Wilma Zevenbergen

Mrs. Wilma Zevenbergen, age 87, of Alton, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, February 16, at 2:30pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Pastor Dennis Sohl will officiate. Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, from 12:00noon to 2:15pm, at the funeral home.

Wilma Joyce, who was nicknamed “Wimp”, was born on December 6, 1924, at Alton, the daughter of Sebastian and Jennie (Mulder) Kuyper. She was raised at Alton.

On January 23, 1945, she married Peter “Bob” Zevenbergen in Hospers. They made their home in Alton, where she was a homemaker, opening her home and her heart to every child and stray dog who needed love.

Wilma was a long time member of the Alton Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school classes.

She was known for her baking, especially her pies. She also enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, and playing cards with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Peter and Cindy Zevenbergen, of Kansas City, Kansas, and Keith and Diane Zevenbergen, of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Holly and David Drees, of Spencer; eight grandchildren, Matt (Sheri) Zevenbergen, Sara Zevenbergen, Robert Zevenbergen, Jennie (Jeff) Davis, Jill (Jason) Paulsen, John (Brandi) Zevenbergen, Zachary Drees, and Nate Drees; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Minten, of Orange City; a brother and his wife, Harold and Marni Kuyper, of Boise, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and an infant son, Steven.

Memorials may be directed to the Floyd Valley Hospital and the Orange City Area Health System.

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