Margaret June Mulder was born June 1, 1931 to Martin and Maggie (Stam) Tibboel, in Menlo, Iowa. She passed away at The Village in Indianola, on January 22, 2021.
Margaret grew up in the Prairie City area and attended Warren Grove country school. She went to Rehoboth, New Mexico, where she served on the Navajo reservation. From there, she moved to Denver, and then to the Chicago area and worked with the mentally challenged. She met Stan Mulder at a family gathering in Pella. They were united in marriage on December 11, 1956. To this union they were blessed with three sons Alan, Randy and Carl. Margaret worked for a nursing home in Des Moines, then together with Stan, they had many, many custodial jobs all over town. Margaret enjoyed sewing, gardening, and canning.
Margaret was a long-time member of Otley Reformed Church. She cared for others and lived out her faith through volunteering for many groups, including the prison ministry. She enjoyed visiting and making friends wherever she went, including the staff at the nursing facility. She and Stan also enjoyed traveling together, and spending time with their family.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Maggie Tibboel, her sisters: Cornelia (Tunis) Verschuure, Nellie (Jerry) Rashell, and Ann (Andrew) Van Zee; her brothers: Clarence in infancy, Frank (Erma) Tibboel, Gerrit (Martha) Tibboel, Harry (Cornelia) Tibboel, John Tibboel, Ted Tibboel, and Herman (Ruth) Tibboel.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Stan and their family:
Alan (Deb Dennison) Mulder of Knoxville, Iowa
Matece and Gary Skow
Brody and Allison Duncan
Theron, Lucille, Scarlett
Randy (Viney) Mulder of Gowrie, Iowa
Michelle and D.J. Bacon
Alyssa and Cody Erickson
Addie, Isaiah, Roman, Mayah
Margaret Lucile “Maggie Lu”
Daniel, Jo, Judson
Carl Mulder of Monroe, Iowa
Margaret is also survived by her sisters-in-law: Helen Tibboel and Martha Tibboel.
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