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Alvin Gerrit Roetman
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1910
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2000
Orange City
Sioux County
Iowa, USA

Mr. Alvin Roetman, age 90, of Orange City, formerly of Worthington, Minnesota, passed away Monday, November 20, 2000, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 22, at 1:30 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen officiated. Interment followed at West Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Oolman Funeral Home of Orange City.

Alvin Gerrit, was bom September 15, 1910, in Rustic, Illinois, the son of the Rev. Zwier and Jeanette (Van Kley) Roetman. He was raised in Holland, Nebraska, and Leighton and Newkirk, Iowa. He graduated from the Newkirk High School and attended Northwestern College in Orange City.

On January 1, 1937, he married Marie Aletta Nieuwenhuis at Hospers. They farmed at Newkirk, Hospers, and Reading and Worthing, Minnesota. They then moved into Worthington. Mrs. Roetman passed away in February of 1992, at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In the summer of 1999, Alvin moved to the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City. In the fall of the year, he transferred to the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Mr. Roetman was a member of the American Reformed Church in Worthington.

Survivors include two brothers, and their wives, Austin and Harriet Roetman, of Sheldon; and Edwin and Anna Roetman, of Sioux Center; a foster daughter, Myra Watje, of Worthington; and nephews and nieces.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by their son, LeRoy Roetman, in November of 1959; a brother, Melvin Roetman; a half-brother, Gerald Mokma; and two half-sisters, Cornelia Mokma and Marguerite Rymes.

Memorials may be directed to Words of Hope.

-Obituary from The Siouxland Press (11/29/2000)
Family links: 
  Zwier Roetman (1878 - 1966)
  Jeanette Van Kley Roetman (1873 - 1947)
  Marie Aletta Nieuwenhuis Roetman (1917 - 1992)
  Leroy James Roetman (1943 - 1959)*
  Cornelia Ruth Mokma (1902 - 1980)**
  Alvin Gerrit Roetman (1910 - 2000)
  Melvin Cornelius Roetman (1912 - 1994)*
  Edwin Benjamin Roetman (1918 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
West Lawn Cemetery
Orange City
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Nancy Kiel-Gravning
Record added: Jan 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17330164
Alvin Gerrit Roetman
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