Gijsbertje (Gertrude, Gertie) Van Maanen
Dochter van Albertus (Bart) van Maanen en Mina van Maanen, gebore 2-2-1883 05:00 NL Bennekom , overleden 16-3-1961 USA CA Lakewood en begraven USA IA Hull Hope Cemetery
Trouwt 4-3-1908 Tiemen (Tim) Rens, zoon van Reijer Rens - landbouwer en Engeltje van Sloten - landbouwster, geboren 12-6-1881 NL Nunspeet Oosteinde , overleden 29-5-1958 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven USA IA Hull Hope Cemetery
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, from the Christian Reformed church of Hull for Tim Rens, 76, who passed away Thursday, May 29, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital. A brief service for the family was held at 1:00 p.m. at the family home in Hull. Rev. H. Van Deelen officiated at the services. Burial was in Hope Cemetery at Hull under the direction of the Co-operative Funeral Service of Sioux Center.
Mr. Rens was born in the Netherlands June 12, 1881, the son of Reyer Rens and Enjeltje Van Sloten. He came to the United States with his parents when he was three years old. He lived most of his life in the Hull community. Mr. and Mrs. Rens commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary March 4, 1958.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Raymond, of Lakewood, Calif.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Lammert of Sioux Center and John of Hull.
He was preceded in death by his son, Bert, who passed away at the age of 37; one granddaughter; his parents and one sister.
-Obituary from The Sioux Center News (6/5/1958)
Mrs. Tim Rens
Don Smit drove to Fremont, Nebr. Sunday to meet Mr. and Mrs. Gary De Leeuw and son Robert of Bellflower, Calif, who came by train to accompany the body of their grandmother, Mrs. Tim Rens, who died Wednesday at the Ray Rens home in Lakewood, Calif.
The funeral service for Mrs. Rens was held Monday in the local Christian Ref. church.
-Alton Democrat (3/24/1960)
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, from the Christian
Bert Rens, who had not been well for some years and was in bed the past week, died October 31 at the age of 37 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 3, at one o'clock p.m. at the home and 1:45 at the Christian Reformed church, with Rev. Huissen of Rock Valley officiating. Mr. Rens' pastor, Rev. H. Van Deelen, is in Canada.
Mr. Rens was married to Madeline Koele December 20, 1935, who with her son Timmy Dale, feel the loss of a devoted husband and father. Other survivors are his parents Mrs. and Mrs. Tim Rens and one brother, Raymond Rens.
Pallbearers were the following neighbors of the deceased, J. De Wild, A. Mellema, J.L. Rens, H. Moss, L. Wielenga and D. Franken.
Burial was in the Hull cemetery under the direction of Kraai and Van Etten.
-Obituary from The Sioux Center News (11/5/1953)
Mrs. Madelene "Dottie" Rens, age 96, of Hull, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 3, at 2:00p.m., at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Carl Boersma will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a prayer service on Saturday at 1:15p.m. at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Visitation will be after 4:00p.m. on Friday, with the family present from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m., at the funeral home.
Madelene was born on August 16, 1913, at Hull, the daughter of Dick and Julia (Synhorst) Koele. She was raised in Hull.
On December 20, 1935, she married Albertus Rens at Hull. They made their home on a farm near Hull, where she was a homemaker. Bert passed away on October 31, 1953, at Hull.
Madelene then moved into Hull. She was employed by the Sioux Center Community Nursing Home as a nurse's aid and later was a clerk at the Hull Pharmacy. She retired in 1993.
She then moved to the New Homestead in Sioux Center. Failing health required her to transfer to Pleasant Acres in 1997.
"Dottie" was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, where she participated in the Ladies' Aid.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, three brothers, and two sisters.
Memorials may be directed to Pleasant Acres.
-Obituary from Oolman Funeral Home