Bernice Van Roekel
Dochter van Cornelus (Neal) Van Roekel en Dena Sneller, geboren USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 27-11-1930 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 18-7-1951 USA IA Sioux Center James L Moss, zoon van Marion Moss en Henrietta Westra, geboren 8-6-1930 USA IA Rock Valley, overleden 19-8-2016 USA IA Hull en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
June 8, 1930 - August 19, 2016
James L. Moss, 86, of Sioux Center, IA, died Friday, Aug 19, 2016, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull, Ia. A visitation will be held on Monday August 22, 2016 from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Free Grace Reformed Church of Middleburg with Rev. Stephen Breen officiating.
The Moss family prefers memorials to Middleburg Free Grace Reformed Church Memorial Fund.
James L. Moss was born on June 8, 1930 on a farm south of Rock Valley, IA to Marion and Henrietta (Westra) Moss. He grew up on the family farm South of Boyden, IA. As a boy he attended country school near Middleburg, IA and graduated from Newkirk High School.
On July 18, 1951 he was united in marriage to Bernice Van Roekel in Sioux Center, IA. He entered the U.S Army in Feb. 1952, serving two years in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in Feb. 1954. He then returned home where the couple farmed east of Middleburg most of his life. He was a devoted farmer who loved the land.
The couple retired to Sioux Center in 1990. In Jan. 2014 he moved to Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull, Ia. He was a member of the Free Grace Reformed Church of Middleburg where he served on the consistory and as a Sunday School and catechism teacher for many years. He also served on the board of directors for the Farmers Coop Association of Boyden. He enjoyed farming, singing in the choir and fishing. He will be remembered for always being willing to help his children at any time. He also enjoyed hearing about his grandchildrenís activities.
Surviving is his wife of 65 years, four children; Janice and Wayne Davelaar of Rock Valley, IA, Wanda and Gawin Kooima of Sioux Center, IA, Diane and Milton Schiebout of Orange City, IA and Kevin and Betty Moss of Boyden, IA, 14 Grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Sisters and brother-in-law: Marilyn and Gerald Bruxvoort of Orange City, Joan and Herlon Vander Schaaf of Sioux Center; and numerous nieces and nephews. Brothers in law and sisters in law, Don and Alvina Van Gorp, Gerald and Darlene Van Roekel.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents; Grandchildren, Brent and Scott Davelaar, brothers and sisters-in-law: Albert and Aileen Moss, Peter and Darlene Moss; sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Rodney Vanden Brink, sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Marion Wielenga, and brother and sister-in-law Eugene and Marla Moss.
Bernice H. Moss
October 19, 1930 - November 27, 2016
Bernice H. Moss, 86, of Sioux Center, IA, died Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center, IA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00PM, with the family present from 5:00 - 7:00PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
Bernice Moss was born October 19, 1930 west of Sioux Center to Neal and Dena (Sneller) Van Roekel. She attended country school and graduated from Sioux Center high school. On July 18, 1951 she was united in marriage to James L. Moss. The couple farmed together east of Middleburg most of their lives. In 1990 they retired to Sioux Center. In March of 2014 Bernice moved to Crown Pointe Assisted Living. Her husband Jim passed away on August 19, 2016.
She was a member of Free Grace Reformed Church of Middleburg where she was a member of Ladies Circle and she provided many lunches for Brotherhood and Consistory. Besides being a farmerís wife and homemaker, she enjoyed listening to the Gaithers on television. She enjoyed taking pictures and putting them in her many photo albums. Bernice also loved having her children and grandchildren stop in. She was known for her chocolate Rice Krispie Bars, Root Beer Floats and always having a supply of skittles and starbursts for her grandkids when they came. Bernice was a kind woman who never spoke an unkind word about or to anyone. She will be greatly missed.
Bernice is survived by her four children; Janice and Wayne Davelaar of Rock Valley, IA, Wanda and Gawin Kooima of Sioux Center, IA, Diane and Milton Schiebout of Orange City, IA and Kevin and Betty Moss of Boyden, IA, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Alvina and Don Van Gorp; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Darlene Van Roekel; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Gerald Bruxvoort and Joan and Herlon Vander Schaaf; and numerous nephews and nieces.
In addition to her husband, James Moss, she was preceded in death by her parents, Neal and Dena Van Roekel; grandchildren, Brent and Scott Davelaar; brother, Delmar Van Roekel; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Agnes and Marion Wielenga, Peter and Darlene Moss, Albert and Aileen Moss, Eugene and Marla Moss and Charlene and Rodney Vanden Brink.