Donna Jean Reekers, age 86 of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 11, 2023 at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon.
Her Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 18, 2023 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Dave Van Kley officiating.
Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 am on Friday, August 18, 2023 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon.
Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com
Donna Jean Reekers, the daughter of Jake and S. Viola (Shriver) De Zeeuw was born on March 7, 1937 in Archer, Iowa. She attended school in Sheldon and graduated from the Sheldon High School in 1955. Donna was united in marriage to Norman Lee Reekers on January 20, 1956 at the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. After their marriage the couple made their home in Sheldon. Donna had worked for Northwest Bell Telephone Company as an Operator and later for Hy-Vee as a Checker/Clerk until her retirement. Norman preceded her in death on February 28, 2018, Donna remained in her home until moving into the Fieldcrest in November of 2022. Donna passed away on Friday, August 11, 2023 at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa reaching the age of 86 years, 5 months and 4 days.
Donna was a Charter Member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. She enjoyed cross-stitching, quilting, refinishing furniture/wood and camping, she also enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
Left to cherish Donna’s memory are her 2 daughters and their spouses, Sheila and Randy Harms of Sheldon, Iowa and Shelley and Alan Fuerstenberg of Wilmont, Minnesota, 3 grandchildren, Alex, Emma and Megan; a sister, Glenda Kragt of Sheldon, Iowa; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; an infant daughter, her parents, Jake and Viola De Zeeuw; her father and mother-in-law, John and Anna Reekers; a son-in-law, Paul Pepe; a brother, LeRoy De Zeeuw and a brother-in-law, Egbert Kragt