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Darrell D. Roetman
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1933
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1975
Sioux Center
Sioux County
Iowa, USA

SP 3 US Army

Funeral services will be held at Central Reformed Church here at 11 A.M. Wednesday, March 26, for Darrell Roetman, 41, Sioux Center's chief of police since January 1, 1969, who died at the Sioux Center Community Hospital early Monday, March 24, after a lengthy illness with cancer. He had been in the local hospital for 6 1/2 weeks and at one time underwent major surgery in Rochester. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Wesley Kiel and burial will be in Memory Gardens cemetery here under the direction of Vander Ploeg's Funeral Home.

Mr. Roetman was born at Hospers, Iowa, June 10, 1933, and grew to adulthood in that community. He was married to Bertha Van Veldhulzen on August 19, 1956, while station ed with a U. S. army unit in Germany. The marriage ceremony was performed at Oftershiem.

Mr. Roetman had been in police work much of his adult life. He served on the police force at Sheldon from 1962 to 1964, was deputy sheriff of Sioux county, with residence in Orange City, from 1964 to January 1, 1969 when he accepted the position of chief on the local force.

He was a member of the Iowa Policeman's Association and the Iowa Chief of Police Association.

Besides his wife, Bertha, he is survived by three children, Lyle, Karen and Loren, all at home; two brothers, Dr Leland Roetman of Rock Rapids and Robert Roetman of Hospers; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Roetman of Hospers.

The six pallbearers Wednesday will represent four community police forces of Northwest Iowa - Sheldon, Orange City, Rock Rapids and Sioux Center.

-Obituary from The Sioux Center News (3/26/1975)
Family links: 
  John Harvey Roetman (1903 - 1976)
  Caroline G. Hoffs Roetman (1903 - 1976)
  Lyle Dean Roetman (1957 - 2000)*
  Caroline G. Hoffs Roetman (1903 - 1976)**
  Darrell D. Roetman (1933 - 1975)
*Calculated relationship
Memory Gardens Sioux Center Cemetery
Sioux Center
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Nancy Kiel-Gravning
Record added: Jan 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17327577

Rest in peace...
- Nancy
 Added: Jan. 6, 2007

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