Koedam, William 1918-1981
Posted By: Paul Van Dyke--Volunteer
Date: 12/7/2017 at 09:28:22
Source: Rock Valley Bee (1-22-1981)
Born: June 13, 1918
Died: January 14, 1981
William Koedam, 62, of rural Alvord, died Wednesday evening, January 14, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital at Sioux Falls.
He was born June 13, 1918, at Lester, Iowa, and he married Gertrude Klarenbeek on February 20, 1946. They farmed in the Pipestone, Minnesota area for 12 years, moving to Alvord in 1968.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, at the First Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley. The Reverend Roger Bultman of Rock Valley and Reverend Tom Vanden Bosch of Sioux Falls officiated. Burial was in the Valley View Cemetery under the direction of the Porter Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; four sons: Merle of rural Rock Rapids, Vernon, Wesley and Kenny of Alvord; two daughters: Mrs. Arnie (Shirley) Van Voorst and Mrs. Mike (Gloria) Bomgaars of Inwood; ten grandchildren; and his father, John Koedam of Rock Valley. Two brothers, Elmer and Kenneth of Rock Valley, and a sister Alydia Clarke of Omaha. His mother and his twin sister, Henrietta, preceded him in death.
Sioux Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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