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BONTJE, Edward Joseph 1926-2003


Posted By: Diane M Scott (email)
Date: 12/18/2012 at 11:40:44

Edward Joseph Bontje November 3, 1926 April 9, 2003

IN MEMORY: EDWARD J. BONTJE, 2313 S. Stephen Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Died: Saturday, April 19, 2003 Sioux Falls, SD, Age: 76 years, 5 months, 16 days

HOLY ROSARY: 6:45 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2003; George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD

LITURGICAL WAKE SERVICE: 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2003George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD, Deacon Jerry Wathen, Officiating

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 23, 2003St. Lambert's Catholic Church, Sioux Falls, SD, Reverend Kees Vlaming, Celebrant Reverend Thomas Cool and Reverend Ed Pierce, Concelebrants

INTERMENT: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

PALLBEARERS: Dan Vigness ~ John Giddings, LeRoy Stevens ~ Steve BontjeMike Bontje ~ Tim Zacher

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Art Kriens Sr. ~ Marvin VanLaar,

Edward J. Bontje, son of Gerrit and Francine (Goossens) Bontje, was born November 3, 1926 in Hoofdorp, Netherlands. He grew up and received his education there. Ed worked as a carpenter before immigrating with his family to the United States in 1952.

They settled in Larchwood, IA where he continued his career as a carpenter. Ed was united in marriage with Theresa Vlaming in Larchwood on September 29, 1956. The couple made their home in Larchwood until moving to Sioux Falls, SD in 1971.

Ed retired from Kriens Construction in 1994 after 30 years with the company and 54 years as a carpenter. He was a member of St. Lambert's Catholic Church.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Theresa; eight children, Alex Bontje, Sioux Falls, SD, Lorraine deRegnier Williams and her husband, Sylvester, Rosemount, MN, Andrew Bontje and his wife, Lillie, Morris, OK, Susan Palmer and her husband, Wayne, Sioux Falls, SD, Bryan Bontje and his wife, Lisa, Fargo, ND, Paul Bontje and his wife, Darcie, Las Vegas, NV, Sharon Downing and her husband, Jeffrey, Streamwood, IL, Kevin Bontje and his wife, Jane, Worthing, SD; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Gary Bontje and his wife, Lois, Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters, Francine Hemauer and her husband, Bob, Sun Prairie, WI, Tonni Evans and her husband, Larry, Sioux Falls, SD; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Anthony; and one sister, Wilma Zacher.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for lunch and fellowship at St. Lambert's Catholic Church following the committal service.

Life Legacy


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