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Gertrude Vander Schaaf

October 10, 1926 November 11, 2018
Gertrude Vander Schaaf
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Obituary for Gertrude Vander Schaaf

Gertrude was born on October 10, 1926, in Okaton, South Dakota, the daughter of Henry and Cornelia (Cleveringa) Roghair. She was raised in Okaton, where she attended the public school. She was on the honor roll and was the class valedictorian there.

On January 2, 1947, she married John E. Henry Vander Schaaf in Okaton. They farmed the Vander Schaaf family farm until 1981, when they retired into Orange City. In February of 2014, they moved to the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. John passed away on October 8, 2015, after more than 68 years of marriage.

Mrs. Vander Schaaf was a member of the First Reformed Church, where she participated in the Mary-Martha Circle and attended Sunday school for over sixty years.

“Gert” enjoyed reading, crocheting, counted cross stitching, vegetable and flower gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her three sons and their wives, Robert and Debora Vander Schaaf, of Orange City; David and Renae Vander Schaaf, of Alton; and Dennis and Patricia Vander Schaaf, of Sheldon; a daughter and her husband, Sharon and Kenneth Welker, of Glidden, Wisconsin; thirteen grandchildren and their spouses, Daniel (Kaitlyn) Vander Schaaf and Dustin Vander Schaaf; Nathan (Sherri) Vander Schaaf, Nancy (Luke) Wielenga, Curtis Vander Schaaf, Krystle (Corey) Kempers, Ben Vander Schaaf, and Rachel Vander Schaaf; Eric (Jennifer) Vander Schaaf, Emily Vander Schaaf and Evan (Rebecca) Vander Schaaf; and Leah (Jimmy) Johnson and Casey (Brent) Richardson; two step-grandchildren, Lauren (Michael) Aussieker and Kyle (Jenny) Welker; eighteen great-grandchildren; and a brother and his wife, Robert (Bessie) Roghair, of Okaton.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Malachi Richardson; and her siblings and their spouses, Edward (Margaret) Roghair, Hilda Roghair, Jacob (Grace) Roghair, Harriet (Dick) Noteboom, Janetta (Bill) Kelly, Nicholas Albert (Eva) Roghair, Hilda (Don) Prielip, Alice (Cornelius) Oostwouder, William G. Roghair, Joanna (Bud) Grover, and Theodore Roghair.

Memorials may be directed to Talking Bibles International.


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Family Visitation

Saturday

17

Nov

10:00 AM 11/17/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Reformed Church - Orange City

420 Central Avenue Northwest
Orange City, Iowa 51041

First Reformed Church - Orange City
420 Central Avenue Northwest Orange City 51041 Iowa
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

17

Nov

11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Reformed Church - Orange City

420 Central Avenue Northwest
Orange City, Iowa 51041

First Reformed Church - Orange City
420 Central Avenue Northwest Orange City 51041 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Orange City, IA 51041

Orange City 51041 IA
United States

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Talking Bibles International

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