Welcome to the memorial page for

Hendrika Rozendaal

January 19, 1918 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 99)

Hendrika Johanna Matilda Zegers was born January 19, 1918, to Willem and Mary (Van Kolfscholten) Zegers in Woudenberg, Netherlands.   She passed away on November 27, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell, Iowa. 

Hendrika and her family came to the United States in 1924, when she was seven years old.  They made their home on the Maytag Farm in Jasper County where she attended school through the eighth grade. Hendrika later went on to earn her G.E.D.   

In January 1941 she married Adrianus “Jim” Van Weelden. This union was blessed with two children:  Linda and Jim.  Sadly, her husband Jim passed away in 1948, just two years after returning from the Army. Hendrika then married Walter Rozendaal in 1953, and was blessed with six step-children. 

Hendrika worked for the Sully telephone office from home and as waitress at the café in Sully for several years. To provide for her family, she took in boarders for $5 a day. She was a talented seamstress and made clothes, rugs, quilts and even wedding dresses.  In every situation in her life, she “made do.”

Hendrika was a longtime member of the First Reformed Church in Sully and taught Sunday school for over 30 years.

Her family:

The late Jim and Sheryl Van Weelden

            Greg Bowlin

            Sherry and David Borzo

            James Eric and Carrie Van Weelden

            Joel and Angela Van Weelden

            Stephen Paul and Erica Van Weelden


Linda and Richard Schnell

            Randy Schnell

            Karlyn and Craig Harthoorn

            Mark Schnell


The late Junior and June Rozendaal


Marge and the late Wilbur Van Dusseldorp


Junella and the late Pete Lanser


Maurice and Linda Rozendaal


Harvey and Mary Rozendaal


Rodger and Vicki Rozendaal


She is also survived by two of her nine siblings:  Bill and Dixie Zegers and Nellie Van Hemert; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and her step family.  


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Reformed Church - Sully
807 3rd Street, Sully IA 50251
Tel: 1-641-594-2935

Hospice of Central Iowa

 Service Information

November 30, 2017

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Memorial Service
November 30, 2017

2:00 PM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Private Interment

Sully Cemetery
12772-12798 County Road F62
Sully, IA 50251