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Adrian Kraai

October 24, 1930 — January 16, 2018

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADRIAN KRAAI

BORN
October 24, 1930 ~ Rural Sioux County, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
January 16, 2018 ~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota

FUNERAL SERVICE
1:00 P.M. Friday, January 19, 2018
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Paul Van Maaren ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“If You Could See Me Now”
Sung by: Marilyn Maurer
CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“In The Garden”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
Organist: Ingetta Tutje

CASKET BEARERS
Matthew Fedders Adam Blom
Travis Norman Seth Roos
Dawson Kraai Roger Roetman

FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

Military graveside presented by the
McGlothlen-Cowie Post #145 of the American Legion.

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

Adrian Kraai, the son of Jacob and Maria (Bruyn) Kraai was born on October 24, 1930 at the Kraai family farm in rural Sioux County, Iowa. He attended country school. He helped his father on the family farm until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954. Adrian returned to the family farm and on August 18, 1955 he was united in marriage to Winona Vande Garde at First Reformed Church in Sheldon. After their marriage they continued to live on the Kraai family farm where Adrian continued to farm. Adrian passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota reaching the age of 87 years, 2 months and 22 days.
Adrian was a member of First Reformed Church in Sheldon. He was always easy going and was able to make friends easily. He enjoyed cars, tractors and guns.
Left to cherish Adrian’s memory is his wife of 62 years, Winona of rural Sheldon; five children and their spouses, Melinda and Verlyn Fedders of Orange City, Iowa, Sherie and Craig Blom of Alton, Iowa, Twila and Michael Flom of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lisa and Chuck Roos of Rock Rapids, Iowa and Jason and Debby Kraai of Hull, Iowa; ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; sister, Mary Helene Rozeboom of Sheldon; nieces; nephew’s other relatives and friends.
Adrian was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Maria Kraai; sisters, Johanna and Peter Kroese, Hermina and Henry Boerhave and brother in law, Marion Rozeboom.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, January 18, 2018

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Service

Friday, January 19, 2018

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Burial

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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