Services for Elizabeth “Betty” Zylstra, age 79, of Akron formerly of Sheldon who passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Akron Care Center. Her service will be 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon with Pastor Phillip Westra ~ officiating.
Burial will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH “BETTY” I. ZYLSTRA
July 17, 1942
January 2, 2022
10:30 A.M. Friday, January 7, 2022
Andringa Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
Pastor Phillip Westra ~ Officiating
“This Is My Father’s World”
Pianist: Starla Reitsma
FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
After today’s service, relatives and friends are
Invited to join the family at the
Pizza Ranch in Sheldon.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Andringa & Vander Ploeg Funeral Homes of
Elizabeth I. Zylstra, the daughter of Peter and Kathryn (Kuipers) Zylstra was born July 17, 1942, in Sheldon, Iowa. She lived her youth in Archer, Perkins, and Sheldon, Iowa where she attended school.
Elizabeth lived many years at the Hope Haven RTC in Orange City where she enjoyed working with flowers and in the kitchen. She moved to Akron Care Center in 2008 and lived there until her death, reaching the age of 79 years, 5 months, and 15 days.
Betty looked forward to playing Bingo every Friday where she enjoyed winning candy bars, lotions, and perfumes. She also enjoyed the monthly resident birthday parties and the annual holiday parties. Betty cared deeply for the residents and staff at the care center. In the 13 years Betty lived there, she had many different tablemates, and she always knew what meal they liked the best, etc. Betty often gave staff members nick names. She had a great knack for organizing everything from the library to the living room. Her unique personality touched so many staff, residents and families.
Elizabeth is survived by many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Kathryn Zylstra, brother, Herman, and sister, Sharon.