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Norman Dwight Vander Lee

Zoon van Teunis (Tunis) Vander Lee en Geertje (Gertrude) Van Roekel, geboren 5-3-1934 USA IA Boyden

Trouwt 16-8-1955 USA IA Hull Ruby Jayne De Wild, dochter van Conrad De Wild en Winnie Brunsting, geboren 16-11-1934 USA IA Hull, overleden 31-1-2016 USA IA Rock Rapids en begraven Riverview Cemetery


  1. Roland Jay (Rollie) Vander Lee, geboren 10-11-1959 USA IA Rock Rapids
  2. Jerome Neal Vander Lee, geboren 1-11-1962 USA IA Rock Rapids
  3. Ruth Ann Vander Lee, geboren 17-7-1967 USA IA Rock Rapids
  4. Paul Evan Vander Lee, geboren 17-8-1971 USA IA Rock Rapids, overleden 12-5-1980 USA IA Sioux Falls


Email Deb Emery 7-2-2020
Obituary of Ruby

Ruby J. Vander Lee, age 81, died January 31, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Ruby Jayne Vander Lee was born November 16, 1934, at Hull, Iowa, the daughter of Conrad and Winnie (Brunsting) De Wild. Her youth was spent on the family farm near Hull until 1949 when her family moved into Hull. She graduated from Hull High School in 1952. After attending Northwestern in Orange City for two years she taught school for five years in Archer, Hospers and Akron.

On August 16, 1955, she was united in marriage to Norman Vander Lee. They lived in Sheldon and Akron until moving to Rock Rapids in 1959. After the children were born, she was a stay-at-home mom. Ruby was a member of numerous committees and boards in her church, community and surrounding areas. She received the community service award twice. Music was an important part of her life. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life and she loved going to all of their activities. She enjoyed traveling, reading, sports, music and sitting on the front porch.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Norman Vander Lee; sons, Rollie (Ruth) Vander Lee of Rock Rapids and Jerry (Nancy) Vander Lee of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; daughter, Ruth (Mike) Vogel of Sheldon, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; son, Paul Evan; siblings, John (Fannetta) De Wild, Henry (Mabel) De Wild, Angeline (Dick) Aardsma; parents-in-law, Tunis and Gertrude Vander Lee; and brother-in-law, Myron Vander Lee.

Funeral Service: February 5, 2016 - First Reformed Church - Rock Rapids, Iowa. Officiant: Rev. Dan Haggar. Interment: Riverview Cemetery - Rock Rapids, Iowa. Arrangements: Jurrens Funeral Home - Rock Rapids, Iowa


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