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Vander Kooi, Jessie (Mrs. William) 1884-1951


Posted By: Paul Van Dyke --Volunteer
Date: 11/23/2020 at 23:05:19

Source: Boyden Reporter (1-10-1952)

Born: March 10, 1884
Died: December 23, 1951

Funeral services for Jessie Vander Kooi, 67, of 18523 S. Clarkdale St. will be at 10:30 a. m. Friday in Christian Reform Church in Artesia. Reverend K. E. F. J. De Waal Malefytv of Artesia Christian Reformed Church, assisted by Reverend Henry Demots of First Christian Reform Church of Bellflower and Reverend John Hollebeck of Third Christian Reform Church of Bellflower, will officiate. Interment is to be in Artesia Cemetery.

She was born Jessie Rhoda in Friesland, The Netherlands March 10, 1884, and at the time of her death had reached the age of 67 years, 9 months, and 13 days. Her early years were spent in Holland. At the age of 26 she was united in marriage to William Vander Kooi. They came to the United States soon afterward. They arrived at Sheldon, Iowa and subsequently resided at Matlock, Iowa and Worthington, Minnesota. They moved into this community in 1924 where they were engaged in farming until 1946 when they retired and moved to California.

She was a member of the senior group of the Ladies Aid.

Surviving are the widower, William; five daughters, Mrs. Cora Romkema, of Springfield, South Dakota; Agnes, Mrs. Al Zylstra of Norwalk, California; Josephine, Mrs. William Rysdaen, Bellflower, California; Willemina, Mrs. John Felkema, Artesia, California and Ruth , Mrs. John DeVries of Bellflower, California; three sons, Charles, of Norwalk, California; Benjamin of Luverne, Minnesota; and Peter of Buena Park, California; a sister and two brothers in The Netherlands; a brother in Sheldon, Iowa, and 18 grandchildren.

Two daughters preceded her in death: her first child, Anna, Mrs. Peter Jansma, who passed away in 1949.

Through mysterious ways she was brought to the knowledge of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. At the age of 21 years, she was baptized and made public profession of her faith. She will always be remembered as a faithful wife, loving mother, and a devoted Christian.


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