roekel, was born Oct. 18, 1923 at Sioux Center.
She married Harry Hoekstra May 15, 1943, at Sioux City. They farmed in rural Maurice until 1981 when they retired and moved to Ireton.
She was a member of the First Reformed Church.
Survivors include her husband; two brothers, Abe of Maurice and Marion of Alton and one sister, Mrs. Gerrit (Nancy) Kooima of Rock Valley.
Sioux Center News 1983-0302
Mr. Harry Hoekstra, age 88, of Maurice, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2006, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
There will be a funeral service on Monday, September 11, at 10:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Wayne Sneller will officiate. Interment will follow at the Sherman Township Cemetery, near Maurice.
Visitation will be after 3:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Harry Dick was born on April 2, 1918, in rural Maurice, the son of Peter and Elizabeth (Wiersma) Hoekstra. He was raised at Maurice, where he graduated from high school. He also attended the Northwestern Junior College in Orange City.
From 1941 to 1945 he served in the United States Army as a member of the 87th Armored Field Artillery. In June of 1944, he participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy at Utah Beach. He was honorable discharged on September 29, 1945.
On May 15, 1943, he married Sadie Van Roekel in Sioux City. They farmed in the Maurice area for 35 years. In 1981, they retired into Ireton. Sadie passed away on February 26, 1983, in Sioux City.
On August 15, 1987, he married Gertrude Vander Molen Jahn in rural Maurice. They made their home in Maurice.
Mr. Hoekstra was a member of the First Reformed Church of Maurice.
Survivors include his wife, Gertie; two daughters, Ruth, and her husband, Gary Grohs, of Sioux City; and Charlotte Kramer, of Wichita, Kansas; a daughter-in-law, Nanci Jahn, of Orange City; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Mulder and Jean Van Roekel, both of Orange City; and Nancy Kooima, of Rock Valley; and several nephews and nieces.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney and David Jahn; two brothers, Ellsworth and Jake Hoekstra; and three sisters, Alyda Dekker, Gertrude Ver Mulm, and Marian Wassenaar.
Oolman Funeral Home, Orange City, IA., obit
Mrs. Gertrude Hoekstra, age 91, of Maurice, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017, at Unity Point Health in Sioux City.
There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, January 24, at 11:00am, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Orange City. The Rev. David Daumer will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery in rural Ireton. There will be a prayer service on Tuesday, at 9:30am, at the St. Johnís Lutheran Church in rural Ireton.
Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.