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Welcome to the memorial page for

Frances Ver Heul

April 15, 1915 ~ December 14, 2017 (age 102)

Frances was born April 15, 1915, in the city of Giesendam, province of South Holland, Netherlands. She was the second of three children born to Cornelius “Case” and Lyntje Baardman Koorevaar Ver Heul.  Her mother, Lyntje, had three children by a previous marriage:  Marie, Irene and Arie Koorevaar.  Fran immigrated to the United States with her parents, brother and sister in 1920 and settled in Pella, Iowa.  Fran attended Pella Christian Grade School, where she graduated from the eighth grade.  After graduating she did housekeeping and later worked at the Rolscreen Company now known as Pella Corp. She passed away on December 14, 2017, at the Oskaloosa Care Center.

She was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella her entire life and was active in the Ladies Society.  Fran was very quiet about her faith but her love for God was deep.  Fran enjoyed spending time with her friends, traveling and playing cards.  Some of Fran’s favorite trips were to visit her birthplace in Holland, sightseeing in Washington and going to Guam in 1992. She and her sister Johanna were the best of friends and loved swimming and going to garage sales.  She really enjoyed her nieces and nephews, and her great nieces and nephews and spending time with all of them.  Fran was known to pull pranks and was a jokester but she was always friendly and people loved her!

Fran was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings:  Marie Horman, Irene Hiemstra and Arie Koorevaar; her brother John and Jessie Ver Heul and sister Johanna and Warner Willemsen and several nieces and nephews.

Those left to celebrate her life are:

Stan and Judy Ver Heul – Traverse City, Michigan

Lowell Ver Heul - Athens, Ohio

Mona and Clark Vellema – Snowhomish, Washington

Roger Willemsen  – Moscow, Idaho

Donald and Joan Willemsen – Pella, Iowa

 David and Gloria Willemsen – Pella, Iowa

 Craig and Sparky Willemsen – Kansas City, Missouri

 Brenda and Maurice Rykhoek – Pella, Iowa

 18 great nieces and nephews


Charitable donations may be made to:

Second Christian Reformed Church
Pella IA



 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
December 18, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
Monday
December 18, 2017

11:00 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
Monday
December 18, 2017

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219