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Rosella Rook

Dochter van Herman Rook en Nacy Fransen, geboren 17-7-1932 USA IA Osceola, overleden 18-4-2012 USA SD Sioux Falls en begraven 23-4 USA IA Sanborn Roseland Cemetery

Trouwt 3-1954 Lester E Doorenbos, zoon van Lawrence Doorenbos en Elsie Viola Schafer, geboren 29-11-1929 USA IA Boyden, overleden 4-8-1956 USA IA Boyden en begraven Sheridan Township Cemetery

Trouwt 5-11-1975 USA IA Sheldon Arthur Alons, zoon van Louis Alons en Elizabeth Uittenbogaard, weduwnaar van Fern E Carlson, geboren 1-2-1925 USA IA Hospers, overleden 2-9-2019 USA IA Sheldon en begraven 23-4 USA IA Sanborn Roseland Cemetery

Kinderen van Rosella en Lester:

  1. Steven D Dorenbos, geboren 27-1-1955
  2. Sandra S Dorenbos, geboren 15-6-1956


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Obituaries of Lester, Rosella and Arthur

Lester Elwin Doorenbos

Lester married Rosella Rook on March 3, 1954 in Boyden, Iowa.

Lester and Rosella are the parents of two children, Steven & Sandra.

Rock Valley Bee; August 9, 1956

Shock Kills Boyden Man

Lester Doorenbos, 26, an elevator employee at Boyden, was killed by electric shock while at work Saturday morning. He was working with Rudy Henning in a steel corn bin, when the accident occurred. When Mr. Doorenbos attempted to plug in the auger, the wiring evidently shorted and electricity passed through his body. Two doctors from Sheldon were summoned and attempted to revive him. He died one hour after the accident. Mr. Doorenbos' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Doorenbos of Boyden, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schafr, were returning from a vacation trip in Oregon Saturday and attempts are being made to communicate with them with the assistance of the Iowa highway patrol.

Survivors in addition to the parents and grandparents are the widow; two children, 13 months and one month; four brothers, Glen, Donald and Douglas, all of Boyden, and Harland in the navy, and two sisters, Lois and Beverly.


Rosella Alons, age 79, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral Services will be Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Troy Van Beek officiating. Burial in Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, Iowa. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22 from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. with the family present from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Rosella Alons was born on July 17, 1932 in Osceola County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Herman and Nancy (Fransen) Rook. She lived her youth in rural Osceola County and attended Melvin Community School. She also attended Sheldon Community School where she graduated from high school.

Rosella was united in marriage to Lester E. Doorenbos of Boyden, Iowa in March of 1954. Lester died in August of 1956. Rosella was united in marriage to Arthur Alons of Sheldon, Iowa on November 5, 1975 at the Congregational Church in Sheldon. They lived in Sheldon.

Rosella worked at Bell Telephone for a few years before she was married to Lester. She later worked for the Sheldon Public School for many years and then J.C. Penney in Sheldon for many years, retiring in the early 1980's.

She enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, traveling, and especially gardening. Arthur and Rosella went to Texas in the winter for 15 years, where they learned to square dance, which they really enjoyed.

She passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband: Arthur Alons of Sheldon, IA; her son: Steven Dean and Diane Doorenbos of Owatonna, MN; her daughter: Sandra Sue and John Mahosky of Currie, NC; step-children: Dianna and Calvin Van Beek of Sheldon, IA, David and Naty Alons of Las Vegas, NV, Edward and Sheryl Alons of Sheldon, IA, Dawn Kreck of Eagle Grove, IA; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; one twin brother: Robert and Phyllis Rook of Sheldon, IA; one sister-in-law: Tillie Rook of Rock Valley, IA; one brother-in-law: Sylvester "Bud" Harmelink of Melvin, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Lester Doorenbos; her parents; 2 brothers: Henry Rook and Wilbur Rook; one sister: Nancy Harmelink.

Arthur Alons

Arthur Alons was born on February 1, 1925 in Hospers, Iowa. He was the son of Louis and Elizabeth (Uittenbogaard) Alons. He lived his youth in Hospers and attended the Hospers Christian Grade School through the eighth grade. He lived and worked on the family farm with his father and helped neighbors.

He was united in marriage to Fern Carlson of Sheldon, Iowa on March 18, 1948. They lived in rural Hospers where they farmed. In 1955, they moved to rural Sanborn, Iowa where they farmed. Fern passed away on May 28, 1968. Arthur continued to farm until he moved to Sheldon. He drove truck for Granstra Trucking and Contract Transport out of Des Moines, Iowa. He also mowed lawns in Sheldon for many years.

He was united in marriage to Rosella (Rook) Doorenbos on November 5, 1975. They lived in Sheldon and for 15 years wintered in Texas where Arthur and Rosella learned to square dance. Rosella passed away on April 18, 2012. In 2014, Arthur retired and moved to the Christian Retirement Home and later to Sanford Sheldon Care Center.

Arthur enjoyed gardening, farming, spending time in Texas, running his toy trains in the basement and joking around. Family was very important to Arthur and he cherished the time they spent together. He was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. He always put his church first.

Arthur passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Care Center.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Dianna Van Beek of Sheldon, IA, David (Naty) Alons of Las Vegas, NV, Ed (Sheryl) Alons of Sheldon, IA, Dawn Alons of Spencer, IA; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard (Cindy) Alons of Denton, TX; one sister, Magdalene (Harlen) Doorenbos of Sioux Center, IA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Alons, his wife, Rosella Alons; son-in-law, Calvin Van Beek; his parents, Louis and Elizabeth Alons; sister, Mary (Arie) Van Buren; brother, Dan (Henrietta) Alons; parents-in-law, Einer and Neva Carlson.

Andringa Funeral Home

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