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Clazina Hoksbergen

June 25, 1929 ~ December 20, 2018 (age 89)


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

Gabe Hoksbergen

Blake Hoksbergen

AlexHoksbergen – Liberty

The late Charlene Criger, Dan & Corene Criger

Brandon Criger - Bohdie

Brian Criger - Maysie & Hunter

Angie Criger

Carroll & Elizabeth (Buser) Hoksbergen

Moriah Hoksbergen

Lillian Hoksbergen

Caroline Hoksbergen

Gabrielle & Aaron Corbin – Isabelle, Ava, Ben

Nicholas Lirio

Nathan Lirio

Cindy & Gary Vandenberg

Leah & Tyler Van Wyk

Stephen Vandenberg

Donna & Barry Ferguson

Miranda & Ben Voegeli - Reya & Addie

Melanie Ferguson

Megan Ferguson

Marissa Ferguson

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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December 26, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219

Graveside Service
December 27, 2018

10:00 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219

Memorial Service
January 12, 2019

2:30 PM
Faith Christian Reformed Church
University & 12th Street
Pella, IA 50219


Hospice of Pella
Pella AB

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