The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa on November 4, 1971 · Page 2
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Orange City, Iowa
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Thursday, November 4, 1971
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Services held for Ellsworth De Jong Ellsworth George De Jong, familiarly known as "Jack," was born at Maurice, Iowa, on May 3, 1899. He graduated from N. W. C. A., attended Morningstde College at Sioux City, Iowa, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado. On Nov. 12, 1925, he was riiitrried to Maire Hofland. To Mipm were born four children, •vo of whom preceded him in .;Hh: Rodney, the oldest son, s of acute leukemia at age 'vhf-n he was a senior at -,:;,inside College. Mary, >.. ;. Philip R. Conley), the • I. Inuehter, youngest child, -i-l killed in an automobile '--iishap a-f age 29 > whlle en route to Palo Alto, California, to complete work on a doctorate. Mr. De Jong, an accountant by profession, was for a number of years with a bank in Omaha. For 15 years-he was accountant and office manager for the then existing chain of Cambier Motor Co. offices. He was postmaster of Orange City, Iowa, for 24 years, until his early retirement in late 19G?.. Upon retirement, Mr. and . rs De Jong moved to Leisure World in Seal Beach, Calif a fully-coordinatedre- tir-ment village of 11,000 people aged 52 years and over. Ii: Orange City Mr. De Jong v.-as a member of the American eformed Church, in which he served as a deacon, an elder, and church treasurer. In California he was a member of the Garden Grove Community Church, of which Dr. Robert H. Schuller is the pastor; there he was active in all music, particularly as a vocal soloist and as a director of singing in various groups; he was also a Division Leader in the Parish and Family Life Program of the Church. The DeJongs were members of the Orange City Ramblers from the time of their marriage until they moved to Calif., a period of 38 years. A life-long sportsman, both as a participant and as a spectator, Mr. De Jong's interests were in volley-ball, baseball, football, and bowling. Aesthetically, his great love was for music. Besides his involvement with music at the Garden Grove Church, he was prominent in music at Leisure World--as a member of the Barbershoppers' Chorus, of the 40-voice select mixed chorale, of the 20-voice select men's chorale, and as a soloist and director of singing at the weekly community sing, which regularly draws up to 600 or more singers. July 13, 1971, he suffered an extensive heart attack, followed by complications which resulted in his death, October 23. A burial service was held for Mr. De Jong in the large sanctuary of the Garden Grove Community Church on Tuesday, October 26, with Dr. Schuller and Dr. Hnery A. Poppen officiating. Music was furnished by Tom Leonard, assistant organist at the church, and by 8 men of the Leisure World men's chorale of which Mr. De Jong was a member. Burial service was held at the American Reformed Church in Orange City on Wednesday, October 27, with the Rev. Alvin Hook and the Rev. Bernard Weiss officiating. Music was furnished by Rodney Jiskoot, organist, and Eugene Mulder, vocalist. Pall bearers were Harry De Jong, Raymong De Jong, Nelson De Jong, Chester Van Peursem, Wilbur Ver Steeg, and Clarence Balkema. Interment was in West Lawn Cemetery. Surviving Mr. De Jong are the widow, Maire; son John Hofland De Jong, a C. P. A. and a vice president of a large corporation in the New York area; son William Donai De Jong, Doctor of Musical Arts, a professor of music at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois; and twin granddaughters, Pamela and Stephanie De Jong of Macomb, Illinois. Also surviving is a sister, Corinne Hershey, of Huntington Park, California. The Van Etten Funeral Home was in charge of the burial services held at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. Winners of The Music Manor Winners of the grand opening of The Music Manor were Jean Mast, Cassette Tape Recorder; Mrs. Henry Peuse, stereo album; Mrs, Lloyd