Welcome to the memorial page for

Marjorie (De Zwarte) Van Genderen

September 22, 1923 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 94)

Marjorie Van Genderen was born September 22, 1923, to Marinus J. and Maggie (Goemaat) De Zwarte in Taintor, Iowa. She passed away at The Cottages in Pella on October 24, 2017.

Marjorie grew up in the Lynnville area and attended Reiter Country School in southern Jasper County.  Marjorie married her next door neighbor, Lester Paul Van Genderen on January 9, 1945, at her parents home near Lynnville.  To this union they were blessed with three sons: Gary, Melvin and Dennis. Marjorie worked in the cafeteria at Lynnville-Sully Schools for 27 years. 

Marjorie was a member of First Reformed Church in Sully and enjoyed participating in sewing days and Just Us Neighbors Club. 

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents, and her siblings: Leona (John) Van Manen, Bernard (Wilma) De Zwarte, and Reva (Clarence) Van Wyk.  She is also preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Gerret and Maggie Van Genderen, and her siblings-in-law: Ann (Wilbur) Schnell, Bill (Wilma) Van Genderen, Jean (Evelyn) Van Genderen, and Gerald Van Genderen.

Those left to cherish her memory:

Gary and Dorothy Van Genderen, Lynnville

            Rodney and Sheryl Van Genderen, Pella

                        Austin and Jordan Van Genderen, Hugo, MN

                        Dylan Van Genderen

            Bradley and Kris Van Genderen, Lincoln, Nebraska          

                        Hannah, Hailey, Zachary

            Kimberly and Nathan Jansen, Kellogg

                        Sydney, Garrett

            Jeremy and Jeanette Van Genderen, Cedar Rapids

                        Breanne, Kara, Benjamin


Melvin and Shirley Van Genderen, Sully

            Nicole and Tim Dunsbergen, Sully

                        Blake and Cathryn Dunsbergen, Ames

                        Caden Dunsbergen

                        Carson Dunsbergen

            Amanda and Dwight Vander Ley, Waukee

                        Piper, Maggie

            Shelly and Jonathan Rankin, Reasnor

                        Charlotte, Harvey


Dennis and Nancy Van Genderen, Sully

            Travis and Melissa Van Genderen, Sprirt Lake

                        Sam, Finley, Clara, Eli

            Lia and Scott Von Busch, Ankeny

                        Luke, Nolan

Charitable donations may be made to:

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

 Service Information

October 30, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Visitation With Family
October 30, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Funeral Service
October 31, 2017

10:30 AM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

October 31, 2017

11:30 AM
Sully Cemetery
12772-12798 County Road F62
Sully, IA 50251