Hendrik (Hank, Henry A) Van Roekel
Carpenter, zoon van Abraham (Abe) Van Roekel en Nennetje (Nancy) Van De Krol, geboren 20-8-1894 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 13-8-1973 USA IA Sheldon en begraven 16-8 Boyden Sheridan Township Cemetery
Trouwt 20-5-1914 USA IA Sheldon Elizabeth Malissa (Lizzie) Wielenga, dochter van Lou Wielenga en Marie Huisman geboren 3-9-1896 USA IA Orange City, overleden 25-11-1994 USA IA Hull en begraven 28-11 Boyden Sheridan Township Cemetery
Henry Van Roekel, 78, of Boyden died Aug. 13 at a Sheldon hospital.
The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the First Reformed Church at Boyden. The Rev. Sylvester Moths officiated. Burial in Boyden Cemetery was under the direction of the Cooperative Funeral Home in Sioux Center.
Mr. Van Roekel was born Aug. 20, 1894, in Sioux Center.
He married Elizabeth Wielenga of Orange City on May 20, 1914 in Sheldon.
They lived in Hills, Minn., and Sioux Center before moving to Boyden 48 years ago. He was a carpenter.
Survivors include the widow; sons, Abraham H. of Boyden, Louis of Mesa, Ariz., and James Henry of Brea, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Alton Democrat 1973-08-22
September 3, 1896 - November 26, 1994
Elizabeth Malissa Van Roekel, 98, of Hull died Saturday. November 25, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.
Services were Tuesday, November 28, at 1:30 p.m. at First Reformed Church In Boyden with the Rev. Mark Volkers officiating. Burial was in Sheridan Township Cemetery, Boyden.
The former Elizabeth Wielenga was born September 3, 1896, in Orange City, the daughter of Lou and Mary (Hulsman) Wielenga. She attended rural school through the eighth grade.
She married Henry Van Roekel on May 20. 1914, In Sheldon. The couple farmed In their early years. For most of their married life, her husband worked as a carpenter. They lived in Boyden for 48 years. He died in 1973.
She moved to Pleasant Acres in 1979. She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening, needlework and cross stitch. She was a member of First Reformed Church In Boyden.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Abraham H. and Ardie of Boyden and James H. and Violet of Chino, California; one daughter-in-law, Mrs, Louis (Ella Ruby) of Mesa. Arizona; nine grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son (Louis). five brothers and one sister.
Sioux Center News 1994-11-29.