Clazina Gertrude Hoksbergen was born June 25, 1929, to Everett and Allie (De Kock) De Jong, at the family farm south of Sully. She left to join the Lord on December 20, 2018, at Jefferson Place in Pella.
Clazina attended Chester Country School where she was the only person in her grade during all of her grade school years. She went on to graduate from Sully High School.
In 1947, she met Harold Hoksbergen and he courted her for three years before their marriage on November 2, 1950, in Sully. They began married life on a farm down the road from Harold’s parents’ farm. Clazina moved back to her parents’ farm while Harold was serving in the Korean War. After his return, they settled on a farm that Harold had grown up on near the Lynnville/Taintor area. They were blessed with five children: Ron, Charlene, Carroll, Cindy and Donna. In 1970, they moved to Pella so their children could attend Pella Christian High. Clazina worked at Jaarsma Bakery, and cleaned offices at Central College. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, and making dolls and crafts. Harold and Clazina also enjoyed travelling and visiting their family and grandchildren wherever they were living.
Clazina and Harold were members of Peoria Christian Reformed Church where she was a member of Ladies’ Society and the Peoria Christian School Circle. When they moved to Pella, they became members of Faith Christian Reformed Church. Clazina has worked on the flower committee, as a church librarian, and at the sewing days.
Those left to cherish her memory are:
Ron & Marlyn (Zylstra) Hoksbergen
AlexHoksbergen – Liberty
The late Charlene Criger, Dan & Corene Criger
Brandon Criger - Bohdie
Brian Criger - Maysie & Hunter
Carroll & Elizabeth (Buser) Hoksbergen
Gabrielle & Aaron Corbin – Isabelle, Ava, Ben
Cindy & Gary Vandenberg
Leah & Tyler Van Wyk
Donna & Barry Ferguson
Miranda & Ben Voegeli - Reya & Addie
In addition, Clazina is survived by her sister Wanda and Tom Stangl of Pella, and her brother Johnnie and Delia De Jong of Sully; her brothers and sisters-in-law: Lois Klyn of Pella, Dorothy Rus of Pella, Loren Witzenburg of Pella, Theresa and Don Bruxvoort of South Haven, Michigan, and Lois (Hoksbergen) Klyn of Pella.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold, her parents Everett and Allie De Jong, her parents-in-law Ray and Johanna Hoksbergen, daughter Charlene Criger, sisters-in-law Alma Witzenburg, and Janice Hoksbergen, and brothers-in-law: Ralph Hoksbergen, Jake Rus, Warren De Prenger, and John Klyn.
Clazina will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
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