Johannes (Joe) Van Roekel
Zoon van Jacob (Jake) van Roekel en Netta Beukhof, geboren 1-10-1919 NL Ede, overleden 25-4-2012 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 5-1946 Margaret Broek, dochter van Bert Broek en Dena Kempers, geboren 24-1-1918 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 16-5-2005 USA SD Sioux Falls en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
VAN ROEKEL, JOE AND MARGARET (BROEK)
Joe Van Roekel was born in Ede, The Netherlands, to Jake and Netta (Buikof) Van Roekel. He came to the United States at the age of seven months, coming by boat. His parents and an aunt and uncle settled near Inwood, then moved to South Dakota, and then to the Rock Valley area. He was of a family of one sister and five brothers. Today there are three brothers and one sister remaining.
In May of 1946 Joe married Margaret Broek, daughter of Bert and Dena (Kempers) Broek. Margaret was born three miles north and onehalf mile west of Sioux Center, and later moved three miles north and two and a half miles east of Sioux Center. She has one sister and four brothers.
After their marriage they lived in Rock Valley for one year where Joe worked for Warntjes Chevrolet. In the spring of 1947 they moved to the farm located three miles north and one mile west of Sioux Center. Here the three children were born.
Joe Van Roekel Family: Margaret, Norm, Mar-
lis, Bernard, and Joe.
Bernard married Marcia Arentsen and they have two children. Bernie is the principal of the Waukee, Iowa High School, and Marcia is a teacher of the 3rd grade in Waukee. They are members of Meredith Drive Reformed Church in Des Moines.
Norman is married to Lauri Anderson and lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They also have two children. Norm is a Production Manager Specialist at Harvard Industries, and Lauri does secretarial work in Sioux Falls. They are members of the First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls.
Marlis is married to Rick Hulstein and lives in Winters, California. They also have two children. Marlis works for Serta Mattress and is in Accounts Receivable, and Rick is a meat cutter for Food 4 Less in Vacaville, California. They are members of Dixon Community Church.
Joe and Margaret moved to 1215 1st Avenue in Sioux Center in April of 1969 where they live today. Joe worked for the City of Sioux Center until he retired in 1985, as a city maintenance worker. Margaret worked at Dordt College for nineteen years until 1985.
by Joe Van Roekel
Joe Van Roekel, 92, of Sioux Center, IA died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.
A visitation will be held on Sunday from 3-8PM, with the family present from 3-5PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:30AM at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. John Lee and Rev. Duane Tinklenberg officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
The Van Roekel family prefers memorials be directed to the Sioux Center Christian School.
Joe Van Roekel was born October 1, 1919 in Ede, The Netherlands to Jake and Netta (Beukhof) Van Roekel. He came to the United States at the age of seven months.
He was married to Margaret Broek on May 24, 1946 at Sioux Center. He worked for the City of Sioux Center until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church.
His memory is cherished by his two sons and daughters-in law, Bernie and Marcia Van Roekel of Spirit Lake, IA, Norm and Laurie Van Roekel of Sun City West, AZ, and daughter Marlis Hulstein of Omaha, NE; six grandchildren: Allison (Chad) Vander Haar, Jamie (Allison) Van Roekel, Troy (Lindsey) Van Roekel, Dana (Josh) Bolluyt, Lacey Hulstein and Michael Hulstein; eight great-grandchildren: Connor, Madison and Levi Vander Haar, Tyler and Kellen Van Roekel, Lucas and Leah Bolluyt, and Tristan Hulstein; sisters- in-law, Winnie Van Roekel, Bertha Van Roekel, Hermina Van Roekel, Priscilla Broek and brothers- in-law John Broek, Delbert (Annafeen) Broek and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his spouse; parents; daughter, Annetta; a sister Minnie Klarenbeek, five brothers: Tony, John, Jake, Cornie and Willie Van Roekel; four brothers-in-law: Bill Klarenbeek, Barney Broek, Dave Broek, Warren Van Roekel, and sisters-in-law Josie Van Roekel, Albertha Van Roekel, Lillian Van Roekel, Thelma Broek and Delma Broek.
Margaret Van Roekel, 87, of Sioux Center, IA died Monday, May 16, 2005 at the Avera McKennan Select Specialties Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be held Thursday, 5/19, at 11 am at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Stephen Rhoda officiating. Interment will preceded the memorial service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center. A family prayer service will be held at on Thursday at 10am at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 5/18, from 2pm to 8pm, with the family present from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. The Van Roekel Family prefers memorials to the Sioux Center Christian School.
Margaret was born January 24, 1918 in rural Sioux Center to parents Bert and Dena (Kempers) Broek. She was united in marriage to Joe Van Roekel on May 24, 1946. Margaret was a life long member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church and taught Sunday school for many years. Margaret was also active in various ladies circles at the church.
She is survived by her husband, Joe; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bernie & Marcia of Urbandale, IA, Norm & Laurie of Sioux Center, IA; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlis & Rick Hulstein of Vacaville, CA; six grandchildren, Allison (Chad) Vander Haar, Jamie (Allison) Van Roekel, Troy (Lindsey) Van Roekel, Dana (Joshua) Bolluyt, Lacey Hulstein, and Michael Hulstein; and two great grandchildren, Connor and Madison Vander Haar. Also surviving are Margarets sister and brother-in-law, Lillian & Warren Van Roekel; two brothers & sisters-in-law, John B. & Delma, and Delbert & Annafeen, and two sisters-in-law, Pricilla Broek and Thelma Broek all of Sioux Center.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Annetta Joyce; and two brothers, Barney and Dave.
(Source: Memorial Funeral Home)