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 Bettske “Bessie” <I>Vander Veen</I> De Graaf

Bettske “Bessie” Vander Veen De Graaf

Dante, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, USA
Death 25 Dec 1996 (aged 78)
Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa, USA
Burial Newkirk, Sioux County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 13032021 · View Source
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Bessie De Graaf, 78, of Orange City died Wednesday, December 25, at her residence. Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 28, at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City with the Rev. Donald De Glopper officiating. Burial was in Newkirk Cemetery.

Mrs. De Graaf was born April 20, 1918, in Dante, South Dakota, the daughter of Cornelius and Jennie (Brandsma) Vander Veen. She was raised on a farm near Springfield, South Dakota. As a young adult, she came to Newkirk to assist farm families.

She married Arthur De Graaf on June 19, 1941, in Newkirk. The couple farmed in Newkirk. He died November 16, 1961, in Newkirk. She then moved to Alton and in 1966 she moved to Orange City, She was employed as a seamstress at De Vries Interiors until retiring in 1988.

She was a member of Trinity Reformed Church, where she participated in most activities, especially the Reformed Church Women's Ministries and Boosters.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Aileen and Tim Barnhouse of Iowa City and Barbara and Arlan Van Roekel of Des Moines; a son and his wife, Allan and Barbara of Memphis, Tennessee; a brother, Henry of Orange City; a sister, Minnie Odens of Springfield; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Hospice.

-Obituary from The Sioux Center News

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  • Created by: Nancy Kiel-Gravning
  • Added: 15 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13032021
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bettske “Bessie” Vander Veen De Graaf (20 Apr 1918–25 Dec 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13032021, citing Newkirk Cemetery, Newkirk, Sioux County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Kiel-Gravning (contributor 46572398) .