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Verna Jean Van Engen

Dochter van Abraham (Abe) Van Engen en Dorothy Henrietta Vogel geboren 11-5-1945 USA IA Sheldon, overleden 17-8-1978 USA IA Hull en begraven Hope Cemetery

Trouwt 19-8-1964 USA IA Sheldon Jake Van Der Zwaag, zoon van Clarence Vander Zwaag en Ida Jans, geboren 18-1-1945 USA IA Hull, overleden 28-1-2000 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven USA IA Hull Hope Cemetery

Jake hertrouwt 26-10-1979 USA IA Sibley Sandra Kay (Sandy) Foote, geboren 15-8-1952


  1. Kenneth Dwayne Van Der Zwaag, geboren 18-1-1966
  2. Darcy Jo Van Der Zwaag, geboren 19-11-1971


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Obituary of Verna and Jake

Verna married Jake Vander Zwaag on August 19, 1964 in Sheldon, Iowa.

Verna and Jake are the parents of: Kenneth, Darcy


Mrs. Jake Van Der Zwaag, 33, Hull, died Thursday, Aug. 17 at her home after a sudden illness.

Services were last Monday at the First Christian Reformed Church. Burial was in the Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Van Der Zwaag, the former Verna Jean Van Engen, was born May 11, 1945, at Sheldon, Iowa. She was married Aug. 19, 1964 at Sheldon. She was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church.

Survivors include the widower; a son, Kenneth; a daughter, Darcy; her father, Abe Van Engen; four brothers, Gerald, Leslie, Adrian and Dale.

Jake married Verna Jean Van Engen on August 19, 1964 in Sheldon, Iowa.

Jake and Verna are the parents of: Kenneth, Darcy


After Verna's death Jake married Sandra Kay "Sandy" Foote on October 26, 1979 in Sibley, Iowa.

Jake and Sandra are the parents of: Amy


Sioux Center News; February 2, 2000

Jake Anthony Van Der Zwaag, 55, of Hull died Friday, January 28, at Sioux Center Community Hospital. Services were held on Tuesday at First Christian Reformed Church in Hull. Burial was in Hope Cemetery.

Van Der Zwaag was born January 18, 1945, at Hull, the son of Clarence and Ida (Jans) Van Der Zwaag. He spent his entire life on the same farm east of Hull. He married Verna Jean Van Engen on August 19, 1964, at Sheldon. She died August 17, 1978, at Hull. He married Sandra Sandy" Kay Foote at Sibley on October 26, 1979. He farmed and operated Van Der Zwaag Trucking with his brother. In earlier years, he also operated a feed grinder.

He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church. He enjoyed collecting toy tractors, reading newspapers and going camping.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth and; two daughters, Darcy and Amy; four grandchildren; a brother, Gerrit; and a sister, Clara.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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