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HUISMAN, Dennis D. 1932-1968


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/21/2014 at 10:05:25

Funeral Services Friday, Nov. 8 For Dennis D. Huisman

Dennis Dee Huisman passed away around 10 o'clock Monday evening, November 4, 1968, at the Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines following a lingering illness. He reached the age of 36 years and 20 days.

He was born on October 14, 1932 in Wellsburg, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huisman (nee Grace Ibelings). He attended the Wellsburg grade school and graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1950. On November 8, 1952 he was united in marriage to Miss Vaneda Freese at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Following their marriage they made their home in Wellsburg. This union was blessed by a daughter, Kathryn and a son, Steven.

He was inducted into the army on February 3, 1953. He served for 14 months in Alaska, after which he entered Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, Colorado for treatment.

He was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on September 25, 1960.

For many years he was employed by Claassen Bros. Cabinet Shop and for the last 9 years he was employed by the Gelder Cabinet Shop. He was Scoutmaster of the local boy Scout Troop No. 85 in Wellsburg. He was a member of the local Jaycee organization, where he received the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding community service, and was a member of the Wellsburg Community Club.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Huisman.

Those who survive him are: his wife, Vaneda, one daughter, Kathryn, one son, Steven, both at home, his mother, Mrs. Grace Huisman, 2 brothers, John Burton Huisman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Charles Lee Huisman of Ames and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, November 8, 1968 at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellsburg Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink was officiating clergyman. Mrs. W.D. Murray was soloist who was accompanied by Miss Marcella Neessen, organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Richard Ross and Mrs. Kenneth Lindaman. Pall bearers were James Holmes, Charles A. Freese, William Rosenwinkle, Darrell Koch, Douglas Geerdes and Kenneth Lindaman. Interment was made in the Reformed Church Cemetery where military rights were conducted by the local veteran's organizations.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 November 1968, pg 9


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