Bergsma, William 1889-1964
BERGSMA, MEYLINK, SAWYER, DEBOOM
Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 12/28/2017 at 17:39:30
Sanborn Pioneer Sanborn, O’Brien, Iowa Thursday, August 27th, 1964 Page 3
William Bergsma, passed away Wednesday, August 19, at the Community Memorial hospital at Sheldon.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the First Reformed Church. Rev. Wm. Haak officiated. Mrs. Gerrit Veldhuizen presided at the organ and accompanied the singers. Mrs. Wilmer Van Engen and Mrs. Arthur Bosch sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Meet Me There." Casket bearers were: Willis Meyllnk, Lloyd Jones, William De Boom, Donald Faas, John Scholten and Ray Brandts. Mrs. John Scholten and Mrs. Ivan Veldhuizen were in charge of flowers. Burial ln Valley View Cemetery. A Sanborn Funeral Home Service with Vic Vogelaar directing.
William Bergsma, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Epke Bergsma, was born at Le Mars, Iowa on November 8, 1889. His childhood was spent ln Le Mars and he grew to manhood in the area of Carmel, Iowa. On February 1, 1912, Mr. Bergsma married Marie Meylink. To this marriage were born three sons: Arthur now residing in Rock Valley, Iowa; Edwin of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Earl of Oakland, California. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bergsma lived on farms ln the Rock Valley and Rowena, South Dakota areas until December of 1929, when they moved to Rock Valley. On August 13, 1949, Mrs. Mario Bergsma passed away.
On October 23, 1952, William Bergsma married Mrs. Kate Sawyer Meylink. Mrs. Kate Bergsma passed away in October of 1863. Mr. Bergsma continued to reside in Sanborn until two weeks ago when he was taken to the Sheldon hospital where he passed away the evening of August 19, 1964, at the age of 74 years, 9 months, and 11 days.
William Bergsma Is survived by his three sons, three grandchildren, a stepdaughter, Mrs. William DeBoom of Primghar, Iowa; three stepsons, Donald, George and Milo Meyllnk of California; and an older brother, John, of Sheldon, Iowa.
Mr. Bergsma was a faithful member of the First Reformed Church of Sanborn, Iowa. "Llfes Labor done, as sinks the clay, Light from its load the spirit flies. While heavin and earth combine to say, How Blest the righteous when he dies."
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