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Katherine Nellie Wassenaar

January 25, 1924 April 19, 2011
Katherine Nellie Wassenaar
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Obituary for Katherine Nellie Wassenaar

Worthington, MN

     Katherine Nellie Wassenaar, 87, was born on January 25, 1924, in Bigelow, MN, the daughter of Henry and Berdeen DeVries. She attended country school District 18 in Ransom Township. Katherine married Art Wassenaar on December 29, 1943, in Bigelow. After marriage, they continued farming on Katherine’s farm home of 68 years, before moving into Worthington. They shared 13 years of wintering in Florida. Katherine attended Bigelow Reformed Church until marriage, then Bigelow Christian Reformed Church, and later the Worthington Christian Reformed Church. She was a member of the Dorcas ladies society, Christian Fellowship, and Thursday morning Bible studies. Katherine died on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Sibley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.
     Katherine is survived by three daughters, Beatrice (Tony) Roskam of Ankeny, IA, Adela (Jim) Boltjes of Brewster, MN, and Beverly (Jay) Andringa of Sheldon, IA; six grandchildren, Barb (Jeff) Cupp, Brian (Rhonda) Robyn, Krista (Dave) Pendergrass, Laura (Toby) Berry, Jodi (Joe) Kraemer, and Jason Andringa; eleven great grandchildren, Ashley and Alicia Cupp, Tyler, Courtney, and Austin Robyn, Finn, Will, and Bryce Pendergrass, Ellie Berry, and Abby and Lane Kraemer; one sister, Dorothy Sikma of Bigelow, MN, and two step sisters, Ellen Doorn and Jewell Hoekman. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2006; her parents; one sister, Arlene Stroo, and one son-in-law.
     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. LeRoy Christoffels officiating. Casket bearers will be Jeff Cupp, Brian Robyn, Joe Kraemer, Jason Andringa, and Toby Berry. Honorary bearer will be Dave Pendergrass. Private family burial will be held prior to the service in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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