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Darlene J. Wichers

October 15, 1931 March 14, 2019
Darlene J. Wichers
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Obituary for Darlene J. Wichers

Mrs. Darlene Wichers, age 87, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, March 18, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Wick Hubers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice. There will be a family prayer service on Monday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, at the funeral home.

Darlene Joan was born on October 15, 1931, in Orange City, the daughter of John and Johanna (Sybrandy) Van Beek. After graduating from high school, she worked at the Million Dollar Café, where she met her future husband when he was home on furlough from the military.

On June 22, 1953, she married Marlin Wichers at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They were blessed with two children, Dawn and Rallyn. She worked at local grocery stores for forty and a half years and at Casey’s Bakery in Sioux Center, for eight and a half years.

Mrs. Wichers was a member of the First Reformed Church in Maurice, where she taught Bible School and Sunday School classes and enjoyed working in the church library for 25 years. For fifteen years, she played the harmonica with Marlin and her brother-in-law, Allen Wichers, who both played the guitar, for the residents at local nursing homes.

Survivors include her husband of more than 65 years; her children and their spouses, Dawn and Ken Beukelman and Rallyn and Mary Wichers, all of Orange City; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jamie and Michelle Beukelman, Chad and Amber Beukelman, Shawndra and Philip Kuiken, Karen and Tony Korver, and Cassandra and Chris Rollman; and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers and their spouses, Tena and Henry Gerritsen and Chris Dekker, Grace and Chris Dekker, Marie and William De Vos, Bernard and Charlene Van Beek, John A. and Mathilda Van Beek, and Alice Van Beek; and four infant brothers and one infant sister.

Memorials may be directed to the Shepherd’s Chapel, 102 Eighth Avenue Northeast; Gravette, Arkansas 72736.


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Previous Events

Family Visitation

Sunday

17

Mar

3:00 PM 3/17/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3/17/2019 5:00:00 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

Monday

18

Mar

9:30 AM 3/18/2019 9:30:00 AM
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

Monday

18

Mar

11:00 AM 3/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Reformed Church - Maurice

410 Main Street
Maurice, IA 51036

First Reformed Church - Maurice
410 Main Street Maurice 51036 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sherman Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

3250 470th Street
Maurice, IA 51036

3250 470th Street Maurice 51036 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shepherd's Chapel

Post Office Box 146
Gravette, AR 72736
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