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Geraldine Thelma De Jong Bomgaars
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1946
Orange City
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 2010
Sioux County
Iowa, USA

Mrs. Thelma Bomgaars, age 63, of rural Maurice, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at her farm home

There will be a funeral service on Monday, April 19, at 10:30am, at the Christian Reformed Church in Ireton. The Rev. Norlyn Van Beek and the Rev. Marion Groenendyk will officiate. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. Visitation with the family present will be on Sunday, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, at the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Geraldine Thelma was born on August 25, 1946, in Orange City, the daughter of Ted and Geraldine (Hofmeyer) De Jong. She was raised on a farm near Ireton.

On April 2, 1965, she married Howard Glenn Bomgaars at the Christian Reformed Church in Ireton. They farmed near Maurice, where she was a homemaker and assisted her husband. She was a faithful wife, mother, and grandmother.

Thelma was a lifetime member of the Ireton Christian Reformed Church, where she participated in Coffee Break. She also belonged to the Martha Circle, which raised funds for the Christian School in Ireton, including Cash for Trash.

She enjoyed reading, rummaging, playing games, and vacationing in Branson, Missouri. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren and attended all of their various school and sporting activities.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years; four children and their spouses, Kim and Steve De Bruin, of Hudsonville, Michigan; Jody and Bruce Van Zee, of New Holland, South Dakota; Glen and Michelle Bomgaars, of Maurice; and Stacy and Jason Johnson, of Alcester, South Dakota; nine grandchildren, Greg, Andrew, and Nichole De Bruin; Josh, Kendra, Zachary, and Brandon Van Zee; and Samantha and Evan Bomgaars; a sister and her husband, Jeanette and Marion Groenendyk, of Grandville, Michigan; a brother and his wife, Alfred B. and Wilma De Jong, of Sioux Center; a brother-in-law, Anthony Dekkers, of Hawarden; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Adrianna and Gerard Mulder and Gertrude and John Kamies, all of Orange City; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Bill and Mary Bomgaars, of Le Mars.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Dekkers.

Memorials may be directed to the grandchildren's schools, Hudsonville Christian, Dakota Christian, and Orange City Christian. 
Family links: 
  Ted De Jong (1913 - 1990)
  Geraldine Hofmeyer De Jong (1909 - 1990)
  Arlene De Jong Dekkers (1937 - 2004)*
  Geraldine Thelma De Jong Bomgaars (1946 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Brad Foster
Record added: Sep 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76458139
Geraldine Thelma <i>De Jong</i> Bomgaars
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