Welcome to the memorial page for

Bertha Rozendaal

January 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

                        Zoe, Grayson


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

Charitable donations may be made to:

Gideons International
809 8th Street, Sully IA 50251
Tel: 1-641-594-4255

Sunny View Care Center - Activities Dept.
410 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny IA 50021
Tel: 1-515-964-1101

 Service Information

November 17, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
November 17, 2017

2:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
November 17, 2017

Asbury Cemetery
1223-1227 180th Ave
Knoxville, IA 50138