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Eleanor J. De Groot

June 10, 1930 March 11, 2020
Eleanor J.  De Groot
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Obituary for Eleanor J. De Groot

Mrs. Eleanor De Groot, age 89, of Sheldon, formerly of Alton, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, March 16, at 11:30am, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. John Klompien will officiate. A luncheon and time of visitation will follow the service, at the church. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Monday, at 10:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Eleanor June was born on June 10, 1930, in Ireton, the daughter of John and Katherine (Fedders) Jasper. She was raised in the Ireton area, where she attended school. She enjoyed caring for local families that needed a hand with children, cleaning, and other help around the house.

On January 26, 1949, she was united in marriage to Cornelius A. De Groot in Ireton. They made their home in Sioux County, settling on a farm near Alton. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a waitress at the DX Café, worked at the Village Drug store, and did some mending and sewing for the hospital, all in Orange City. She also liked doing embroidery work.

Mrs. De Groot was a member of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. Cornie passed away on February 25, 2007, in Orange City, after more than 58 years of marriage. Following Cornie’s passing, she moved to the Pioneer Court in Orange City and in November of 2019, she became a resident of the Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon.

Survivors include her three sons, Larry De Groot, of Hudsonville, Michigan; Rodney De Groot, and his wife, Sondra, of Orange City; and Arlin De Groot, and his wife, Ladella, of Manhattan, Montana; ten grandchildren, Lori, and her husband, Gordon Steenwyk; Rachael, and her husband, Kevin Kouw; Michael De Groot; Mark De Groot, and his wife, Danielle; Kim, and her husband, Brad Hettinga; Paula, and her husband, Ashley Mayland; Grant De Groot, and his wife, Heidi; Greg De Groot, and his wife, Angela; Katie, and her husband, Wes Bukowski; and Erin De Groot; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Lloyd and Ann Jasper, of Marco Island, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter and her husband, Denise and Terry Plagman; and a sister and her husband, Lorraine and Les Mars.

Memorials may be directed to the Orange City Christian School.

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Previous Events

Prayer Service

Monday

16

Mar

10:30 AM 3/16/2020 10:30:00 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

16

Mar

11:30 AM 3/16/2020 11:30:00 AM
Calvary Christian Reformed Church

709 5th St SE
Orange City, IA 51041

A luncheon and time of visitation will follow the service, at the church.

Calvary Christian Reformed Church
709 5th St SE 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

Orange City Christian School

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