Hendrik (Henry) Korthals
Zoon van Hendrik Korthals en Gerritje van Beek, geboren 3-3-1884 NL Bennekom , overleden 21-8-1934 USA IA Sioux Co en begraven USA IA Hull Hope Cemetery
Trouwt 11-5-1910 Lammechien (Lina) Mulder dochter van John Mulder en Jantje Vos, geboren 22-3-1889 NL Gasselternijveen , overleden 17-2-1961 USA SD Milbank en begraven USA IA Hull Hope Cemetery
Mrs. Korthals passed away at the St. Bernardo hospital in Milbank, S.D., after suffering a heart attack February 17 at the home of her son, Leonard, of Milbank. She was the daughter of Jennie Vos and John Mulder of the Netherlands, born March 22, 1889. At two years of age they moved to America, where they settled in Hull.
She was married to Henry Korthals on May 11, 1910. They lived in Hull and Rock Valley until 1927 when they moved to a farm, at White Lake, S. D. Her husband, Henry, was killed in an auto accident August 21, 1934.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother, Herman, two sisters, Jennie and Grace and two children, Evelyn and Gerald, who died in infancy.
Surviving are 12 children, six sons and six daughters: John of george, Henry of Ontario, Ore., Mason of Platte, S.D., Ed of Huron, S. D, Leonard of Milbank, S.D., Gertrude (Mrs. H. Boone) of Sioux Center, Jennie (Mrs. H. Hoogeveen) of Steen, Grace (Mrs. F. Axemaker) and Catherine (Mrs. L. Gales) of White Lake, S. D., Jeanette (Mrs. E. Foltz) of Kimball, S. D., and Leona (Mrs. L.Ramharter) of Canton, S. D. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 8 grandchildren.
Sioux Center News 1961-03-02.
John Korthals was born January 9, 1911 near Hull, Iowa, the son of Henry and Lena (Mulder) Korthals. He attended country school and helped with the farming. In 1927 his family moved to White Lake, SD. John was united in marriage to Francis Mahler on May 18, 1934 in George, IA. John worked various places around George, such as the drug store, managed the movie theater, custodian at the public schools, before he drove the tank wagon for George Coop Oil for 35 years retiring in 1977. He was always quick to tell you that he wore out three new trucks in those 35 years. After his retirement he spent time helping George Summa with the gladiolas and cousin Ed on the farm. On July 18, 1984 Francis passed away after 50 years of marriage. He enjoyed word puzzles and will always be remembered for those famous "Honest John" stories. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in George, IA. John entered the George Good Samaritan Society on April 9, 2007, where he remained until this past Wednesday, April 3, 2013 where he died at the age of 102.
He is survived by grandson, Michael Rael of Phoenix, AZ; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Francis; daughter, Norma; granddaughter, Michelle Seeber; two infant brothers; sisters, Jen Hoogeveen, Gert Boone, Kate Gales, Leona Ramharter, Jean Fultz, and Grace Axemaker; brothers, Henry, Mason, Edward, Leonard, and Herman.
Marcella Margaret (Hettinger) Korthals, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went peacefully to the Lord on April 28, 2014, with all of her children by her side. She was 90 years old.
She was born in December 29, 1923 in White Lake, SD, the third of five children born to John and Susan Hettinger. She was always a help to her mother in the kitchen and when her mother passed away when Marcella was 11, she and her sister took over the duties of cooking and cleaning for the men of her family. She went to boarding school in South Dakota and graduated from White Lake High School in 1941. She went on to Notre Dame College and earned her teaching certificate.
She taught for two years, when she met the love of her life, Mason Korthals through her classmate, Mason's brother, Herman. They were married and moved to Idaho in 1947; they had six wonderful kids and lived a full life in Fruitland. When Mason passed away in 1982, she continued to live on her own until the time of her death.
Marcella loved bowling in her later years and was on a couple of bowling leagues, she also loved to travel and go on cruises. She loved sports and was an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan. She was a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church, now Corpus Christi Catholic Community in Fruitland.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Patrick) Bonner of Fruitland, ID, Mary (Alan) Hancock of Yelm, WA, Randy (Julie) Korthals of Fruitland, ID, Patty (Mack) Middleton of Kent, WA, Pam (Bill) Beckwith of Kennesaw, GA, and Mark (Yvonne) Korthals of Payette, ID; her brother-in-law Albert Thiry of White Lake, SD; eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Mason, her parents, step-mother, brothers and sister.
A viewing will be held from 5 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, April 30th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Fruitland with a vigil starting at 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday, May 1st at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Fruitland. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Community, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID..
Published in Idaho Statesman from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2014
Thelma Louis (VanHeest) Korthals, 84, was born to Nick and Mary (Pavlis) VanHeest on January 23, 1931 in Douglas County, SD. She attended school in Corsica, SD. Her mother died when Thelma was four years old so she took care of her sister Anna until Anna passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 1947 at the age of 13-1/2.
Thelma married Herman Korthals on December 31, 1948 in Mitchell, SD. She was a homemaker and waitress in Platte, SD for many years having worked at B&T Café, Bob’s Café and the Platte Bowling Alley Coffee Shop. She also folded and inserted papers and cleaned at The Platte Enterprise for many years. She took in ironing and cleaned house for others as well.
She loved cooking and baking and trying new recipes. For many years she prepared a noon meal for her grandchildren and many of their friends since they lived just across the street from the school. Her specialty was pan-fried chicken. She also provided homemade monster cookies for Platte School teachers while her grandchildren were in school.
She attended Olive Presbyterian Church and enjoyed helping serve meals at the Senior Citizens Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She loved to play bingo, ride her bike and go for walks.
In 2006 the Korthals sold their home and moved into Platte Assisted Living where they remained for three years until moving to the Platte Care Center in August of 2009. Herman passed away on September 8, 2009.
Thelma Louise Korthals of Platte, SD passed away at the Platte Care Center on Friday evening, January 22, 2016 just four hours short of her 85th birthday.
Grateful for having shared in Thelma’s life: her two daughters: Sharon (Norm) Huizenga and Barb (Tom) Travis, all of Platte, SD; five grandchildren: Jamie (Paula) Huizenga, Pierre, SD; Jason (Tana) Huizenga, Platte, SD; Rebecca (Aaron) Raichel, Parker, CO; Rachel (Matt) Mueller and Shawn (Katie) Travis, all of Sioux Falls, SD; 15 great-grandchildren: Casi (Mitch) Popko, Rochester, MN; Caleb Huizenga, Pierre, SD; Maggie, Allie and Emmie Huizenga, Platte, SD; Emily Raichel, Parker, CO; Annika, Alisha, Amelia, Adelyn, Joseph and Alexis Mueller, Sioux Falls, SD; and Lucy, Teddy and Jacob Travis, Sioux Falls, SD; a sister-in-law, Donna VanHeest, Pico Rivera, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; her parents, Nick and Mary VanHeest; a brother, Melven; and a sister, Anna VanHeest.
Contributor: Vicky Pavlis (49988824)