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BONTJE, Theresa Maria (Vlaming) 1929-2004


Posted By: Diane M Scott (email)
Date: 12/18/2012 at 11:28:54

Theresa Maria (Vlaming) Bontje November 22, 1929 December 31, 2004

Sioux Falls Theresa M. Bontje, 75, of 2313 S. Stephen Ave., died Friday, December 31, 2004 at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at St. Lambert's Catholic Church, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls. Visitation begins at 2:00 PM Monday, January 3 at George Boom Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 6:45 PM and a Liturgical Wake Service begins at 7:00 PM. The family will greet friends following the wake service.

Theresa M. Vlaming, daughter of Piet and Maria (Poggemann) Vlaming, was born November 22, 1929 in Medemblik, Netherlands. She grew up and received her education in Den Hague, Netherlands. She worked as a nurse before immigrating to the United States in 1955. She married Edward J. Bontje in Larchwood, IA on September 29, 1956. They lived in Larchwood until moving to Sioux Falls in 1971. She worked as a nurse at Sioux Valley Hospital from 1955-1958, and then became a homemaker and mother of eight children. She worked in the Sioux Falls school system from 1975 until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of St. Lambert's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her 8 children, Alex Bontje, Sioux Falls, Lorraine (Sylvester) deRegnier Williams, Rosemount, MN, Andrew Bontje, Morris, OK, Susan (Wayne) Palmer, Sioux Falls, SD, Bryan (Lisa) Bontje, Fargo, ND, Paul (Darcie) Bontje, Las Vegas, NV, Sharon (Jeffrey) Downing, Streamwood, IL, Kevin (Jane) Bontje, Worthing, SD; 13 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren; 6 sisters and 3 brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

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