Hattie Van Holland
Dochter van Geurt Van Holland en Gerritje Van Maanen, geboren 22-2-1889 USA IA Rock Valley, overleden 10-11-1971 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 18-11-1919 USA IA Rock Valley Bert (Hilbert) De Weerd, zoon van Jan de Weerd en Hillegonda Hessels, geboren 18-11-1891 NL Dwingelo Lhee , overleden 23-10-1965 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven bij zijn vrouw
Funeral services were held at the Bethel Christian Reformed church here at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, for Bert DeWeerd, 73, well known Sioux Center farmer and dairyman and a resident of Sioux county since 1913, who passed away here Saturday. Services were conducted by the Rev. Louis Tamminga and burial was made in the Sioux Center Community cemetery under the direction of Vander Ploeg's Funeral home. A brief service attended by members of the family was held at Vander Ploeg's Funeral chapel preceding the service at the church.
Mr. DeWeerd was born November 18, 1891, The Netherlands and in 1912, at the age of 21, immigrated to America. He lived for nine months in Michigan before moving to Sioux County. He was united in marriage to Hattie Van Holland at Rock Valley on November 18, 1918. To this union were born five sons, all of whom survive him, Dick of Pella, John of Rock Valley, Gerald, Hilbert and Gordon all of Sioux Center. Also surviving him besides his wife are 18 grandchildren; one sister, Roelofje (Mrs. John Vruursma) of The Netherlands.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. DeWeerd was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed church for 30 years and had served as deacon.
Pallbearers were John T. Van Holland, John H. Van Holland, Tom J. Van Holland, Gilbert Meernink and James Zonnefeld.
-Obituary from The Sioux Center News
De Weerd was born near Rock Valley on June 1, 1920, the son of Bert and Hattie De Weerd. He was a 1939 graduate of Sioux Center High School. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in January 1942, serving 3 ½ years in the Pacific, and was discharged in December 1945.
He married Anna De Groot on April 17, 1946, at Middleburg. The couple owned and operated a grocery store in Carmel for 14 years. They sold the business in 1964 and moved to Pella, where they owned and operated the Dutch Mill Motel for 13 years. During his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spiritual matters. He was a member of Third Reformed Church in Pella, an active member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Pella Kiwanis club and a spieler on tour wagons at Tulip Time.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hilbert and Gordon; and two children, Judith Ann and David Alan.
Memorials are being directed to Hospice of Pella.
-Obituary from The Sioux Center News
On April 17, 1946 Anna was united in marriage with Dick De Weerd at the Middleburg Christian Reformed Church in Middleburg, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Beverly Ann, Judith Ann, and David Alan.
Anna and Dick owned and operated a grocery store for fourteen years in Carmel, Iowa. After they sold the store, the couple moved to Pella where they purchased the Dutch Mill Motel operating it for thirteen years.
Anna was a member of the Third Reformed Church in Pella. Anna's many talents included knitting, crocheting, tatting and playing the organ and piano.
Anna is survived by her son-in-law Bill Quick, two granddaughters: Brenda Johnston and her husband Gary of Prairie City and Elizabeth Quick of Pleasant Hill; two great-grandsons: Hayden and Justin Johnston; and three sisters: Priscilla Broek of Sioux Center, Iowa, Harriet (Gerald) Kroese of Hull, Iowa, and Audrey (Mike) Fedders of George, Iowa.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Dick, in 2005; her children: Beverly in 2010, Judith who died at birth, and David who died at the age of twenty-seven.
Published Pella Garden Chapel website
De Weerd was born February 18, 1922, to Bert and Hattie (Van Holland) De Weerd near Rock Valley. During his formative years his family lived on various farms in Sioux County. After completing the eighth grade he left school to help with the family farm.
On his 26th birthday he married Anna Draayer in Sioux Center. They made their home on a farm south of Rock Valley. This home has remained their residence for all of these years. He was a longtime member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church and served as a deacon and elder. Christian education was important to him, having sat on the school board of both Sioux Center Christian School and Western Christian High School. Farming was always a vital part of his life and he still liked helping out when he could, particularly during the harvest season. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dick, Hilbert and Gordon; and a granddaughter.
The De Weerd Family prefers memorials to the Sioux Center Christian School Foundation.
-Obituary from The Sioux Center News
Gerald De Weerd was born May 25, 1927 to Bert and Hattie (Van Holland) De Weerd in Rock Valley, Iowa. During his formative years his family lived on various farms in Sioux County. He attended school in Sioux Center and graduated from Sioux Center High School. After high school, Gerald entered the military serving in the US Army. During his time in the military, he attained the rank of Corporal and served during WWII as a part of the Military Police in Paris, France.
On February 25, 1951, Gerald married Gladys Draayer in Sioux Center. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Sioux Center. Gerald was a lifelong member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church. As a member of the church he served as an Elder, Sunday School and catechism teacher and served on the Christian education board. He was a faithful volunteer and member of a variety of boards and organizations. He also enjoyed music, singing in the Bethel Men's Quartet for over 50 years and also in the church choir. Gerald worked for 42 years at CO-OP Gas and Oil as a propane service man. He was a beekeeper for over 50 years. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, bowling and assembling puzzles. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Gladys of Sioux Center; 5 children: Stan and Arlis De Weerd of Rock Valley, Bill and Mary Schoep of Sioux Falls, SD, Arlin and Helen De Weerd of Rock Valley, Roger and BJ De Weerd of Maurice and Bernie and Pam Punt of Sioux Center; 15 grandchildren: Jason and Lindy De Weerd, Scott and Noemi De Weerd, Darin and Janelle De Wit, Greg and Allison Blom, Brady and Rhonda Fopma, Laura Schoep, Travis and Larscina De Weerd, Brandon and Shannon De Weerd, Aaron De Weerd, Tyler and Breanne Te Grotenhuis, Branson De Weerd, Richard and Amber Bradshaw, Eric and Tracy Punt, Matt and Brittney Punt, Andrea Huls; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ann De Weerd of Rock Valley and Helen and her husband John Peuse of Sioux Center and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Daniel De Weerd and Gail De Weerd; four brothers, Dick, John, Hilbert and Gordon De Weerd; two sisters-in-law, Anna De Weerd and Nellie Altena.
Memorial Funeral Home , Sioux Cenyter.