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DeBondt, Tom 1946-2007


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg -volunteer (email)
Date: 1/7/2011 at 07:46:22

Tom De Bondt
10/27/1946 - Friday, February 16, 2007
TOM DE BONDT, 60, of Sioux Center, IA, died Friday, 2/16, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2/20, at 10am at the Peace Lutheran Church of rural Sioux Center with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating. Interment will be held in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
Visitation will be held Monday, 2/19, from 2pm to 8pm, with the family present from 6pm to 8pm at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
The De Bondt Family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Sioux Center Fire Department.
Teunis (Tom) A. De Bondt was born on October 27, 1946 to Teunis and Hattie (Schriever) De Bondt in Lemars Iowa, he was the youngest of nine children. Tom was raised on the family farms in the Sioux Center and Struble area. He graduated from the Sioux Center Community High School in 1964.
Tom began a 41 year career with Mutual Telephone Company of Sioux Center in 1965. In 1966, he entered the United States Marine Corps, serving 13 months of combat duty in Vietnam. In 1968, he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.
On September 14, 1970, he married his high school sweetheart Nancy A. Bruinsma in Sioux Center, Iowa. They shared 36 years of marriage, living and raising their children in Sioux Center.
Tom was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of rural Sioux Center, the Sioux Center Fire Department from 1969 to 1988. A member of the Sioux Center VFW, and the Doornink-Brusting American Legion Post of Sioux Center.
His passions and interest were his family, flying, hunting, fishing, and camping. Children were always precious to him, especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his patience, kindness, and his ability to make people laugh.
Tom is survived by his wife, Nancy; his son, Tom G. De Bondt and Mary Hembd of Sioux City, Iowa and his children: Daylin, Gerrit, and Gavin; his daughter, Natalie Oteri and her husband, Tino and their daughter, Elise, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Harriet De Bondt and sister, Marie Winterfeld all of Sioux Center; his sisters: Caroline De Haan of Orange City and Madaline Koning of Bellflower, California along with several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Gerrit, Bernie, Henry and Bill De Bondt as well as two brothers-in-law: Elmer Winterfeld and Wally De Haan.
Source: Memorial Funeral Home, Sioux Center, Ia obit.


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