Abraham (Abe) W Van Roekel
Zoon van Willem (William A Bill) Van Roekel en Mary Wielenga, geboren 13-1-1914 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 6-9-1995 USA IA Maurice en begraven Sherman Township Cemetery
Trouwt 28-1-1948 USA IA Sioux Center Josephine Henrietta Doornink, dochter van Ed H Doornink en Nellie van Berkum, geboren 1-1-1910 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 11-3-1985 USA IA Iowa City en begraven USA IA Maurice Sherman Township Cemetery
Josephine Van Roekel, 75, of Maurice died suddenly Monday, March 11, in the Iowa City University Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, in the First Reformed Church of Maurice. Pastor Edward Fikse officiated. Burial was in Sherman Township Cemetery. Family visitation was from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Van Gelder Funeral Home in Orange City.
Mrs. Van Roekel, the former Josephine Doornink, was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Sioux Center.
She married Abe Van Roekel Jan. 28, 1948, at Sioux Center. The couple made their home in Maurice.
She was a member of the First Reformed Church.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Allan (Pamela) Mueller of North Liberty; one sister, Mrs. John R. (Ada) Vande Berg and a brother, Ted, both of Sioux Center, and one grandson.
Sioux Center News 1985-03-20.
Abraham W. Van Roekel, age 81, of Maurice, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995 at his residence.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Wayne Sneller officiated. Interment followed at Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice under the direction of the Van Etten-Oolman-Van Gelder Funeral Home, Orange City.
Abraham William, who was known as "Abe," was born Jan. 13, 1914 at Sioux Center, the son of William A. and Mary (Wielenga) Van Roekel. He was raised at Sioux Center, Steen, Minn., Perkins and Maurice. He farmed with his parents for many years.
During World War II he served in the United States Army in the Philippines.
On Jan. 28, 1948 he married Josephine Henrietta Doornink at Sioux Center. They lived at Maurice.
For several years he operated the Phillips "66" tank wagon out of Sioux Center. In the early 1950s he established Van's Service Station in Maurice which he operated until retiring in the early 1980s.
Mrs. Van Roekel died March 11, 1985 at Iowa City.
Mr. Van Roekel was a member of the First Reformed Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6129 in Sioux Center. He had served on the Maurice City Council and the Maurice Volunteer Fire Department in earlier years.
Survivors include his daughter and her husband, Pamela Rae and Allan Mueller of North Liberty; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Jakeline; a sister, Mrs. Gerrit (Nancy) Kooima of Rock Valley; a sister-in-law, Jean Van Roekel of Alton; and a brother-in-law, Harry Hoekstra of Maurice.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Louis, Marion and Wilbur Van Roekel; and a sister, Sadie Hoekstra.
Sioux County Capital 1995-09-14.
Another Maurice Business Memory! This was another owner of our garage in town---Van’s Service, owned by Abe Van Roekel. He also was the owner of the ‘wrecker’ that so many people remember! His daughter Pam sent me this great photo of it recently. Look at the gas pumps in front of the garage. I remember driving up to them, and Abe coming out to fill my tank, wash my windows, and he would write it down and I would pay at the end of the month. It was great! Jo was his bookkeeper, such a sweet lady and had beautiful penmanship! [...]