Jannigje (Jennie) van de Weerd
Dochter van Hendrik (Henry) van de Weerd en Jannigje (Jennie) Vonk, geboren 22-8-1893 16:00 NL Bennekom , overleden 24-7-1981 USA IA Rock Rapids en begraven USA IA Hull Hope Cemetery
Trouwt 27-11-1912 USA IA Rock Valley Ralph Kooiker, zoon van John (Jan) Kooiker en Jennie Kooiker, geboren 7-7-1892 USA IA Hull, overleden 31-3-1969 USA IA Hull en begraven Hope Cemetery
Funeral Service For Mr. Ralph J. Kooiker Tuesday
Mr. Ralph J. Kooiker, 76, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at 7:30 a.m., on Monday, March 31, 1969. He was busy with the family wash when death called him.
He was born on July 7, 1892, at Hull, Iowa, where he lived most of his life except for three years when the family lived at Murdo, So. Dak. and nine years, more recently, at Bellflower, Calif. He was united in marriage to Jennie Van De Weerd on Nov. 27, 1912.
To this union eight children were born: Jennie (Mrs. Ed Van Der Sloot of Cleghorn, Ia.), Harriet (Mrs. Jake Van Batavia of Hull): John of Hull; Henry of Bellflower, Calif,; Arthur of Hull; Edwin of Bellflower, Calif.; Elmer of Crescent, Ia.; and Maxine (Mrs. Ray Napier of Muskogee, Okla.).
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William, Luke, Nick, and Dick, and a sister, Alice Vande Stouwe.
Surviving him are his wife, all eight children, 23 grandchildren, 12 great grand children, brothers Dr. Herman of Jacksonville, Ill., Pete of Rock Valley, and Dr. Clarence of Rapid City, So, Dak., and sisters Ruth (Mrs. Tom Woody of Palm Springs, Calif.) and Kathryn (Mrs. Joe Erickson of Minneapolis, Minnesota).
Services were held on Thursday, April 3 from the First Reformed Church of Hull at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. David Ter Beest officiating. Special numbers "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" and "The Lord Is My Shepherd" were sung by a grandson Kenneth Van Der Sloot of Estherville, Iowa, and a friend of the family Miss Marjorie Wilcox of Cleghorn, la.
Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased: Chester Van De Weerd, Bernard Franken, Bernard Wissink, Freeman Vande Stouwe, Wilfred Kooiker, and Vernon Kooiker. Burial at Hope Cemetery was under the direction of the Kraai Funeral Home.
Sioux County Index 1969-04-03.
Mrs. Ralph J. Kooiker, 87, of Hull, died Friday in a Rock Rapids nursing home. Services were Monday at the First Reformed Church in Hull with the Rev. Henry Vermeer officiating. Burial was at Hope Cemetery in Hull.
She was born Aug. 22, 1893 at Ede, Gelderland, The Netherlands. She came to the United States as a child. She married Ralph Kooiker Nov. 27, 1912 at Rock Valley. Mr. Kooiker died March, 1969. She was a member of the First Reformed Church, Hull.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Jennie) Der Sloot of Hartley, Mrs. Jake (Harriet) Van Batavia of Hull, Mrs. Ray (Maxine) Napier of Muskogee, Oklahoma; five sons, John William and Arthur R. of Hull, Henry J. of Bellflower, Calif., Edwin of Anaheim, Calif., and Elmer B. of Crescent, Iowa; one brother, Guy Vande Weerd of Bellflower, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Richard (Gertie) Sneller, Mrs. Henry (Minnie) Franken and Mrs. Henry (Dena) Wesselink, all of Sioux Center, Mrs. Gerrit (Bertha) Wissink of Rock Valley and Mrs. Frank (Gertrude) Gunnink of Healsburg, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Rock Valley Bee 1981-07-30.
Egbert "Ed" Van Der Sloot, 799, of Hartley died Friday, March 4, at University Hospitals at Iowa City. Services were Tuesday, March 8 in United Methodist Church in Hartley with the Rev. Melvin Ammon officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetary in Hull.
