Parenteel Derck Backer (van Roekel) - Inleiding Naamlijst Bronnen

Alyce Faye De Goei

Dochter van Art De Goei en Alice Van Roekel, geboren 12-4-1943 USA IA Sioux Center

Trouwt 1-6-1962 USA IA Orange City Donald (Don) Vander Stoep, geboren 10-6-1940 USA IA Orange City, overleden 11-10-2003


  1. Jill Van Der Stoep, geboren 3-3-1965
  2. Jack Van Der Stoep, geboren 28-10-1967
    Trouwt 1-12-1991 Diane Zeutenhorst, geboren 8-2-1969
  3. Alyson Van Der Stoep, geboren 1-6-1971
  4. Emily Van Der Stoep, geboren 12-6-1973


Email Deb Emery 18-1-2019
Obituary of Donald Vander Stoep
Donald Vander Stoep, 63, of Orange City, died Saturday, Oct. 11,2003,at the Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 12 noon at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Steven Vander Molen officiated. Burial was held prior to the service at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City under the direction of the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Don's passion for life and for living it to the fullest was what endeared him to so many. He was an impassioned advocate, who could always be found championing whatever cause, job, or project he faced.

He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather 'Papa', educator and community leader.

Born on June 10, 1940, in Orange City, the son of Adrian and Gertrude (Peters) Vander Stoep, Donald Lee was a lifelong resident of Orange City.

He attended the Orange City Public School, and graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City. He attained a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion.

Don's successful career included teacher, coach and guidance counselor in the Maurice-Orange City Community Schools. His students recognized him as a compassionate motivator. He played a major role in the growth of Northwestern College, serving as Vice-President of Development. He gave "supporters of the college the opportunity to be part of Christ's Chapel, Rowenhorst Student Center, and several other major developments at Northwestern.

Severe coronary artery disease, resulting from a disciplined struggle with diabetes, caused an interruption in his service to others in 1988. He established Resource Planners, a fundraising organization for non-profit organizations. Don was elected Mayor of Orange City in 1993, as a write-in candidate, and was reelected for three more two-year terms.

He served as Vice-President of First Federal Bank in Orange City for one year. At the time of his death, after undergoing open heart surgery, he was serving the Reformed Church in America as coordinator of special gifts.

Don, and his wife, Alyce Faye (De Goei) attended theFirst Reformed Church, where he served in various leadership roles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Jill and her husband, Dale Pluim of Orange City; Jack Vander Stoep and his wife, Diane of Columbus, Ohio; Alyson Vander Stoep of Seattle, Wash, and Emily Vander Stoep of Manhatten Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren, Amber, J, D. and Autumn Pluim; and Emma, Sophie and Jackson Vander Stoep; a sister and her husband, Kay and Dennis Hink of Valrico, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Roger Kleinwolterink of Sheldon; and his mother in-law, Alice De Goei of Orange City.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Kleinwolterink, and his father-in-law, Art DeGoei.

Memorials will be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Don saw every challenge as an opportunity - a new mountain to climb, a new life to touch.

Sioux County Capital Democrat 2003-10-16.

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