Lambertus (Albert) Van Roekel
Zoon van Jan (John A.) Van Roekel en Gertie Stryland, geboren 21-12-1909 en gedoopt 5-6-1910 USA IA Orange City, overleden 21-3-2001 USA IA Sheldon en begraven USA IA Boyden Sheridan Township Cememery
Trouwt 22-1-1936 USA IA Boyden Marie LaVina Schafer, dochter van Frank Nicholas Schafer en Effie Neoma Horn, geboren 24-6-1911 USA SD Plankinton, overleden 2-7-1993 USA IA Sheldon en begraven USA IA Boyden Sheridan Twp Cemetery
Sioux County Capital; March 23, 2001
Albert Van Roekel 91 years, of Boyden, IA, died March 21, 2001 at the Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon, IA.
Albert, son of John & Gertie (Van Stryland) Van Roekel was born near Orange City, IA on December 21, 1909. At the age of seven he moved with his family to Boyden where he attended eight years of country school. He married Marie Schafer January 22, 1936. They farmed near Hull, IA in 1937, Alton, IA from 1937 to 1948, then moved to the Sheldon area until retirement. They moved to Boyden in 1992. Marie passed away July 2, 1993.
Albert was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hospers, where he served as deacon and elder. He also served on the board of the Farmers Co-op Produce of Boyden. He loved farming, feeding cattle, fishing, hunting and playing softball.
Survivors include his two sons, one daughter, one brother, two sisters, 13 grandchildren & 30 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by, his parents, his wife, and three sisters; Nancy Horn, Gertrude Vander Lee and Wilhelmina Harman.
Sioux County Capital; July 8, 1993
Marie LaVina Van Roekel, 82, of Boyden died Friday, July 2, at a Sheldon Hospital after a short illness.
Services were held on Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Hospers. Burial was in the Sheridan Township Cemetery, Boyden.
The former Marie LaVina Schafer was born June 24, 1911, near Plankinton, South Dakota, the daughter of Frank and Effie (Horn) Schafer. She graduated from Boyden High School. She married Albert Van Roekel January 22, 1946. They farmed near Alton from 1937 to 1948, then at Sheldon until retiring to Boyden in 1992.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hospers.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, a daughter, three sisters, 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.