Egbert Van Der Sloot, the son of Harry and Martha (Sneller) Van Der Sloot, was born Feb. 3, 1909, in Sioux Center and lived his youth and attended rural school near Sanborn. He married Jennie Kooiker March 10, 1932 in Canton, S.D. He was a farm hand in the Menden and Cleghorn areas and later moved to Hartley where they retired. Mr Van Der Sloot was a former member of the Presbyterian Church at Cleghorn and a member of the United Methodist Church of Hartley.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Kenneth of Arnolds Park; a daughter, Marlene Gloss of Lyons, Kan.; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Sioux County Index 1988-03-16.
Jennie (Kooiker) Van Der Sloot, the daughter of Ralph J. and Jennie (Van De Weerd) Kooiker, was born in Rock Valley, IA on July 31, 1913. She spent her childhood years in Sioux County, IA. She was united in marriage to Egbert "Ed" Van Der Sloot on March 10, 1932 at Canton, SD. The couple lived in Cleghorn, IA, where Jennie took care of her home and family, and worked as a cook for the school and a local restaurant. Ed passed away on March 4, 1988. Two years later, Jennie moved to Lyons, KS where she was very active in the community. She was a member of the Lyons First United Methodist Church, Faith Branch UMW, and the Sorrosis Club. She was also a former board member for the Lyons Senior Center, and volunteered at the Good Samaritan Center. It was there at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons that Jennie passed away on July 2, 2010, at the age of 96.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, John, Edwin and Elmer Kooiker; one sister, Harriet Van Batavia; and one great-grandson.
Left to cherish her memory is a son, Kenneth (Gale) Van Der Sloot of Kingman, AZ, formerly of Estherville, IA; a daughter, Marlene (Jim) Gloss of Livingston, TX, formerly of Cherokee, IA; two brothers, Henry Kooiker of Bellflower, CA, and Arthur Kooiker of Sheldon, IA; a sister, Maxine Napier of Muskogee, OK; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Sanborn Funeral Home, Sanborn, IA. obit.
Funeral services were held at the First Reformed church at Hull at 10 A.M., July 2 for Jake Van Batavia, 56, farmer of Hull community, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in Hull, Monday morning while operating a tractor. Services were conducted by the Rev. David Ter Beest and burial was made in Hope Cemetery at Hull. Mr. Van Batavia was operating a tractor pulling two wagons in Hull when the attack struck. He died shortly after stopping the machine.
Mr. Van Batavia was born March 29, 1914. He was married to Harriet Kooiker December 12, 1930.
Survivors include the widow, Harriet; two daughters, Mrs. William (Eldora) Vander Brink of Sioux Center, and Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Zylstra of Hull; two sisters, Mrs. Francis (Maggie) De Graaff of Hull and Mrs. Edward (Johanna) Sohl of Boyden; three brothers, Peter of Hewitte, Minn., Lou of Boyden, and Sam of Hull, and four grandchildren.
Sioux Center News, July 2, 1970.
Harriet Van Batavia, 87, of Hull, Died Monday, October 28, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Services were Friday, November 1, at First Reformed Church in Hull, with the Rev. Verlyn Boone officiating. Burial was at Hope Cemetery in Hull under the direction of Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Harriet Van Batavia, daughter of Ralph J. and Jennie (Van De Weerd) Kooiker, was born April 19, 1915, on a farm west of Hull. She was raised mostly on farms in northwest Iowa. However, her family did live in South Dakota for three years.
She married Jake Van Batavia on December 12, 1939, in Hull. They farmed in Hull, and she was a homemaker. Mr. Van Batavia died June 29, 1970.
She moved into Hull in September 1970. She moved into Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull in September 2000. She was a member of First Reformed Church in Hull, where she served as a officer in the Women's Guild, was a Sunday School teacher, and enjoyed attending adult Sunday School classes.