Kepp, stereo album; Jim Moen, Alton, stereo album; Ed Spurr, stereo album; P. Seorza, stereo album; and Roxanne Klelnhessellnk, stereo album. Lyle Kline and Herb Ritsema reported they had a good crowd all three days. Dr. A. T. Allen dies in New York Dr. Arthur T. Allen died suddenly Friday at his home in Flushing, New York. Dr. Allen was a professor in the Education Dept. at Northwestern College about fifteen years ago. He was at present teaching in the University of New York City, Brooklyn. His last appearance in Orange City was in June 1970, when he assisted in conducting a workshop for children at Northwestern. ** Halloween is not just for children HERITAGE HOUSE Orange City, Iowa NEWS ******* Services held for Ed. J. Kraal Funeral services were held for Edward J. Kraai on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the.American Reformed Church. Mr. Kraai died Oct. 25 at a Bradenton, Fla. hospital after a short illness. Rev. Alvin Hook of- ficated at the service. Pallbearers were Dayton Kraai, Leroy Kraai, Robert Utech, W. Dale Kraai, Russell Kraai and Arthur Struyk. He was born July 25, 1884 in Orange City. He farmed and operated a hardware store here for many years. Moved to Ellerton, Fla. in 1959. He is survived by his widow, Mildred; one son, Gerald of Kansas City; five brothers, William, Fred, Harold, all of Orange City, Nelson of Calif., Raymond of Omaha; one sister, Mabel of Orange City; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The Spiritual Life Committee of the Alton Reformed Church gave a program on Wednesday evening which was enjoyed very much. Mrs. Edw. S. Cook, Pella, Iowa and Muirel Hospers, Rockford, 111., and Gertrude Fisher called on Mrs. Wm. Hospers Tuesday. Mary Bowers visited Mrs. Mary Hentges Tuesday P. M. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hulst and Darren, Hospers, and Jennie and Henrietta Kamstra, also of Hospers visited Evert Roelfson on Thursday p. m. Carol Van Zandbergen and her kindergarten class dressed in Halloween costumes sang songs and brought favors on Friday afternoon. Carol was assisted by Nancy Tostenson. Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Kol- donhoven, Sanborn, visited their father, Mr. Henry Bos on Saturday. ADMISSIONS HULL Jessie Miersma, Oct. 26; Mrs. Gerrit Te Slaa, Oct. 30 LEMARS Douglas Shay, Oct. 26; Mrs. Jerry Nelson, Oct. 27; Gerrit Zomermaand, Oct. 31 ALTON Jerry Bird, Oct. 26; Bert Reuter, Oct. 30; Lester Mars, Oct. 31; Mrs. Marvin Pottebaum, Nov. 1 REMSEN Arthur Nitzschke, Oct. 27 GRANVILLE Mrs. Al Schwarz, Oct. 27; Leo Pottebaum, Oct. 29 ORANGE CITY Kevin Vugteveen, Oct. 28; Mrs. Lige Mars, Oct. 28; Mrs. Wesley Dykstra, Oct.30;Mrs. Gerrit Rozeboom,Nov.l;Mrs. Rudy Drost, Nov. 1; Hattie Ekdom, Nov. 1 BOYDEN John Vermeer, Oct. 29 MAURICE Mrs. Lawrence Dykstra, Oct. 31 GEORGE, IOWA Mrs. Herman Schmidt, Nov. 1 Sunday dinner guests at the Clifford Top home for the birthday of Mrs. Top were Mrs. Frank Bomgaars of Orange City, Mr. and Mrs. Norlan Top, Doug and Laura of Rock Rapids, andMr.andMrs. James Cleveringa and family. Bob Top of Ames and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Top of Denver, Colorado called their mother to wish her a happy birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Roger DeHaan and family of rural Orange City attended church services here Sunday evening and afterward were guests at the Alden Menning home. Mr. and Mrs. BillVerdoorn of Orange City and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Vande Hoef attended the American Honey Producers meeting at Boone on Saturday. Mrs. Mark Rodenburgh, Dr. H. De Mots and Cliff De Mots all from Sioux Center called on Mr. Howard Jelgerhuls Sunday. Mrs. Hemstra returned from the hospital on Friday. Young people from the First Christian Reformed Church had charge of the service, those taking part were Cheryl, Irwin, Willard De Jong, Benita and Gerri Van Dyk, Mrs. Andy Van Dyk was the pianist. