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Alvin J. Bomgaars

July 4, 1938 May 29, 2019
Alvin J. Bomgaars
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Obituary for Alvin J. Bomgaars

Mr. Alvin Bomgaars, age 80, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 1, at 2:30pm, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Robert De Boer and the Rev. Dr. Brian Keepers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Saturday, at 1:30pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

Alvin John was born on July 4, 1938, in Alton, the son of Anthony and Stella (De Beer) Bomgaars. He was raised on a farm in rural Alton and attended the Newkirk Public School. Following high school graduation, he enrolled at the Northwestern Junior College in Orange City and Morningside College in Sioux City, earning his bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. He also served as a member of the Air National Guard.

On September 6, 1962, he married Arlene Mae Aalberts in Orange City, where they made their home. “Al” first worked for the Sioux County Department of Human Services before becoming a service manager at the Ford garage in Orange City. In 1986, he started working as a mechanic for the City of Orange City and later he became foreman of the city’s Street Department, retiring in 2003.

Mr. Bomgaars was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church, where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent and as a deacon.

He enjoyed attending swap meets, restoring old engines (especially John Deere), and watching his grandchildren participate in their activities.
Survivors include his wife of more than 56 years; two children, Pam, and her husband, Kent Johnson, of Worthington, Minnesota; and Dan Bomgaars, of Cherokee; two grandchildren, Jessica and Tyler Hattermann; a sister and her husband, Audrey and The Rev. Don Den Hartog, of Orange City; and two sisters-in-law, Hermina Bomgaars, of Sioux City, and Delores, and her husband, Harold Smit, of Orange City.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Bomgaars and Alfred Bomgaars.

Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Reformed Church.


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Previous Events

Family Visitation

Friday

31

May

5:00 PM 5/31/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/31/2019 7:00:00 PM
Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City

216 Albany Avenue Northeast
Orange City, IA 51041

Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City
216 Albany Avenue Northeast Orange City 51041 IA
United States

Prayer Service

Saturday

1

Jun

1:30 PM 6/1/2019 1:30:00 PM
Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City

216 Albany Avenue Northeast
Orange City, IA 51041

Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City
216 Albany Avenue Northeast Orange City 51041 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

1

Jun

2:30 PM 6/1/2019 2:30:00 PM
Trinity Reformed Church - Orange City

201 St. Paul Avenue Southeast
Orange City, IA 51041

Trinity Reformed Church - Orange City
201 St. Paul Avenue Southeast Orange City 51041 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Orange City, IA 51041

Orange City 51041 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Trinity Reformed Church

201 St Paul Ave
Orange City, IA 51041
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