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Rozenboom, Robert James 1929-2012


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Date: 6/17/2021 at 19:00:18

Robert Rozenboom
17 Dec 1929 - 02 Feb 2012

The journey of life for Robert James Rozenboom began on December 17, 1929, in Mahaska County near Leighton, Iowa. He was the son of Gysbertus and Carrie (Stouwie) Rozenboom. On November 29, 1950, he was united in marriage with Alvada Van Veldhuizen in Newton, Iowa. They were blessed with four sons: Stephen James, Larry Eugene, Randal Lee, Craig Alan, and two daughters: Jacqueline Sue, and Denise Ilene. Robert worked at the Maytag Company in Newton, Iowa, Vermeer Manufacturing Company in Pella, Iowa, for Jasper County, and Ford Tractor in Newton. But his love for the farm had never left him so he began his farming career. They farmed around the Pella and Sully, Iowa area until 1966 when they moved to the Bussey, Iowa area. He continued to farm and later found his love for the trucking business and began hauling livestock and grain.

Robert’s journey on this earth was complete and a better journey began on Thursday, February 2, 2012, when he passed away at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella at the age of 82 years. Memories will live on forever in the hearts and minds of his wife, Alvada; his four sons and daughters-in-law, two daughters and sons-in-law, 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. They and their families are: Stephen and Jayne (Nikkel) Rozenboom of Bussey; Angela Rozenboom, Adam Rozenboom, Larry and Cathy (Beekhuizen) Rozenboom of Tracy; Jeremy and Allison Rozenboom, Shauna and Tim Hol, Randal and Carol (Visser) Rozenboom of Bussey; Justin and Rebecca Rozenboom, Ranae Rozenboom, Craig and Carolyn (Maloy) Rozenboom of Bussey; Corey Rozenboom, Brandon and Rebecca Rozenboom, Erica and Adam Antolik, Morgan Rozenboom, Jacqueline and Kim Hansen of Bussey; Brook and Elizabeth Hansen, Brandi and Joshua Lieberman, Denise and Rick Anderson of Tracy; Nicole and Ryan Groenendyk, Collin Anderson and Ashley and Justin Ver Steeg. Robert is also survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law: Jeanetta (Jerald) Dykstra of Pleasant Hill, Anna Rae and Lloyd Van Hemert of Oskaloosa, Iowa; his sister-in-law, Darlene (Donald) Rozenboom of Pella; three sisters-in-law: Willena (Van Veldhuizen) Westra, Norma (Van Veldhuizen) Nibbelink, Evy (Van Veldhuizen) and Dave Verschuure, all of Pella; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his first grandson, Matthew James Rozenboom, in infancy; his parents, Bert and Carrie Rozenboom; one sister, Beverly, in infancy; his three brothers: Jerry Rozenboom and his wife, Ruby, Donald Rozenboom and Virgil Rozenboom; his sister, Geraldine and her husband, Donald Samson; his brother-in-law, Jerald Dykstra; two sisters-in-law: Mary Lou Rozenboom and Beverly Rozenboom; his parents-in-law: Evert Van Veldhuizen and Bertha (Klyn) Van Veldhuizen; and two brothers-in-law: Wes Westra and Keith Nibbelink. Robert made profession of his faith at the Newton Christian Reformed Church in Newton. He and Alvada were charter members of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella. For the past 46 years he was a faithful member of the Tracy Christian Reformed Church in Tracy. Robert lived for the Lord and blessed his family with love, laughter, and joy in his journey on this earth. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Tracy Christian Reformed Church in Tracy, Iowa. Arrangements were handled by Van Dyk – Duven Funeral Home.

To plant a tree in memory of Robert Rozenboom, please visit Tribute Store. ~ The Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home, Pella Iowa 10 Feb 2012.


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