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Frances TeGrootenhuis

February 27, 1932 May 12, 2019
Frances TeGrootenhuis
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Obituary for Frances TeGrootenhuis

Miss Frances Te Grootenhuis, age 87, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, May 17, at 2:00pm, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers. The Rev. Josh De Kok will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Newkirk Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, at the church. The Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Willetta “Fran” was born on February 27, 1932, in rural Hospers, to Harry and Allie (Koster) Te Grootenhuis. She was raised at Hospers where she attended school and graduated from the Hospers Public School in 1949.

She was employed at Zwagerman Hardware in Hospers before accepting a position at the Hospers Savings Bank, which later became American State Bank, where she worked for nearly forty years. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Ed’s Motors in Hospers for many years. In later years she moved to the Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City, and in June of 2015, she became a resident of the Prairie Ridge Care Center.

Fran was a member of the Newkirk Reformed Church where she had taught Sunday school for many years and had been a Girls League sponsor. Her ANTFRAN license plate was a common sight around Hospers, where she was an active promoter of the community, working as City Treasurer for many years and helping organize the Hospers Community Chest.

She enjoyed cooking and baking, having coffee with family and friends, and being a faithful visitor to those in the community who were home bound.

Survivors include her three siblings and their families, Willard and Janice Te Grootenhuis, of Hospers; Dorothy and James Lane, of Storm Lake; and Dale and Rachel Te Grootenhuis, of Orange City; eleven nieces and nephews, Kirk Te Grootenhuis, Eric Te Grootenhuis, Scott Te Grootenhuis, Bradly Te Grootenhuis, Denise Lane-Prey, Jon Lane, Joel Lane, Tim Te Grootenhuis, April Crull, Heidi De Kok, and Rick Te Grootenhuis; as well as a number of great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be directed to the Orange City Area Home Health and Hospice.


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Previous Events

Family Visitation

Friday

17

May

1:00 PM 5/17/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 5/17/2019 2:00:00 PM
Newkirk Reformed Church

4103 400th Street
Hospers, IA 51238

Newkirk Reformed Church
4103 400th Street Hospers 51238 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

17

May

2:00 PM 5/17/2019 2:00:00 PM
Newkirk Reformed Church

4103 400th Street
Hospers, IA 51238

Newkirk Reformed Church
4103 400th Street Hospers 51238 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Newkirk Cemetery Final Resting Place

4022 Kingbird Avenue
Hospers, IA 51238

4022 Kingbird Avenue Hospers 51238 IA
United States
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