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Bertha RozendaalJanuary 30, 1919 ~ November 12, 2017 (age 98)
Bertha Rozendaal was born January 30, 1919, to John and Johanna (Terlouw) Rowenhorst in rural Knoxville, Iowa. She passed away November 12, 2017, at the Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa.
Bertha graduated from Pella Community High School in 1936, and went on to take summer courses at UNI in Cedar Falls. She taught school in Marion County rural schools for seven years.
On December 29, 1943, she was united in marriage to Jacob Rozendaal. To this union they welcomed three children: Norman, Bonnie and Phyllis. They made their home on a farm north of Otley where Bertha worked alongside Jacob for 37 years. During their time on the farm, they attended Otley Reformed Church where she taught Sunday school. Following retirement in 1980, they moved to Pella. They became members of Trinity Reformed Church in 1982. Some of her hobbies were gardening, flowers, reading and crafts with the Farm Bureau ladies. She also enjoyed being a member of the Summit Homemakers Club.
Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Jacob in 1998, her parents, and her great grandson Brandon Rozendaal.
Those left to cherish her memory:
Norman and Coretha Rozendaal, Monroe
Timothy and Jane Rozendaal, Otley,
Justin and Miranda Rozendaal, Otley
Kendra Rozendaal, Otley
Calvin and Tanya Rozendaal, Monroe
Zachary and Jennafer Rozendaal, Monroe
Cameron Rozendaal, Monroe
Andrew and Erin Rozendaal, Hamilton, MI
Bonnie and Douglas Brown, Ankeny
Melody Brown, Farmington Hills, MI
Dwight and Sarah Brown, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Adrian, Miles, Isaac
Phyllis and Robert Lauritsen, Georgetown, Texas
Chad Lauritsen, Ankeny
Scott Lauritsen, San Mateo, California
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