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Nelvina Maye Sterk

May 28, 1930 — October 1, 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NELVINA M. STERK

BORN
May 28, 1930 ~ Sanborn, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
October 1, 2019 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
11:00 A.M. Friday, October 4, 2019
First Reformed Church; Sheldon Iowa
Pastor Paul Van Maaren ~ Officiating

Visitation
will be from 9:30 am until the time of service
on Friday, October 4, 2019
at First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa.

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Amazing Grace”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
“It Is Well My Soul”
“Softly & Tenderly”
Organist: Mildred Blankers

CASKET BEARERS
“Grandsons”
Gered De Hoogh Evan De Hoogh
Dustin Sterler Tim Sterk
T.J. Sterk Lincoln Harms
Lance Hejlik Lucas Hejlik

FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

After the 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
NELVINA M. STERK
Nelvina Maye (Boone) Sterk the daughter of Gerrit and Phoebe (Veenstra) Boone, was born May 28, 1930 in Sanborn, Iowa. She was the youngest of six siblings and attended the Sanborn Schools. After graduating she taught country school for two years. On June 14, 1950 Nelvina was married to Marion Sterk at the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church. The couple made their home in Sanborn, Iowa, Edgerton, Minnesota, Hartley, Iowa and in 1964 Sheldon, Iowa.
While in Sheldon, Nelvina worked for AEA4 and as secretary for the Sheldon Community Schools. Nelvina was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon where she was active in many women’s activities. She was also a member of the Merry Go Round Club. She volunteered at many local organizations, the Village Treasure Chest, Hospital Auxiliary and Sanford Senior Care. She enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, having coffee with friends, music, walking and reading.
In June of 2017, Nelvina and Marion moved to Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon. Then in August of 2019, she became a resident of Sanford Senior Care where she passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2019 reaching the age of 89 years, four months and three days.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years Marion Sterk of Sheldon, Iowa; three children; son Terry and his wife Brenda Sterk of Manning, Iowa; daughter Nadine and her husband Gary De Hoogh of Sheldon, Iowa; daughter Sharon and her husband Tim Hejlik of Garner, Iowa; son-in-law Kerwin and his wife Kathy Sterler of Sheldon, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Nelvina was preceded in death by a daughter Donna Sterler on February 2, 2008; a great granddaughter Vanessa; four brothers Raymond, Ed, Chuck, Tony; two sisters, Rose Gorsett and Betty Van Holland.



The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures; He leadeth
me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
me; Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, October 4, 2019

9:30 - 11:00am (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Friday, October 4, 2019

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

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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