HOSPERS—Mrs. Nellie De Bruin, age 95, of Hospers, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Cory Van Sloten and the Rev. Aaron Gonzalez will officiate.
Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery.
There will be a family prayer service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.
Visitation with family present will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home.
Nellie Marie was born on May 19, 1926, in Marion, North Dakota, the daughter of George and Johanna (Lengkeeck) Van Dyke. She lived there until moving to Orange City, where she met her future husband, Harvey “Butch” De Bruin.
Nellie and Butch were united in marriage on May 12, 1942, in Marion, North Dakota. As a homemaker, Nellie followed her husband’s career, living in Hospers, then moving to Minneapolis and Worthington, Minnesota. In July of 2015, they moved into the Christian Retirement Home, in Sheldon. Later in life, they enjoyed wintering in Yuma, Arizona, for 23 years. Butch passed away on March 13, 2016, after more than 66 years of marriage. In August of last year, Nellie became a resident of Sanford Senior Care Sheldon.
Mrs. De Bruin was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers, and she very much enjoyed connecting with others in person and through her mobile phone.
Survivors include her three daughters, Carol Fliear of Matlock; Darla, and her husband, John Vande Weerd, of Alton; and Lonnie, and her husband, Lyle Gorter, of Escondido, California; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry Van Dyke; and two sisters-in-law, Gloria Van Dyke and Cleone De Bruin.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Fliear; four brothers; and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.
You are invited to leave a message of condolence and print a memorial folder at www.oolman.com.