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Rodney Dean Hulstein

Zoon van Hendrik Jan (Henry) Hulstein en Alice Juffer, geboren 30-6-1930 USA Iowa Orange City

Trouwt 27-6-1958 USA Minnesota Worthington Sylvia June Weg, dochter van Ike Weg en Wilma Mellema, geboren 27-6-1938 USA Minnesota Jackson County


  1. Sharla Rae Hulstein, geboren 31-5-1959 USA Iowa Sioux Center
  2. Murray Dean Hulstein, geboren 3-3-1962 USA Iowa Sioux Center
  3. Vonda Leigh Hulstein, geboren 5-9-1965 USA Iowa Sioux Center
    Trouwt 17-7-1987 USA Iowa Sioux Center Jeffrey David (Jeff) VanDerBerg, zoon van Davis VanDerBerg en Gladys Korver, geboren 30-6-1963 USA Iowa Sioux Center
  4. Janell Lynn Hulstein, geboren 20-6-1968 USA Iowa Sioux Center


HSC375 - Family History F276:


Rodney Dean Hulstein was born June 30, 1930 four miles east of what was called Kroon's Corner in Sioux Center, Iowa. He was the third child born to Henry and Alice (Juffer) Hulstein. Rodney lived with his parents, brothers, and sister, Gerrit R, Art, and Arthea on the family farm until he entered the Army in February, 1952. He attended country school one mile west and one mile south and then went to Sioux Center High School. His army days were spent in Georgia and in Korea, returning in March of 1954. His family then moved to 118 8th Street, S.W. in Sioux Center and he and his father owned and operated the Hulstein Trucking business. He did take one year off to attend Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.

Sylvia June Weg was the third daughter born to Ike and Wilma (Mellema) Weg of Jackson County, Minnesota on June 27, 1938. Later they moved 10 a farm near Reading, Minnesota where she went in a country school and later to the Worthington, Minnesota high school where she graduated in 1956. She then moved to Sioux Center where she attended Dordt College during the '56-'57 school years. Later, she taught fourth grade at the Edgerton Christian School. Sylvia has four sisters and one brother, Lorraine, Phyllis, Lois, Marilyn, and Paul.

Back row, L-R: Vond. Vander Berg, Rodney Hulstein, Sylvia Hulstein, Jeff Vander Berg. Front
row, L-R: Janell Hulstein, Murray Hulstein, Sharla Hulstein. Children seated on parents: Randa
Hulstein and Rylee Hulstein.

Rodney and Sylvia were married in Worthington on June 27,1958. They lived at 707 9th St. S.E., Sioux Center until they built their own home in 1963 at 1075 FirstAve. S.W. They still reside there today.

Four children were born to this union. Sharla Rae was born May 31, 1959, Murray Dean on March3, 1962, Vonda Leigh, September 5, 1965 and Janell Lyn on June 20, 1968. The children were all students at Kinsey Elementary, Sioux Center High School and Northwestern College. They were very active in any and all sports, whatever was in season. Most of the family activities included a sporting event which one of the children were in.

Sharla became an elementary teacher and coach after college graduation in 1981. She presently teaches fourth grade at Denison, Iowa and also coaches volleyball at varsity level and basketball at Jr. High level.

Murray married Fonda Lynae Hubers (December 2, 1964) on October 3, 1984. Two daughters have joined their family. Randa Sue was born January 29, 1988 and Rylee Marie on September 11, 1989. Fonda's home was Orange City, IA, the daughter of Forrest and Lenora (Noteboom) Hubers. Fonda is a homemaker and part time assistant to Dr. R. J. Vermeer of Sioux Center. Murray works as the administrative assistant in the Municipal Utilities Department for the City of Sioux Center.

Vonda was married to Jeffrey David Vander Berg (June 30, 1963), son of David and Gladys (Korver) VanderBerg of Sioux Center, on July 17,1987. Jeff is in business with his father and brother, Doug, in Vander Berg Homes located one mile south of Sioux Center. Vonda teaches fourth grade in the Floyd Valley school system in Hospers, IA where they now reside.

Janell is currently a student at Northwestern College, where she is majoring in elementary education. She lives at home in the summers and intends to graduate in May, 1991.

Rodney drove truck all of his life. Big rigs ware his security. After his father's death in 1959, he operated the business alone for a time. He later took Wilmer Van DeBerg as a partner and eventually sold the business to him. From 1978-1985 he delivered for Farmers Coop Lumber of Sioux Center and is now employed by Rozeboom Trucking of Sioux Center.

Sylvia was a full time homemaker when the children ware small. Later she did part-time work at various places and is currently working as lab manager at Ag Labs, Inc. in Sioux Center. She is also the chalk artist of the group, "Artists in Praise", who give inspirational programs around the area.

by Rodney Hulstein

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