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1946 Carol 2022

Carol Jane De Jong

July 11, 1946 — March 26, 2022

Carol De Jong
Sheldon, Iowa
Carol J. De Jong, age 75, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa. Her Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon with Rev. Brian Dunn ~ officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with the Family Present will be from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sheldon Christian School.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROL J. DE JONG

BORN
July 11, 1946 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
March 26, 2022 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 29, 2022
First Christian Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Brian Dunn~ Officiating

SPECIAL MUSIC
“I Can Only Imagine” CD
“Come To Jesus” CD
CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“How Great Thou Art” Psalter
“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”
Organist: Yvonne Bolkema
Pianist: Lori De Jong

CASKET BEARERS
Joseph De Jong Jacob De Jong
Brady Groeneweg Dylan Groeneweg
Tait Groeneweg Maxwell De Jong
Luca De Jong Leo De Jong

FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sheldon Christian School.

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

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon.

Carol Jane De Jong was born in Sheldon, Iowa on July 11, 1946 to Casey and Ann (Breevaart) De Groot of Sioux Center, Iowa. She attended Sioux Center Christian School through the Eighth grade and went on to Sioux Center High School where she graduated in 1964. Carol worked for her father and mother at Casey’s Bakery in Sioux Center through her high school years. She married Dennis Keith De Jong from Sheldon on June 3, 1965 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Carol worked at Hollanders Five and Dime in Sheldon in her early married years. After having children, she stayed at home to raise their family and worked part time in her home, doing bookkeeping for her husband’s Sears Appliance and Catalog Store for 24 years. After her children left the home, she worked at Douglas Communications in bookkeeping for several years. Later she went back to her family’s business, Casey’s Bakery, and worked in accounts payable until she retired.
Carol loved to bake, cook and clean for her family. She also enjoyed painting, refinishing furniture, golfing and having coffee with her lady friends. She was a grandma that always had a bag of donuts each time she went to see any of her grandkids. Often, they would take trips to the Sugar Shack candy store. Carol loved to spend time at Okoboji with Denny, her kids and grandkids. If you didn’t find her there, she was most likely shopping!
Carol struggled her last 14 years with many health issues. Highlighted in her Bible and in her heart was Psalm 73:26, “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 56 years, Dennis, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Jackie De Jong of Sheldon, Michael and Jenna De Jong of Sioux Center, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Marc Ellwein of Sioux Falls, Kim and Scott Groeneweg of Orange City, 14 grandchildren, Joseph and Melanie De Jong and their 3 children; Jacob and Kelsie De Jong; Cori De Jong; Lauren Ellwein; Lindsey Ellwein and her fiancé, Hunter McDonald; Brady and Makayla Groeneweg; Dylan Groeneweg; Faythe Groeneweg; Tait Groeneweg; Maxwell De Jong; Elah Brouwer; Demi De Jong; Luca De Jong and Leo De Jong; 3 sisters, Mary Swets of Sioux Center, Velma Franken of Sioux Center, Judy and Roy Vander Meulen of Sioux Falls, 1 brother, Ron and Kathy De Groot of Sioux Center.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Casey and Ann De Groot, by her husband’s parents, Bert and Gertrude De Jong, by 3 brothers-in-law, Delbert Swets, Arnold Franken and Bill De Jong; by her sister, Gladys Johnson. Nephews and Niece, David and Barb De Jong, Steve Franken, and Doug Swets.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

First Christian Reformed Church

901 9th Street, Sheldon, IA 51201

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Service

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

First Christian Reformed Church

901 9th Street, Sheldon, IA 51201

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Burial

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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