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Elsie Jean Cleveringa Bloemendaal
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1939
Death: Jul. 28, 1998

Elsie Bloemendaal
ALTON, Iowa - Elsie Jean Bloemendaal, 59, of rural Alton died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City, Iowa.

Services were Friday at First Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Dennis Hietbrink officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Bloemendaal was born April 11, 1939, near Carmel, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Cynthia (Van Marel) Cleveringa. She attended the Carmel Country School and graduated from Sioux Center (Iowa) High School. She attended Nettleton Business School, after which she was employed at Hull Bakery and the Rock Valley Elevator.

She married Larry Lee Bloemendaal on June 26, 1959, in Carmel. She was employed at Vogel Paint Store in Orange City and then was a homemaker. Later she worked at Southtown Bakery in Orange City and Wal-Mart in Sioux Center. The couple were custodians at the Orange City Medical Clinic.

She was a member of Newkirk Reformed Church.

Survivors include her husband; six daughters, Brenda and her husband, Darrell Blackmore, and Sandra and her husband, Arlan Britt, all of Le Mars, Iowa, Wanda and her husband, Steven Gerzel, of Gurnee, Ill., Paula Bloemendaal of Portland, Ore., Donna and her husband, Keith Westhoff, of Struble, Iowa, and Tamara Bloemendaal of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Alicia and Corey Blackmore, Andrew, Angela, Stacia, Steven and Christopher Britt, Sabrina and Brandon Gerzel, and Brittany and Brady Westhoff; her mother of Sioux Center; two sisters and their husbands, Carolyn and Rich Odens of Harrisburg, S.D., and Colleen and Dave Bomgaars of Sioux Center; a brother and his wife, Calvin and Lois Cleveringa of Sioux Center; her mother-in-law, Matilda Ter Horst of Orange City; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Connie and Alden Menning and Barb and El Top, all of Orange City and Ardis and Brad Van Rooyen of Alden, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and an infant daughter, Lisa Gail.
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  Lisa Gail Bloemendaal (1966 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
West Lawn Cemetery
Orange City
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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Elsie Jean <i>Cleveringa</i> Bloemendaal
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