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Vander Broek, Edna Hermina (Mrs. Norman) 1929-2021


Posted By: Marjorie Brunsting-Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/22/2021 at 16:19:14

Mrs. Edna Vander Broek, age 91, of Orange City, formerly of Maurice, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at the Orange Area Health System.

There will be a private family prayer service on Friday, January 29, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Wick Hubers will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice.

Edna Hermina was born March 27, 1929, in Sioux Center. She was the youngest of ten children born to Abraham and Jennie (Koele) De Groot. She grew up in the Sioux Center area and graduated from the Sioux Center High School.

After spending a year working in Denver, Colorado, she returned to Sioux Center, where she was united in marriage to Norman Vander Broek on February 20, 1949. Together they made their home on a farm west of Maurice, where they raised their four children. Norman passed away October 13, 1993. Edna continued to live on the farm where she kept busy gardening, canning, and keeping up with the life of a farm wife. In August of 2012, after more than sixty years on the farm, Edna moved to the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City and became a resident of Prairie Ridge Care Center in April of 2019.

Edna was a member of First Reformed Church in Maurice, where she had taught Sunday School and participated in the Women’s Bible Study. She enjoyed putting puzzles together during the long winter months.

She is survived by her four children, Nolan Vander Broek, and his wife, Judy, and their three daughters, Nicole (Jodi) Beauman, Natalie (Matt) Yungner, and Nora (Ryan) Faircloth, all of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Laura, and her husband, Peter Zomermaand, of Orange City; Rachael, and her husband, Peter De Beer, of Orange City, and their two daughters, Amber (Eric) Larson, of Wooster, Ohio, and Kelli (Justin) Stravers, of Grimes; and Lance Vander Broek, of Maurice; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Vis, of Rock Valley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and their husbands, Jacoba and Albert De Weerd, Anna and Richard Kroon, Marie and William De Weerd, and Lena and Ben Fedders; four brothers and their wives, Henry and Jean De Groot, Cornelius and Eleanor De Groot, John and Nelvina De Groot, and Abraham and Edna De Groot; and a brother-in-law Edward Vis.

Memorials may be directed to the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

Source: Oolman Funeral Home online obituary.


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