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Jessie Roetman Lems
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1875
Grafhorst
Kampen Municipality
Overijssel, Netherlands
Death: Nov. 29, 1967
Rock Valley
Sioux County
Iowa, USA

Services Held for
Mrs. Gerrit Lems


Funeral services for Mrs. Gerrit Lems, 92, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. The Rev. Ralph G. Ten Clay of the First Reformed Church officiated. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery.

Mrs. Lems died Wednesday at Valley Manor after a long illness. The former Jessie Roetman was born November 28, 1875, in the Netherlands and came to the United States as a young girl. She was married March 24, 1898, at Hospers. Mr. Lems died in February, 1959 in Rock Valley. Mrs. Lems was a member of the First Reformed Church.

Pallbearers were Gerrit and Gerald Lems, Kenneth A. and Ronald Kooima, Kenneth Van Voorst and Edwin Niemeyer.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Arie J. Hoogendoorn of Rock Valley and Mrs. Paul Kooima of Doon; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Paul and Lambert.

-Obituary from The Rock Valley Bee
(12/7/1967)

Arrived in New York on 30 Oct 1882 sailing from Amsterdam, Netherlands on ship Surrey.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lambert Roetman (1838 - 1920)
  Jentje Last Roetman (1841 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Gerrit Lems (1867 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  Paul Lems (1900 - 1932)*
  Lambert Lems (1903 - 1956)*
  Marie Lems Hoogendoorn (1907 - 2000)*
  Jennie Lems Kooima (1915 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gertrude Roetman Post (1863 - 1897)*
  John Roetman (1864 - 1932)*
  Jacoba Roetman Levering (1867 - 1931)*
  Albertje Roetman Horlings (1868 - 1947)*
  Jessie Roetman Lems (1875 - 1967)
  Aaltje Roetman (1877 - 1896)*
  Gerrit R. Roetman (1880 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valley View Cemetery
Rock Valley
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Center Section, Row 11
 
Created by: Nancy Kiel-Gravning
Record added: Nov 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12257763
Jessie <i>Roetman</i> Lems
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Rest in peace...
- Nancy
 Added: Nov. 5, 2005
 
 
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