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John R. Vermeer
(May 5, 1925 - August 30, 2009)

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John R. Vermeer

IN MEMORY OF

JOHN R. VER MEER

 

BORN
May 5, 1925
Boyden, Iowa


PASSED AWAY
August 30, 2009
Sheldon, Iowa

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE

10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Reformed Church ~ Boyden, Iowa

 

CLERGYMEN

Rev. Matthew Draffen & Rev. John Boender


Visitation will be Tuesday, September 1, 2009 after 4:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden 

MUSIC

“I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone”

“Nearer My God To Thee”

Sung by: Merle Brink

Pianist: Karla Ver Meer

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

“Face to Face”

Organist: Becky Hansmann

 

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS

Katrina Wingers                    Megan Riepma

Taylor Ver Meer               Andrea Ver Meer

Jozlyn Ver Meer

CASKET BEARERS

Michael Ver Meer         Nicholas Tenekedes

Christian Tenekedes             Grant Ver Meer

Anthony Ver Meer             Marcus Ver Meer

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Graveside services

9:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at the

Sheridan Township Cemetery ~ Boyden, Iowa

 

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited

 to join the family in the fellowship hall.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home Boyden, Iowa

 

JOHN R. VER MEER

 

    John R. Ver Meer, the son of Edward and Jennie (Vander Maten) Ver Meer was born May 5, 1925 in Boyden, Iowa. He attended the Christian School in Boyden for a few years before attending the Boyden Public School and graduating from the Boyden High School in 1943. After high school, he farmed with his parents. On March 5, 1947, he was united in marriage to Leona Kleyne in Boyden, Iowa. After their marriage, the couple farmed northeast of Boyden. John passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, reaching the age of 84 years, 3 months and 25 days.

     He was a very active member of the First Reformed Church in Boyden, teaching catechism, Sunday school and Bible study. He enjoyed reading his Bible and sharing his faith. He was also involved with prison ministry, M 2 (Man to Man). He enjoyed spending time with his family and giving rides to his grandchildren in the tractors.

      John leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Leona of Sheldon; five children, Bradley and his wife, Linn Ver Meer of Leawood, KS; Ellen and her husband, Dennis Riepma of Spencer, IA; Rebecca and her husband, Nick Tenekedes of Chuluota, FL; Bruce and his wife, Sheryl Ver Meer of Rock Island, IL; James and his wife, Karla Ver Meer of Colorado Springs, CO; 11 grandchildren, Michael Ver Meer; Katrina Wingers; Megan Riepma; Nicholas and Christian Tenekedes; Grant,  Taylor,  Anthony,  Marcus,  Andrea  and Jozlyn Ver Meer; 1 great-grandson, Liam Ver Meer; a sister, Wilmina Swets of North Long Beach, CA; two brothers and their spouses, Everett and Margaret Ver Meer and Frank and Esther Ver Meer all of Boyden, IA and a sister-in-law, Wilma Brink of Corsica, SD; and other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Memorials may be given to: Samaritan’s Purse.

 

         

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