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Norma June Hoksbergen

Dochter van Isaac Hoksbergen en Minnie Kloosterman, geboren 1-6-1931 USA IA Oskaloosa, overleden 1-2-1999 USA FL Lakeland en begraven USA IA Pella Oakwood Cemetery

Trouwt 9-2-1950 USA IA Pella Nelson Leonard Pleima, zoon van Martin Pleima en Regina de Jong, geboren 2-4-1925 USA IA Mahaska County, overleden 30-5-2017 USA IA Pella en begraven Oakwood Cemetery


  1. Donald Lee Pleima, geboren 17-9-1951
  2. Nancy Eileen Pleima, geboren 20-7-1953
  3. Steven Gene Pleima, geboren 25-11-1955
  4. Arlene Faye Pleima


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From contributor Al Hibbard:

Nelson Leonard Pleima, son of Martin and Regina (De Jong) Pleima, was born April 2, 1925, at home in Mahaska County, Iowa. He attended Reiter School No.8 south of Sully, Iowa graduating from the eighth grade. In February 1945, Nelson began two years of military service, completing basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. Since the Peace Treaty with Germany was signed at the end of basic training, Nelson was reassigned to a stockade near Frankfurt, Germany where he was a tower watchman and then a guard in the jail holding war criminals.

On February 9, 1950, he was united in marriage with Norma June Hoksbergen at the home of her parents in Pella, Iowa. Nelson and June were blessed with four children: Donald Lee, Nancy Eileen, Steven Gene and Arlene Faye. Following their marriage, they began farming in the Pella vicinity. In 1966, they moved to Pella where they purchased a home at 1014 East First Street. Nelson then began his career at Vermeer Manufacturing and retired from there in 1990.

Retirement years brought various part-time jobs: south end carwash, historical society, and together they were custodians at the Central College chapel. His hobbies were gardening, mushroom hunting, making apple crates, squirrel chairs, planter boxes and ropes. He enjoyed fall trips to Minnesota to chop stalks at his daughterís farm, Arlene and Roger Mulder. A highlight for many years was the Christmas light display at their two-story home winning two first place awards. Nelsonís pride and joy was his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

On February 1, 1999, June passed away unexpectedly while they were visiting their son, Steveís family in Florida. Many times Nelson expressed his love for her and how much he missed her. Nelson passed away May 30, 2017, at the age of 92 years, one month and 28 days at Jefferson Place in Pella.

Nelson is survived by his four children and their families: Donald and Ruth (Beyer) Pleima of Hollister, Missouri, Andrea and Kyle Shearer, Elizabeth Shearer, Nancy and Melvin Vander Wiel of Pella, Iowa; Tracy Vander Wiel and Laurie Miller; Jaylin and Colton Vander Wiel; Eric and Lindsey Vander Wiel; Banx and Paxton Vander Wiel; Steven and Rhonda (Jansen) Pleima of Lakeland, Florida; Renae and Wayne Anderson; Hailey and Leon Anderson; Arlene and Roger Mulder of Willmar, Minnesota; Ashley and Kyle Rice; Kendall, Hartley and Walker Rice; Trent and Cassandra Mulder; Kylee, Makenna, and TJ Mulder; Kari and Jesse Ducommun; Henrik Ducommun.

Of his extended family Nelson leaves two sisters, a brother-in-law, and two sisters-in-law: Alice (Quintin) Zylstra, Effie and Howard Groenendyk, Lenora (Albert) Pleima all of Pella, and Shirley (Alvin) Hoksbergen of Holland, Michigan.

Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, June, a grandson, Shaun Michael Pleima; his parents, Martin and Regina Pleima; two brothers, Dick Pleima and his wife, Gertrude, Albert Pleima, his brother-in-law, Quintin Zylstra; his parents-in-law, Isaac and Minnie (Kloosterman) Hoksbergen; and a brother-in-law, Rev Alvin L. (Bud) Hoksbergen.

Nelson was baptized at the Peoria Christian Reformed Church in Peoria, Iowa and made profession of faith at Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella and was currently a member of Covenant Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa

[Van Dyk - Duven Funeral Home web site]

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