She also had been a member and officer of the Sioux County Bicentennial Committee, Hull Federated Women's Club, the Homemakers Club and the Senior Citizens. She delighted in collecting poems and making several family scrapbooks. She always was interested in genealogy and family history.
Survivors include two daughters, Eldora and Bill Van Der Brink of Sioux Center, and Ruth and Stan Zylstra of Hull; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jennie Van Der Sloot of Lyons, Kansas, and Maxine Napier of Muskogee, Ok; five brothers, John Kooiker of Hull, Arthur and Mina Kooiker of Hull, Henry and Esther Kooiker of Bellflower, California, Edwin and Alice Kooiker of Bellflower, California, and Elmer and Celia Kooiker of Missouri Valley; and two sisters-in-law, Johanna Sohl of Hull, and Catherine Van Batavia of Wadena, Minnesota.
Memorials may be directed to World Home Bible League.
Northwest Iowa Review Sheldon 2002-11-02.
Esther L. Kooiker
April 4, 1915 - March 9, 1998
Esther Lillian Kooiker, 82, of Hull died Monday, March 9, at her residence in Hull. Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at American Reformed Church in Hull with the Rev. David TerBeest officiating. Burial was prior to the service in Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Kooiker was born April 4, 1915, In Hull, the daughter of Dick and Ida (Bregman) De Koster. She was raised in Hull and graduated from Hull High School in 1932. She attended Iowa State Teachers College In Cedar Falls, graduating in 1937. She taught country school for two years and at George Community School for three years.
She married John W. Kooiker June 16, 1939, in Hull. The couple made their home in Hull. She was a member of American Reformed Church and the Reformed Church Women's Ministries, where she served as an officer for several years.
Survivors include her husband; two sons and their wives, Clayton and Janice and Calvin and Dixie, all of LeMars; three sisters, Jeanette Semmens and Adelaide Prestley, both of Riverside, California, and Nelva Vander Schaaf of Hull; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Sioux Center News 1998-03-17.
John Wm. Kooiker, age 90, of Hull, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood Good Samaritan Center) in Le Mars. John was born Oct. 17, 1916, west of Hull, the son of Ralph J. and Jennie (Vande Weerd) Kooiker. He attended several rural schools in northwest Iowa and Jones County, S.D., graduating from the eighth grade in O'Brien County, Iowa.
On June 16, 1939, he married Esther L. De Koster, the daughter of Dick and Ida (Bregman) De Koster, in Hull. They made their home in Hull, where he worked for various road contractors, before forming his own company in 1949. In 1970, he founded Kooiker, Inc., with his sons, Clayton and Calvin. They operated out of Hull and Le Mars, doing bridge and culvert construction and excavation. He took great satisfaction in his work, operating his dragline to dig drainage ditches and farm ponds until he was 86 years old. He also used his skills in support of community activities, such as preparing the
ice skating rink, assisting with swimming pool construction, and building bluebird houses for the Sioux County Conservation Board. John and Esther often traveled in the winter to California, Texas, Florida, and Hawaii, as well as points in between. They also enjoyed attending their grandchildren's school, sports and other activities. Mrs. Kooiker died March 9, 1998, in Hull, after more than 58 years of marriage. In August 2004, John moved to Le Mars, where he became a resident of Park Place Estates. In May of 2006, he transferred to Brentwood. He was a member of the American Reformed Church in Hull, where he served on the consistory as a deacon and was president of the Men's Brotherhood for some time.
Survivors include his twin sons and their wives, Clayton and Janice Kooiker and Calvin and Dixie Kooiker, all of Le Mars; four grandchildren, Stacy (Michael) Kooiker Brostoski, of Casper, Wyoming, Daniel Kooiker, of Le Mars, Jason (Amy) Kooiker, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jared (Ann) Kooiker, of La Mesa, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Autumn Kooiker, of Le Mars; two sisters, Jennie Vander Sloot, of Lyons, Kan., and Maxine Napier, of Muskogee, Okla.; three brothers, Henry Kooiker, of Bellflower, Calif., Arthur (Mina) Kooiker, of Sheldon and Elmer (Celia) Kooiker, of Missouri Valley; and many nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Harriet Van Batavia; a brother, Edwin Kooiker; two sisters-in-law, Esther (Boote) Kooiker and Virginia (Sipma) Kooiker; and three brothers-in-law, Jake Van Batavia, Ed Vander Sloot, and Ray Napier.
