SANBORN—Jackie Keizer, age 97, of Sanborn, Iowa, formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, with the Rev. John Vermeer officiating.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with family present will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Jacoba “Jackie” Keizer was born on Oct. 2, 1921, in Middleburg, Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Marie (Vander Griend) Kroeze. She lived her youth in Middleburg where she attended a country school.

She was united in marriage to Richard Keizer of Perkins, Iowa, on Jan. 31, 1947, in Orange City, Iowa. They lived in Sioux Center, Iowa, until moving to Sheldon, Iowa, in 1963. Richard passed away on March 19, 1987. Jackie was a homemaker and sold AMWAY from her home. She functioned best when she followed her weekly routine. She was a frugal person and the Village Treasure Chest was her favorite place to shop. She enjoyed gardening and canning. She was always happy and content to stay at home and was there when family and friends needed her.

Jackie moved into town and lived at a four-plex. She later lived at Fieldcrest in Sheldon and then moved to Sanford Senior Care until she decided to be closer to her daughter, Audrey, in Sanborn and moved to Prairie View Home.

Jackie was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon.

Those left to cherish her memories are two daughters and sons-in-law, Audrey and Ron Schott of Sanborn, IA, and Donna and Evan Blom of Rock Valley, IA; daughter-in-law, Terri Keizer of Arizona; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Frances Kroeze of Sheldon, IA.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Keizer; two sons, LeRoy Keizer and Wayne Keizer; grandson, Craig Schott; her parents; two sisters, Ida Kuyper and Nelvina De Groot; and two brothers, Gerrit Kroeze and Herm Kroeze.