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Erma Ver Ploeg

August 5, 1933 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

Erma Jean Ver Ploeg was born August 5, 1933 to Rennier and Sarah (Vander Leest) Dieleman in Killduff, Iowa. She passed away at her home in Sedona, Arizona on January 8, 2021.

Erma was just two years old when her father passed away and her mother died when she was nine. She grew up in the Sully area with her older sisters, and was exceptional in school.

On March 18, 1954 she was united in marriage to Wendell Ver Ploeg in Sully. To this union they were blessed with two sons: Randall and James.

Wendell and Erma moved to Michigan in 1957 where he accepted a job with Ford tractor. They began spending their winters in Sedona in 1991 and moved there permanently in 2018.

Erma was a stay-at-home mother while taking care of her two sons. She loved playing Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy. She took up golf later in life and had two holes-in-one. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Wendell and two sons: Randall and his wife Debi, their son Eric and daughter Tori (Sumrall) and great grandchild Graham; and her son James and his wife Jennifer, and their children Rachel and Jacob.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents Rennier and Sarah Dieleman, parents-in-law Dick and Agnes Ver Ploeg; and all of her siblings: Velma Van Der Kamp, Helen Van Der Zyl, Margaret Bullington, Jeanetta Van Der Kamp, Harold Dieleman, Clifford Dieleman, Clarence Dieleman, and Marvin Dieleman.

 

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Services

Socially distant visitation
Saturday
January 23, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
January 23, 2021

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

Private Family Service
Saturday
January 23, 2021

Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Please note
Masks and social distancing are required for the visitation and the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please give to Cure Alzheimer's Fund at https://curealz.org/giving/donate

Donations

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
Web: https://curealz.org/giving/donate

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