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Anna (VanHolland) Meernik Veenstra (1896-1984)

VAN HOLLAND, VANHOLLAND, VAN MAANEN, MEERNIK, VEENSTRA, ZONNEFELD, ANDRINGA, RENS

Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 10/6/2017 at 04:34:07

ANNA VEENSTRA 1896 1984

Anna Van Holland, the daughter of Gerrit and Gertie (Van Maanen) Van Holland, was born at Sioux Center, Iowa on June 1, 1896. She attended school and spent her youth in the Rock Valley community

On March 1, 1916 she was united in marriage to Jon [sic] Meernik at Rock Valley, Iowa Mr Meernik passed away on August 28, 1927.

Anna married Albert Veenstra in November of 1928 and Mr. Veenstra passed away in February of 1934.

During her married life she resided in Rock Valley and Sanborn. She entered Prairie View Home on December 15, 1982 and resided there until her death on September 5, 1984 having reached the age of 88 years, three months and four days.

She is survived by her children: Mrs. Jim (Gertrude) Zonnefeld of Sanborn; Gilbert Meernik of Sanborn; Mrs. Charles (Mina) Andringa of Sanborn, and Mrs John (Janet) Rens of Sheldon; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Jon and Albert, three brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church and the Loyal Workers. Funeral services were held st the Christian Reformed Church at Sanborn on September 7 with Rev. Stuart Pastine officiating. Casket bearers were John Meernik,' Loren Zonnefeld, Bruce Rens, Alan Andringa, Gayle Zonnefeld and Jon Rens. The congregation sang the hymns, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "By the Sea of Crystal." Organist was Mildred Kroese. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn, with the Sanborn Funeral Home in charge.

Sanborn (Iowa) Pioneer, Sep 20, 1984, p15


 

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