SIOUX CENTER—John Elmer De Zeeuw, 89, Sioux Center, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Crown Pointe Care Center in Sioux Center.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Stephen Breen officiating.

Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

John Elmer De Zeeuw was born Jan. 26, 1932, to John and Dena (Hubers) De Zeeuw in Sioux Center. He attended Country school through the eighth grade.

As a young man John worked for Wandscheer’s Furnace as a bookkeeper. He later worked for Johny’s Electric which eventually turned into Interstates Control Systems/Jesco Electrical Supply. John worked as a bookkeeper for Interstates for 35 years.

John was joined in marriage to Greta De Jong on May 25, 1955, in Maurice, IA. They enjoyed 56 years together. Greta died Sept. 27, 2011. The couple enjoyed being parents to three children: Beverly Jean, Mark Bradley and Paul Alan.

In his free time, John enjoyed photography, watching birds and landscaping. He spent many hours studying family genealogy and working with computers.

He is survived by two sons: Mark B. and Sandy De Zeeuw of Brandon, SD, Paul A. and Sherri De Zeeuw of Sioux Center; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Mary Jean Wynja, of Sioux Center; as well as many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Greta De Zeeuw; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly J. and Jan De Boom; grandson, Jacob De Zeeuw; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Reinard Dykstra; and brother-in-law, Joe Wynja.

The De Zeeuw family prefer memorials to Crown Pointe Care Center.