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Wanda Dunsbergen

July 5, 1925 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 95)

Obituary

Wanda Dunsbergen was born July 5, 1925, to William and Nellie Terpstra, at her family farm west of Lynnville.

Wanda enjoyed staying active. Her involvement in church, school, and community activities spans her lifetime. A 1942 graduate of Lynnville High School, she and her late husband Cornie, married in 1943, and were married for 63 years. Cornie, a brother-in-law’s relative, knew Wanda for many years. He would bring her to Sunday evening services while they were dating. They were blessed with four children: Melvin, Marlis, Carna, and Curt.

Wanda’s involvement in the church included being a Sunday school superintendent and teacher as well as junior choir director for seven years; a member of the church choir under Helen Macy’s direction; a member of Bible study and Martha Circle for many years; and she attended Margaret Vande Krol’s adult Sunday school classes. She attended cottage prayer meetings and enjoyed sewing days at First Reformed Church and Lynnville Friends Church. She enjoyed the music, God’s word being spoken, and love of Jesus expressed at First Reformed.

She was a member of the Lynnville Historical Society, Lynnville Women’s Club, Jasper County Women’s Chorus, and Piece Makers Quilting Guild. She also  attended many quilting retreats and made many quilts for her family and for her own enjoyment. When her children were growing up she was a 4-H club leader and Girl Scout leader. She supported her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their sports activities.

Wanda’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:16. She thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship, music and the “Word of God” at First Reformed Church. Her favorite memories included singing in the Christmas and Easter cantatas.

Wanda also had fond memories of her travels with Cornie. They traveled annually to Brownsville, Texas for 13 years during the months of January through March. Cornie and Wanda enjoyed leading and participating in a variety of activities while in Brownsville.

Survived by family members:

Melvin (Shirley) Dunsbergen,  Lynnville, Iowa

Grandchildren: Julie (Larry) Jones, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Dunsbergen, Dustin (Dana) Dunsbergen

Great  Grand Children:  Amanda (Bryan) Losness,  Steven Jones, Hailey (Clayton) Bormann, Jacob (Sarah) Dunsbergen, Joshua, Mason, Carter and Reese Dunsbergen

Great- Great Grandchildren:  Layla Anne Bormann and Jordon Jon Losness

Marlis (James) Van Zante,   Lynnville, Iowa

Grandchildren:  Jason (Michelle) Van Zante, Cory (Amanda) Van Zante

Great Grand Children: Tyler (Brianna) Van Zante, Megan Van Zante, Brooke, Michael & Cassidy Reed, Mia Van Zante

Carna (Duane) Simmons,  Keller, Texas

Grandchildren: Lea (Dustin) Hedstrom & Bradley Simmons

Great Grand Children:  Henry & Anna Hedstrom

Curt (Angel) Dunsbergen  Sully, Iowa

Grand  Children:  Rick Dunsbergen & Kaitlin De Brower

Great Grand Children:  Denver & Holland De Brower

 

Sister-in-law Mick Dunsbergen

Preceded in Death:   

Husband:  Cornie Dunsbergen

Parents:  William & Nelle Terpstra

George, Dick, & Carl Terpstra, Rena Elscott, Anna Olsthoorn, Wilhelmina “Billie” Monsma  & Pauline Engle, William & Anna Dunsbergen, Mae & Ray Jay, and Dick Dunsbergen

 

The funeral service will be live-streamed on the First Reformed Church's website. 

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Services

Socially distant visitation
Friday
August 28, 2020

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Visitation With Family
Friday
August 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 29, 2020

10:00 AM
First Reformed Church
807 3rd Street
Sully, IA 50251

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
August 29, 2020

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

Donations

Friends of Lynnville Library
Lynnville IA

Lynnville Women's Club
Lynnville IA

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