Wilhelmina Vollink

Date posted - March 5, 2012

Mrs. Wilhelmina Vollink, age 97, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 9, at 11:30am, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Timothy Ouwinga will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. There will be a prayer service on Friday at 9:45am at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home.

Wilhelmina was born on January 18, 1915, in Sioux Center, the daughter of John and Rena (Kas) Draayer. She was raised at Ireton, where she attended the Christian school.

On April 2, 1937, she married Herman Vollink in Ireton. They farmed in the Ireton area until February of 1994, when they moved to Orange City. Herm passed away on January 1, 1999, in Orange City, after more than 61 years of marriage.

In September of 2009, “Wilmina” became a resident of the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

She enjoyed playing organ and piano and knitting and crocheting. Mr. and Mrs. Vollink spent many winters in Mission, Texas.

Survivors include her three children, Ruth Kamp, of Tinley Park, Illinois; Tunis Vollink, and his wife, Kathy, of Orange City; and Wanda, and her husband, Curt Miersma, of Woodstock, Minnesota;
eight grandchildren, Harvey Oosterveen, Jewel (Daniel) Hutt, Laura (Gary) Harmelink, Marlin (Diane) Vollink, Kristy (David) Moss, Scott (Rebecca) Vollink, Chad (Steffanie) Miersma, and Jason (Nicole) Miersma; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Gilbert (Bonnie) Vollink, of Archer; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Roetman, of Hospers.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Gerard Oosterveen, Bruce Vollink, and Faith Miersma; two brothers, Henry (Vivian) Nyhof and Gerrit (Gertie) Nyhof; a sister, Rena Nyhof; two brothers-in-law, Fred (Hattie) Vollink and Lambert Roetman; and four sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Art) Vander Bilt, Cynthia (Henry Balt and Cort) Roskamp, Margaret Vollink, and Alma (Ivan Visser and Marion) Andringa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to Bethshan (grandson Harvey’s Christian group home in Palos Heights, Illinois).

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