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Norman Lee Reekers

May 6, 1936 — February 28, 2018


May 6, 1936 ~ Near Matlock, Iowa
February 28, 2018 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

3:00 P.M. Saturday, March 3, 2018
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Dave Van Kley ~ Officiating

Visitation with the family present will be
from 5:00 ~ 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 2, 2018
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
“In The Garden”
“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”
Organist: Jody Van Kley

Dan Van Gorp John Van Gorp
Larry Sterk Kevin Connors
Brian Woelber Lonnie Van Meeteren

East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

After today’s 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.

Norman Lee Reekers, the son of John and Anna G. (Nagel) Reekers was born on May 6, 1936 on a farm near Matlock, Iowa. He attended the Bell Country School House and when his family moved into Matlock, Iowa, he finished his education in Matlock. After school Norman worked as a farmhand for area farmers. He was united in marriage to Donna De Zeeuw on January 20, 1956 at the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. After their marriage the couple made their home in Sheldon and Norman started working at the Farmers Co-op Elevator in the feed mill, Norman retired as the Outside Forman after 42 years. Norman passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa reaching the age of 81 years, 9 months and 22 days.
Norman was a very active member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. He served as an usher, helped with the maintenance of the building and the grounds upkeep; driving and maintenance of the churches bus. He enjoyed riding bicycles, walking and camping. He loved his Fords, his family and grandchildren.
Left to cherish Norman’s memory is his wife of 62 years, Donna of Sheldon; 2 daughters and their spouses, Sheila and Randy Harms of Sheldon, Iowa and Shelley and Alan Fuerstenberg of Wilmont, Minnesota, 3 grandchildren, Alex, Emma and Megan; 4 sisters, Darlene Eberly of Canal Winchester, Ohio; Betty Meyerhoff of Viborg, South Dakota; Marjorie McGinty of Rogers, Arkansas; Georgia Klein of Clermont, Iowa and brother, Vernon and his wife, Liz Reekers of Onalaska, Wisconsin; a sister-in-law, Glenda and her husband, Egbert Kragt of Sheldon, Iowa; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Reekers; his father and mother-in-law, Jake and Viola DeZeeuw and infant daughter and a son-in-law, Paul Pepe and 5 brothers-in-law, William Eberly, Henry Meyerhoff, L.T. McGinty, Richard Klein and LeRoy De Zeeuw.

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

Past Services


Friday, March 2, 2018

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

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

3:00 - 3:45 pm (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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