There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the American Reformed Church, 911 First Street, Hull. The Rev. Steven Bierly will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Memorials may be directed to the American Reformed Church.
Le Mars Daily Sentinel 2007-02-28.
Sioux Center News; October 26, 1988
Virginia L. Kooiker, 61, of Hull, died Monday, October 17, in a hospital in Rock Valley after a long; illness. Services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, in Hull. Burial was in Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Kooiker, the former Virginia Sipma, was born December 20, 1926 in Hull and was a lifetime resident. She married Arthur R. Kooiker June 15. 1945, in Hull. She was a member of the American Reformed Church.
Survivors include her husband; three sons. Quentin, Vincen and Wesley; three brothers, Stuart, Allen and Keith; and five granchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Quentin Sipma.
Arthur Kooiker, age 93, of Hull, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon. Arthur was born on March 5, 1920, in rural Hull, the son of Ralph J. and Jennie (Van De Weerd) Kooiker. He was raised at Hull, where he attended a country school. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy, stationed on the USS New Mexico, the USS Bernadou, and the USS Kankakee.
In June of 1946, he married Virginia Sipma at Hull. They made their home in Hull, where he was a bridge builder. She passed away on October 17, 1988, in Rock Valley, after more than 42 years of marriage
In August of 1991, he married Wilmina Burggraaff Oostenink in Hull, where they continued to live. Art was a member of the American Reformed Church, where he served on the consistory. He enjoyed gardening and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife of more than 22 years, Mina; three sons and their wives, Quentin and Janell Kooiker, of Collins; Vincent and Debbie Kooiker, of Orange City; and Wesley and Doris Kooiker, of Doon; three grandchildren, Amy and her husband, Jeremy Rohwer, Alan Kooiker, and Chad Kooiker; eight great-grandchildren; four step-sons and their spouses, Donald and Joyce Oostenink and James and Leah Oostenink, all of Hull; Kenneth and Lois Oostenink, of Waukee, and Robert and Laurie Oostenink, of Jackson, Minnesota; seven step-grandchildren, 24 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Napier, of Oklahoma; and a brother, Henry Kooiker, of California.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Bradley Kooiker and Aric Kooiker; a great-granddaughter, Sandra Kooiker; three brothers, Edwin, Elmer, and John Kooiker; and two sisters, Harriet Van Batavia and Jennie Vander Sloot.
Obituary & Photo is from The Oolman Funeral Home
Wilmina Oostenink Kooiker, age 96, of Hull, Iowa passed away on March 8, 2019, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Wilmina was born on June 17, 1922, in Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands, the daughter of Leonard and Marie (Van Dyk) Burggraaff. She moved to the United States with her family in 1927. They settled at Boyden, where she attended school through the eighth grade.
On January 5, 1944, she married Richard Henry Oostenink in rural Boyden. They farmed northeast of Hull, where she was a homemaker. Richard passed away in August of 1976, at Sioux Center, after 32 years of marriage. She then moved into Hull.
In August of 1991, she married Arthur R. Kooiker in Hull. They continued to live in Hull. Later, she moved to the Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon. "Art" passed away on October 22, 2013, in Sheldon, after 22 years of marriage.
"Mina" was a member of the American Reformed Church. She served as a foster grandparent at Hope Haven in Rock Valley. She enjoyed collecting dolls and making quilts. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Survivors include three sons, Donald Oostenink, and his wife, Joyce, and James Oostenink, and his wife, Alethea, all of Hull, Iowa; and Robert Oostenink, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a daughter-in-law, Lois Oostenink, of Waukee, Iowa; nine grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; three step-children, three step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Burggraaff and June Broek.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth and Dennis Oostenink; a daughter-in-law, Laurie Oostenink; three brothers, Richard, Arie, and John Burggraaff; a sister, Effie Henning; and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral Service: March 13, 2019 - American Reformed Church - Hull, Iowa. Officiant: Rev. Steve Bierly. Interment: Hope Cemetery - Hull, Iowa. Arrangements: Oolman Funeral Home - Hull, Iowa.
