NEDERHOFF, Willis S. 1931-1995
NEDERHOFF, DRESSELHUIS, OKONES
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/17/2010 at 18:07:23
Rites Held For Willis Nederhoff
Willis Stanley Nederhoff, of Wellsburg, passed away on Saturday, April 15, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to complications to ALS. He attained the age of 63 years, 5 months and 25 days.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church with Pastor Douglas Holmes officiating. Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg. There will be full military graveside rites at the cemetery conducted by the Wellsburg AMVETS Post #91 and the American Legion Post #213.
Pallbearers were Rollin Primus, Eldon Nederhoff, Jeff Nederhoff, Dick Okones, Jerry Heikens, David Eekhoff, Brent Blythe and Bob Diekman. Honorary pallbearers were Harlyn Riekena and Gary Stoehr, Sr.
A memorial fund has been established.
Willis was born on October 22, 1931, at the family farm near Wellsburg to Oldig O. and Ada (Dresselhuis) Nederhoff. He attended rural and public schools in the Wellsburg area graduating from the 12th grade. Willis joined the U.S. Army serving in Korea.
On February 23, 1955, he was united in marriage to Rhea Okones at the First Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg. Following their marriage they farmed in the Wellsburg area, until 1988 when they moved to Wellsburg due to Willis' health.
Willis was an active member of the Second Christian Reformed Church, serving on consistory and as Sunday School Superintendent. Willis served on the Timothy School Board, Mid-Am Milk board, and was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Wellsburg Community Club. He also enjoyed league bowling in Eldora and was inducted into the Eldora Bowl Hall of Fame on March 18, 1995. His grandchildren were also a bright spot in his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, Edward Nederhoff; and 2 sisters, Etta Heikens and Grace Luppen.
Survivors include his wife, Rhea of Wellsburg; 3 sons, Rick, Mark and his wife Heidi, and Kent and his wife Darla, all of Wellsburg; 1 daughter, Lori (Mrs. Jason) Jungling of Clear Lake; 5 grandchildren: Braidlyn, Stephanie, Melanie, Tiffanie and Taylor Nederhoff; 1 brother, Carl H. Nederhoff and wife Kathryn of Wellsburg; 4 sisters, Ordie (Harold) Eekhoff, Frances (Claus) Primus, Inez (Rodney) Deters and Donna (Al) Blythe, all of Wellsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of professional arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 April 1995, pg 8
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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