Oskaloosa.com

Obituaries

May 14, 2013

WILLIAM DE BOEF

DEC. 7, 1916 — MAY 10, 2013

PELLA — PELLA — Funeral Services for William De Boef, 96, will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella.  Visitation will begin at noon Monday at the church with family present 5-6 p.m.

William Clarence De Boef was born Dec. 7, 1916, to John and Gertie Branderhorst De Boef at their farm home north of Oskaloosa.  His younger years were spent with his family on the farm.  He received his early education at a country school near his home.

On April 14, 1942, Bill was united in marriage with Martha Rozenboom at her parent’s home in Wright.  They were blessed with twelve children: Willene, Marvin, Jim, Leona, Donna, Pearl, Bill, Kathy, Ken, Martie, Karen, and Steve.  Bill and Martha farmed most of their married life; and after moving to Pella, Bill was employed at Vermeer’s.

Bill made profession of faith at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa where he served as a deacon.  He was a charter member of the Oskaloosa Bethel Christian Reformed Church where he served as elder and deacon.  He was currently a member of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella where he was a member of the Men’s Society and taught Friendship Bible Hour.

He enjoyed gardening, nature, bird watching, bow hunting and most of all his family.  He was a faithful husband, dedicated father and will be remembered for his integrity, his gentle, humble, and giving manner.

Bill went to his heavenly home on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Pella Regional Health Center at the age of 96.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Martha; his children: Willene (Mike) Tanis of Imlay City, Michigan, Marvin (Alva) De Boef, of  Pella, the late Jim (Mary Ann) De Boef, of  Pella, Leona (the late Bob) Gagestein, of Roy, Utah, Donna (Jim) Grandia, of  Riverside, Calif., Pearl (the late Ron) Menninga, of Pella, Bill (Sharon) De Boef, of Union, Ill., Kathy (Larry) Groenenboom, of Pella, Ken (Deb) De Boef, of  Leighton, Martie De Boef, of Newton, Karen (Jim) Wallace, of Pella, and Steve (Lynn) De Boef, of Hull; 41 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; his brother, Arthur (Velma) De Boef, of New Sharon; brothers-in-law Dale Veldhuizen, of Oskaloosa, Gys (Ada) Rozenboom, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Gerald (Clarissa) Rozenboom, of Oskaloosa; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • DUANE MCCOMBS MARCH 9, 1948 -- JULY 10, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Duane McCombs, 66, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on July 10, 2014, at home. Duane was born on March 9, 1948, in Oskaloosa to Jim and Dorothy McCombs. Duane graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1966 and the University of Iowa

    July 22, 2014

  • Ruth Newell obit photo RUTH NEWELL FEB. 25, 1924 -- JULY 20, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Ruth Arlene Newell, 90, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Rose Hill, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Mahaska County the daughter of Liston and Fern Smith Koogler. She

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lester Kershaw obit photo LESTER KERSHAW DEC. 3, 1936 -- JULY 19, 2014 OTTUMWA – Lester L. Kershaw, 77, of 334 Keomah Village in Oskaloosa and formerly of Ottumwa, died at 10:57 a.m. July 19, 2014, at Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Ottumwa to Gomer and Mary Wisenbaugh Kershaw. He married Ali

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emily Larson obit photo EMILY RUTH LARSON DEC. 22, 1943 -- JULY 6, 2014 BIG TIMBER, Mont. — Emily Ruth Larson, 71, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at home, surrounded by family, on the ranch she loved so much.Emily was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Oskaloosa to Charles A. and Hester (Wray) Williams. She was a whirlwind of activity a

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Robert Lee obit photo JAMES ROBERT LEE III JUNE 3, 1968 -- JULY 16, 2014 OSKALOOSA — James Robert Lee III, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. James was born June 3, 1968, in Seneca, S.C., to James Robert Lee Jr. and Carolyn (Schoenly) Butler.He is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. Swift-Lee; daughte

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GLEN MINER JAN. 3, 1923 -- JULY 16, 2014 ROSE HILL — Glen Miner, 91, of Rose Hill, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home in Rose Hill. He was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Deep River, the son of Benjamin Clarkson and Inez Adel (Capehart) Miner. He graduated from Barnes City High School with

    July 18, 2014

  • Frank Scott FRANK SCOTT

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cindy Lovell obit photo CINDY LOVELL NOV. 13, 1956 -- JULY 11, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Cindy Lovell, 57, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born Nov. 13, 1956, at Prairie du Chien, Wis., the daughter of Dennis and Carolyn Fuller Kramer. She spent most of her childh

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Kennedy obit photo DOROTHY KENNEDY APRIL 14, 1922 -- JULY 13, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Dorothy Kennedy, 92, of Oskaloosa, passed Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Oskaloosa Care Center.Dorothy Jean Kennedy, daughter of Hugh Howard and Marie Helen (Andeway) Shaw, was born April 14, 1922, in Oskaloosa. She was a 1940 graduate of

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert Carter obit photo ROBERT CARTER FEB. 4, 1936 -- JULY 10, 2014 DES MOINES — Robert L. Carter was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Oskaloosa. He passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Des Moines. Golf was an enjoyed sport for Bob. He was deeply involved in family activities. Final resting place will be Laurel Hill Cemetery

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

Obituaries
Oskaloosa Shopper
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Photo reprints