VAN ROEKEL, Abe

VAN ROEKEL, Abe

Male 1919 - 2015  (95 years)

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  • Name VAN ROEKEL, Abe  
    Born 8 Jun 1919  Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Obituary Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    http://www.vanderploegfunerals.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2910159&fh_id=10259

    Abe Van Roekel, the son of Bert and Mary (Reekers) Van Roekel was born June 8, 1919 on a farm near Sheldon, Iowa. He received his education through the 8th grade in a country school. On December 10, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Wolf at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March of 1942 and served until being discharged on October 18, 1945. After his return to Sheldon the couple farmed near Sheldon and moved into Sheldon in January of 1989. He continued to help out on the farm and have a garden. His wife preceded him in death on July 29, 2014 in Sheldon. Abe passed away at the Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 reaching the age of 95 years, 7 months and 6 days.
    He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, a member of the Sheldon American Legion McGlothlen-Cowie Post #145 and the Prairie Queen Kiwanis. He had also served on the Farmers Co-op Board.
    Abe is survived by his three children and their spouses, Leroy and Pat Van Roekel of British Columbia, Canada; Dennis and Debra Van Roekel of Fort Myers, Florida and Darla and Gary Schuler of Sheldon; six grandchildren, Darren, Kari, Ryan, Jodi, Paul and Andrew; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Martha Oester of Mesa, Arizona; also other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a brother, Arthur and his wife, Carol Van Roekel; three sisters and their husbands, Nancy and Ervin Sanders, Rena and Cedric Caldwell and Geraldine and Frank Brower, a brother-in-law, Ken Oester. 
    Died 14 Jan 2015  Sanford Senior Care, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I01411  Schuler
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2016 

    Family WOLF, Dorothy,   b. 20 Jan 1921, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 2014, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1941  St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. VAN ROEKEL, Darla Sue
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F00612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1919 - Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - http://www.vanderploegfunerals.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2910159&fh_id=10259 Abe Van Roekel, the son of Bert and Mary (Reekers) Van Roekel was born June 8, 1919 on a farm near Sheldon, Iowa. He received his education through the 8th grade in a country school. On December 10, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Wolf at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March of 1942 and served until being discharged on October 18, 1945. After his return to Sheldon the couple farmed near Sheldon and moved into Sheldon in January of 1989. He continued to help out on the farm and have a garden. His wife preceded him in death on July 29, 2014 in Sheldon. Abe passed away at the Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 reaching the age of 95 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, a member of the Sheldon American Legion McGlothlen-Cowie Post #145 and the Prairie Queen Kiwanis. He had also served on the Farmers Co-op Board. Abe is survived by his three children and their spouses, Leroy and Pat Van Roekel of British Columbia, Canada; Dennis and Debra Van Roekel of Fort Myers, Florida and Darla and Gary Schuler of Sheldon; six grandchildren, Darren, Kari, Ryan, Jodi, Paul and Andrew; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Martha Oester of Mesa, Arizona; also other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a brother, Arthur and his wife, Carol Van Roekel; three sisters and their husbands, Nancy and Ervin Sanders, Rena and Cedric Caldwell and Geraldine and Frank Brower, a brother-in-law, Ken Oester. - - Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Dec 1941 - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jan 2015 - Sanford Senior Care, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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