Sioux County

S/Sgt. Peter DeBer
Died 24 Sep 1944



Killed In Action

Staff Sgt. Peter De Boer of Carmel was killed in action in Germany on Sept. 24, 1944. He is the son of Mr and Mrs. William De Boer of Carmel and left for the service on March, 1940, and was sent overseas in Nov. of 1943. He was a mechanic in the cavalry, and reached the age of 27 years.

He is survived by his wife the former Nellie Feekes to whom he was united in marriage on May 16, 1942, as also his parents and four sisters, Wilmina (Mrs. John Hooyer) and Leona Joan and Lois Ann all at home. He was preceded in death by a small brother who died in infancy.

Memorial services will be held for him on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, 1944 at 1:30 o’clock at the Reformed Church at Carmel with Rev. Harmelink officiating.

Source: Sioux Center News, Oct. 19, 1944

Remains Of Late Sgt. Peter De Boer Arrived Tuesday Eve

Private funeral services were held at the Co-op burial parlor on Wednesday afternoon for the late Sgt. Peter De Boer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. De Boer, who was killed during the war in Europe and whose remains arrive on the 6:O1 train Tuesday evening.

Rev. Harmelink of Carmel officiated at the services and burial took place at the Carmel cemetery.

Six legion men dressed in uniform met the train and acted as pall bearers. They were Irvin Mouw, John De Goei, Sam Holtrop, Peter Schouten, Richard Kroon and Evert Franken.

Peter De Boer was born May 1, 1917 at Doon and spent all of his life in Northwestern Iowa with the exception of two years when he lived in Wisconsin. He was drafted into service on March 21, 1941 and was stationed at Fort Meade, S Dak., Camp Young, Calif., and Camp Maxey, Texas. He took part in three maneuvers and left the United States on Dec. 4, 1943, for England. On D-Day he went to France and from there on to Belguim and Germany. He was killed in action on Sept. 24, 1944 at th age of 27 years, 4 months and 6 days. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. De Boer of Carmel and four sisters.

Source: Sioux Center News, December 12, 1944