Erma Steenhoek

April 5, 1925 ~ October 19, 2022 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Erma Steenhoek Obituary

Erma De Zwarte Steenhoek was born April 5, 1925, to James and Nettie (Verros) De Zwarte, on a farm south of Pella.

Erma attended Eureka Country School, through eighth grade. She worked for a few years at Pella Rolscreen before she married Gilford Steenhoek in Pella, on  June 12, 1945. They made their first home together on a farm northeast of Pella. They were blessed with three children: Gary, Carol, and David. They farmed many years, and moved to Pella in 1976.

After moving to town, she was custodian of Pella National Bank and later the Third Reformed Church for 18 years. Erma and Gilford were members of Third Reformed Church where she taught Sunday School, and was involved in many activities.

Gilford passed away in October of 1988, after 43 years of marriage. Erma was also preceded in death by her  parents James and Nettie De Zwarte, parents-in-law Simon and Winnie Steenhoek, sister Dorothy (Apollas) Terlouw, brothers Marvin (AnnaBelle) De Zwarte, Raymond (Mildred) De Zwarte, Jaybe (Ada) Steenhoek, Simon Jr. Steenhoek, two infant sisters, and great, great grandson Ryker Boender.

Those left to cherish her memory. . .

Gary (Linda) Steenhoek


            Corey (Samantha) Steenhoek

                        Daniel, Logan, Madi

            Jodi (Luke) Flory

                        Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Seth

Carol (Marvin) Rus

            Julie (Bill) Boender

                        Matt (Megan) Boender

                                    Austin, (Ryker), Titus

                        Hannah (Tony) Schering

                                    Evelynn, Kingston, Kobeyana

                        Isaiah (Emily) Boender

                        Aaron (Madison) Boender

                        Andrew (Tennessee) Boender

                        Mariah Boender

                        Michael Boender

            Lisa (Matt) Hutchinson

                        Kruseman (Laura De Penning) Hutchinson

                        Mathis (Dani) Hutchinson

                                    Elias, Ophelia

                        Alexa (Leng) Yang

                        Natalia Hutchinson

            Jennifer (Mike) Vroegh

                        Hudson, Gavin, Jovi  

David (Sharon) Steenhoek

            Kim (Dan) Koole

                        Caden, Joy

            Joshua (Lindsey) Steenhoek

                        Braden, Ellie

Erma is also survived by her brother Loren De Zwarte of Knoxville, and her sister-in-law Corinne Steenhoek of Pella, and many nieces and nephews.


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October 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family Present
October 24, 2022

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

October 25, 2022

9:30 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219

Memorial Service
October 25, 2022

10:30 AM
Third Church
708 East 13th Street
Pella, IA 50219


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