Pauline Gertrude Branderhorst, the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Van Gilst) Kloosterman, was born January 20, 1932, near Leighton, Iowa. She attended Black Oak Country School and Pella Christian Grade School.
Pauline made profession of faith at an early age at Second Christian Reformed Church and was currently a member of Covenant Reformed Church in Pella.
Pauline worked at Pella Corp. until she got married to Marvin Branderhorst on June 24, 1954. To this union they were blessed with four sons: Jerry Allen, Ronald Dean, Donald Ray, and David Lee.
They moved to a farm near Newton, and lived there for ten years, then moved to a farm northeast of Pella for 31 years. Pauline drove school bus for Pella Christian Schools for 15 years, and cut lace for Heritage Imports for 13 years. Pauline enjoyed many years volunteering as a correspondent for the Crossroad Bible Institute. In 1995, they moved to Pella to manage Meadow Wood Apartments. Marvin and Pauline retired to a duplex in Pella in November of 2003. Pauline was a resident of Fair Haven at the time of her death.
Jerry (Chris) Branderhorst, Pella
Rebecca (Tracy) Murray
Joshua, Briana, Jacob
Michael (Carrie) Branderhorst
Ron (Laura) Branderhorst, Pella
Bryan (Tracey) Branderhorst
Camila, Jace, Grant, Makenna, Klay
Daniel (Amy) Branderhorst
Karla (Dale) Hodgell
Ella, Adalynn, Reid, Clara
Don (Karen) Branderhorst, Otley
Katie (Matthew) Miller
Stacie (Bret) Fynaardt
Lindsey (Nathan) Wolff
David (Christiane) Branderhorst, Dublin, Ohio
Those left to cherish her memory are her four sons, twelve grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and her siblings: Grada De Bruin, and Elmer (Darlene) Kloosterman, all of Pella. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law: Pearl Van Zee, Willa Branderhorst, and Esther Wellington.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Marvin, her parents, her sister and brother-in-law Virginia (Henry) Van Kooten, and her brother-in-law: Junior De Bruin.
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Pella Christian Grade School
Crossroads Bible Institute