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Geertruida (Gertrude) Vogelaar

Dochter van Willem Vogelaar en Maartje Bennink, geboren 5-3-1879 USA IA Orange City, overleden 8-8-1969 USA IA Orange City en begraven Orange City West Lawn Cemetery

Trouwt 25-10-1905 Peter (Yep) Visser, zoon van Hendrik Visser en Stientje Blanksma, geboren 1-2-1871 NL Harlingen, overleden 7-1-1946 USA IA Orange City en begraven Orange City West Lawn Cemetery


  1. Stella Visser, geboren 13-9-1906 USA IA Orange City, overleden 16-1-2004 USA MI Grand Rapids en begraven Rest Lawn Memorial Park
    Trouwt 1930 John (Jack) Zylstra, zoon van Douwe C De Boer en Augusta Maria Fredreka Kadolph, geboren 16-1-1909 USA IA Orange City, overleden 19-3-1961 USA MI Grand Rapids en begraven Rest Lawn Memorial Park
  2. William Visser, geboren 19-5-1909 USA IA Orange City, overleden 17-2-1968 USA IN North Manchester en begraven Oaklawn Cemetery
    Trouwt Charlene F Donaldson, dochter van Charle W Donaldson en Alberta Bolks, geboren 16-3-1908 USA IA Cedar Rapids, overleden 5-1-2000 USA IN North Manchester en begraven Oaklawn Cemetery
  3. Henry Visser, geboren 28-5-1913 USA IA Orange City, overleden 10-12-1963 USA MN Worthington en begraven IA Orange City West Lawn Cemetery
    Trouwt Virginia Louise Hart, dochter van Joseph Scott Hart en Ethel Marie Friederike Bergen, geboren 19-12-1914 USA IA Garner, overleden 14-9-1957 USA IA Cedar Falls en begraven Greenwood Cemetery
  4. Marion C Visser, geboren 26-3-1919 USA IA Orange City, overleden 13-8-1992 USA MM Rochester en begraven Grandview Memorial Gardens
    Trouwt 1945 Mary Louise Swihart, dochter van Walter David Swihart en Mabel Bessie George, geboren 30-8-1922 USA IN Fort Wayne, overleden 8-10-1993 USA MN Rochester en begraven Grandview Memorial Gardens
  5. Bernard Dean (Bernie) Visser, geboren 22-10-1922 IA Orange City, overleden 1-11-1978 USA PA Pittsburg en begraven IA Orange City West Lawn Cemetery
    Trouwt 7-6-1944 USA IA Sioux City Lorna Arlene De Haan, dochter van Henry John De Haan en Nellie Mae Van Horssen, geboren 7-8-1924 USA IA Ornage City, overleden 23-3-2017 USA IA Waverly en begraven IA Orange City West Lawn Cemetery


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Peter Visser of Orange City died at his home Monday, January 7, after a long illness. He was 73 years of age January 1 this year.

Mr. Visser was born in the Netherlands, and came to the United States in 1883.

He was married to Geertrude Vogelaar in Orange City, and to this union were born five children, all of whom are living: Mrs. Stella Zylstra of Grand Rapids, Mich., William of Wabash, Ind., Henry of Worthington, Minn., Marion of Orange City, and Bernard Dean of Orange City.

Mrs. Visser, a brother Dick Visser of Boon, and a sister, Mrs. L.J. Moret of Chandler, Minn, also survive.

Funeral services are being held today, Thursday in the First Reformed Church with Rev. H. Colenbrander and Rev. LeRoy Nattress officiating. The service at the church will start at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be made in the Orange City Cemetery.

Sioux County Capital 1946-01-10.

Services held for Mrs. Peter Visser

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Peter Visser, 90, at the First Reformed Church on Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Visser, a resident of Sioux County for many years, died at the local hospital on Friday after one week of illness.

Mrs. Visser was born in Orange City on March 5, 1879. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. William Vogelaar. She was married to Peter Visser on Oct. 25, 1905.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Stella Zylstra of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sons, William of North Manchester, Ind., Marion of Rochester, Minn., and Bernard of Buffalo, New York; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Officiating at the service were Rev. Eissens, Rev. Hook, Rev. Kleppinger and Dr. William Ratz. Pallbearers were Arthur Visser, H. V. Rowenhorst, Ted Toentjes, David Visser, Victor Vogelaar and Mike Aalberts. Burial was in the Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Van Etten Funeral Home.

Mrs. Visser brought up her grandson, Peter Joe Visser who lived with her. He was the son of Henry Visser. Peter will remain in Orange City to attend Northwestern College and will be staying at the Dormitory.

Sioux County Captal 1969-08-14.

