Mrs. Margaret Van De Griend, 88, of Sioux Center, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital Nursing Wing in Sioux Center.
Margaret was born June 20, 1915, in rural Hawarden, the daughter of Lambert and Annie (Van Muyden) Van Wyhe. She was raised in the Akron-Hawarden area.
On Feb. 24, 1939, she married Dick Van De Griend at Ireton. They made their home on a farm near Middleburg. Dick died Dec. 13, 1990, in Orange City.
In 1995, Margaret moved to Sioux Center, where she became a resident of the Franken Manor. In October 2001, she transferred to the nursing wing.
She was a member of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church, where she participated in a ladies circle. She also attended a neighborhood Bible study at Middleburg. Margaret enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Nelton "Bud" Doornink, of Sioux Center; and Joyce and Tom De Koster, of Le Mars; seven grandchildren, Tammy, and her husband, Douglas Adams, of Kansas City, Mo., Gail Doornink of Parker, Colo., Michael Doornink, of Auburn, Ala., Justin Doornink, of Ames; Dawn De Koster, of Seattle, Wash., David De Koster, of Chandler, Ariz., and Heidi De Koster, of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Esther Vande Hoef of Luverne, Minn., and Alice Moerman, of Sioux Center; three brothers and their wives, Wayne and Jen Van Wyhe of Lester, Duane and Helen Van Wyhe of Rock Valley, and Marlin and Darlene Van Wyhe of Hawarden; a sister-in-law, Kathy Van Wyhe, of Ireton; a brother-in-law, John Doppenberg, of Orange City; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Herbert Lee Van De Griend; a granddaughter, Debra Doornink; two sisters, Gertrude Webert and Dorothy Van De Griend; a brother, Gordon Van Wyhe; a sister-in-law, Nell Doppenberg; and four brothers-in-law, Ordean Webert, Pete Van De Griend, William Moerman, and Dick Vande Hoef.
A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Paul Bakker officiating. The graveside service on Monday, at 9:45 a.m., at the Capel Township Cemetery, near Middleburg. There will be a family prayer service on Monday, at 9:15 a.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Visitation was after 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the funeral home.