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Hoogland, Ireton, called on Mr. George Twillman on Monday. The Striving Calvinettes Club gave a short program and also showed some craft work on Monday afternoon; Mrs. Bernie Fedders and Mrs. Pheres Lefever were the sponsors. Local Hem Recent guests in the home of Miss Ada Ver Steeg Were Mrs. Frances Woods and Miss Neva Mackie from Traer, Iowa, Miss Ella Weggoner from Hull Mrs. Grodon Mackie and Miss Mildred Ver Steeg. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Noble and family of Dyer, Ind., will be arriving on Thursday to spend the weekend visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Veenstra, Mr. and Mrs.HartwigHubin from Westbrook, Minn., were visitors in the Bill Tolman home on Sunday. Mrs. Hubin and Mrs. Tolman are sisters. Sunday morning after church coffee guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Droog were Mr. and Mrs. Rod Vander Griend and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Obbink. Mrs. Carol Van Zandbergen's costumed kindergarten classes treated residents of the Heritage House on Friday. Here the afternoon class gathered around Mrs. Mary Hentges who was delighted with her "brood." M-OC elementary school girls put on costumes m-' brought treats to Pioneer Home guests Friday aftermv! Above, Mary De Vries gives Evert Relnrlers rv2 resident at 96) a Halloween treat to the amusement! George Duistermars. Behind Mary are Mrs. Evert R. ders and Mrs. Gert Doornink. Wlll> Mrs Gertrude Mouw enjoys getting her treat as the kindergarteners prepare to sing a Halloween song. Drive for balance for X-rav week of Nov 14 Mary De Vrles, Tammy Jager and Junta Hassebrwk pose with a group of the Pioneer Home ladies. Left i to right: Mrs. John Lubbers, Mrs. Blanche Bouwmess. \ ter, Mrs. Grace Engbers, Mrs. Sara Van Zee, Miss Martha Meyer, Mrs. Bill Westra, Gert Grlfhorst and • Dora Dykstra. Pam and Evan Grotenhuis, accompanied by Mrs. Earl De Jong provided the special music at the Mlddleburg church Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. BillVerdoorn of Orange City and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vande Hoef were Sunday evening after church guests at the Henry Verdoorn home. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Klein- wolterink of rural Sheldon and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Grotenhuis of Hospers were Sunday afternoon callers at the Harry Vander Pol home. Friday afternoon guests at the home of Mrs. John H. A. Hoffs were Mrs. Arthur Mouw, Mrs. Jerry Vander Pol, Mrs. Reuben Grotenhuis and Mrs. Arthur Vander Pol. Mrs. Ada Droog and Miss Augusta Carsons of Hull were dinner guests on Monday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al Vander Berg. Mrs. Don Mouw and Mrs. Mildred Blumeyer attended the Sioux County Republican Women's luncheon at Sioux Center on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Van Roekel and family and Mr. and Mrs. Rod Vander Griend and family were Sunday evening coffee guests in the Justin Hofmeyer home. The week of November 14th has been definetly decided on for the Fund Drive for the Orange City Municipal Hospital according to Gillis Haverdink, Chairman of the Special Needs Committee. Total cost of the new Xray equipment, an emergency generator, remodeling and a small addition was $91,000.00 and a balance of $17,000.00 is needed by December 1st to pay all bills in full. Several members of the Hospital Auxiliary have volunteered to address hundreds of letters which will appeal for contributions throughout the Hospital area. Mrs. Helen Van Gelder, Hospital Administrator, was asked at the Monday morning Committee Meeting whether the emergency generator has been necessary. She replied, "It has been used three times since installation. One serious emergency occurred during a surgical operation but it kick- ed in within six seconds to furnish plenty of electricity. Again, only a week or two ago it supplied the entire hospital with power during a 35 minute area wide blackout. It operates automatically in the event of a local power failure and within seconds it furnishes all the electricity the hospital requires." When Mr. Haverdink was asked whether the committee felt the funds could be raised