Source: Oolman Funeral Home - Hull, Iowa
Elmer B. Kooiker, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley. Elmer was born on May 6, 1924, to Ralph and Jenny (Vanderwierd) Kooiker in Ashton. He married Celia Richardson on February 25, 1948, in Rock Valley. Elmer served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was a carpenter for many years. Elmer enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing bingo and cards.
Survivors include his wife, Celia, of Missouri Valley; daughters, Rhonda and husband Ronald Nordby of Missouri Valley, Cherie Hauser of Rock Springs, Wyo., Loma and husband Ron Green of Montour, Garla and husband Stefan Splittgerber of Modale, and Mardrana and husband Dale Driver of Council Bluffs; sons, Ralph Kooiker of Loveland, Rockie Kooiker and friend Sally Ellis of Kirkman; brothers Henry Kooiker of Cerripos, Calif., Art and Mina Kooiker of Sheldon, sister, Maxine Napier of Muskogee, Okla.; twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Brenda Lynch; grandson Randy Allan, brothers, Edwin and John Kooiker; and sister, Harriett VanBatavia.
Obituary & Photo is from The SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Celia L. Kooiker, age 85, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Celia was born May 15, 1926 in Aurelia, Iowa to Bill and Abbey (Root) Richardson.
She was married to Elmer B. Kooiker, February 25, 1948 in Rock Valley, Iowa. They resided in the Crescent and Missouri Valley areas since 1964. Elmer passed away September 23, 2008. Celia enjoyed bingo, shopping, crocheting, baking apple pies and canning.
Survivors include her daughters: Rhonda and husband Ronald Nordby of Missouri Valley, Cherie Hauser of Rock Springs, Wyoming., Loma and husband Ron Green of Montour, Iowa, Garla and husband Stefan Splittgerber of Modale, Iowa and Mardrana Driver of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sons, Ralph Kooiker of Loveland, Iowa, Rockie Kooiker and friend Sally Ellis of Kirkman, Iowa; twenty four grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
Celia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer, daughter Brenda Lee Lynch, grandson Randy Allan, son-in-law Dale Driver.
Officiating Brad Meyer. Music Selections: "The Old Rugged Cross" "How Great Thou Art", "Tears In Heaven". Honorary Bearers: Ryan Kooiker James Driver, Todd Nordby Jason Driver, Brian Kooiker Terry Kooiker, Nicholas Clark Ronald Green Jr., Brandon Camden. Casket Bearers: Todd Stevens Brad Herman, Jeremy Briggs Terry Johnson, Joshua Hauser Jonathan Hauser. Final Resting Place: Branson Cemetery - Loveland, Iowa.
Obituary & Photo is from The Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home & Missouri Valley Times.
Maxine K. Napier was born December 2, 1925 in Sheldon, Iowa the daughter of Ralph J. and Jennie (Van De Weerd) Kooiker. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. In her career, she pursued the savings and loan industry, the construction field, also the aircraft industry as a bookkeeper-secretary.
She married Ray P. Napier on September 10, 1956 in Yuma, Arizona. Maxine spent her last few years in a senior citizens apartment in Muskogee. She had many friends and enjoyed activities of all kinds. She always looked forward to trips to Iowa to see her family, whom she loved and spoke of fondly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray P. Napier; daughter, Roberta Threlkeld; grandsons, Scott D. Threlkeld and Michael D. Napier; sisters, Harriet (Kooiker) Van Batavia, Jennie (Kooiker) Van Dersloot; brothers, John W. Edwin, Henry J., Arthur R., and Elmer.