DeJong, Charlie 1933-2021
DEJONG, ANEMA, VANOLST
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Date: 4/20/2021 at 18:31:58
DeJong, Charlie 1933 Hull IA -2021 MO.
Taken from the Doon Press Jan 21, 2021
St. Joseph - Charlie De Jong, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
He was born February 17, 1933 in Hull, Iowa to Manus and Etta (Anema) De Jong.
Charlie married Eileen Van Olst June 12, 1956.
He joined the United States Army in 1955 when he was 18 years old. Charlie trained as a nurse practitioner at the Presidio Army base in San Francisco, California. He and his brother, Herman, both served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Charlie had a 20-year career in the Army with full retirement in the 80's. He spent 20 years his next 20 years at AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Service) and then retired.
Before his decline, he walked at least a mile every day and loved to read.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Fred, Kenneth, and Arnold De Jong, and brother-in-law, Henry Vis.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Eileen; son, Michael John De Jong (Penny); grandson, Matthew De Jong; siblings, Manuel De Jong (Carolyn), Evelyn Vis, Marilyn Doiron, Corky De Jong (Jan), Herman De Jong, Esther De Roon (Clarence), sister-in-law, Jean De Jong; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Rock Valley. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
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