he replied, "We certainly hope so. The entire area responded generously last fall but we didn't meet our goal. We % think people appreciate having a fine medical facility in the area and will make an investment in area health." Tammy gives Abe right are Bill Moir left to right, George Ott'o Mouw. Van Peursem his treat, to hi! and Herb Weilinga. Front row, Duistermars, Frank De Jong and More pictures next week NOW . .. FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME ONLY! Sunday dinner guests at the The teacher was checking her student's knowledge of proverbs. "Cleanliness is next to what?" she asked A small boy replied with deep feeling: "Impossible." DISMISSALS ORANGE CITY Mrs. John Te Brink, Oct. 26; Mrs. Albert Van Hill, Oct. 27; Jeane Luymes, Oct. 28; Kevin Vugteveen, Oct. 28; Mrs. Wesley Dykstra, Nov. 1 LEMARS Douglas Shay, Oct. 27; Mrs. Jerry Nelson and son, Oct. 30 ALTON Pam Stander, Oct. 28; Mrs. Charles Hastert, Oct. 28 MAURICE Mrs. Norman Vander Broek, Oct. 28 REMSEN Arthur Nitzschke, Oct. 30 GRANVILLE Leo Pottebaum, Oct. 31 HULL Mrs. Gerrit Te Slaa (transferred to Sioux City) Local Aleut Mr, and Mrs. Franklin Vogel will be leaving on Friday for San Francisco where they will attend the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association Meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Boonstra will be caring for the Vogel family in their parent's absence. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vogel left on Tuesday morning to take their son, Mike, to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis < for a checkup. Saturday supper guests in the Ed Schruer home were Mrs. D. W. Goodrich, Mr. Don Simons and Mr, and Mrs. Wesley Pas all from Sioux City They had come especially to visit with Mr. Schuer following eye aurgery. gy Hofmeyer of Orange City and Mrs. Reuben Grotenhuis. 50-PIECE SERVICE FOR EIGHT Ideal lor holiday entertaining and gift giving at savings never before offered Monday overnight and Tuesday guests at the John Wier- sam home were Mr. and Mrs. ,, =YD1 „„, William Looyenga of Pollock, in this famous brand South Dakota. SERVICE INCLUDES: 16 teaspoons 8 place forks 8 place knives 8 place spoons 8 salad forks 2 tablespoons The Floyd Farm Bureau women's group will meet Thursday afternoon Nov. 11 INTERNATIONAL at the Farm Bureau building in Orange City. Mrs. Nick Hulst, Jr. will be showing how to make candles. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Top and sons, Loren and David were Sunday evening church guests at the Vander Wilt home in after Peter Alton. Pattern Carino Evangeline Fascination Rose Lace Cotillion Dubonnet LaFrance Navaho Regular $49.95 69.95 SALE $33.30 46.63 SAVE $16.65 23.32 LIMITED TIME: October 15 thru December 1, 1971 deep reeling: --11111-^0='"^. _. 2-THE SIOUX COUNTY CAPITAL, Thursday, November 4, 197! Mr. and Mrs. John Boone of Sheldon were last Sunday afternoon callers at the John Wiersmahome. Their son Leroy also called on them. Mrs. Gordon Mackie left on Friday for Des Moines where she will spend a few weeks in the home of her daughter, the Russell Korver's. Mario Van Klompenburg, son of the William Vanklom- penberg's left today (Thursday) for Rockford, Illinois, where he will be employed at the Anerock Corporation. * Mrs. Henry Lubbers entertained the Bridge Club last Friday afternoon. Mr, and Mrs. Dick R, Van Gelder spent the weekend in Pella visiting the Dr. Stewart Kanis family. Also there were Mrs. Kanis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Albers from Edinburgh, Texas. IT WAKES A LOT OF CENTS. AND NICKELS. AND DIMES. AND QUARTERS. AND HALVES. AND DOLLARS. AND DOLLARS. AND DOLLARS. AND DOLLARS. OPEN YOUR ACCOUNTTODAY. Call on us whenever we can be of service In any of these ways Savings Accounts « Home Improvement Loans — Travel Checks Checking Accounts — Personal Loans — Safe Deposit Business Loans — Farm Loans ** Auto Loans Van Gelder Jewelry bkxjk west of the bank Orange City Northwestern State Bank Offtce at Maurice ORANGE CITY A FULL SERVICE BANK Member F.D4.C.

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