Mrs. Peter Visser of Worthington, Minn,, visited her sister, Mrs. Kleinhesselink at the Pioneer Home last week. Mrs. Visser had just returned from attending the funeral of her son-in-law, John Zylstra, who died March 19 at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mr. Zylstra was born at Orange City in 1909 to Mr. and Mrs. Ime Zylstra, who later moved to Grand Rapids and died several years ago.

John Zylstra and Stella Visser were married in 1930 and soon after moved to Grand Rapids. Formerly employed as a clerk in a grocery store in Orange City and later in Grand Rapids, he became a partner in the grocery business in Grand Rapids in 1940.

Surviving are his widow and two sons: Irvin of Jenison, Mich., and Peter at home; a brother, Andrew of Grand Rapids, a sister, Mrs. R. Plaggermars and two grandchildren.

Alton Democrat 1961-04-06.

Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - January 7, 2000


CHARLENE F. VISSER, 91, died Wednesday at Timbercrest HealthcareCenter, North Manchester. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she assisted her husband with his ministries at the Estelle Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester until 1978. Her husband, William, died in 1978. Surviving is a brother, Arthur Donaldson of Montpelier, Ohio.

Services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Timbercrest Chapel, North Manchester, with calling an hour before services. Burial at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Memorials to Timbercrest Church of the Brethren Home. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Marion C. Visser, 73, of Rochester, Minn., died of a brain tumor Thursday, Aug. 13, 1992 at the Samaritan Bethany Home.

Marion was born March 26, 1919 in Orange City. He had lived in Rochester since 1945. In 1954 he married Mary Swihart in Indiana.

Mr. Visser was a member of the Rochester police force during the 1950s and 1960s and had been a counselor for alcohol and drug dependents at the former Rochester State Hospital. His wife works at Olmsted Community Hospital.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Stella Zylstra of Grand Rapids, Mich. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 17 at Macken Colonial Chapel. The Rev. Merle A. Dunn officiated. Entombment was in the Chapel of Peace in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Sioux County Capital 1992-08-20.

Mary Visser, 71, of 2315 Park Lane S.E., died of heart failure this morning (Oct. 8, 1993) at St. Marys Hospital.

Mary Swihart was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Indiana. She moved to Rochester in 1945.

In 1954, she married Marion C. Visser in Indiana. Mrs. Visser was a retired employee of Olmsted Community Hospital. Mr. Visser died Aug. 13, 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Roberts of Warsaw, Ind.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Fannie Clingenpeel of Milford, Mich., and Lois Parker of Warsaw, Ind.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Macken Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Phillip Sarles officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Postbulletin 1993-10-08.

Bernard D. Visser, 56, formerly of Orange City, passed away Wednesday, November 1, at West Penn. Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. after a years illness.

Bernard was born in Orange City on October 22, 1922 to Peter and Gertrude Visser. On June 7, 1944, he was married to Lorna De Haan in Sioux City.

After graduation from Orange City High School, Bernard entered the U.S. Navy where he served for four years.

Upon discharge, he joined Sears, Roebuck, and Co. in Wabash, Indiana and since that time had been employed in various capacities in a number of locations.

Upon his death, Bernard was a Sales Marketing Manager in the Pittsburg area.

Survivors are his wife, Lorna, three daughters, Camille Scully of Waterloo, Iowa; Susan Rapp of Columbus, Ohio; Melissa Visser a student a Penn State Univ.; two grandsons, Scott and Benjamin Scully; one sister, Stella Zylstra of Grand Rapids, Mich., and one brother, Marion Visser of Rochester, Minn.

Bernard was perceded in death by two brothers, Henry and William.

Memorial services were held in Pittsburgh on Friday for friends and neighbors at Memorial Park United Presbyterian Church were Bernard and Lorna were members. Funeral services were held Monday, November 6 at the Van Etten-Oolman Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Rynbrandt officiating.

Mr. Kenneth Netten sang "Amazing Grace" accompanying himself on the guitar.

A military service was held prior to interment at West Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were Peter J. Visser, David Visser, Victor Vogelaar, Keith De Haan, Kent De Haan and Adrian Schalekamp.

Sioux County Capital 1978-11-07.

Mrs. Lorna Visser, age 92, formerly of Orange City, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.

There will be a private graveside service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Tom Hydeen will officiate. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Lorna Arlene was born on August 7, 1924, in Orange City, the daughter of Henry John and Nellie May (Van Horssen) De Haan. She was raised in Orange City, where she attended the Northwestern College.

In 1944, she married the love of her life, Bernard Dean Visser on a leave from his service in the United States Navy during World War II. Lorna was a homemaker, who also held many office positions in their various schools and churches. Sadly, Bernie passed away in 1978 from cancer, at the age of 56.

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