SIOUX CENTER—Wilma Kraayenbrink age 91, of Sioux Center, Iowa, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley, Iowa.
A private extended family funeral service will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Stephen Breen officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery at Sioux Center. A livestream link will be available to view the service.
Public visitation with family present will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
The family prefers memorials directed to Sioux Center Hospice.
Wilma June Kraayenbrink was born June 20, 1930, to Fred and Fanny (Schutt) Cleveringa in Sioux Center, Iowa. She was raised in Sioux Center and graduated from Sioux Center High School in 1947.
Wilma was united in marriage to Harry L. Kraayenbrink on April 20, 1956, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Wilma and Harry spent three years living near Sioux Center before moving to a farm near Maurice where together they farmed for six years. They then moved back to a farm near Sioux Center where they raised their four daughters. Wilma worked at First National Bank before getting married, then was a devoted wife and mother, staying home and raising her girls and helping out on the farm. Once her girls were raised she went to school and worked as a CNA for Sioux Center Nursing Home for several years before retiring and working as a Foster Grandparent. After moving to town in 1988 Wilma and Harry were fortunate to move back to their first home they built in 1956.
Wilma was a member of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, baking and cooking. She most of all loved every minute of life, especially with family.
Those left to cherish her memory are four daughters, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Debra (Greg) Getting of Hartley, IA, their daughter Emilee (Jason) Freed, their daughters Macin and Hayden; Lynne (Richard) Fiegen of Sioux Falls, SD, their children Ben (Katelyn) and Elizabeth (ﬁancée Evan Gentry); Pam (Bruce) Kellen of LeMars, IA, their children Kelsi (Chad) Macek, Drew, Alex (Callie); Karen (Carl) Helle of Madison, WI, their children Sam, Sydney, Jack and Lydia; brothers and sister, John (Marjorie) Cleveringa, Garold (Chris) Cleveringa and Fran (Denny) Vollink; brother-in-law, Lee Erickson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alvin (Jeanine) Kraayenbrink, Virgie Kraayenbrink, Bernice Vander Stouwe, Alan Brown and James Lyons; and many nephews, nieces and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; parents, Fred and Fanny Cleveringa; brothers, Nelson and Tunis; sister, Margaret; sisters-in-law, Theresa and Ila; parents-in-law, Ben and Jeanette Kraayenbrink; sisters-in-law, Darlene Moss, Joyce Brown, Linda Lyons; brothers-in-law Dick Kraayenbrink, Pete Moss and John Vander Stouwe.
Wilma will lovingly be remembered for her gentle smile, contagious laugh, love for her family and her ability to truly put her faith in God. She was an amazing role model for her entire family and although she is no longer with them, will be kept alive in their hearts forever.