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In Memory of Jennie DeKruif

January 7, 2004

Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 2, 2004, 2:00 p.m. at the Chandler Reformed Church, Chandler, MN with Pastor Everett Hind officiating.
1909 - Jennie DeKruif - 2003

Jennie DeKruif was born on September 26, 1909, in Zwartebroek, Netherlands, the daughter of Henry and Maartje (Buys) Van Ruler. In November of 1909, at six weeks of age, she immigrated to the United States with her family. She grew up and received her education in the Chandler-Leota area. On January 28, 1932, she married Peter DeKruif at her parents home in rural Chandler. Peter and Jennie lived in the Chandler area all of their married life. On January 16, 2001, Jennie became a resident of the Edgebrook Care Center where she died on December 30, 2003, at the age of 94. Jennie was a member of the Chandler Reformed Church where she was an active member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting at the Chandler Lutheran Church and also liked to read.

She is lovingly remembered by her children: Harvey (Donna) DeKruif, Chandler, MN; Martha (Harold) DeKam, Edgerton, MN; Bill (JoAnn) DeKruif, Lake Wilson, MN and Gerald (Fonda) DeKruif, Chandler, MN; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sister Ann Ruiter, Clara City, MN and brother Martin (Jennie) Van Ruler, Edgerton, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Peter; daughter and son-in-law Jeanette and Pete Reitsma; infant granddaughter Wanda Jo; four brothers: Joe, John, toddler Guys, and Guys; and two sisters, Gertie Van Ruler and Eva Van Dam.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 2, 2004, 2:00 p.m. at the Chandler Reformed Church, Chandler, MN with Pastor Everett Hind officiating. Organist was Julie Reitsma. Soloist was Del Bolluyt. Pallbearers were all her grandsons Duane Reitsma, Doug DeKruif, Allen DeKam, Willis DeKruif, Travis DeKruif and Dennis DeKam. Honorary pallbearers were remaining grandchildren. Interment in Chandler Memorial Cemetery, Chandler, MN.


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